TNC19 – Forging Digital Societies

TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. TNC19, the conference’s 35th edition, will be hosted by EENet of HITSA, the Estonian Education and Research Network, and will be held in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital city.

This year’s conference theme, Forging Digital Societies, is inspired by two main concepts: the idea that computer networks, by supporting human interactions, help to create and forge digital societies is combined with the innovative model of Estonia’s e-residency programme.

Ranging from security strategies, national ICT policies and the role of community, the TNC19 programme covers a wide variety of inspiring topics by renowned experts in their fields. In addition, a variety of community meetings and interactive workshops will surround the conference’s 21 sessions throughout the week.

Keynote Speakers

Siim Sikkut
Government CIO of Estonia
Linnar Viik

Founder and Program Director Estonian e-Governance AcademyConsulting Ltd
Merike Kaeo
CEO and Founder Double Shot Security
John Womersley

Director General European Spallation Source
Tusu Tusubira

Founding CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance Managing Partner, Knowledge Consulting

Important Dates

10 October 2018

Opening Call for Proposals
(Full session, Single presentation, Side meeting & Demonstration)

30 November 2018

Submission Deadline for Full session and Single presentation

5 December 2018

Early Bird registration opens

11 January 2019

Submission Deadline for Side meeting and Demonstration

28 January 2019

Opening Call for Lightning Talks

18 February 2019

Opening Call for Posters

28 February 2019

End of Early Bird registration

15 March 2019

Deadline submissions for Call for Lightning Talks

15 April 2019

Submission Deadline for Call for Posters

10 June 2019

Online registration closes

16-20 June 2019

TNC19 Conference


WATCH the video and enjoy Tallinn!

TNC19 Organising Committee

Conference Organisation

Steffie Bosman, GÉANT
Jessie Brockhoff, GÉANT

Conference Communications

Rosanna Norman, GÉANT

Technical Support

Bartek Idzikowski, PSNC
Erik Kikkenborg, NORDUnet

TNC19 Programme Committee


Josva Kleist, NORDUnet


Alf Moens, SURFnet
Andres Ehrenpreis, EENet of HITSA
Anna Wilson, HEAnet
Inder Monga, ESnet
J.P. Velders, UvA
Jie (Jennifer) An, CERNET
Kristina Lillemets, EENet of HITSA (HOST)
Maciej Brzezniak, PSNC
Mandeep Saini, GÉANT
Marina Adomeit, Amres
Nancy Carter, Canarie
Natalia Manola, OpenAIRE / University of Athens
Nicholas Mbonimpa, RENU
Paul Dekkers, SURFnet
Rhys Smith, Jisc
Robin Wilton, ISOC
Sten Aus, EENet of HITSA
Vincenzo Capone, GÉANT

TNC19 sponsors

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