WACREN is organizing its 3rd Annual Conference and 4th Annual General Meeting on 30-31 March 2017, hosted by the Ivoirian Research and Education Network (RITER).
WACREN 2017 will be held at the brand new Azalaï Hotel, Abidjan, in a vibrant part of the city: Marcory, which is situated half-way between the airport and the business district Plateau.
This year's conference brings together policy and decision makers, scientists, researchers, network managers, collaboration specialists, e-learning, identity and access management experts, and connectivity and equipment providers from across Africa and the rest of the world.
The conference will take place on on 30-31 March 2017 and is preceeded by two workshops on cybersecurity and engagement with librarians as interfaces with the end-users.
An AfricaConnect2 meeting, a joint MAGIC/TANDEM/Sci-GaIA workshop and the Final Event of the TANDEM project are also colocated with the conference in a week of activities commencing on 27 March 2017 with the workshops and ending on 31 March 2017 with the WACREN AGM.
The main theme of the conference is: "Catalyzing Quality Higher Education and Research", with the following sub-themes:
- Advanced networks, applications and services (SDN, Cloud services, NOCaaS, …)
- Trust, Identity and Security
- NRENs and communities: Business models, Communities of Practice, Use cases and Collaboration
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun and exciting social events. Each event offers a unique opportunity to experience some of the local culture and network with fellow attendees.
Travel and Accomodation:
Delegates requiring a visa for Côte d'Ivoire can apply at the diplomatic représentation of Côte d’Ivoire of their country of residence. There is also a visa on arrival option; however, delegates choosing this option need to apply beforehand at http://www.snedai.com/
The negotiated room rate at Azalaï (single, breakfast included) is 94,000 CFA (144 EUR).
Room reservation (at Azalaï) can be made through Mr. Almamy Ly (email@example.com). Please copy firstname.lastname@example.org. Mr. Ly can also be reached at +225 75 57 65 55 and +225 78 28 73 03.
Participants can also book directly in nearby and other hotels, including
Conference Web Site: http://indico.wacren.net/e/Abidjan2017
Workshops : https://indico.wacren.net/category/25/
TANDEM Final Conference : https://indico.wacren.net/category/16/
You can register here for the conference and workshops. We look forward to seeing you in Abidjan, on the Ebrié Lagoon!