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GÉANT Future Talent Programme

The Future Talent Programme is a GÉANT community initiative which aims to attract and support young talents. Designed and executed by GÉANT Learning and Development (L&D), it provides coaching and learning with engaging activities and programmes.

Within the Future Talent Programme, GÉANT L&D offers two initiatives. Both are targeting TNC18, an international conference for global networking professionals, which will be held from 10 to 14 June 2018 in Trondheim, Norway.

Initiative 1: Lightning Talk Challenge
Initiative 2: Poster Pursuit


  • Both initiatives address students. Austrian nominees need to be registered at a university or college which is ACOnet participant.

  • You are invited to submit a topic for a short speech ("Lightning Talk") or poster presentation at TNC18. Students accepted by the TNC Programme Committee receive free admission to the conference including free travel and accommodation.

  • The subject matter of your presentation or poster could be any idea, project, research or innovation you have been working on that addresses a technical, economic, legal, security or environmental aspect in any IT and Networks area.

  • Requirements: High English language proficiency, registration in due time (see below), participation in the preparation programme and - in case that you are accepted - the presentation of your topic at TNC18.

  • To register, please send the following data (in English) by 31 January 2018, 12:00 CET at the latest to event@aco.net:

    • selected initiative (Lightning Talk Challenge OR Poster Pursuit - ONE ONLY)
    • student name
    • student email address
    • university or college
    • course and level
    • topic or title of the presentation/poster (single-line)
    • short description of the topic (about 100 words); if available hyperlink to references (e.g. project website)

  • ACOnet may nominate a maximum of 3 students for each initiative. Please note that we probably can't send out rejection letters.

  • Nominees will be contacted by GÉANT. They are expected to attend 3 webinars (between February and April 2018) and to submit their final proposal by 16 April 2018.

  • The TNC Programme Committee will then select some students to speak at TNC18. Those will receive a notification of acceptance and further support by GÉANT (travel booking, coaching until their presentation).

More Details:
TNC18 Lightning Talk Challenge
TNC18 Poster Pursuit
TNC18 Questions & Answers Students