WACREN 2016 Conference – Dakar, Senegal / March 17-18, 2016!

WACREN 2016 will be held in Dakar, Senegal, on 17 – 18 March 2016. The conference will be hosted by Réseau pour l’Enseignement Supérieur et la Recherche du Sénégal (snRER). It will take place It will take place at the Hotel Novotel in Dakar.

Held at the Hotel Novotel, Dakar, the conference is preceeded by a series of workshops promoting e-Infrastructure development and open science in Africa

  • AAI Workshop: Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure Workshop
  • Open Science Workshop: Jointly organized by Sci-GaIA, TANDEM and MAGIC projects
  • 2nd TANDEM National and Regional Conferences
  • AfricaConnect2 coordination meetings

The main theme of the conference is: “Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities”, with the following sub-themes:

  • Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure (AAI) and Mobility
  • NREN Business and Governance Models
  • Innovation in R&E Networks
  • Network Design and Operation
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Collaboration
The programme will include sessions on the thematic areas related to enabling virtual R&E communities. Talks will focus on NREN business and advocacy, teaching and learning, identity management and technology.
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.
Quick links:


  • March 14-16: Pre-conference meetings and workshops
  • March 16: Annual General Meeting
  • March 17-18: Conference
Register today and stay tuned for publication of the full programme!
Please visit WACREN for more information coming up soon.