Countdown to EGI Conference 2020!

In just a few weeks, the EGI community will finally get together as we annually do! Initially planned for June, to be held in Lyon, we moved the conference to Amsterdam, with a lot of wishful thinking, for it eventually to be turned into a virtual edition. This shouldn’t spoil anything ‘though, the show must go on!

How, you ask? Luckily, with today’s technology, we are connected with each other with just a few simple clicks on our devices. And of course the internet. From the 2nd up until the 4th of November, the EGI community from all over the world will meet, share innovative ideas, up-to-date information, and absorb new knowledge on services, tools, case studies and more.

Conference for all

One perk of having a virtual event, is that it eliminates barriers to attend. This may result in a lot of newcomers attending our conference, which we welcome whole heartedly. Therefore, we’ve decided to add a so-called ‘EGI 101’ session to the programme, which introduces the EGI Federation, our rich community, services and all other important elements. Make sure to join on Monday, just before we kick-off the conference.

Europe.. and beyond!

While many activities take place in Europe, and while we’re very much involved in the European Open Science Cloud, we must let you know that we aim to collaborate with science world wide. You’ll hear more about it during certain keynotes, or during the 4 Global Open Science Cloud workshop on the second and third day of the conference. Note, these sessions are a bit longer: 90 mins instead of 75. What can we say, there is just so much to present and discuss!

The Netherlands

We were looking forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam, and had hoped to meet at the Royal Tropical Institute but there is not much we can do. Or is there? Come and join us for a drink and some Amsterdam during the network cocktail on Monday evening! More Netherlands? Register for the co-located workshop of the EOSC Synergy project on the 5th of November to learn more about the Dutch data landscape.

Some practicalities

What else is on the programme? Make sure to have a look at our timetable, we have a lot in store for you over the course of three days. Important to know, in terms of registration and practicality, is that you should register for the conference as a whole but will be able to find the dedicated Zoom URLs in the session descriptions in the timetable. This will hopefully allow you to go to any session you prefer, and even move between parallel sessions if you feel like it.

Stay tuned!

We can write pages about the upcoming conference, but we won’t. Keep an eye on our website, the dedicated Indico event page, your mailbox and our social channels to learn more about keynote speakers, more about programme elements, social sessions and any other thing we can’t wait to tell you about!

Click here to register now!