A Celebration of Collaboration, Determination, and Innovation Among Canada’s Research and Education Communities

Join us for the first NREN Summit: Strengthening Connections in Times of Change

Online December 7-9, 2020, 1 – 4 pm ET

[Ottawa, ON]

After a year that saw Canada’s research and education communities face tremendous challenges and disruption, it’s time to reflect and acknowledge the Canadian response: one that brought people together, pushed the boundaries of the possible, and enabled communities to accomplish what they wouldn’t have thought possible just a few months ago.

The NREN Summit will look at how innovative and determined Canadians have leveraged our national, digital infrastructure ecosystem to support mission-critical activities: education, research, and securing Canada’s critical data and services. The National Research and Education Network organizers have brought together a range of speakers to share examples of how this community has evolved, and even thrived, during the pandemic, with a laser focus on goals and a uniquely Canadian determination.

From harnessing a pan-Canadian COVID-19 research community to keeping up with new cybersecurity challenges, and from connecting students in Canada’s most remote regions to developing collaborative solutions on the fly, our speakers will share both the challenges and successes they have faced.

We’ve made it easy to participate, with a Zoom interface and an opportunity to engage with speakers and colleagues over three afternoons. The event is crafted specifically for our community of research and education decision makers, researchers, research administrators, higher education CIOs, IT team members, security professionals, government funders, and not-for profit and private sector organizations serving R&E communities.

Come join the celebration and be inspired and energized by the stories and triumphs of your fellow Canadians.

Register here today!

About the NREN

The National Research and Education Network (NREN) is an essential collective of infrastructure, tools and people that bolsters Canadian leadership in research, education, and innovation.

CANARIE and its thirteen provincial and territorial partners form Canada’s NREN. We connect Canada’s researchers, educators, and innovators to each other and to data, technology, and colleagues around the world.