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:
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).
Participants can also book directly in nearby and other hotels, including
You can register here for the conference and workshops. We look forward to seeing you in Abidjan, on the Ebrié Lagoon!