GÉANT , the European Research and Education Network on Tuesday announced that it has cancelled its annual networking conference, TNC20 due to the growing threat of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TNC20, the 35th edition of arguably Europe’s biggest networking conference, was slated to take place on 8-12 June, 2020 in the United Kingdom and hosted by JISC, the NREN of the UK.

A statement posted on GÉANT website said: “We are all learning about the growing severity and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic day by day, not only seeing our daily life changing, but also accepting that plans for much of 2020 are also drastically affected. So, what seemed an impossible thought just two weeks ago, turns into an unavoidable reality today. Where social distancing and isolation are the highest form of caring for each other and our community’s health, physical conferences can no longer take place. “

Read the full statement here.

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