There is an opportunity to get together to share ideas, experiences and best practices in the next joint meeting of SIG-Marcomms and the Global PR Network in Trondheim, Norway. This will immediately follow this year's networking conference, TNC18, on Thursday 14 July.

Registration is open - REGISTER HERE!

If you have ideas for topics for this or future meetings, please contact or add them into the agenda suggestions page.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA - topics & timings subject to change!

09:00-09:20Welcome & round of introductions & 'homework' reminder (TNC highlights)Lonneke Walk (SURFnet - chair SIG-Marcomms)  
09:20-09:25Updates on SIG-Marcomms & Global PR Network activities since TNC17Laura Durnford & Helga Spitaler (GÉANT)


EYR overview and global spreadMary Hester (SURFnet)


  • Eastern Partnership
  • India

Laura Durnford (GÉANT & EaPConnect project)
Helga Spitaler (GÉANT & EYR India2 Europe)

Value to NRENs and invitation for future collaborationMary Hester (SURFnet)

10:05-10:25RESTENA marcomms update
Cynthia Wagner (RESTENA)

10:25-10:50COFFEE / TEA / EMAILS

10:50-11:20Stakeholders Metrics DashboardEla Yazdani (CANARIE)

MARCOMMS SKILLS & CAPACITY BUILDING: Activities, experiences and lessons learned

Eastern Partnership



Latin America

Can we identify common knowledge / training needs?

Laura Durnford (GÉANT)

Dimple Sokartara (GÉANT) TBC

((Marcus Buchhorn (APAN) TBC & Eunjin Hu (TEIN*CC) TBC))

María José Lopez (RedCLARA)

12:10-12:35Anniversary & materials market 'gift' exchange!EVERYONE - Show off your recent print materials / branded giveaways

12:35-12:45GROUP PHOTO!!

12:45-13:25LUNCH & EMAILS

13:25-13:55Global clouds collaboration 30 minsMaria Ristkok

13:55-14:20"In The Field" blog updateJane Gifford (AARNet)


14:25-14:40Social media advertising experiencesEla Yazdani (CANARIE)

14:40-15:40Building engagement through social media workshopDimple Sokartara (GÉANT)

15:40-16:00COFFEE / TEA / EMAILS

16:00-16:25How to showcase impacts and effects of projects - Asi@Connect experienceEunjin Hu (TEIN*CC)  
16:25-17:00TNC highlights for communications follow-upEVERYONE

17:00-17:15Meeting feedback surveyEVERYONE (online)

17:15-17:20News roundup - CLAW, GDPR, next SIG meeting other upcoming (marcomms) opportunitiesTBC

17:20-17:25Meeting wrap up, feedback survey & goodbye! Lonneke