TNC is the largest and most prestigious European research and education networking conference. It brings together decision makers, managers, networking and collaboration specialists, plus identity and access management experts from all major European networking and research organisations, universities and worldwide sister institutions, as well as numerous industry representatives.Through keynotes speeches by renowned specialists, parallel sessions, demonstrations, talks and posters, TNC presents participants with a unique overview of the latest developments in research networking, both in the technical field and in the area of application and management.Waves can build up and break down shorelines, their impact is transformative and powerful. “Making Waves”, the theme chosen for TNC21, is about the similarly transformative and disruptive capabilities that digital technologies across networking, Trust & Identity and Cloud services can deliver for Research & Education.NRENs across the globe connect the teams delivering discoveries that impact and improve our lives via some of the fastest data networks, most trusted identity services known to mankind and collaboration. NRENs have the intellectual bravery to inspire, disrupt and make waves. NRENs enable progress.TNC’s footprint as NRENs is visible in the identity space, technology, the environment and society. TNC is a conscious and forward-looking community working together to build a better future. This is the time to highlight its impact and test its thinking to address the greatest challenges for the future of humanity and the planet.