e-AGE21 Goes Virtual For The Second Time!


The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) has decided to hold its 11th edition of e-AGE conference online for the second time in a row on 13-15 December 2021. 
After hoping to hold the prestigious event in Tunis as planned, we have now decided to move the Annual Conference fully online one more time, due to the ongoing pandemic, allowing all international participants to be part of the e-AGE despite ongoing global travel restrictions.
e-AGE21 is the forum to share practices and experiences in openness to facilitate sharing of resources in science, research and education in today’s unprecedented isolation. NRENs and e-Infrastructures provide essential means to stay connected and to meet the new challenges of research and education, while openness facilitate collaboration and seamless access.
e-AGE21 will discuss the role of open science as a mean to progress the achievement of the UN SDGs through engagement of communities in Science, Research and Education. Openness will include elements of ‘Open Access’, ‘Open Data’, ‘Open Educational Resources’ and ‘Open Science Clouds and Platforms’.
With the theme “e-Infrastructure for Science and Beyond”, e-AGE21 is coming with three main events: 1) NRENs, e-Infrastructures and Services, 2) Arab Regional and Global Science Cooperation and 3) First Arab Event on Open Science.
We have learned a lot from the first ever virtual e-AGE20 and we will use this knowledge to make this year’s online event even more advanced. This year, we will deliver e-AGE21 through Let's Get Digital virtual platform. This virtual format will include all the elements that make the Annual Conference a hallmark event for all participants.
ASREN will be working hard in the coming months to put together a program that will take full advantage of the opportunities provided by virtual conferencing. We hope that the event will be useful and fruitful for all delegates and that it will provide opportunities for social interaction and networking.
Registration for the virtual e-AGE21 conference is now open and free. More information about the event can be found at the event website: http://asrenorg.net/eage21/ 
Stay tuned for more updates!