The 2nd Annual West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) Conference, hosted by the Senegal Research and education Network (snRER), takes place at the Novotel Hotel, Dakar, on 17-18 March 2016. 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 is preceeded by a series of workshops promoting e-Infrastructure development and open science in Africa.
The 2nd TANDEM National and Regional Conferences and AfricaConnect2 coordination meetings are also colocated with the conference in a week of activities commencing on 14 March 2016
The main theme of the conference is: "Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities", with the following sub-themes:
*Authentication and Authorization * Infrastructure (AAI) and Mobility
*NREN Business and Governance Models *Innovation in R&E Networks
*Network Design and Operation
*Online Teaching and Learning
Shared Experiences, *Best Practices and Collaboration