Friday, September 10, 2010

Gearing up for the first EGI conference

Even though it's Friday afternoon, EGI headquarters are a hive of activity as we all put the finishing touches on our preparations for the EGI Technical Forum in Amsterdam next week. Ready for Tuesday morning's kick off, the programme is now ready, the brochures are stacked up and the session conveners are primed for the discussions.

For those of you packing your bags to join us next week, here are a few logistical details that might be useful.

Directions to the venue
You can find directions to the venue at
The venue is listed on Google maps at

Online registration for the event is now CLOSED but registration is still possible at the venue itself.
The registration desk opens at 9am on Tuesday 14 September and will be open every day until 6pm.
When you arrive, please visit the registration desk to collect your conference pack and details of the wi fi.

For hotel booking, please visit the conference website for more details at

Demos, posters and the exhibition
You can find details of the demos at
The list of posters is available at
A number of exhibition booths will also be available throughout the event in the Grote Zaal.

Programme and conference dinner
The programme is available online at
Please join us for welcome drinks in the Yakult room at 17:30 on Tuesday 14th.
The conference dinner will be at 19:00 on Thursday 16th, also in the Yakult room.

For those you who can't join us in Amsterdam, you can follow the conference live through our social media channels!

There's an app for that... download the conference iPhone app from

Live web streaming of plenary sessions and keynotes is provided by GLOBAL at

Follow us on Twitter at (#egi2010).

Photos will appear on our Flickr stream at (use the egi2010 tag for your own photos to include them).

You can also read about the event here on the GridCast blog from the e-ScienceTalk team. Let us know if you would like to blog yourself!

If you have any questions, please contact us at

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