We invite you to share your ideas for GÉANT's next annual conference by submitting proposals for a single presentation, a full session, a meeting or a demonstration. "The art of creative networking" is the theme of TNC1, hosted by ACOnet in Linz, Austria, from 29 May to 2 June 2017. The first deadline, for submitting presentation abstracts and session proposals, is 30 November 2016. The event will focus not only on the latest technology, but will also highlight people from the global research and education networking community who make innovation possible. This year there is an opportunity to change the paradigms, to break the rules and to surprise with unexpected ideas in order to showcase the creative solutions that come out of our brains and enable better networking and stronger research and education.