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28-29 June 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

The NEST Initiative is excited to invite everyone interested in Neural Simulation Technology and the NEST Simulator to the virtual NEST Conference 2021. The NEST Conference provides an opportunity for the NEST Community to meet, exchange success stories, swap advice, learn about current developments in and around NEST spiking network simulation and its application.

The virtual NEST Conference 2021

Due to the current restrictions on events and travel, the NEST Conference 2021 will be held as a virtual conference on

Monday/Tuesday 28/29 June

followed by a virtual NEST Hackathon until Friday 2 July.


Registration and Call for Contributions is now open!

We invite you to share your experiences made and results obtained with NEST during the conference. You can do so either by an oral presentation or on a "poster". Please fill in your abstract in the provided template according to the included instructions and the example abstract and upload it as a PDF via the submission form.

If you would like to give a workshop or organize a breakout session on a specific topic, please contact us at

Please submit your contribution by 16 May 2021.

We will try to give you feedback by 8 June.


Please register via the registration form provided at the bottom of this page.

The registration fee for NEST Initiative members is 20 CHF and for non-members 50 CHF. Note that you can profit from the reduced fee by becoming a NEST Initiative member before May 16! See for details.

Registration for this event is currently open.
The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.