Dear all,

The NEST Initiative is excited to invite everyone interested in Neural Simulation Technology and the NEST Simulator to the 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.

This year's conference will again take place as a virtual conference on Monday/Tuesday 28/29 June 2021 followed by a virtual NEST User Hackathon until Friday 2 July, which offers the opportunity to deep-dive your own code with expert developers at your fingertips. 

Registration and submission of contributions are now open!

We are inviting contributions to the conference, including plenary talks, "posters", breakout sessions and workshops on specific topics.

Please register and submit your contribution(s) via the conference website

Important dates

16 May 2021 — Deadline for submission of contributions and for NEST Initiative Membership applications

08 June 2021 — Notification of acceptance

21 June 2021 — Registration deadline

28 June 2021 — NEST Conference 2021 starts

We are looking forward to seeing you all in June!

Hans Ekkehard Plesser, Dennis Terhorst & Anne Elfgen





Prof. Dr. Hans Ekkehard Plesser

Head, Department of Data Science


Faculty of Science and Technology

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

PO Box 5003, 1432 Aas, Norway


Phone +47 6723 1560