NAFEMS World Congress 2021 in Salzburg

The NAFEMS World Congress 2021 is only days away, and there is still time to register for this landmark event in the simulation and analysis community.

For the first time, the Congress is genuinely globally accessible no matter where you are located.

You've seen the flashy email promos (hopefully!), had a look at the keynote line-up, browsed the agenda, and read about what will be going on.

But now it's time to register. Before it's too late.


NAFEMS Member Fee

Non Member Fee



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(1) Plus Austrian VAT (20%) for Austrian companies - 0% VAT for companies outside of Austria.

What's included?

  • Full access to the 5 days of the Congress
  • Over 450 presentations across 12 tracks on every aspect of engineering analysis and simulation, with live Q&A
  • 10 industry-leading keynote presenters
  • Numerous discussion sessions and roundtable meetings with experts, colleagues and thought-leaders
  • A selection of NAFEMS Short Courses to boost your CPD hours and learn from the best
  • Full download access to all submitted papers
  • Ground-breaking 3D Virtual Exhibition, where you can interact with other attendees and exhibitors via text and video
  • Your registration includes complete access to the 5th International SPDM Conference, the Multiphysics Simulation Conference, and the CAE in Automotive Development Symposium, being held concurrently as part of the Congress

and much, much more!

View the AgendaMeet the Keynotes

Why Register?


1. This is the only independent global conference focussed entirely on simulation and analysis

NWC21 has been built from the ground-up by the community, for the community (that's your community we're talking about, by the way).

Other conferences are great for specific topics or software packages (we'll be attending many of them!), but none of them will give you the kind of inspiring industry overview that NWC21 will.

2. It’s like a “who’s who” of industry

All of the major industrial users of simulation and analysis technologies will be there. We’re talking about presentations from automotive, aerospace, biomedical, civil and construction, geotechnics, and many more.

And all of the major software vendors will be part of the exhibition, displaying their new releases, talking with users, and building business relationships with the community.

You can be part of that community by registering your place.

3. Over 450 presentations, numerous discussion and networking sessions, and training courses for all

There is only one place you can get a code-independent, cross-industry overview of simulation and analysis. There are hundreds of presentations, accompanying papers to download, expert training sessions to be part of, and discussion workshops to really dig down into the nuts and bolts of the technology.

Got an issue? Discuss with like-minded colleagues and representatives from the software companies. Get solutions you never thought possible, all by being part of a connected global community of your peers.

4. It’s online, but it’s still live

We haven’t gone down the generic ‘plug and play’ online conference route for NWC21. We’ve built a platform that will give each attendee the most engaging, personal, and interactive experience possible. The team behind every NWC will be there as usual, and the familiar names and faces that head up our working and steering groups will be welcoming attendees old and new to the community.

You’ve never seen anything like this. That’s a promise.

5. Build your own reputation

The leaders of the simulation and analysis industry have all been part of the NAFEMS World Congress over the years. Senior industry figures, top-of-their-game engineers and analysts, and the people who are considered world experts all find their place at NWC.

Being part of that discussion helps you develop both your techniques and your own career.

Our Keynote Speakers


Yewande Akinola - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Chuck Gray - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Gernot Boiger - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Karen Willcox - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Mark Palmer - NWC21 Keynote Speaker


Ivan Krajinovic - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Torben Syberg - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Christoph Gümbel - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Marco Ferrogalini - NWC21 Keynote Speaker
Mark Norris - NWC21 Keynote Speaker


Take part in three additional conferences, included as part of the main Congress:

Confirmed Congress Session Topics

AcousticsCompositesHeat TransferOptimisation
Additive ManufacturingComputational ElectromagneticsHigh-Performance ComputingParticle Methods
AerospaceComputational Fluid DynamicsImage Based ModellingProcess- Aluminium Electrolysis
AutomationControl SystemsImpact Shock & CrashProcess Simulation
AutomotiveCoupling & Co-simulationINCOSE & NAFEMSReduced Order Modelling
CrashCOVID19 / Nanoparticle ModellingIntegration of Analysis & TestRevolution in Simulation
Autonomous DrivingCrack GrowthInteroperabilitySimulation Data Management
Autonomous ThingsDesigner Oriented SimulationJoints & ConnectionsSimulation for Tomorrow
Battery SimulationDigital TwinsManufacturing Process SimulationSimulation Governance
BenchmarkingDiscrete Element MethodMaterialsSimulation Management
BiomedicalDynamics & VibrationMBSESimulation Supporting Certification
BucklingEducationMeshingSystems Level Simulation
CAE in the Design ProcessElectric VehiclesMethodsThe Failure Test
Civil EngineeringEngineering Data ScienceMultibody DynamicsUncertainty Quantification
Cloud ComputingFatigueMultiphysicsVerification & Validation
Computational Structural MechanicsGenerative DesignMultiscale - Composites
Failure in CompositesHardware-In-The-LoopMultiscale Simulation

This is not just another conference. This is where the simulation world comes together as one, in an independent, international forum to push engineering analysis forward.

And we want you to be a part of it.

This is your community, and this is your Congress.

Register Today