FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Who can participate in NeNa?
    • NeNa is primarily aimed at PhD students, both from Tübingen and outside of Tübingen, however early-stage Post-Docs and motivated Master students are also welcome to participate!
  • Is the number of participants limited?
    • Yes, the number of participants is limited, so register early! In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of available places, further applicants will be wait-listed and preference will be given to PhD students and active participants.
  • What counts as active participation?
    • If you either give a talk, present a poster or teach a workshop, you are considered an active participant. Otherwise you are a passive participant.
  • How much is the registration fee and who is exempt from it?
    • The registration fee is 40€. However, the fee will be waived for all GTC students participating actively (see above, what counts as active participation). Any student that cancels their registration after the final deadline and whose spot cannot be replaced with a wait-listed applicant, will still have to pay the full registration fee.
  • What is included in the registration fee?
    • The registration fee covers food and accommodations.
  • If I cancel my registration, will the registration fee be refunded?
    • If you cancel your registration before the final deadline, your registration fee will be refunded. If you cancel at a later time point, we unfortunately cannot refund you.
  • When does NeNa take place?
    • NeNa 2022 will take place October 10-12.
  • Where does NeNa take place?
    • NeNa takes place at the Youth Hostel in Bad Urach, about 45 minutes away from Tübingen. We will travel there by train. If you plan on organizing your own transportation to Bad Urach, please let us know!
  • When and where does the train to the conference site leave and arrive?
    • We will leave from Tübingen Hauptbahnhof in the morning of the the first conference day (October 10th, exact time TBD). The Youth Hostel is located within 5 walking minutes from the train stop Bad Urach, Ermstalklinik.
  • Do I have to stay over night at the conference location or can I organize my own accommodation?
    • Participants are strongly encouraged to stay at the conference location, as NeNa includes not only a scientific program, but also social activities. However, if you also organize your own transportation, you are free to organize your own accommodation. Please note that you will still have to pay the full registration fee.
  • I don’t live in Tübingen and will have to travel here on the day before the conference and/or travel back on the day after the conference. Do you provide accommodation?
    • Yes, please indicate so on the registration form we will do our best to find local conference participants who can host external guests. If you prefer to organize your own accommodation in Tübingen, you are of course welcome to do so.
  • Can I earn credit points for my NeNa participation?
    • If you are a PhD student at the GTC, you can receive 1 CT for active participation and 0.5 CT for passive participation in NeNa.
  • Is there a word limit for the abstract?
    • Yes, your abstract can be max. 300 words long.
  • Can I choose whether I present a talk or poster?
    • You can indicate your preference on the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate all wishes, however we cannot guarantee it, as talk slots are limited. We will let you know in a timely manner before the conference if you have been assigned a talk or poster.
  • How long should my talk be and what should it be about?
    • Your talk should be approximately 15 min + 5 min questions. Your results do not need to be final, presenting preliminary results or thought-out and structured proposals is completely fine.
  • What size should my poster be?
    • Posters should be A0 (84.1 x 118.9 cm), portrait orientation. We can accommodate a few landscape posters, but if you want to bring a landscape poster, please let us know before the conference!
  • What is the introduction blitz?
    • In order to make getting to know your fellow conference participants more easy, we would like everyone to introduce themselves very briefly at the beginning of the conference, stating where you are from, where you work, any interesting facts/hobbies etc. To facilitate the introductions, we will ask you shortly before the conference via email to send us a one presentation slide about yourself. The slide should be in pdf format, and named <LastName>_<FirstName>.