New Interfaces for Musical Expression

June 15-18, 2021, at New York University Shanghai, in Shanghai, China

Travel Guidance

Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, many countries, including China, have instituted travel restrictions. If you are planning to attend the conference in person and will be traveling from outside of China, please insure that you have met the Chinese government’s travel requirements, as well as those of any countries that you need to pass through. Some countries currently require COVID-19 test results within a certain time prior to travel. China currently requires a quarantine period after arrival; your travel schedule will need to take these times into account. NIME is unable to advise or facilitate travel; your best sources of information are your country’s government (for example, in the U.S., the U.S. State Department). the Chinese consulate in your country; and, if you have an institutional affiliation, your organization’s travel department.

Registration Deadline

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth Time Zone (UTC - 12)

March 20th - April 24th, 2021
April 25th - June 14th, 2021

Registration Fees

STUDENT online/on-site participation
160 CNY
Early-bird REGULAR online/on-site participation
660 CNY
REGULAR online/on-site participation
880 CNY

Note: we use the same fair for online and on-site participants, but please kindly indicate your choice during the registration for statistical purposes. An in-person ticket can be used for online attendance, and vice versa, so please avoid registering both.

Payment Links

Attendees can make the payment in one of the following ways:

1) Pay by Epay (by Alipay or WeChat Pay)

2) Pay by Flywire (by bank transfers, online banking and credit/debit cards from non-Chinese Mainland bank accounts)

Note: For the “Participant type” field, please only select one starting with NIME 2021.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59 Anywhere on Earth Time Zone (UTC - 12)

Paper submission deadline
January 22nd, 2021
Paper final submission upload deadline
January 31st, 2021
Music and Installation submission extended deadline
February 10th, 2021
Music and Installation extended final submission upload deadline
February 19th, 2021
Work-In-Progress Showcases and Workshops submission deadline
March 1st, 2021
Notification of acceptances and rejections
March 15th-19th, 2021
Camera ready submission deadline
April 10th, 2021
Early-bird registration deadline
April 24th, 2021
Pre-conference workshops
June 14th, 2021
The Conference
June 15th-18th, 2021


General co-chairs:
Paper co-chairs:
Workshop co-chairs:
Music co-chairs:
Showcase co-chairs:
Installation co-chairs:
Sponsorship chair: