During the first week of February, 2014, Wayne Getz, Richard Salter, and Nicolas Sippl-Swezey will teach a workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on using Nova to model movement and population growth (registration is closed). The five-day intensive course will merge theory lectures and hands-on exercises with Nova. By the end of the workshop, participants will know how to use Nova’s new CellNetwork container to model processes that take place within square and hexagonal networks, and how the Perceptron plug-in can be used to add artificial neural network classifiers to a cellular automata model to study optimal movement pathways over heterogeneous landscapes containing resources, competitors and enemies. These sophisticated movement models are at forefront of movement ecology, and have only recently become available to non-programmers thanks to Nova’s sophisticated modelling palette and user-friendly graphical environment.