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NASAGA 2010 conference: call for papers

The North American Simulation and Gaming Association has released a call for papers for its October 2010 conference:

NASAGA 2010 Conference:
A Chance for Knowledge, Skills and Learning

October 13-16, 2010

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia

Call for Participation

If you are interested in presenting, send your conference proposal as a Word document on or before April 15, 2010. You may submit more than one proposal, but it is unlikely that more than one will be accepted. Be sure to include the following information on each proposal submitted.

Who Are You?

  • Name (as you would like to see it in the program)
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • A brief 100-word bio
  • (Repeat the information for each co-presenter)

What’s Your Session?

  • Title (Make it informative and catchy. Limit to 40 characters, including spaces.)
  • Session Description (In 100 words or fewer, describe your session. This description should help participants make an informed choice.)
  • Session Objectives (List two or three bulleted items to specify what participants will achieve as a result of attending your session)
  • Session Method (Identify whether your session will use demonstration, panel discussion, activity-and-debrief, etc. Keep it as interactive as possible.)
  • Audio Visual Requirements (All rooms will have one flip chart. Specify any other items you will need.)
  • Time (Sessions will 90 minutes.)

Who Should Attend Your Session?

  • Level (specify beginner, intermediate, or advanced)
  • Job functions (such as trainer, facilitator, consultant, or researcher)


Send your proposal as a Word document to


Please ensure your proposal reaches us on or before April 15, 2010.

NASAGA has also organized a game competition, the results of which will be announced at the conference.

UPDATE: While I’m at it, I should probably also mention the next annual conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, which will be held in Spokane, WA on 5-9 July 2010. You’ll find a .pdf of their call for papers here.

UrbanSim on “Armed with Science”

The US Department of Defense’s DoD Live website recently (3 March 2010) featured an interview with Dr Andrew Gordon of USC on the development of the UrbanSim counterinsurgency simulation in its Armed with Science section.

You’ll find the audio and transcript here.

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