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Professional gaming conferences feel the sequestration axe

sack022813As budget sequestration takes a bite out the discretionary spending by the US military, one casualty has been conference and workshop participation—including conferences on professional wargaming. Most military personnel (and other personnel at DoD institutions) have had support for conference participation severely restricted, if not suspended altogether.

The MORS special meeting on professional gaming that had been scheduled for 26-28 March, for example, will now be postponed to next fiscal year. Similarly, the Connections 2013 conference, scheduled for July 2103,  is also struggling to attract the usual number of US military participants given the absence of government travel funding.

Cartoon: Steve Sack, StarTribune

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