This year’s Connections Oz conference will take place online on 7-9 December 2020: Connections Oz is a conference for professional wargamers and serious gamers. It is scheduled for 7-9 December 2020. Please note this in your diaries and feel free to distribute to your networks. We are now calling for presentations for this year’s conference. […]
The Connections NL professional wargaming conference will will take place on 7 December 2020. Part of it may be streamed. This year’s conference is focused on the defence wargaming community. For further details as they are announced, consult the Connections Netherlands website. Connections NL is a cosponsor of the Derby House Principles and diversity and […]
This past week was the first ever Connections Global conference—that is, the annual Connections US professional wargaming conference, but organized as a virtual, online event because of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The conference ran for five full days, and featured over fifty presentations, panels and keynotes (split between two virtual rooms), plus associated online gaming […]
Connections Netherlands has joined the growing list of organizations that have endorsed the Derby House Principles on diversity and inclusion in serious gaming. If your organization would like to join them in endorsing the Derby House Principles, drop us a line.
Registration for Connections (US/global) is now open: On behalf of my conference co-chair, Matt Caffrey, and the Connections conference planning committee, I am pleased to announce that registration is now open for Connections 2020. This year’s conference will be conducted entirely online, August 10-14. Our host for 2020 is the Center for Naval Analyses. While […]
In response to the global pandemic, this year’s Connections US interdisciplinary wargaming conference will be held on 10-14 August 2020 as a 100% virtual/online conference and as a truly Global Connections, with hours convenient for participants from the west coast of the US and Canada through the UK and Europe. Content will include a […]
Due to new Naval wide (which includes the USMC) base access regulations following shootings at Navy bases USMC Quantico has had to disinvite Connections US 2020. Connections US 2020 will now be hosted by CNA in Arlington, VA, August 11-14, 2020. Note the one week shift to the right. For more details go to the […]
“It is with great regret that the Connections UK 2020 conference scheduled for 8-10th September in Nottingham has been cancelled due to the coronavirus Covid-19.” — The Connections UK Organisers See http://www.professionalwargaming.co.uk/ for full details.
On February 15, McGill University hosted the annual CONNECTIONS NORTH interdisciplinary conference on conflict simulation and other professional/serious gaming. This was the fourth such conference—and the largest yet, with 79 registrants. Of these, over half were a mix of national security professionals, game designers, and researchers, and the remainder were university students (mainly from my […]
Feedback from the Connections UK 2019 interdisciplinary wargaming conference included: “I didn’t think it was possible, but the conference again improved.” “A very well organised professional event.” “It was a great conference. As I’m new to the community, the speakers and attendees made me feel very welcome.” “Really interesting and useful for first-timers.” “This was […]
Connections 2020 will be hosted by the Wargaming Division of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, VA, August 4-7. Connections is an interdisciplinary wargaming conference that has been held annually since 1993, with the mission of advancing and preserving the art, science, and application of wargaming. Connections participants come from all elements of the […]
The Proceedings of the 2019 Connections US Wargaming Conference is now available thanks to Mark Leno, Wargame Analyst, Department of Strategic Wargaming at the US Army War College.
The most recent Connections Netherlands wargaming conference was held on 28 October, with some fifty or so participants. You’ll find a report on the conference here. Please take a minute to complete our PAXsims reader survey.
Connections Oz is on the move. The date and venue for their 2019 conference has been changed to 9-11 December at the Australian Defence College in Canberra. Further details at their website.