Game Lab is an opportunity for short (40 minute) small group discussions of specific gaming-related issues among Connections attendees. Originally conceived and organized by Scott Chambers, they were a highly successful feature of past face-to-face Connections conferences. This year we will be running Game Lab online — similar concept, different implementation! So, if you have […]
Connections Online will take place on 12-14 April 2021, with some extended events on 10-18 April. Additional details can be found at the conference cosponsors, Armchair Dragoons: https://www.armchairdragoons.com/connections/
Something that came up again and again in the excellent Connections North diversity panel discussion was the importance of empathy as a skill for wargamers: Yuna Wong raised it as one of the top five skills she’d look for in a wargamer, and it’s certainly been my experience that the people who are great to […]
I need email addresses for the following 8 people, who have given presentations to Connections US. We need these as part of our effort to build an archive of Connections US Proceedings — specifically to obtain from them a copy of their presentation and their permission to include it in the online archive. Please eyeball […]
This is a reminder that the CONNECTIONS NORTH 2021 professional (war)gaming conference will be held online on 19-21 February. The current version of the conference programme can be found here. Issue to be explored at the conference include: wargaming and other serious gaming in Canada wargaming in smaller defence communities Arctic wargaming so long and […]
Tim Wilkie (National Defense University) has passed on a call for papers for Connections US 2021: Happy New Year from the Connections US interdisciplinary wargaming conference! The call for presentations for Connections US 2021 can be found here. Connections US 2021 is expected to be conducted in person at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 22-25. There […]
CONNECTIONS NORTH is Canada’s annual conference devoted to conflict simulation. It is intended for national security professionals, policymakers, researchers, educators, game designers, university students, and others interested in the field of wargaming and other serious games. This year it will be held virtually (via Zoom), and will extend over three days. Prior registration is via Eventbrite […]
Connections Netherlands this year will take place, virtually, on 7 December 2020, from 0930 to 1600 CET. For full details to register to the conference, visit the Connections NL website December 7 is also the start of the Connections Oz conference, although with the time zone differences you could attend both!
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 […]