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Connections North 2020 conference report

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 […]

Connections UK 2020

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 US 2020 Wargaming Conference – Call for Presentations

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 […]

Connections US Wargaming Conference 2019 Proceedings

  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.

Connections NL 2019 AAR

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 date and location change

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.

Registration open: CONNECTIONS NORTH 2020

Registration is now open for the CONNECTIONS NORTH professional wargaming/conflict simulation/serious gaming conference, to be held at McGill University in Montréal on Saturday, 15 February 2020. For details of past conferences, see these reports. Further details and conference registration via Eventbrite. CONNECTIONS NORTH is proud to be part of the globalist conspiracy anarcho-syndicalist commune international […]

Connections UK 2019 report

This year’s Connections UK professional wargaming conference was held at King’s College London on 3-5 September. Participants from almost two dozen countries countries took part, making it one of the most international Connections conferences ever. Of the 285 who registered for the event, about 13% were women. A very large proportion were also younger and […]

Connections 2019 report

This year saw the Connections wargaming conference move to the US Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The event was just outside the base in the Army Heritage and Education Center, which was particularly helpful in that the administrative burden to get permission to attend for people like me (non-US citizen) was made significantly less […]

Connections NL 2019

Connections Netherlands 2019 will be held on 28 October 2019, in the Brasserskade MOD Complex (CBK),  Brasserskade 227A/B, 2497 NX Den Haag. Full details can be found at https://www.connections-netherlands.nl.

Call for papers: CONNECTIONS NORTH 2020 wargaming conference

The CONNECTIONS NORTH 2020 professional wargaming conference will be held at McGill University, Montreal on Saturday, 15 February 2020. CONNECTIONS NORTH is a one-day conference devoted to conflict simulation. It is intended for national security professionals, researchers, educators, game designers, university students, and others interested in the field of wargaming and other serious games. Registration details […]

Connections Oz 2019

The Connections Oz (professional wargaming in Australiasia) conference will be held in Canberra on 27-29 November 2019. For additional details (when available), visit the Connections Oz website or contact the organizers. Also, if you plan on attending and would be willing to write up a post-conference report for PAXsims, drop us a line.    

Connections US 2019 reminder

This is a reminder that the Connections US 2019 professional wargaming conference will be held at the US Army Heritage and Education Center (Carlisle, PA) on 13-16 August. To see what to expect, see our PAXsims report on last year’s conference.

Connections UK 2019 registration open

The Connections UK 2019 conference for wargaming professionals will be held at King’s College London on 3 – 5 September. Registration is open. Go to the KCL estore web site at and register now! Purpose and approach. The purpose of Connections UK is to advance and sustain the art, science and application of wargaming. We do […]

Registration open for Connections US 2019

A message from Tim Wilkie (National Defense University): This year’s Connections conference will be hosted by the Army War College and held at the Army Heritage and Education Center (AHEC) in Carlisle, PA, August 13-16.   Since 1993, Connections has brought together practitioners from all aspects of the wargaming field to learn from each other, […]