Connections Oz will occur in 2020.
We have booked space at the Australian Defence College (Canberra) for 7-9 December.
However, we are currently operating under physical distancing rules and it seems unlikely this will change. This will limit the number of attendees who can physically attend the conference. We are investigating options to include web based sessions.
This is potentially an opportunity to include a wider variety of attendees, including some from overseas. If you have any proposals for what to include, please get in touch.
In the meantime I would like to draw your attention to ‘Connections Global’ 10-14 August. This is an entirely online conference. See their website https://connections-wargaming.com/connections-2020/ for program and registration details. This is a great opportunity to link up with our international colleagues.
Additionally, PaxSims and other groups have developed a set of principles to foster diversity and inclusion https://paxsims.wordpress.com/derby-house-principles/. These principles are gaining widespread endorsement from wargaming and related groups. I encourage our readers to reflect on these principles and consider how they might enact them so that the Connections Oz community embodies them. We are planning a session at the conference to explore issues of inclusion and diversity and welcome your input. If you would like to comment on this, please use the ‘Diversity’ tab on the top menu bar.