The 2016 conference has concluded. While the number of attendees was lower than past years, I believe we can call it a success.
Thanks to all those who presented, attended and participated in the activities with such enthusiasm. Slide decks etc will be available on the Resources page shortly. Please comment on the feedback below.
Looking forward to 2017.
We held a short feedback session and considered the following points:
Mix of activities and presentations
Breadth of topics/ guests/ participants
Small group size – approximately 20
Exposure to new techniques
Relaxed social evening
Comfortable for novices to attend
Things to improve
Connect with other industries
Invite game designers – for insights into game design
Game design workshop
Tighter schedule – build in explicit time for Q&A
Increase to 3 days
Consider charging a fee – encourage commitment and allow for some funds for marketing etc
Consider alternate locations – interstate?
The conference program now has its own web page. See the menu at the top of this page for the link.
Based on feedback from 2015, Mariana proposed a program outline, and this is the basis of this year’s suggested program. We need proposals from you, the delegates, for content: either what you would like to be included, or what you would be prepared to present yourself. If there are sufficient numbers, we will run the workshop sessions in parallel, and repeat them as needed.
Day 1, Monday 5 Dec
Start at 1000
Session 1: Introduction to Wargaming
Sessions 2, 3 & 4: Interactive Workshops. Suggested topics: games for planners, games for operational leaders, designing games.
End at 1800
Dinner and games night 1900
Day 2, Tuesday 6 Dec
Start at 0900
Session 1 Keynote Address
Session 2:The Business Case for Wargaming
Session 3: Game Design Workshop
Session 4: Debrief and wrap up.
End at 1700
Doug McDonell building, University of Melbourne
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/connections-oz-2016-tickets-27066459509
Registrations are now open for 2016. Click here to register.
Put the dates in your diary. Connections Oz will be on again this year on 5-6 December. Once again the University of Melbourne has graciously allowed us access to their teaching spaces. So we will again be holding the conference in the Doug McDonell building.
With two years under our belts we want to see some really interesting presentations and workshops from the attendees. So, start putting together ideas for what you might like to present, or what you want to hear from others. Take a look at the feedback and consider if you are able to contribute something interactive. Contact the team via the email @ on this page with suggestions.
Mariana put together a summary of the feedback from 2015. Please download the document from here and post comments below or send us an email.
This post is just to maintain the link to the 2014 Connections Oz resources.
To access the presentations etc, please go to http://www.kriegspiel.com.au/connections/2014/connections%202014%20archive.html
After feedback from the recent Connections Oz 2015, we have moved the website to a new host. The wordpress format should facilitate communication via blog posts and subscriber notification. We welcome contributions from everyone in the connections community.