This page last updated April 27, 2023
Connections 2023 will take place June 21-23 at National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC.
Registration for Connections 2023 is now open! Click here to access the registration form. (Please note that the registration form is built in Google Forms and may be difficult to access on some military networks. If you have trouble registering at work, we recommend you try again from home on your personal device.)
The current draft of the 2023 conference agenda is available here. We have an exceptional lineup of speakers and panels this year. (Use the tabs at the bottom of the screen on this Google Sheet for more detailed information about this year’s agenda.)
We have reserved a block of rooms at a rate equivalent to the government rate ($258/night in June) at the Hampton Inn & Suites Washington DC-Navy Yard. The room block will expire on May 22, so don’t delay! You can use the link here to reserve your room. It is not necessary to be a government employee to take advantage of this rate. Click here to see a map with the hotel’s location.
There are NO conference events that will be held at the hotel. You will not miss anything by staying elsewhere.
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GAME DEMO AND GAME NIGHT SIGNUP
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE FIRST. Every year the Connections conference features both game demonstrations and game playthroughs as a way for our participants to showcase games and tools that may be of interest to others. This is a great way to show something you think the rest of the attendees would find of interest, or to gather feedback from a wide variety of wargame practitioners. The Game Demo session will be on June 21, and the Game Night will be the evening of June 22. You can sign up to bring the same game for both, or just one or the other. In general, the Game Demo session is about setting up your game, display, or tool for the other participants to circulate among the various tables, see your demo, hear what you have to say, and ask questions. The Game Night is about playing through a game of interest and has the time available to get deeper into a real playthrough. Use this link to sign up if you are interested in bringing a game or other relevant display or tool for our Game Demo session, or if you would like to run a game at our Game Night.
(As with the registration form, this sign up sheet was built with Google Forms and might not be accessible on some military networks. Try from your personal device at home if you can’t get it to load at work.)
GAME LAB SIGNUP
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE FIRST. The Connections Game Lab is a set of small group workshop discussions, led by participants on topics or questions of their choosing. Some of the most stimulating discussions at Connections happen in these small groups, where you will find a wide cross section of the wargaming community addressing a topic, question, or problem from a variety of different perspectives. The sign up form has more information, and some examples of the (very wide) range of questions that are appropriate. The link to the sign up form (which includes more information) is here.
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS AND COVID-19 ATTESTATION
Security requirements will be posted here when registration opens in early April