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This year we elected to have the conference in the Great Hall at Kings's College. It provided a more flexible space and greater room for the participants. We continued to have a 3 day Conference, with a separate "Day 1", this time featuring a 120+ player "Megagame"; and with "Day 2 & 3" featuring presentations, the games fair and breakout sessions.

The final programme and consolidated speaker Bios are available here.

A report from the PaxSims Blog about the 2016 conference is here, and here.

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Day 1 (06 Sep 16). War in Binnin - Megagame: An experiential learning wargame session for all participants. Binni - a country under a corrupt military dictator is descending into civil war fuelled by support and interference from external powers seeking to extend their influence and control, and complicated by an intricate human terrain comprising religious and social frictions. Players were be allocated roles in the crisis that is the Binni Civil War, including parts for Blood-soaked Dictators / Honest Government Officials, the Military, the Press, Observers and Analysts.

Example Material relating to the Megagame is here:
War in Binni

Day 2 (07 Sep 16). Plenary Session, Games Fair and Keynote Speaker:
Prof Brynen

Day 3 (08 Sep 16. Plenery Sessions and Breakout:
  • Plenary 3: Computer simulations and technology.
  • Plenary 4: Strategic Gaming.
  • Plenary 5: Successful Real-World Wargames.
  • Plenary 6: Wargaming Innovations.
  • Breakout Session: Institutionalising wargaming and developing the wargaming capability.
    • Breakout: Chairs: Commander Phil Pournell and Colonel Matt Caffery with groups organised into, and addressing the questions from the perspective of:
      • Serving 'front line' personnel (military, emergency services etc).
      • Defence Science & Technology Analysts.
      • Education and Training.
      • Historical Analysis/Conflict Research.
      • Academia.
      • Industry.
      • Game designers/Hobby gamers.
    • Backbrief and Discussion: Back Brief Audio MP3.
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