Connections Australia 2014

Connections Australia was held in the Steve Howard Lecture Theatre, Level 5, Doug McDonell Building, at the University of Melbourne 8-9 December 2014. See here here for some details.


Monday 8 December

0900-1030 Welcome and Introduction to Wargaming
0900 Introduction Todd Mason Slides Video
0930 Cartography and Wargames Brian Quinn (RMIT University) Slides Video
1000 Open Discussion
1030-1100 Break
1100-1230 Wargaming for Intelligence Analysis
1100 Wargaming in Intelligence Analysis Mariana Zafeirakopoulos (Australian Crime Commission) Slides Video
1130 Exploring Possibility Space Brett Peppler (Macquarie University) Slides Video
1200 Open Discussion
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Wargaming for Individual and Collective Training
1330 Army Combined Arms Wargaming Grant Chambers (Australian Army) Slides Video
Jeff Swain (Department of Defence) Slides Video
1400 Wargaming Air Power Michael Papasimeon (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) Unfortunately the slides and video for this presentation are not available. Video
1430 Open Discussion
1500-1530 Break
1530-1700 Wargaming for Course of Action Analysis and Decision Support
1530 Dave O'Connor (Panther Games) Information on Panther Games and the COA tools can be found here, here and here Video
1600 Tony Nolan (Australian Public Servant) Slides Video
1630 Open Discussion
1830 for 1900 Dinner
Piccolo Mondo 240 Lygon St Carlton. 6:30pm for 7:pm.

Tuesday 9 December

0900-1030 Wargaming for Strategy Development, Capability Development and Experimentation
0930 Developing Strategic Thinking COL Jack Pritchard
Director, Strategic Wargaming Division
Center for Strategic Leadership and Development
United States Army War College
Slides Video
1000 War Gaming for Experimentation and Analysis Marcus Tregenza & Lance Holden (Defence Science and Technology Organisation) Slides Video
1030 Open Discussion
1030-1100 Break
1100-1230 Modelling Techniques
1100 Wargaming Information Deception and Cyber Attacks Major David Ormrod (University of New South Wales) Slides Video
1130 Modeling Tactical Decision Making Rick Evertsz (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) Slides Video not available.
1200 Open Discussion
1230-1330 Lunch
1330-1500 Game Demonstrations
A variety of war games will be available to try. Further details will be available soon.
1500-1530 Break
1530-1700 Wrap Up
The conference will close with a review facilitated by Marcus Carter from the University of Melbourne.

Further Information and Links

Information on the US Connections conference can be found here and the UK conference here

For more information please contact the organsisers Todd Mason , Mariana Zafeirakopoulos or Marcus Carter

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