If you want to learn interesting and useful things about interactive training techniques, here are two things you should immediately do:
- Join NASAGA.
- Attend the NASAGA 2016 conference.
NASAGA is the North American Simulation and Gaming Association. It is a professional organization for people like you. It is a network of professionals dedicated to the design, implementation, and evaluation of games and simulations to improve learning results.
NASAGA has been around for more than 50 years. Originally founded in 1962 as the East Coast War Games Council, the organization changed its focus to business and economic gaming and its name to National Gaming Council in 1968. Later in 1975, it adopted the current name.
About the NASAGA Conference
I attend several professional conferences every year, and I can honestly say that I get the best value for my registration money from the NASAGA Conference. This is primarily because NASAGA people don’t make presentations; they facilitate hands-on activities, share their design structures, and debrief the participants. So you return from the conference with a bunch of ready-to-use games and new knowledge and skills that you can immediately apply on your job.
I attended my first NASAGA conference in 1969 in Washington DC. Since then, I have attended more than 40 annual conferences and enjoyed every one of them. I have also organized six annual conferences, three of them in Bloomington, IN.
I am happy to report that I will be working with Christy Cavanaugh as a co-host for the 2016 NASAGA Conference, once again in Bloomington, IN. Mark the dates: October 26-29, 2016.
A Special Invitation
I live in Bloomington and I would like to invite you to this wonderful city and the beautiful campus of Indiana University.
As a regular reader of my blog, I know that you know a lot about training games, activities, and simulations. I invite you to submit a proposal for conducting your activities and sharing your experience and experience.
NASAGA website, Get information about the organization, read the current and back issues of the SIMAGES Newsletter, and sign up to become a member (psst…it is free!)
NASAGA16 Call for Proposals. Learn about the proposal process and download, complete, and submit your own proposal. Submit more than one.
Prior conferences. Check out agendas and videos from previous conferences
Bloomington and Indiana University. Learn about the conference venue in beautiful environs.