Welcome to ISAGA

ISAGA – International Simulation and Gaming Association

We are an international community of simulation game professionals with an interest in the science behind the scenes of games (in the meaning of learning games), simulations, and related methodologies. We were founded in the seventies.

Our Activities

Here you find all our planned activities, Conferences, Summer Schools and more.

Our Activities


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Newsletter and Dates

–> Here you find our newsletters and the archive
–> Here you can subscribe for the newsletter
–> Here is our current Calendar_March_2023.
–> All current and past Pratiti webinars can be found here.



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54th ISAGA Conference, July 4-7, La Rochelle (France)

The 54th international conference on Simulation and Gaming emphasises “Simulation and Gaming for social and environmental transitions”. Along with this theme, we welcome all types of contributions related to simulation and gaming. ISAGA-2023 website can be found at: isaga2023.com

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ISAGA Summer School, June, 26-30, Warsaw (Poland)

We are very happy to announce the 2023 ISAGA Summer School, organised by Prof. Dr. Marcin Wardaszko and Ryoju “Roy” Hamada, Ph.D. on “Simulation game design and research for complexity dissemination“. For more information please go to this page. Here you find the link to the Summer School pages: ISAGA Summer School 2023 | Kozminski University.


Farewell to Dick, Cathy and Joseph

With deep sadness, we received the news that one of the founding fathers and most prominent scholars in simulation and gaming has passed away at the age of 91. Richard ‘Dick’ Duke organised the very first ISAGA meeting, and has since been a leading scholar and both active and honorable member of ISAGA.
The official obituary can be found here:

    An article with memories of Dick Duke has just been published: Richard D. Duke: Systems Thinker, Game Science Founder & Beloved Mentor

    We are also very sad to see two more greats of the Simulation & Gaming community leave us: Cathy Greenblat passed away in October 2022. Her classic book “Designing games and simulations” has not lost its relevance until today. She was an honorary member and very early member of ISAGA and editor of S&G journal. Her keynote address at ISAGA 2019 in Warsaw is also very well remembered.

    Joseph Wolfe died in late 2022 at the age of 87. Joe was a long-time member of the American association ABSEL, but he was also a bridge to the international community of ISAGA and author of numerous technical books and articles.
    Dear Cathy, Dick and Joe: We will remember you at the ISAGA Conference in La Rochelle with a special event.

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