The International Simulation and Gaming Association is one of the oldest communities of people involved in the domain of gaming and simulation, starting back in the 1970”s. Its members cover a vast knowledge and tradition in developing and using simulation, gaming, and related methods. Today, the community spans everything from traditional policy exercises to the latest in interactive technologies. ISAGA is highly relevant in this era of combining computer gaming, interactive media, serious gaming, new learning technologies and much more in a powerful mix to solve many complex societal challenges. ISAGA is pluriform in its focus, as the field of gaming and simulation requires a mix of views to be successful. Three disciplines, science, art and craft meet together in ISAGA. We focus on systematic, methodologically correct evaluation of gaming and simulation methods. We rise the important aspects of beauty and attractiveness of gaming and work on the crucial elements of actually designing, hosting and facilitating sessions with gaming and simulation. The annual conference is open to all people interested in our domain. The conference is the annual meeting of the simulation and gaming communities from all across the globe. In the 50 years of history, ISAGA Annual conference traveled to almost every continent and visited more than 30 countries.
ISAGA especially aims at conveying the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm to young professionals, e.g., by organizing the ISAGA Summer School.