Conference History

1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

  • 1974
    • 1st conference
    • Site: Oklahoma City
    • President: Bernie Keys
    • Program Chair: Bernie Keys
    • Proceedings Editors: James Kenderdine & Bernie Keys
    • Proceedings: Simulations, Games and Experiential Learning Techniques — On the Road to a New Frontier
  • 1975
    • 2nd conference
    • Site: Bloomington
    • President: Stan Vance
    • Program Chair: Stan Vance
    • Proceedings Editors: Richard Buskirk
    • Proceedings: Simulations, Games and Experiential Learning in Action
  • 1976
    • 3rd conference
    • Site: Knoxville
    • President: Ralph Day
    • Program Chair: Ralph Day
    • Proceedings Editors: Bernard Sord
    • Proceedings: Computer Simulation and Learning Theory
  • 1977
    • 4th conference
    • Site: Wichita
    • President: Ralph Day
    • Program Chair: Carl Neilsen
    • Proceedings Editors: Carl Neilsen
    • Proceedings: New Horizons in Simulation Games and Experiential Learning
  • 1978
    • 5th conference
    • Site: Denver
    • President: Dick Buskirk
    • Program Chair: Duane Hoover
    • Proceedings Editors: Dan Brenenstuhl & Sam Certo
    • Proceedings: Exploring Experiential Learning — Simulatons and Experiential Exercises
  • 1979
    • 6th conference
    • Site: New Orleans
    • President: Carl Neilsen
    • Program Chair: James Scherier
    • Proceedings Editors: Sam Certo & Dan Brenenstuhl
    • Proceedings: Insights into Experiential Pedagogy
  • 1980
    • 7th conference
    • Site: Dallas
    • President: Duane Hoover
    • Program Chair: Sam Certo
    • Proceedings Editors: Dan Brenenstuhl & William Biggs
    • Proceedings: Experiential Learning Enters the Eighties
  • 1981
    • 8th conference
    • Site: Orlando
    • President: James Scherier
    • Program Chair: Dan Brennenstuhl
    • Proceedings Editors: William Biggs & Dave Fritzsche
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 8
  • 1982
    • 9th conference
    • Site: Phoenix
    • President: Sam Certo
    • Program Chair: William Biggs
    • Proceedings Editors: Dave Fritzsche & Lee Graf
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 9
  • 1983
    • 10th conference
    • Site: Tulsa
    • President: Dan Brennenstuhl
    • Program Chair: Dave Fritzsche
    • Proceedings Editors: Lee Graf & David Currie
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 10
  • 1984
    • 11th conference
    • Site: Hawaii
    • President: William Biggs
    • Program Chair: Lee Graf
    • Proceedings Editors: David Currie & James Gentry
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 11
  • 1985
    • 12th conference
    • Site: Orlando
    • President: Dave Fritzsche
    • Program Chair: Joe Wolfe
    • Proceedings Editors: James Gentry & Alvin Burns
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 12
  • 1986
    • 13th conference
    • Site: Reno
    • President: Lee Graf
    • Program Chair: James Gentry
    • Proceedings Editors: Alvin Burns & Lane Kelley
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 13
  • 1987
    • 14th conference
    • Site: Hiltonhead
    • President: Joe Wolfe
    • Program Chair: Alvin Burns
    • Proceedings Editors: Lane Kelley & Patricia Sanders
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 14
  • 1988
    • 15th conference
    • Site: San Diego
    • President: James Gentry
    • Program Chair: Lane Kelley
    • Proceedings Editors: Patricia Sanders & Tom Pray
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 15
  • 1989
    • 16th conference
    • Site: Orlando
    • President: Alvin Burns
    • Program Chair: Patricia Sanders
    • Proceedings Editors: Tom Pray & John Wingender
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 16
  • 1990
    • 17th conference
    • Site: Hawaii
    • President: Lane Kelley
    • Program Chair: Tom Pray
    • Proceedings Editors: John Wingender & Walt Wheatley
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 17
  • 1991
    • 18th conference
    • Site: Nashville
    • President: Patricia Sanders
    • Program Chair: John Wingender
    • Proceedings Editors: Walt Wheatley & Steven Gold
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 18
  • 1992
    • 19th conference
    • Site: Las Vegas
    • President: Thomas Pray
    • Program Chair: Walt Wheatley
    • Proceedings Editors: Jerry Gosenpud & Steven Gold
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 19
  • 1993
    • 20th conference
    • Site: Savannah
    • President: John Wingender
    • Program Chair: Jerry Gosenpud
    • Proceedings Editors: Steven Gold & Precha Thavikulwat
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 20
  • 1994
    • 21st conference
    • Site: San Diego
    • President: Walt Wheatley
    • Program Chair: Steven Gold
    • Proceedings Editors: Precha Thavikulwat & John Overby
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 21
  • 1995
    • 22nd conference
    • Site: San Antonio
    • President: Jerry Gosenpud
    • Program Chair: Precha Thavikuluwat
    • Proceedings Editors: John Overby & Alan Patz
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 22
  • 1996
    • 23rd conference
    • Site: Orlando
    • President: Steven Gold
    • Program Chair: John Overby
    • Proceedings Editors: Alan Patz & John Butler
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 23
  • 1997
    • 24th conference
    • Site: New Orleans
    • President: Precha Thavikuluwat
    • Program Chair: Alan Patz
    • Proceedings Editors: John Butler & Nancy Leonard
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Exercises, Volume 24
  • 1998
    • 25th conference
    • Site: Hawaii
    • President: John Overby
    • Program Chair: John Butler
    • Proceedings Editors: Nancy Leonard & Sandra Morgan
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 25
  • 1999
    • 26th conference
    • Site: Philadelphia
    • President: Alan Patz
    • Program Chair: Nancy Leonard
    • Proceedings Editors: Sandra Morgan & Diana Page
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 26
  • 2000
    • 27th conference
    • Site: Savannah
    • President: John Butler
    • Program Chair: Sandra Morgan
    • Proceedings Editors: Diana Page & L.T. Snyder
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 26
  • 2001
    • 28th conference
    • Site: San Diego
    • President: Nancy Leonard
    • Program Chair: Diana Page
    • Proceedings Editors: Khushwant Pittenger & Mary Jo Vaughn
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 28
  • 2002
    • 29th conference
    • Site: Pensacola
    • President: Sandra Morgan
    • Program Chair: Khushwant Pittenger
    • Proceedings Editors: Mary Jo Vaughn & Sharma Pillutla
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 29
  • 2003
    • 30th conference
    • Site: Baltimore
    • President: Diana Page
    • Program Chair: Mary Jo Vaughn
    • Proceedings Editors: Sharma Pillutla & Andy Feinstein
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 30
  • 2004
    • 31st conference
    • Site: Las Vegas
    • President: Khushwant Pittenger
    • Program Chair: Andy Feinstein
    • Proceedings Editors: Andy Feinstein & Denise Potosky
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 31
  • 2005
    • 32nd conference
    • Site: Orlando
    • President: Mary Jo Vaughn
    • Program Chair: Denise Potosky
    • Proceedings Editors: Robert Ledman
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 32
  • 2006
    • 33rd conference
    • Site: San Francisco
    • President: Andy Feinstein
    • Program Chair: Doug Micklich
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 33
  • 2007
    • 34th conference
    • Site: San Antonio
    • President: Denise Potosky
    • Program Chair: Doug Micklich
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 34
  • 2008
    • 35th conference
    • Site: Charleston
    • President: Richie Platt
    • Program Chair: Andy Feinstein
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, Janet Duck, Mick Fekula, & Bill Wellington
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 35
  • 2009
    • 36th conference
    • Site: Seattle
    • President: Dick Teach
    • Program Chair: Mick Fekula
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, Janet Duck, Elizabeth Murff & Chris Scherpereel
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 36
  • 2010
    • 37th conference
    • Site: Little Rock
    • President: Bill Wellington
    • Program Chair: David Hutchinson
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, Mick Fekula, Elizabeth Murff, Chris Cassidy & Dick Teach
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 37
  • 2011
    • 38th conference
    • Site: Pensacola
    • President: Mick Fekula
    • Program Chair: Chris Cassidy
    • Proceedings Editors: Elizabeth Murff, David Hutchinson, Bill Wellington, Chris Scherpereel & Dick Teach
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 38

    2012

    • 39th conference
    • Site: San Diego
    • President: Alex Smith
    • Program Chair: Bill Wellington
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, David Hutchinson, Kiersten Maryott, David Rahn, Chris Scherpereel & Dick Teach
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 39

    2013

    • 40th conference
    • Site: Oklahoma City
    • President: Duane Hoover
    • Program Chair: Kiersten Maryott
    • Proceedings Editors:
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 40
  • 2014
    • 41st conference
    • Site: Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • President: Chris Cassidy
    • Program Chair: David Rahn
    • Proceedings Editors:
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 41
  • 2015
    • 42nd conference
    • Site: Las Vegas, NV
    • President: Kiersten Maryott
    • Program Chair: Chris Scherpereel
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, Christian Karl, Kenneth Long, Carlos Mario Zapata-Jaramillo, Marcin Wardaszko
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 42
  • 2016
    • 43rd conference
    • Site: New Orleans, LA
    • President: David Rahn
    • Program Chair: Marcin Wardaszko
    • Proceedings Editors: Alex Smith, Kenneth Long, Kristie Abston, Carlos Mario Zapata-Jaramillo, Pat Hendrickson
    • Proceedings: Developments in Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, Volume 43

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Dates and hotel information follow:

  • March 19-21, 2014

Marvin Wright | Group Sales Specialist

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard | Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830

P: 407.934.4539 | F: 407.934.4880

http://www.swandolphin.com | www.swandolphinmeetings.com

Marvin.Wright@swandolphin.com

  • March 6-8, 2013

Amanda Burks, Sales Manager

Skirvin Hotel, One Park Avenue

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma  73102, USA

Telephone: (405) 272-3040   Fax: (405) 702-8572

amandaburks@skirvinhilton.com

  • March 7-9, 2012

Zach Anderson

National Sales Manager

The Bahia Resort Hotel

998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, California 92109

Telephone: (858) 539-7700 Fax: (858) 488-1512

Direct: 858-539-7711

Zach Anderson: zanderson@bahiahotel.com

  • March 16-18, 2011

Susan Jones-Curry, Group Sales Manager

Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front

12 Via de Luna Drive

Pensacola Beach FL 32561

Direct: 850-343-6787  | Fax: 850-934-0891  | susan@innisfree.com

www.pensacolabeachgulffront.hilton.com

  • March 24-26, 2010

Doubletree Hotel Little Rock

424 West Markham • Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Phone: (501) 372-4371 • Fax: (501) 372-0518

Velva French, Director of Sales

Phone: (501) 372-4371

Fax: (501) 372-0518

Email: vfrench@doubletreelr.com

  • March 18-20, 2009

BEST WESTERN PLUS Executive Inn

200 Taylor Avenue N

Seattle, Washington, 98109-5016, US

Phone: 206/448-9444

Fax: 206/374-2548

Toll Free Reservations:

800-351-9444

Email: info.exec@clisehotels.com

  • March 5-7, 2008

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

20 Patriots Point Road

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464

Toll Free (888) 856-0028

http://www.charlestonharbormarina.com/

  • March 21-23, 2007

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

205 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 227-3241

http://www.sheratongunter.com/

  • March 22-24, 2006

Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel

2500 Mason Street · San Francisco, CA · 94133

Phone: (415) 362-5500

http://www.sheratonatthewharf.com/

  • March 16-18, 2005

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort (different name in 2005)

1850 Hotel Plaza Blvd , Lake Buena Vista, FL – 32830

1-407-828-4444

http://www.wyndham.com/