The First Historical Analysis Annual Conference (HAAC) is done

The First Historical Analysis Annual Conference (HAAC) is done. It ran from 27-29 September of last week. Planning has started for the second one.

I do want to thank all the people who took their time to come and present. We did have 30 presentations by 22 speakers and two good group discussions. We did follow the schedule: Schedule for the Historical Analysis Annual Conference (HAAC), 27-29 September 2022 – update 16 | Mystics & Statistics ( Only two presentations were not done: Artillery Suppression and Urban Warfare on Day 2 in the Einstein Conference Room.  Maybe next year.

I do want to thank all the people who helped me with the conference: Shawn Woodford, Roger Kaplan, Stiles Peabody, Joe Follansbee and especially the hard-working multi-talented Jay Karamales. Also, would like to thank Brandon Barr and the staff of Intelligent Office for their gracious support.

We will be hosting the second HAAC sometime in October 2023, either 3-5 October, 10-12 October, or 17-19 October. Have not settled on a date yet. October 9 is a U.S. federal holiday, so debating if we should schedule the conference just before the three-day weekend, just after it, or a week after it. I am already building the schedule for 2023, so looking for presentations for next year.

We did record most of the presentations. Because of other work, it may take me a few weeks before I can review them and make a decision on their disposition. Nothing will be published without the permission of the participants.

We are talking about two conferences in 2024, one in the United Kingdom.


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Christopher A. Lawrence
Christopher A. Lawrence

Christopher A. Lawrence is a professional historian and military analyst. He is the Executive Director and President of The Dupuy Institute, an organization dedicated to scholarly research and objective analysis of historical data related to armed conflict and the resolution of armed conflict. The Dupuy Institute provides independent, historically-based analyses of lessons learned from modern military experience.
Mr. Lawrence was the program manager for the Ardennes Campaign Simulation Data Base, the Kursk Data Base, the Modern Insurgency Spread Sheets and for a number of other smaller combat data bases. He has participated in casualty estimation studies (including estimates for Bosnia and Iraq) and studies of air campaign modeling, enemy prisoner of war capture rates, medium weight armor, urban warfare, situational awareness, counterinsurgency and other subjects for the U.S. Army, the Defense Department, the Joint Staff and the U.S. Air Force. He has also directed a number of studies related to the military impact of banning antipersonnel mines for the Joint Staff, Los Alamos National Laboratories and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation.
His published works include papers and monographs for the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation, in addition to over 40 articles written for limited-distribution newsletters and over 60 analytical reports prepared for the Defense Department. He is the author of Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka (Aberdeen Books, Sheridan, CO., 2015), America’s Modern Wars: Understanding Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam (Casemate Publishers, Philadelphia & Oxford, 2015), War by Numbers: Understanding Conventional Combat (Potomac Books, Lincoln, NE., 2017) , The Battle of Prokhorovka (Stackpole Books, Guilford, CT., 2019), The Battle for Kyiv (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2023), Aces at Kursk (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024), Hunting Falcon: The Story of WWI German Ace Hans-Joachim Buddecke (Air World, Yorkshire, UK, 2024) and The Siege of Mariupol (Frontline Books, Yorkshire, UK, 2024).
Mr. Lawrence lives in northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., with his wife and son.

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