The International Conference on World War II, presented by Pritzker Military Museum and Library, is a premiere educational gathering of writers, scholars, and enthusiasts for a weekend of talks, panels, and social events centered on the war that changed the world. Hosted in New Orleans by The National WWII Museum, the Conference and Symposium have earned renown as a unique opportunity for amateur historians and the world’s top scholars to engage and interact on topics that have fascinated historians for decades, and are a captivating expression of the Museum’s mission to tell the story of World War II: why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today.
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This three-day conference experience is composed of a pre-conference symposium on World War I in addition to the weekend event.
Conference highlights include*:
*Full schedule to be released April 2018.
November 29, 2018
Between 1914 and 1945, a generation of men and women spent their lives at war. Many Americans who experienced war in the trenches of Western Europe in World War I returned to liberate the same ground again in 1944. The military and political leaders of World War II learned the art of war from 1914 to 1918, and vowed not to repeat the mistakes of that war, and the flawed peace that ended it.
The 2018 pre-conference symposium will explore the legacies, leadership lessons and tactics of World War I and the role its ending played in World War II’s beginning.Reserve Your Spot