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The 2018 International
Conference on World War II

November 29 - December 1, 2018

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About the Conference

A premier educational event dedicated to telling the story of World War II

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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Conference 2018

The 2018 International
Conference on World War II

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*:

  • Sir Antony Beevor and his new book on Operation Market-Garden
  • “Greatest Unheralded Commanders”
  • “Battles NOT to Fight: Peleliu and the Huertgen Forest” with Richard Frank and Rick Atkinson
  • “A Conversation with Dr. Nick Mueller” with a leading WWII historian
  • “Underappreciated Campaigns of the Second World War”

*Full schedule to be released April 2018.

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The Two World Wars: 1914-1945

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.

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2018 Pricing

Conference Offerings

Member Pricing
(Per Person)
"World War I” Pre-Conference Symposium$299
Conference/Hotel Package (Double Occupancy)$1,299
Conference/Hotel Package (Single Occupancy)$1,699
Conference Only$899
Additional Hotel Nights (per room/ per night)$259
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