Inspired by the concepts of a ‘Fringe Festival’ – SimFringe is an opportunity for the entire Australasian Simulation Congress (ASC) community to come together, share ideas, network and learn in new and different ways. Not set by the boundaries of a specific simulation sector, SimFringe offers a variety of activities where all ASC attendees can share ideas and be themselves. SimFringe experiences will inspire you to expand your simulation horizons, meet new people and think outside the box…

Tell us about your SimFringe and other Congress experiences on Twitter! Use the hashtag #SimCongress

What activities can I attend/participate in?  (click on each category below to find out more)

  • The Lounge
  • Speed Networking
  • FringeEx
  • ASC Scavenger Hunt
  • ASC After Party

The Lounge

Where ideas are shared.

All ASC attendees are invited to come and share ideas in “The Lounge”. As part of the Exhibition Hall, The Lounge is a place where ASC attendees can meet others, share ideas and discuss the future of simulation, modelling and gaming.

Watch out for the ‘Wanted’ board for future simulation leaders to find mentoring programs available within simulation and modelling.

Check back here to find out what will be happening in The Lounge. Something different will be planned for every day!

Tuesday 29 August

  • Morning Tea: tbc
  • Lunch: tbc
  • Afternoon Tea: tbc

Wednesday 30 August

  • Morning Tea: tbc
  • Lunch: tbc
  • Afternoon Tea: tbc

Thursday 31 August

  • Morning Tea: tbc
  • Lunch: tbc
  • Afternoon Tea: tbc


Speed Networking

Networking to the Max! Come join us during the ASC Welcome Reception for some fast-paced, energetic and exceptional speed networking.

You’ll get the opportunity to meet other delegates, exhibitors, keynote speakers and Simulation Australasia committee members to discuss ‘all things sim’ in a matter of minutes. Meet others that you may not have had the opportunity to meet yet and find out more about other Congress attendees!

A fun, lively activity that allows everyone to get to know each without the awkward silence.

Date: Tuesday 29 August
Time: 1730-1830 (during the Welcome Reception)
Where: near “The Lounge” in the Exhibition Hall
What to do: Just show up! There will be posters pointing you to the location and we’ll announce its commencement shortly after all formalities. Come join us in The Lounge if you’re lost and needing directions.


Leading for the future with creative, experimental, edgy and unusual ideas in simulation.

We don’t deny the importance of scientific measure and rigour in modelling and simulation; it’s just that sometimes you need to push the boundaries in order to meet the needs of your audience. The ASC FringeEx sessions are an opportunity to experience ideas and developments without the usual academic constraints of presentation in a set methods-results format.

In the FringeEx sessions, you will hear about new and creative ideas in modelling and simulation that are ‘outside the box’ – using creative, experimental and edgy concepts to deliver simulation that meets the needs of any audience.

For details regarding submitting an idea for a FringeEx session, see the Call for Submissions document on the Submissions page.

Date: tbc
Time: tbc
Where: tbc

ASC Scavenger Hunt


Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt! Experience the ASC through the eyes of fellow attendees. This photo scavenger hunt is a great way for you to share your ASC experiences. Each day, you will have the opportunity to work against the clock to find four scavenger hunt items – the first to post all four will win $100 off their 2018 Australasian Simulation Congress registration.

On the morning of each day of the ASC, the photo list for the day will be posted onto the ASC App and Twitter – using the hashtags #SimCongress #ASCavengerhunt

One lucky winner will be announced at the end of each Congress day.

Things to Find Today:

  • tbc

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Photos must be posted to Twitter with the category title and include the hashtag #SimCongress and #ASCavengerhunt.
  2. Each photo can only count for one item.
  3. Photo entries must be posted prior to the start of Afternoon Tea of each Congress day. Winners will be announced at the closing session of each day and via Twitter.
  4. Photos will only be counted if posted on the correct day.
  5. Have fun! Be creative! Enjoy the conference through new eyes.

Date: Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 August
Time: 0830-1500

ASC After Party

Staying in Sydney one more night? Not leaving straight after the Congress? Come join us at the #ASCAfterParty. Keep the ASC going with other Congress attendees. Reminisce on the best ASC memories and plan for ASC 2018!

Date: Thursday 31 August
Time: 1630 onwards
Cost: Cash Bar
Where: tbc