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It’s like the Super Bowl, but better. If you’re into World War II that is.

Starting on November 18 the National WWII Museum is bringing together “the best and brightest scholars, authors, historians, and witnesses to history” for its 14th annual International Conference on all things WWII.

Hosted by the National WWII Museum’s Institute for the Study of War and Democracy in New Orleans with collaboration from the Pritzker Military Foundation, the two-day conference will explore, among other topics, the Wannsee Conference, female WWII correspondents, WWII historical fiction, and heroines of World War II, according to the museum’s press release.

While the event was hosted virtually last year due to the Coronavirus, this year the conference will return to its in-person format while still offering a livestreaming option free of charge.

The conference, according to the press release, will also feature the following sessions:

By Land, Sea and Air: The Experiences of Fighting the Pacific War 

A roundtable discussion including authors John McManus, Ian Toll and James Scott and led by the Museum’s Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian Robert Citino

Citizen Soldiers: From Minutemen to GIs 

A conversation between best-selling author Rick Atkinson and Citino

The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War 

A roundtable discussion presented by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell with panelists Donald Miller and Conrad Crane


For more information on the 14th Annual International Conference on World War II and to register, visit

Pre-register and view the full conference schedule here or by visiting In-person registration is also still available.