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Bringing together academics, practitioners, and students

The Society Seminar Series consists of periodic online meetings on topics of interest to the systems thinking and System Dynamics communities. Our seminars aim to promote and improve skills to effectively apply systems thinking and dynamic computer simulation to private and public sector challenges.

All seminars and recordings are free for members. The general public is welcome to join for a nominal fee. Join now and unlock all benefits!

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Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics

Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics

This talk discusses how data, calibration optimization, Kalman filtering, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, Bayesian inference, and sensitivity analysis work together.

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection

Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection Climate change. Biodiversity loss. Racial, gender, and economic inequity. Global pandemic and other health crises. Each of these challenges is serious on its own, but they also interact. Inaction on one crisis...

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19

Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID-19 This Webinar is free due to the generous contribution of the University at Albany and California State University, Chico A distinguished team of panelists demonstrated how we can all think globally and act...

New Horizons of Systems Science

New Horizons of Systems Science

New Horizons of Systems Science This Seminar was sponsored by the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). Systems theory is developing to include new perspectives with a focus on integrated and inclusive transdisciplinary system approaches. This panel...

The Food Packaging Problem. A Food System Problem Not a Packaging Problem

The Food Packaging Problem. A Food System Problem Not a Packaging Problem

The Food Packaging Problem. A Food System Problem Not a Packaging Problem Starting with the five components of the supply chain for food packaging, the presentation proceeds to describe a process for adopting System Dynamics. The process describes and uncovers the...

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes

The Dark Side of Projects: Delays, Disruption, and Disputes When a project moves from the honeymoon phase to finger-pointing and distrust, you have reached the dark side of Project Management.  Whether a dispute gets to the level of legal action or not, the process of...

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review In this webinar, we had an overview of the System Dynamics Review – the journal of the System Dynamics Society. We learned about its growing positive performance and impact. We reviewed the process of submitting, revising,...

Dancing with Systems: Moves for Turbulent Times

Dancing with Systems: Moves for Turbulent Times

Dancing with Systems: Moves for Turbulent Times Seminar recording Learn more about the Seminar Series. Watch the recording below Download Presentation Recent Posts Upcoming Events Recent Business cases Join...

Systems Thinking for Pre-College Education

Systems Thinking for Pre-College Education

Systems Thinking for Pre-College Education Pre-College SIG Seminar Series consists of periodic online meetings on K-12 education to the Systems Thinking and System Dynamics communities. These virtual activities cover a wide range of topics on K-12 education from many...

Roundtable: Getting System Dynamics Into Universities Programs

Roundtable: Getting System Dynamics Into Universities Programs

Roundtable: Getting System Dynamics Into Universities Programs During the University roundtable, we explored the following question with input from all of the participants: what are the issues, opportunities, and obstacles to increasing System Dynamics penetration in...

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling

Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling We had people joining us from all over the world at the “Introduction to Modeling Process” with Leonard (Len) Malczynski Watch the recording below to:• Build a small quantitative System Dynamics model• Use Studio by...

Can You Fix the American Health Care System? ReThink Health Dynamics

Can You Fix the American Health Care System? ReThink Health Dynamics

Can You Fix the American Health Care System? ReThink Health Dynamics Experience first hand the ReThink Health Dynamics Model used by Dartmouth, Brown, MIT, Atlanta, San Diego, Cincinnati, and many other universities and communities throughout the United States....

Housing Dynamics

Housing Dynamics

Housing Dynamics We had an insightful conversation with David Stroh, Martijn Eskinasi, and Kaveh Dianati at our latest seminar. We learned about how using causal loop diagrams based on simple archetypes, illuminate interdependencies across housing availability, wealth...

Introduction to Modeling Process

Introduction to Modeling Process

Introduction to Modeling Process We had 560 people joining us from all over the world at the “Introduction to Modeling Process” with Nici Zimmermann.  Watch the recording below to:• Build your very first quantitative System Dynamics model• Use Vensim...

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation

System Dynamics for Climate Change Mitigation We had an insightful Webinar with the participation of With Juliette Rooney-Varga, Carolyn McCarthy, Sibel Eker, and Steve Arquitt . Integrated System Dynamics models of economy and environment have long been used for...

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model

Top 10 Tips to Engage People with a System Dynamics Model Andrew P. Jones is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Climate Interactive and a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan. Andrew is an expert on climate change and energy issues, a prominent System Dynamics modeler, and a...

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling

System Dynamics Biomedical Modeling In this Seminar, authors present their work published on the special issue of the System Dynamics Review on Biomedical Modeling. The special issue brings together new research that explores a fascinating array of biomedical...

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking

Responding to The Exponential Demand for Systems Thinking The “demand” for systems thinking has never been greater. Period. And it’s growing. Exponentially. Yet, our ability to meaningfully recognize and respond to that demand comes nowhere near closing such a...

Webinar Q&A | The Effect of Institutional Quality on Economic Growth

Webinar Q&A | The Effect of Institutional Quality on Economic Growth

Webinar Q&A | The Effect of Institutional Quality on Economic Growth We had an insightful Webinar with the participation of Aman Ullah and Ivan Taylor who presented us with a macroeconomic framework that identifies the structure of institutional quality in...

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online

Webinar Q&A | Group Model Building Online In 2020, when COVID-19 hit, a group of researchers from the University of Bergen found themselves stuck and could not run a planned in-person Group Model Building Workshop. They thought outside of the box and used Miro, a...