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2022 Conference Highlight #intheloop

2022 Conference Highlight #intheloop

2022 Conference Highlight

Is System Dynamics the Missing Subject in our Educational System?

Is System Dynamics so valuable that we should encourage its inclusion in our educational system? This year, presentations at International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) supported this hypothesis. The President of System Dynamics Society, Shayne Gary, noted a growing trend in appreciating systems thinking as a useful tool to explain complexities. The ever-expanding requirement to cope with a complex world opens room for increased utilization of System Dynamics in our daily life. The power of the method was proved in the global study “Limits to Growth” fifty years ago. Jorgen Randers reflected on this Anniversary by comparing the initial study results with today’s worldwide situation. The project signals one of the most important features of System Dynamics, the capacity to describe phenomena and present their behavior in time, on a global scale.

From Our Community

Recording & Resources: Multisolving Working With Complexity and Interconnection – Watch

Reading: System Dynamics Focuses More on Sustainability Than the Sustainable Development Goals – Read

Open Model: Baby Formula Shortage – Simulate

Reading: Examining the Success of Women of Color-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the United States – read

Learning

Book: Understanding the Dynamics of Nuclear Power and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions: A System Dynamics Approach – Buy

Book*: The Sustainability Puzzle – Buy
*FREE with the code OURFUTURE

Jobs

Professor and Department Chair – Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences | UMass Lowell

Research Associate | Loughborough University

Assistant Professor | University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Quantitative Analyst | Exelon

Articles

System Dynamics Review
What Jay Didn’t Tell Us: Hidden Gems in the System Dynamics Practices of Jay W. Forrester – read

Animal – Science Proceedings
Non-Linear Thinking: From Mental Models to Mathematical Models in Animal Science – read

Systems
Using Cascaded and Interlocking Generic System Archetypes to Communicate Policy Insights—The Case for Justifying Integrated Health Care Systems in Terms of Reducing Hospital Congestion – read

Mineral Economics
Perspectives on Exploration and Extraction of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Deposits in Norwegian Waters – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

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2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

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System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society

The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted Society updates, challenges, and opportunities.

“We’ve got some really exciting opportunities [such as] connecting and building relationships with rapidly growing adjacent communities. We can also capitalize on the growing appreciation that many complex problems require a systems perspective.”

Shayne Gary 
President of the System Dyanamics Society

2023 Systems Travel Award

Apply Today!

Systems will be awarding one Travel Award to a junior scientist. This award provides financial support for the winners to attend an international conference in the field of systems to be held in 2023

From Our Community

Reading: Nature: Mega-Model Predicts US Opioid Deaths Will Soon Peak – Read

Recording:  Data & Uncertainty in System Dynamics – Watch

Reading: Dynamic Model Predicts Bright Future for Digital Prosthetics  – Read

Recording: Introduction to Economics and System Dynamics – Watch

Learning

Book: Managing the Dynamic Nature of Cyber Security – Buy

Tutorial: Population Explained: World Dynamics – Modeling with Minsky – Watch

Jobs

Director of Modeling & Technology | Climate Interactive

Graduate Research Assistant | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Postdoc: Societal Aspects of Industrial Decarbonisation | Radboud University

Customer Success Manager | Silico

Articles

System Dynamics Review
Using Analytical Equations to Represent Nonlinear Relationships – read

Documenting the Modeling Process With a Standardized Data Structure Described and Implemented in DynamicVu – read

Systems
Exploring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Coastal Tourism to Inform Recovery Strategies in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – read

ACS Publications
Systems Thinking for Effective Interventions in Global Environmental Health – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning

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System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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Jay Forrester Seminar Series #intheloop

Jay Forrester Seminar Series #intheloop

Jay Forrester Seminar Series
Mini-Courses to Develop System Dynamics Skills

The Jay Forrester Seminar Series consists of lectures and discussions conducted by the founder of the field with his Ph.D. students in the fall of 1999 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The series was recorded by Susan Forrester and the Society used to handle this resource in a DVD. 

For the past year, a group of volunteers has been working on this valuable material. They completely revamped the series into a more accessible, on-demand, online course. 

A total of 11 courses will be available throughout the next months. Three of them have been released already!  Select from rich and engaging mini-courses with discussion questions to interact with other students, quizzes to test your knowledge, and readings to dive deeper. The first mini-course is free for everyone!

Mini-Courses are FREE for Society members | $25 for non-members. 
Unlock All Benefits

From Our Community

Recording: Measuring and Modeling the Mental Wealth of Nations – Watch

Recording: The U.S. Climate Bill — A Systems View with Global En-ROADS Scenarios – Watch

Reading: A New Data Driven-Model Could Provide a Powerful Policy Planning Tool to Combat the Nation’s Opioid Crisis – Read

Call-for-Papers: Systems-Level Public Health Interventions – Submit

Newsletter: DESTA completed 4 years in April! – Read

Learning

Book: Understanding the Dynamics of Nuclear Power and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions: A System Dynamics Approach – Buy on Amazon

Summer School: Thinking and Modeling Systems-Oriented Solutions for Sustainability – Sign Up

Course: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of the Root Causes And Solutions to the Climate Crisis – Sign Up

Articles

System Dynamics Review
Behavioral Responses to Risk Promote Vaccinating High-contact Individuals First – read

Quantifying the COVID-19 Endgame: Is a New Normal Within Reach? – read

Systems
Knowledge Management as a Domain, System Dynamics as a Methodology – read

Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Individual Workplace Well-Being Captured into a Literature- and Stakeholders-Based Causal Loop Diagram – read

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning The Problem MasterCard, a major credit card company, once held a dominant market position US Market Share with only one primary competitor, Visa. They woke up one day and realized that, after six years...

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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2022 International System Dynamics Conference Schedule #intheloop

2022 International System Dynamics Conference Schedule #intheloop

We’re going hybrid! #ISDC2022
International System Dynamics Conference
July 18-22, 2022 | Frankfurt & Online

In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the Conference program with either a Frankfurt ticket or a Virtual ticket.

The International System Dynamics Conference is approaching fast and we can’t wait to meet you in person in Frankfurt or virtually. Take a look at the Conference schedule and start planning the sessions you want to attend!

SCHEDULE
A rich and insightful program is being prepared. The conference attracts a diverse list of speakers from all over the world and they will share ideas and stories that will inspire and empower attendees.  

PRACTICE & IMPACT DAY 
A day dedicated to sharing ideas and stories that inspire real-world applications of System Dynamics and systems thinking. The Practice & Impact Day, which will be held on July 21, is part of the full Conference program and is also available as an in-person day pass event. Sign Up

WORKSHOPS
Currently, upskilling has never been more important. Join hands-on workshops that will help you develop and refine valuable skills. Conference workshops will be held Online on Tuesday, July 12 (ahead of the Frankfurt conference) and in person on the last day of the conference in Frankfurt. 

From Our Community

Blog, Q&A, and Recording: How to Publish in the System Dynamics Review

Health Policy Special Interest Group Webinar Recording

isee systems “Did you know?” Stella features

Jobs

Research Associate | Center for Community Resilience

System Dynamics Subject Matter Expert | Lloyds Banking Group

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning The Problem MasterCard, a major credit card company, once held a dominant market position US Market Share with only one primary competitor, Visa. They woke up one day and realized that, after six years...

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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2022 International System Dynamics Conference Tickets #intheloop

2022 International System Dynamics Conference Tickets #intheloop

We’re going hybrid! #ISDC2022
International System Dynamics Conference
July 18-22, 2022 | Frankfurt & Online

In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the Conference program with either a Frankfurt ticket or a Virtual ticket.

Ticket Types

Frankfurt Ticket
Get access to the full program in Frankfurt. Including Practice and Impact day, workshops, and banquet. 

Virtual Ticket
Attend all plenaries, parallel sessions, virtual workshops, roundtables, and other conference sessions.

Early Bird Rates

Enjoy a great discount by registering before June 09. Society Members enjoy up to $100 extra discount. Join or Renew today and unlock all benefits!

Current Prices

Frankfurt Ticket

Regular
Member $695 | Non-member $795
Student
Member $345 | Non-member $420

Virtual Ticket

Regular
Member $335 | Non-member $435
Student
Member $195 | Non-member $270

Practice & Impact Day

July 21st is a day dedicated to sharing ideas and stories that inspire and empower real-world applications of System Dynamics and systems thinking. You can join in person with a special ticket* that includes access to all events on Thursday as well as local workshops.

Current Price: $345
Register Now
*Available for in-person attendance only

5th Annual System Dynamics Competition
by the South Africa System Dynamics Chapter

Register now for one of the biggest competitions in the field.

This challenge is FREE to enter, with fantastic sponsored prizes!

Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions | Harvard – Massachusetts General Hospital

Ph.D. Position – Open Strategizing for Infrastructures in Transition | Radboud University 

Professor/Associate Professor | National University of Singapore 

Non-tenure-track Faculty Position| Emory University 

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning The Problem MasterCard, a major credit card company, once held a dominant market position US Market Share with only one primary competitor, Visa. They woke up one day and realized that, after six years...

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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Conference Submissions #intheloop

Conference Submissions #intheloop

Submit your work today to the International System Dynamics Conference
July 18-22, 2022 | Hybrid – Frankfurt & Online

Get the chance to present your work at the largest conference in the field. Submit your work today!

The deadline is March 18, 2022. 

We seek a variety of contributions of all kinds including:

  • Research, papers, practitioner applications, and work-in-progress descriptions showcasing both quantitative and qualitative approaches
  • Workshop proposals focused on software, skills, process, or other topics
  • Roundtables and Model Exposition proposals
  • Meetings of Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Review the Call for Papers and Submission System Instructions before submitting your work. When submitting your work, be sure to choose a primary thread and a focus area (new for 2022). Please note that you must first sign in to our website to access the submission system.

Send this to any colleagues who you think have material worthy of presentation. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

Jobs

Research Fellow in System Dynamics | Nottingham Trent University 

Ph.D. Opportunities | Loughborough University

Economist | US Department of the Interior

Physical Scientist | US Department of the Interior

This newsletter is created in partnership with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to keep you in the loop on the most up-to-date System Dynamics news, job opportunities, upcoming events, and much more. We’d love to hear from you what kind of information you’d like to see here. Please send us any relevant updates to be featured here!

Recent News

China Chapter News

China Chapter News China Chapter News The 2022 China Chapter Annual Meeting & Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (SUIBE) System Dynamics Young Scholars Forum was successfully held on September 13 as a combination of online and offline....

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop

2022 Presidential Address #intheloop 2022 PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS By Shayne Gary – President of the System Dynamics Society The current president of the System Dynamics Society addressed our worldwide community at the 2022 Conference in Frankfurt. He highlighted...

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests

2023 Conference Invitation Letter Requests We can’t wait to see you in Chicago for the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference. Due to long United States visa appointment waiting times at American embassies and consulates worldwide, the Society has started...

Upcoming Events

Recent Business cases

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning

Credit Card Giant Halts Market Share Slide With Scenario Planning The Problem MasterCard, a major credit card company, once held a dominant market position US Market Share with only one primary competitor, Visa. They woke up one day and realized that, after six years...

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients

System Dynamics Helps Reduce Waiting Lines for NHS Patients EXECUTIVE Summary The impact of COVID-19 on the National Health Service (NHS) in England, led to growing record waiting lists, deterioration of patients and recovery of elective care became the number one...

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