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2024 International

System Dynamics Conference

Bergen & Online | August 4 – 8, 2024


The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) unites global minds with a shared passion for System Dynamics and systems thinking. Now celebrating our 42nd year, the ISDC stands as a beacon for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration, attracting a diverse audience from business, academia, philanthropy, and more.

Our conference is a comprehensive platform where newcomers gain valuable insights, seasoned practitioners stay abreast with the latest trends, and every participant enjoys unrivaled networking opportunities. 

ISDC2024 will be a hybrid event. Attend virtually or in person in the beautiful city of Bergen, Norway. Whether presenting work or engaging with peers, experience the future of System Dynamics at ISDC2024 – where participants from over 60 countries come together to think systematically


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

Special Activities

Mentorship opportunities, meetings, career fair, and other activities create a growth environment.

List of Activities


In the present moment, upskilling has never been more important. Take advantage hands-on workshops  

Top-Notch Research

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative modeling demonstrating the power of System Dynamics. 


Join professionals and organizations shaping the future of the field. Share your ideas and  meet your future project partner!


Bridging Perspectives for New Insights

Submission Window: January, 16 – March, 19 | 2024

Submissions are encouraged on all topics relating to the theory and practical application of System Dynamics modeling.

The theme of the 2024 International System Dynamics Conference is “Bridging Perspectives for New Insights.” This theme highlights the need for building bridges across different fields and approaches to benefit everyone. In particular, the unique strengths of System Dynamics in bringing an endogenous, feedback-based perspective on important real-world problems complements methodological advancements in neighboring fields, from network science and epidemiology to operations research and econometrics. By building on these synergies System Dynamics research will be stronger and more impactful. Together, these complementary approaches can enrich theoretical and practical conversations in social, medical, and engineering sciences, ultimately leading to more holistic, long-term, and sustainable policies and insights.

We invite experts from different fields with an interest in connecting with System Dynamics to understand dynamic problems to join us in this stimulating and innovative event. Through sharing perspectives, combining approaches, and fostering productive collaborations we can advance our understanding of complex systems.

Important Dates

  • Jan 16  Submissions Open
  • Mar 19  Submissions Close
  • Apr 15  Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 9 Author Notification
  • May 9 Scholarship Announcement
  • May 14 ISDC Volunteer Application Deadline
  • May 21 ISDC Volunteer Notification
  • May 28 Author Registration Deadline
  • May 28 Early Bird Prices Ends

    Location & venue

    The hybrid conference will take place in Bergen, Norway.

    Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords,’ Bergen is a picturesque coastal city surrounded by seven mountains. Rich in maritime history, and a vibrant cultural scene. The historic Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is one of its prime attractions. The city’s narrow cobblestone streets, colorful wooden houses, and vibrant fish market offer a unique blend of old-world charm and modern Scandinavian flair.

    The conference is hosted at the Scandic Bergen City Hotel. A comfortable and well-equipped hotel at the heart of the beautiful city, it offers guests a delightful experience with all the necessary amenities. Hotel guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast. All conference attendees are provided a buffet lunch and generous coffee breaks with food and drinks.

    Live attendees enjoy complimentary lunch and break-time food for the three main conference days (August 5 to 7, 2024)
    Apply the code BUIB030824 to get your discount.

    Central Location

    Breakfast Included

    Comfortable Rooms


    Our organizers come from different backgrounds and industries with great expertise and knowledge of the System Dynamics field. You may contact them for suggestions and questions.

    Program Chairs

    Organizing Chairs

    Hazhir Rahmandad

    MIT Sloan School of Management

    Mohammad Jalali

    Harvard Medical School

    Susan Howick

    Strathclyde Business School

    Birgit Kopainsky

    University of Bergen

    Ali Saysel

    University of Bergen

    Saeed Langarudi

    University of Bergen

    Our ISDC 2023 Sponsors

    PwC 2023 International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor
    Credit Human SDS Logo International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor
    Anylogic logo
    Ventana Systems International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor Logo
    DynamicVu Logo
    isee systems logo Society and Conference Sponsor
    Case Western Reserve University SDS Logo
    International Policy Dynamics 2023 Conference Sponsor
    Change Agent, Inc. Logo - System Dynamics Society Sponsor
    MIT Sloan School of Management SDS Logo
    Common Earth Logo
    Sage Analysis Group SDS Logo System Dynamics Society Sponsor
    Copernicos Groep Logo Sponsor
    Systems Logo SDS Systems an open access journal by MDPI
    Forio Business Simulations
    University of Bergen Logo - Society Sponsor and University Partner
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    Registrations Open Soon

    Take advantage of our early-bird prices and save on conference registrations!

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