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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 ISDC2024 theme emphasizes the crucial task of uniting diverse fields and approaches for collective benefit. The distinctive power of System Dynamics to provide an internal, feedback-based view on significant real-world problems aligns with and enhances advancements in fields like network science and epidemiology. This integration fortifies System Dynamics research, leading to more comprehensive and lasting solutions and insights.

Your expertise and collaboration will contribute to the advancement of complex system knowledge, promoting enriched dialogue and holistic solutions across various disciplines.

Important Dates

  • Jan 16  Submissions Open
  • Mar 19  Submissions Close
  • Apr 04  Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 11 Author Notification
  • May 16 Scholarship Announcement
  • May 29 Author Registration Deadline
  • May 29 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.

    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

     Boğaziçi University

    Saeed Langarudi

    University of Bergen

    Registrations Open Soon

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

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