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2023 International

System Dynamics Conference

Chicago & Online | July 23 – 27, 2023


The International System Dynamics Conference (ISDC) is an annual event where people from all over the world interested in the practice of System Dynamics and systems thinking gather. Now in its 41st year, the Conference appeals to audiences across industry and academia. These conferences introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. Participants come from businesses, universities, K-12 education, not-for-profits, government, consulting, the healthcare sector, and beyond.

ISDC 2023 will be a hybrid event, with virtual access for all attendees and opportunities for authors to present work virtually or in Chicago. 

Limited Capacity

We have a limited capacity of 300 tickets for live attendees. Save your seat by registering early!


In-Person or Online? It’s your decision! Attendees can access the full Conference program with either a Chicago 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. Workshops will be held online on July 18, and on-site on July 27.

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!


Adapting in the Face of Change

Submissions Closed

Submission Window: January 24 – March 21, 2023

The disruptions caused by the global pandemic, climate change, social and racial inequities, nationalist politics, and a rapidly urbanizing population leave us facing a future that calls for adaptation and intervention in complex systems. For the 2023 conference, we invite contributions that address the following questions:

  • What are the drivers of current sociological behaviors and how do we achieve the new equilibriums we are seeking?
  • How do models help us build both hindsight about past behaviors and dynamic hypotheses about our future?
  • How do applications of System Dynamics models help shape policies that seek to build an equitable, sustainable future that includes health and well-being for both people and ecosystems?

We seek to highlight work that addresses the current challenges we face. We invite rigorous quantitative and qualitative modeling that demonstrates the use of System Dynamics and new approaches within the practice to address these challenges.

Important Dates

  • Jan 24  Submissions Open
  • Mar 21  Submissions Close
  • Apr 04  Scholarship Application Deadline
  • May 11 Author Notification
  • May 16 Scholarship Announcement
  • May 30 Author Registration Deadline
  • May 30 Early Bird Prices Ends

    THe venue

    The conference will take place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. A beautiful and historical venue at the heart of downtown Chicago. It is just a short walk to Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Lake Michigan. It includes an indoor pool and fitness center. A limited number of rooms are available with a special discount for conference attendees.

    Discount for Attendees

    Central Location

    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

    Allyson Beall King

    Washington State University

    John Pastor Ansah

    Case Western Reserve University

    Saras Chung

    Skip Designed

    Sara Metcalf

    University at Buffalo

    Billy Schoenberg

    isee systems

    Workshop Chairs



    MAW Organizers


    Jack Homer

    Homer Consulting

    Hazhir Rahmandad


    James Paine


    Gary Hirsch

    Hirsch Consulting

    Rod Macdonald

    James Madison University

    SOC Chairs

    Volunteer Coordinators

    Celia Stafford

    Harvard Business School

    Christine Tang

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Christina Gkini

    University of Bergen

    Jefferson Rajah

    University of Bergen

    Julia Horn

    University of Stuttgart

    Our Sponsors

    PwC 2023 International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor
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    International Policy Dynamics 2023 Conference Sponsor
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    MIT Sloan School of Management SDS Logo
    Ventana Systems International System Dynamics Conference Sponsor Logo
    Copernicos Groep Logo Sponsor
    Sage Analysis Group SDS Logo System Dynamics Society Sponsor
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    Systems Logo SDS Systems an open access journal by MDPI
    isee systems logo Society and Conference Sponsor
    Forio Business Simulations
    University of Bergen Logo - Society Sponsor and University Partner
    Change Agent, Inc. Logo - System Dynamics Society Sponsor
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