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.
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.
Mentorship opportunities, meetings, career fair, and other activities create a growth environment.
In the present moment, upskilling has never been more important. Workshops will be held online on July 18, and on-site on July 27.
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!
CALL FOR PAPERS, WORKSHOPS & CONTRIBUTIONS
Adapting in the Face of Change
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 papers 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.
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 Millenium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Lake Michigan. It includes an indoor pool and fitness center. A limited number of rooms with a special discount for conference attendees is available.
Discount for Attendees
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.
Allyson Beall King
Washington State University
John Pastor Ansah
Case Western Reserve University
University at Buffalo
James Madison University
Harvard Business School
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Take advantage of our early-bird prices and save on conference registrations!