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4th Annual System Dynamics Competition by the South Africa System Dynamics Chapter

March 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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This Challenge is FREE to enter, with fantastic sponsored prizes to win!

Do you often find yourself thinking about complex problems? Are you trying to make sense of the changing world, especially during and after the global pandemic? Are you ready to learn new skills or sharpen your existing skills? We invite you to join the 4th South African System Dynamics Competition! We have six FREE virtual workshops from now till September 2021 to build and expand your system dynamics simulation skills. iSee Systems will graciously sponsor registered participants with Stella Architect software during the competition. The winner(s) will be invited to the virtual 8th annual South African System Dynamics Conference and receive a fantastic sponsored reward!

Entry and registration are FREE, the workshops are FREE, prizes are AMAZING – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!! Be part of this exciting event, register now!!


If you are new to the field, this is a great opportunity to use and further develop your valuable System Dynamics skillset! If you are already a well-seasoned System Dynamics modeler, you can still showcase your skills by tackling, what will be a real-world challenge. As System Dynamists we look forward to listening and learning from the insights gained through tackling this challenge head-on, thus enriching future growth and stimulation in the field of System Dynamics.

The top-rated submissions will be presenting their work to the country’s System Dynamics network at the 9th South African System Dynamics Conference on the 18th November 2021, where the winner will be announced.


Requirements (detailed requirements on the SASD Chapter Website:):

Have access to a computer that can install system dynamics modeling software (e.g. Stella/Vensim/equivalent).

Entry can be individual or a team not exceeding 2 people.

The documented feedback with the model submission should be less than 10 pages.



Workshop days will be held at 9am SAST[+2] with a duration of 3h.

30 March 2021  Registration open/ Call for entries

8 May 2021  **Training workshop (Basics)

29 May 2021   **Training workshop (Fish banks)

12 Jun 2021  **Training workshop (Challenge focus)

17 Jul 2021  **Review session (Logic, Causal Loop Diagram, Rich picture)

14 Aug/ 18 Sep 2021  **Review session (Model Concept)

29 October 2021   Registration & entry deadline

10 Nov 2021    Announcement of finalists

18 November 2021  Announcement of the winner/s at the 9th Annual System   Dynamics Conference

**Non-compulsory, a support service by the South African System Dynamics Chapter.


March 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am EDT
November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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