The System Dynamics Society occasionally recognizes people for making a significant contribution to a field or a practice over an extended period of time. This is the only award of the Society that is based on a body of work done over lifetime and not on a single article.
This award was formalized in 2012 and had been given very sparingly in the past. It cannot be given out posthumously. No nominations are solicited for the award and the Jay Forrester Award Committee decides on the winner.
The award carries a plaque recognizing the achievement of the winner.
System Dynamics Lifetime Achievement Award Committee
David Lane 2019-2023
Erling Moxnes (Chair) 2017-2021
Khalid Saeed 2016-2021
John Sterman 2018-2022