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Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 International System Dynamics Conference in Chicago.

The Conference Team has negotiated a special discount for a 90-minute Chicago River Architecture Boat Tour. This tour is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring the stunning architecture and history of the city. You’ll get the chance to spot some of the most iconic buildings in Chicago while cruising along the scenic Chicago River.


To get access to the discount, register with a LIVE ticket for the conference. You’ll receive the code in your inbox upon registration.  The special discount code is valid for all tours on Monday, July 24, however, we want to encourage all attendees to book the 8:15 pm slot. We believe that this could be a great opportunity for us to enjoy the tour together and bond as a group. Feel free to invite your family if they’re coming to Chicago with you.

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Wendellas’ main dock is located at 400 N Michigan Avenue at the northwest corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge (now called the DuSable Bridge), at the base of the Wrigley Building on the Chicago River. For detailed information about other docks and parking, visit:

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From the Centennial Fountain to the Amtrak Rail Bridge, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the city skyline while learning about the history and design of its most iconic buildings.

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2023 International System Dynamics Conference

The International System Dynamics Conference 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. The ISDC2023 will be a hybrid event, with virtual access for all attendees and opportunities for authors to present work virtually or in Chicago.

LIVE tickets include:

  • Access to the full program in Chicago, including all workshops;
  • Light refreshments;
  • Banquet;
  • Access to all recordings until September 30, 2023.

ONLINE tickets include:

  • Access to the full program, including plenaries, parallel sessions, virtual workshops, and roundtables.
  • Access to all recordings until September 30, 2023.

If you’re bringing one or more guests to the ISDC2023 banquet on July 24 in Chicago, please register them by purchasing the ticket “BRING A GUEST” above.


The 2023 Conference theme is “Adapting in the Face of Change”. 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.


The 2023 Conference It will take place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, a beautiful and historical venue at the heart of downtown Chicago.



Frequently Asked questions (faq’s)

What is your refund policy?

Registration may be changed from in-person to online without penalty until May 30, 2023. A partial refund will be given for the difference between the price paid and the price of the online conference. After May 30, 2023, no refund will be given.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes. Scholarships are available for waiving conference registration fees. We do not provide financial support for travel or accommodation. They are given based on a statement of financial need and a review of written work and are not limited to students. Learn More

Can I buy a ticket for one day only?

No. Single-day tickets are not available. The registration includes access to the full program of the conference.

Where is my member discount?

If you’re logged in, you should see the discounted prices for members. If you’re not seeing the member price, contact us using the chat function in the bottom right of the screen.  Please be sure to include your name and login email address so we can better assist you.

Does the LIVE ticket include food?

It includes a banquet with a buffet-style setup that includes gluten-free options. However, it’s important to note that only drinks will be served during breaks.

Do you offer bulk ticket purchase discounts?

No. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer bulk discounts at the moment.

Can I upgrade my registration?

Yes. You can upgrade your virtual ticket to a live ticket at any time by paying the difference. Upgrade here.

Do I need to bring a printed ticket to the venue?

No. We will be able to check you in with your full name. 

Do you offer discounts for presenters?

No. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer discounts for presenters.

Where should I stay?

We recommend the conference venue, the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Attendees receive a special discount. Book Now.  Save even more and enjoy the historic hotel venue by requesting a roommate.