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2024 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 42nd 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 ISDC2024 will be a hybrid event, with virtual access for all attendees and opportunities for authors to present work virtually or in Bergen.

LIVE tickets include:

  • Access to the full program in Bergen, including workshops
  • Catered lunch and break-time food (from August 5 to 7) 
  • Entry to the Banquet event
  • Access to all session recordings until September 30, 2024

ONLINE tickets include:

  • Access to the full program, including plenaries, parallel sessions, virtual workshops, and roundtables.
  • Access to all recordings until September 30, 2024.


The 2024 Conference will take place at the Scandic Bergen City Hotel, a comfortable and well-equipped hotel at the heart of the beautiful city.


The theme of the 2024 International System Dynamics Conference is “Bridging Perspectives for New Insights.” This theme highlights the need for building bridges across different fields and approaches to benefit everyone

What is your refund policy?

Registrations are not refundable. You may change from in-person to online without penalty until May 28, 2024. A partial refund will be given for the difference between the price paid and the price of the online conference. After May 28, 2024, 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 IN-PERSON ticket include food?

Yes. It includes catered lunch and break-time food for the thee conference days (workshop day not included). It also includes access to the Banquet. Breakfast is included only for those staying at the conference venue and is included in the hotel accommodation fees. Dinners are not provided. 

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 an in-person ticket until July 22, 2024, by paying the difference. Please contact us.

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 Scandic Bergen City. Attendees receive a special discount. Use the code to redeem: BUIB030824

11th South Africa Chapter Conference

 The South Africa System Dynamics Chapter (SASDC) is hosting our hybrid 11th annual South African System Dynamics Conference to create a networking platform where researchers can present novel work which contributes to systems thinking, System Dynamics (theory, methodology or empirics), systems engineering, and operations research.

Extended abstracts should contribute to the conference theme of “Unifying Systems through Collaboration”. Topics may tackle the following subjects:

  • Health Dynamics
  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Sociology and Psychology
  • Economics
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Technology
  • Policy and Governance
  • Transport
  • Hydrogen Economy
  • Circular
  • Economy

Attendee Registration:

Presenter Registration:

Full Paper template 




Call for submissions (short papers/ work-in-progress/ case studies)


Short paper / work-in-progress/ case study submission deadline


Notice of submission decision to authors


Author registration deadline


Preliminary program


Attendee registration closes


Final program & conference details

16-17 Nov

11th South African System Dynamics Conference



Early Bird Registration 

Regular Registration

SASDC Members 



Non-SASDC Members 



SASDC Student Members 



Non-SASDC Student 







Eskom Research & Innovation Centre, Rosherville, Johannesburg, South Africa


Contact: Nalini Pillay –

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.

Book Boat Tour


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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10th South Africa Chapter Conference

To celebrate reaching a decade milestone of our system dynamics conference in South Africa – started by Eskom in 2012 – we will offer FREE REGISTRATION for this conference only!

Theme: “Transforming our World of  Systems”

16-18 November 2022

The South Africa System Dynamics Chapter (SASDC) is hosting our virtual 10th annual South African System Dynamics Conference is to create a networking platform for researchers to present novel work that contributes to data analytics, systems thinking, system dynamics (theory, methodology, or empirics), systems engineering and operations research. Abstracts and full papers should contribute to the conference theme of Transforming our World of Systems.

Topics may tackle the following subjects:

Health Dynamics/ Sustainability / Education/ Sociology and Psychology/ Finance & Economics/ Natural Resource Management/ Technology/  Policy and Governance/ Transport/ Hydrogen Economy/ Circular Economy.

Please note that approved abstracts can take one of the following forms:

  1. Full paper and presentation
  2. Presentation only (paper will not be published in the Conference Proceedings)
  3. Working paper for inclusion in a discussion forum (no presentation required or inclusion in the Conference Proceedings)
  4. Case studies to be presented and discussed in a workshop format

Registration and abstract submission:




Call for Abstracts


Abstract submission deadline


Notice of Abstract submission decision to authors


Full paper submission deadline


Notice of full paper submission decision to authors


Author registration deadline


Preliminary program


Attendee registration closes


Final program & conference details

16-18 Nov

10th Annual South African System Dynamics