The 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
July 19 – July 23, 2015
Reinventing Life on a Shrinking Earth
Overview 2015 The annual System Dynamics conference brings together people from around the world to share important research and application results and to build the community of those active in the field. For 2015 we return to Cambridge. The conference theme is “Reinventing Life on a Shrinking Earth.” While Earth has not changed size in absolute terms, it is definitely shrinking with respect to the activity it supports. We have all experienced the effects of the greater interconnectivity: global economic recession, global business competition, pandemics, crowding and congestion, depletion of natural resources, strategic acquisition of water supplies, rising health care costs and management, and rapid economic development in many nations, spurring resource depletion, pollution, and climate change. Complex business and societal challenges have arisen from the increasing activity on the globe that conventional institutional designs have failed to address. System Dynamics uniquely provides a strategic framework to explore the challenges of a shrinking Earth, giving a greater understanding and exposing counterintuitive insights that allow us to reinvent our institutions and our lives.
The program includes plenary presentations that showcase important work in the field, parallel and poster sessions that present the most current research and applications, and a full day of skill-building workshops covering topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques. Panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, a modeling assistance workshop, vendor exhibits, and demonstrations round out the program. The conference schedule provides time for social and professional interaction.
The Society’s annual international conference is held alternately in North America and Europe, with occasional appearances in Asia and the Pacific Rim. These conferences, and the meetings of local chapters and interest groups, introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities.
Who should attend?
- Academics: Communicate your research results and find out about research being conducted around the world.
- Consultants: Demonstrate the power of system dynamics in client work and see what others are doing.
- Practitioners: Show what is being done in your organization and learn what is happening elsewhere.
- Students: Share your research, get feedback, and discover research directions and collaborators.
- Educators: Let people know what you are doing and see what is being done with students at all levels.
- Managers and Policy Makers: Tell others what you see as valuable and discover new directions your organization can move in.
- Network with hundreds of other students, academics, consultants and professionals involved in System Dynamics.
- Receive current updates on a range of topics, from leaders and expert practitioners.
- Learn about the particular benefits and uses of different modeling approaches.
- Meet the sponsors and exhibitors and learn about their new developments.
- Progress your career or search for job candidates at the Red Ribbon Event.
- Learn about the latest work and research and see its implications for you.
- Enhance your skill set with workshops and see the work of luminaries.
- Explore and debate topics, discuss in formal and informal settings.
- Present your research, project, or product and get feedback.
- Promote your work.
For more information, please contact:
Roberta L. Spencer, Executive Director
System Dynamics Society
Milne 300 – Rockefeller College, University at Albany
Albany, New York 12222 USA
Ph: +1 518 442-3865 Fax: +1 518 442-3398