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Immerse Yourself in System Dynamics This Summer!

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:42 pm

Immerse Yourself in System Dynamics This Summer!

With courses taught at three levels, the 3rd System Dynamics Summer School offers something for everyone. Registration is now for open for the three-day System Dynamics Summer School hosted at Delft University, the same site as the annual conference, the ISDC, in the Netherlands. Whether you are a newcomer to the field or an experienced practitioner, this Summer School program provides the opportunity to explore System Dynamics while building professional networks.

The Summer School program takes place Wednesday, July 13 (early morning) until Friday, July 15 (evening). On Saturday, July 16 there is an optional half-day social activity. Although summer school participants are not required to attend the conference, it is highly recommended that you also register for the ISDC, participate in the PhD Colloquium and the post-conference workshop day. Taking part in all offered events provides an exceptional experience with superior results.

Detailed information about the Summer School and registration is available on the Summer School website. Contact summerschool@systemdynamics.org for more information.
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Tentative Workshop Schedule Now Available at ISDC16

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:21 pm

Tentative Workshop Schedule Now Available at ISDC16

We are happy to announce that the tentative Workshop Schedule is now available for the 2016 System Dynamics Conference in Delft, the Netherlands. 40+ hours of all levels of workshops will be offered to enhance your skill set! The date is Thursday, July 21. Customize your Schedule! Begin with three days of pre-conference Summer School; join the PhD Colloquium and other special events on Sunday; attend the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday invited and contributed sessions; then wrap up with the Thursday Workshop day. Optimize your conference experience with a balance of learning and sharing! The Program by Thread will be available on May 13 and the full conference schedule will be available in early June. Please check the conference website for updates as July approaches.

The conference stopwatch is ticking for #ISDC2016! Registration is now open. We hope to see you in Delft, the Netherlands; the dates of the conference are July 17 – 21, 2016.
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Professional Development Opportunities at #ISDC16

Postby Roberta Spencer » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:26 am

Professional Development Opportunities at #ISDC16

What's on your conference agenda?

Do you know about the considerable list of professional development opportunities available in Delft? In addition to paper presentations, there are many ways to optimize your conference experience. Create a customized schedule to include any or all of the following:

  • Pre-conference Summer School — Immediately preceding the conference, three days of small-group, intensive instruction sessions at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, taught by an international and exemplary team of System Dynamics professors.
  • Modeling Assistance Workshop — This popular workshop includes two sessions of one-on-one modeling coaching to address your specific modeling questions. Workshop slots are first come, first served. Reserve your spot today by contacting Rod MacDonald.
  • Publishing Assistance Workshop — Seeking guidance for navigating the world of publishing? Expert mentors are available to meet with you to discuss your next steps to publication. Contact George P. Richardson in advance to schedule your session.
  • Continuing Professional Education for Certified Public Accountants — The System Dynamics Society is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. .CPA participants can earn up to 24 credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications, Economics, Business Management & Organization, Computer Science and Mathematics.
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Discover a wealth of information right at your fingertips!

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:04 am

Discover a wealth of information right at your fingertips!

Past Conference Proceedings give you access to all the papers, workshops and other materials presented at previous System Dynamics Conferences. You can find the link to Past Conference Proceedings in the Activities and Resources section of the website. With conferences spanning from 2015 to 1983, and including early System Dynamics Research Conferences from 1981 and 1976, the information available is unsurpassed.

Here’s what one of our members has to say about this valuable resource: “I recommend the past Society conference proceedings to my students to have a first look at what was modelled and simulated before by others. It is a great source to figure out who has been working on what, why, when and how.” -Erik Pruyt, Assistant Professor of System Dynamics and Policy Analysis at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology, currently serving the System Dynamics Society as VP of Meetings.
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the Creative Learning Exchange System Thinking Conference

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:52 am

Register Now for the Creative Learning Exchange System Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference, June 25-27, 2016.

The Creative Learning Exchange invites you to attend their 12th Biennial Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference for K-12 Education in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The event will be held at the Babson Executive Conference Center from June 25-27, 2016, with an Introductory Workshop on Friday, June 24.

The CLE Conference will offer sessions that focus on skill refinement and development and other sessions will be held that give the opportunity to view how technology has been integrated using a Systems Approach, and how educators have used Systems Thinking in their curriculum. Keynotes will be given by: John Sterman, the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at MIT; Peter Hovmand with Megan Odenthal from the Brown School of Social Work and the Ritnour School System; and Brad Morrison, Associate Professor of Management at Brandeis University, with Tracy Benson, President of the Systems Thinking in Schools Group from the Waters Foundation.

Don’t miss this excellent opportunity, visit the CLE website to register today!
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Presentation at Innovations in Collaborative Modeling Confer

Postby Roberta Spencer » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:26 am

Society Members Gary Hirsch and Krys Stave Presenting at Innovations in Collaborative Modeling Conference

Gary Hirsch will present “The ReThink Health Model: Supporting Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration in Local Communities,” and Krystyna Stave will present “Exploring the Nature of Insight in Participatory System Dynamics Modeling.” Other presentations include the titles “Biases, Beliefs and Values in Participatory Modeling and Citizen Science” and “Unity over Discipline: Tales from the Borderlands of Two Cultures.” For more information about the conference, visit the ICM website. Early bird conference rates end soon:Register by May 2nd, 2016. The conference dates are June 14-15, 2016.
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Unique Courses Customized To Your Level: SD Summer School

Postby Roberta Spencer » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:43 am

Unique Courses Customized To Your Level: SD Summer School

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity! The 3rd System Dynamics Summer School, titled “Black Swans & Black Lies: System Dynamics in the Context of Deep Uncertainty, Big Data, Multiple Actors & Political Power-play,” is a three-day international Summer School hosted at the same venue as the annual conference, the ISDC, Delft University in the Netherlands.

Where do you fit in? The summer school will offer three levels for different target audiences:
Relative newcomers to the System Dynamics field who want to quickly acquire the necessary basic/intermediate System Dynamics modeling skills to get started and/or need good advice/supervision to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. After this basic course, participants will be able to make and use their own System Dynamics models and will know which common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid.

Those in need of project supervision and additional supervision (e.g. regarding their PhD research) will be supervised by experienced supervisors.

System dynamicists or students in System Dynamics who want to take advanced topics (exploratory SD modeling and analysis, deep uncertainty, data rich simulation, collaborative modeling) and/or are in need of supervision regarding their SD research (PhD or otherwise).

The program takes place from Wednesday, July 13 (early morning) until Friday, July 15 (evening), with the option of a half-day social activity on Saturday, July 16.

Detailed information about the Summer School and registration is available on the Summer School website. Contact summerschool@systemdynamics.org for more information.
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Have You Reserved Your Spot for SD Summer School?

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:59 am

Have You Reserved Your Spot for SD Summer School?

The three-day pre-conference System Dynamics Summer School is scheduled for July 13-15th at the Delft University of Technology; there is a spot for you:

  • MA, MSc, PhD students interested in, but new to, the SD method who want to learn basic/intermediate modeling skills;
  • PhD students in SD at the start of their PhD process who need to learn basic/intermediate modeling skills and need advice;
  • Policy analysts and Systems Thinkers who want to add System Dynamics to their methodological toolbox;
  • Managers and policymakers who want to learn System Dynamics in order to be able to deal with dynamically complex issues;
  • Professors/teachers who want to start teaching System Dynamics and need inspiration and coaching.

In combination with the PhD Colloquium, the three-day International System Dynamics Conference, and post-conference workshops, there are unparalleled opportunities available in Delft for networking, learning and skills-building.

This is also an exceptional opportunity for instruction and professional development at the intermediate to advanced level:

  • MA, MSc and Self-study students in System Dynamics who want to take advanced topics in System Dynamics;
  • PhD students in System Dynamics who are about halfway through their PhD process, want to take advanced topics, and/or need advanced supervision;
  • SD Practitioners who would like to learn new/advanced System Dynamics skills and discuss their work with experienced supervisors.

Instruction will be delivered at all levels by an international team of distinguished System Dynamics professors and practitioners. Make this opportunity happen!
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Networking in the Spotlight at #ISDC16

Postby Roberta Spencer » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:26 pm

Networking in the Spotlight at #ISDC16

Are you seeking employment? Or maybe you are looking to add a terrific person to your team? The International System Dynamics Conference is a great place to network with other system dynamicists and explore employment opportunities. The Red Ribbon Event is specially designed to facilitate conversation between attendees seeking career advice and mentors equipped to advise.

The Career Link Bulletin Board, another networking resource, posts active job openings and will be on display during the conference week.

Learn more about the Red Ribbon Event and the SD Career Link, which is maintained year round on our website.
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Spouses’ Lounge News

Postby Roberta Spencer » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:15 am

Spouses’ Lounge News

Are you arriving before the start of the conference? If so you may want to visit the Museum Prinsenhof Delft by July 17th before the end of the exhibition Vermeer is coming home | The Little Street returns to Delft which describes the long search to identify the place that inspired Vermeer to paint his masterpiece. For more information please check the Museum website. See the Spouses’ Lounge page for more details about this and other Spouses’ Lounge activities.
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