Joining the System Dynamics Society


The System Dynamics Society is open to all individuals. The annual (calendar year) membership fee is based on income according to the following table.

Income Level Print and Electronic SD Review Electronic SD Review only
under $8,000 $30 $15
$ 8,000 – $20,000 $45 $35
$20,000 – $40,000 $60 $50
$40,000 – $70,000 $95 $85
$70,000 – $100,000 $120 $110
over $100,000 $150 $140
Income not specified $150 $140

When you join or renew, please select the appropriate tier. This selection is up to you. We do not require income documentation, nor are you asked to disclose the exact amount of your income. Income used in the determination should be your personal gross (before tax) income converted into US dollars at the prevailing rate of currency exchange. Income is intended as a proxy for ability to pay. If your income does not adequately reflect that, for example because your spouse has a significantly higher income, or your employer is paying for your membership fee, you may choose a different tier.

Membership includes a subscription (four issues) to the System Dynamics Review. In addition, other membership benefits include:

  • Access through a membership key to the Review online, all current and past issues;
  • E-toc (electronic table of contents) email alerts for new Review publications;
  • Discounted registration fee at the annual research conference;
  • Preference given to members for conference scholarship and conference volunteer positions;
  • Enhanced networking with access to our exclusive searchable online Membership Directory;
  • Eligibility to purchase hard-copy back issues of the Review;
  • 10% discount on books sold by System Dynamics Society
  • Special 35% discount on books published by John Wiley & Sons;
  • Eligibility to borrow Beer Game boards through the Society’s loaner board program;
  • Contact with others in the field through occasional mailings, and through the electronic System Dynamics Newsletter;
  • Member support from the Society office;
  • And the privilege of voting in all elections, standing as an officer or as a member of the Policy Council, and nominating members for office or for service as a member of the Policy Council.

It is simple to become a member…

ONLINE Use this link to join or renew for 2017 online. You will come to a Login Page. Please use your email address and password (same as for the conference submission system). For more information about renewing and paying online, please contact the Society office.

MAIL your completed 2017 form with membership and payment information to:

System Dynamics Society
Milne 300 – Rockefeller College
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, NY 12222, USA

PHONE your membership and credit card information to: + 1 518 442 3865

FAX your completed 2017 form to: + 1 518 442 3398

E-MAIL your information to: office@systemdynamics.org (not secure)


About the Society

The System Dynamics Society is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of System Dynamics and systems thinking around the world. The Society provides a forum in which researchers, educators, students, consultants and practitioners in the academic, corporate and public sectors interact to keep abreast of current developments, build on each other’s work and introduce newcomers to the field.

Our constituency is international, multi-faceted and diverse, affording members numerous occasions to build both local and international associations. With members in over 75 countries, the System Dynamics Society provides a strong, unified voice supporting the advancement of System Dynamics. Members are able to stay on top of developments around the world by reading the cutting-edge research and applications of System Dynamics published in the System Dynamics Review, attending the annual conference. Additionally, local Chapters and Special Interest Groups allow for more frequent face-to-face and electronic meetings.

A short slide-show, “Introduction to the System Dynamics Society”, is presented annually at the international conference. This presentation includes an overview of a few items: System Dynamics Evolution, the System Dynamics Society, Society Activities, Products & Publications, and How You Can Participate. This presentation is available in two formats: .pdf and .pptx


Contact Us
System Dynamics Society
Roberta Spencer, Executive Director

Milne 300, Rockefeller College
135 Western Avenue
University at Albany
Albany, NY 12222 USA

Phone: +1 (518) 442-3865
FAX: +1 (518) 442-3398

office@systemdynamics.org