Volume 21 – Number 4 October 2008
Links to many photos from the Athens Conference are posted on the Society's conference webpage; please take a look. Each year we have volunteer photographers wandering around the conference taking photos. If you have any photos you would like to share, please send them and we will add them to the website collection. (If there is a photograph of you on the web that you would prefer us to remove, please let us know at email@example.com.)
Links to many full papers, including abstracts and supporting materials can also be accessed through the Society website. If you would like a copy of the printed proceedings, extra copies are for sale.
From the 2008 Conference Organizing Team, thanks!
This list represents a cross-section of conference sessions, as reported by attendees who volunteered to share their impressions with you. If you were not able to be there in person, here you can gain some of the flavor and a sense of the varied activity that made up the Athens conference. If you were there, perhaps you will recognize yourself in a photo or a description. More importantly, you will gain to some extent what is impossible to achieve while in actual attendance at the conference: the ability to go to more than one session at once. Some reports have longer detailed accounts of the sessions; click on the link at the end of the short report.
Session Reports in Chronological Order
It was a very nice conference and thanks for the great organization! ~ Souleymane Bah
Thank you for the conference. Looking forward to meet you next year in the US. ~ Andrei Borshchev
Thanks for an amazing conference!. [...] Congratulations for an excellent, lively conference in Athens. Hope you continue the tradition. ~ George Michael Klimis
Jay Forrester's 90th Birthday Celebration on YouTube
As you will see if you view the video linked below, we missed Jay at the Athens conference, but celebrated his 90th birthday in truly international style.
Thanks to John Sterman for leading us in this fine choral rendition, and to Kim Warren for this video tape. The lighting conditions didn't help the video quality, but you can still see the enthusiasm [if not the talent!] of the singing.
Peer Review Dialog
The evaluation of the current quality of the [conference paper] reviews and the review system is based on personal experiences of the participants. On Tuesday, July 22nd, the fourth "peer review dialog" session welcomed 10 participants amongst which were the President, the President Elect, Members of the Policy Council, Thread Chairs and Reviewers. Read the Full Report.
Minutes of the Meeting of the Policy Council and the General Business Meeting can be found in their entirety by clicking the "Governance" button on the System Dynamics Society website. Please visit the website to learn about the business discussed and to view the complete reports and information presented for the summer PC Meeting.
Motions approved electronically between Summer 2007 and 2008 Policy Council Meetings:
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