Conference Updates

Only one month remains until the opening of the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference theme, “Reinventing Life on a Shrinking Earth,” will be explored in plenary, parallel, and poster presentations. There will be ample time to discuss and share knowledge, to question and learn throughout the sessions, to take advantage of face-to-face networking, develop contacts, interact with exhibitors, and more. The program will appeal to a broad cross-section of System Dynamics practitioners, consultants, students, educators, and academics.

Again this year, there is a pre-conference Summer School! The conference sessions officially start on Monday, July 20, but the Summer School starts on Wednesday, July 15. It will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Again this year, the summer school will be taught by leaders in the field and allow for individual and group instruction. The Summer School registration fee is $300.00. The price will go up to $400 on or after July 11. You are not considered registered until the fee is paid in full. Register for the Summer School at the same time as the conference or contact the Society office for assistance.

The PhD Colloquium this year is devoted to developing and mentoring students using System Dynamics in their doctoral dissertations/theses. This year the structure of the Colloquium has changed to address more effectively the changing needs of students from diverse fields, with varying levels of System Dynamics support at their institutions, and at different points in their studies. Please see the conference website for all other pre-conference events.

The conference program, running from July 19-23, will be filled with thought-provoking sessions, presentations of ground-breaking research, networking opportunities, and delightful social events.

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR 2015 includes:



VENUE: Reserve your room early: Note that late July is peak hotel season. To be certain of getting a room, especially if you will arrive before the conference, make your room reservation with the Hyatt Regency Cambridge as soon as possible and definitely no later than June 26th. The Cambridge area is wonderful! For more information on the location, please visit the conference website and explore the “Venue” section.

CONFERENCE “TO DO LIST” for things to take care of and some quick links:

If you have an item to add to this list, please send to

Thanks to the volunteer Conference Paper Reviewers and to the Thread chairs!

Please help share conference information with your colleagues! Download and post a conference flyer today.

We look forward to seeing you in July!

Conference Contacts

    Program Chairs
  • Karim Chichakly
    isee systems
  • Khalid Saeed
    Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Workshop Chairs
  • Jack B. Homer
    Homer Consulting
  • Hazhir Rahmandad
    Virginia Tech

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