The 35th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society
July 16 – July 20, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Overview 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the field of System Dynamics. It is thus fitting that we hold the 60th anniversary conference in Cambridge, next to the MIT campus where Jay Forrester developed the field. Today, System Dynamics is used around the world, from K-12 classrooms through doctoral programs, in scholarly research across many disciplines, and in applications from organizational change to climate change, from medicine to management. We will celebrate the accomplishments of the past six decades and explore future directions by showcasing the best work in dynamic modeling being done today.

There will be plenary presentations showcasing important work in the field, along with parallel and poster sessions, making available the most current research, applications, and work in progress. There is a full day of skill-building workshops covering a range of topics from basic software use to advanced analysis techniques. In addition, there will be interest group sessions, student colloquia, the modeling assistance workshop, vendor displays, demonstrations, and more. The conference schedule will provide 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. Please visit our conference site to know more about the 2017 conference...

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Program Chairs

  • John Sterman (MIT Sloan)
  • Nelson Repenning (MIT Sloan)
  • Workshop Chairs

  • Jack B. Homer (Homer Consulting)
  • Hazhir Rahmandad (MIT Sloan)
  • Conference Manager

  • Roberta L. Spencer, Executive Director (System Dynamics Society)
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