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Atlanta Conference Update

Nathan Forrester

Conference Chair

29 March 2000

Plans are progressing nicely for a successful conference in 2001. A confirmation agreement has been signed with the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. This includes preliminary meeting specifications, meeting rooms, accommodations, meals, audio-visual and business services the conference center provides. The entire conference center will be occupied by the System Dynamics Society conference. The dates of the conference are July 23-27, 2001. An informal pre-conference meeting was held in November 1999 with a tour of the conference site.

The social programs will include a welcome reception and conference banquet. The venue for the banquet has not yet been determined, but options are being researched. It can be held on-site or outside of the Conference center.

A Preview Sheet with Call for Paper information will be available at the Norway conference.

A Meeting Network agreement has been signed with Delta Airlines. This will give conference attendees a 5% to 10% discount on airfares. The Society will earn one ticket for every 40 domestic flights booked with reference to our conference file number.

Conference Dates:


August 2000 - hand out information at Norway Conference


September 2000 - Deposit due Emory Conference Center (+/- $15,000)


September/October 2000 - first mailing of call for papers


January 15/February 1, 2001- deadline for abstracts


February 2001 - send first registration/conference information brochure


March 1, 2001 - Notification to authors


April 15, 2001 - Deadline for full papers


May 2001 - send updated registration and conference information brochure


June 2001 - deadline for room reservations/penalty for cancellation


July 23-27, 2001 - Conference in Atlanta



Last modified: February 17, 2001