COVID-19 Resources

The Society has joined the call in Science Magazine for transparency in COVID-19 modeling and encourages open sharing of models and assumptions that will help us through this pandemic.  A number of members and partners have answered this call and we have gathered their models and thoughts to share with the world.  Please explore these COVID-19 resources and critique, use, improve, and share them with proper attribution to those who provided them. 


Registration is Open for the 2020 Virtual Conference

July 20-24, 2020

As you are likely aware, the Society’s 2020 July Conference will now be held in a virtual format. We have spent the last month redesigning the experience and are pleased to offer you details about the planned event.  Though there are significant costs to plan and deliver our annual conference (which are even greater this year since we have planned for two events), we are pleased to be able to offer a significantly reduced price because we must no longer rent space or provide food. The new price will be $200 for full-time student members, $215 for non member students, $300 for member, and $400 for non-members.  We hope that this reduction in price, and the substantial savings from avoiding travel-related costs, will make the 2020 Virtual International System Dynamics Conference more accessible than ever, providing opportunities to engage with new colleagues throughout the world.


 Take Our Modeling Skills Survey

The Student Chapter has developed a survey to assess System Dynamics simulation modeling skills.  The purpose of this survey it to understand areas in which the community would like to build further skills.  This information will be used by the Student Chapter and the Society's Learning Committee to inform efforts to bring more relevant learning resources to those who desire them.No personal information will be stored and participation is voluntary. Time required is estimated at 15 minutes.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to support this effort!


Volunteer for the Society

The System Dynamics society is looking for volunteers! Our members have much to offer, and we want you to help us build the field and make the society valuable for its members. Volunteering can lead to leadership positions in the System Dynamics Society, and can help volunteers to build relationships, shape the future of the Society, and give back to the community.



Membership Has Its Benefits

Members get free access to current and past System Dynamics Review articles, discounts to our annual research conference, negotiated discounts on online learning courses from Society partners, preference on conference scholarship and conference volunteer positions, , enhanced networking through our searchable online Membership Directory, a 10% discount on books sold by System Dynamics Society, a 35% discount on books published by John Wiley & Sons, eligibility to borrow Beer Game boards through the Society’s loaner board program, member support, 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.

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Latest News

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Society Member Hazhir Rahmandad promoted to tenured Associate Professor at MIT Sloan (13 May 2020)

Society joins Science Magazine call for transparency of COVID-19 simulation models (April 30)

Milbank Quarterly publishes paper by ReThink Health’s Bobby Milstein & Jack Homer (February 21)

3rd Annual System Dynamics Competition by the South Africa System Dynamics Chapter (February 16)

Updated Conflict, Defense and Security Special Interest Group website goes live (February 13)

System Dynamics Review EARLY VIEW - "Do you bend or break? System dynamics in resilience planning for food security" (February 4)

The Case Repository

Visit the Case Repository web page for a collection of projects that used System Dynamics as their method.

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The System Dynamics Review

Providing the latest worldwide developments in System Dynamics and it is available with membership.

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