2021 Conference Online 26th May

9:30am to 4:00pm

Bookings Open. BOOK NOW!

Each year the chapter organises the Annual Conference, a series of presentations and workshops from eminent practitioners and the opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to System Dynamics and Systems Thinking. This year the conference will be held online due to ongoing restrictions to combat the coronavirus outbreak. The meeting includes presentations from invited speakers, a “getting started with system dynamics” workshop (see below) and the student colloquium, which in 2021 will be embedded within the conference proceedings.

There will also be opportunities for participants to present posters. Further information about the mode of poster presentations in the online meeting will be made available as soon as they are finalised with content likely to be required by the 17th May alongside the student contributions. Opportunities for students to present posters, talks and enter for a prize can be found in the student colloquium pages.

The “Getting Started with System Dynamics” session, led by Kim Warren, will take place 4:00–6:30pm on the 25th May, the day before the conference. This is ideal for people new to system dynamics. Please register beforehand as numbers are limited.

Invited Speakers

A Dynamic Economy – Understanding the role of transport connectivity in Levelling Up the North of England
Jack Snape
(Principal Data Analytics and Modelling Officer, Transport for the North)
Mike Costello
(Principal Consultant at Steer)

A Systems Thinking approach for understanding the complexity of cost overruns in transportation megaprojects
Godawatte Arachchige Gimhan Rathnagee Godawatte
(Assistant Professor in Quantity Surveying, Institute of Sustainable Building Design ISBD, Heriot-Watt University)

The use of space in Thamesmead: A participatory system dynamics study
Nici Zimmerman
(Associate Professor, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL)

The dynamics of migration to national Gigabit connectivity
David Exelby
(Director, Decision Analysis Services Ltd)

Modelling the impact of COVID on waiting lists for planned care
Mike Woodall
(Integration Analytics Lead, The Strategy Unit, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit)

Submissions Invited


Poster Presentations. Form
Submission of abstract deadline: 17th May

Presentations & Prize. Form
Submission of abstract deadline: 19th April
Submission of paper deadline: 17th May

For further details see Student Colloquium.


Poster Presentations. Form
Submission of abstract deadline: 17th May

Getting Started with System Dynamics

Kim Warren

25th May 4:00-6:30pm

Prior Registration required

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