Category Archives: Conference

2022 Annual Conference – Bookings Open

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Thursday April 21st– Friday April 22nd

Strathclyde University


Bookings are now open for our annual conference, which this year is at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, April 21-22. The programme will include plenary presentations on System Dynamics in Healthcare, and on Service Design. There will be student presentations, posters, workshops and a round table discussion. The Thursday sessions will also be available online for those who cannot attend in person.

Early bird prices available throughout February

Reduced prices are available for students and retired people. Separate prices for single day sessions and virtual participation on the Thursday.

Just starting System Dynamics or need a refresher? Book for the Thursday morning workshop Getting Started SD

Updates will be posted on the Conference web page.

Earl of Wessex Future Energy Conference – Monday 15 November 2021

Category : Conference , News , Students

The Worshipful Company of Fuellers are excited to announce the second Earl of Wessex Conference, to be held on 15th November at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians, Regent’s Park.

Any UK young researchers or practitioners who are conducting SD work in the broad area of “Future Energy” such as the issues influencing our journey to a sustainable future; including what incentives are required in order to achieve Net Zero as well as the impact of novel technologies etc. please find the Earl of Wessex Future Energy Conference 2021 Competition Invitation. Further details at the at the website of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers.

Annual Conference, May 26, Bookings Open

Category : Conference , Posters , Students

9:30am to 4:00pm


The UK System Dynamics Chapter of the International Society are holding their annual conference and AGM virtually once again this year. The programme has been adapted to optimise participants online experience and includes excellent speakers, up and coming student contributions and opportunities to engage in discussions that are aimed to further the field. There is an optional session on the evening of Tuesday the 25th May for those new to System Dynamics and who want to learn the basics of stock and flow modelling, with a full programme of events on Wednesday 26th May. We look forward to seeing you…

This year the Student Colloquium will take place during the annual conference

Check the Conference Page for Further Details

Poster Submissions Invited

Submissions to display a poster are invited from all participants: students and non-students.

Submission Deadline: 17th May.

Posters will be displayed on the Chapter website. To be considered, please submit an abstract of your work (max 500 words). Completed and ongoing work is welcome.

Student Poster Submission Form
Non-Student Poster Submission Form

Student Presentations and Prize

Students may apply for the annual student prize for 2021. Spaces will be limited. To be considered, please submit an abstract of your work (max 500 words). Completed and ongoing work is welcome

After the abstract selection, successful students will be asked to submit a full paper of up to 20 pages, which will be judged by an esteemed panel of experts, and a 5 minute pre-recorded presentation. The prize is open to students based in the UK. (If unsuccessful, you will automatically be considered for a poster presentation as an alternative.)

Submission Deadlines:
19th April for an abstract
17th May for either a full paper, if short-listed, or a poster submission

Student Presentations & Prize Submission Form

Please read the Student Prize Rules for further guidance

Getting Started with System Dynamics

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.

2021 Winter Newsletter

2021 Annual Conference May 26th

This years’s annual conference will be a one-day online meeting. It will include presentations from invited speakers and student work. There will also be opportunities for participants to present posters. A “Getting Started with System Dynamics” workshop will run on the evening of the 25th.

Check out the updates at our website conference page and student colloquium page.

System Dynamics Helps to Tackle COVID

The COVID pandemic has provided an opportunity for those in the System Dynamics community to apply their skills.  Whilst there may be general lessons from the pandemic about the wider use of modelling the suitability of SD in such a situation is clear.  The dynamic nature of the situation and the need to be build and refine models at pace and sometimes in the absence, or in advance or hard facts, lends itself to SD.  One such example has been the work undertaken in the Kent & Medway system by the Whole Systems Partnership.  Read more …

Success Stories

Are you a system dynamics practitioner? Or have you used system dynamics in a project? Do you have a success story to tell? 

System Dynamics has been used successfully in a wide range of situations, in efforts that range from a few days’ work up to very large projects. All kinds of organisation have benefited, including businesses, Government departments and voluntary groups. We are keen to highlight more such cases, so if you have a story you would like to tell, please consider submitting it for inclusions in our success stories. Please visit our success stories webpage

2020 Conference Presentations

Category : Conference , Presentation

On April 2nd this year, the chapter held a very successful online conference, replacing the two-day one that had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The slides and videos for this online conference are now available:

2020 conference

If you want to revisit the talks you heard, or, if you missed our meeting, watch for the first time, please use the above link to access the YouTube videos.

Although we were disappointed not to hold the Glasgow meeting this year, the good news is that next years’ conference will be at the same venue: Strathclyde University on 25-26th March 2021. We look forward to seeing you next year in Glasgow.

UK Chapter, 2020 Online Conference Thursday, April 2nd

Category : Conference , Recent

The UK chapter’s online conference takes place on 2 April 2020. The full programme is available at

The webinar will start from 09:30 for participants to login and test their connection, with the getting started with SD session with Kim Warren taking place in the morning, and the afternoon programme of speakers commencing at 13:30.

Donations are welcome from participants to cover the running costs of this event via Eventbrite:

Join the webinar using this link:

Participants will be asked to provide their name and email address when joining (the same email address used to register on Eventbrite)

Postponed UK Chapter Conference: Online Event 2nd April 2020 and Rescheduled Conference for 2021

Category : Conference , Events , Recent

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was taken to postpone our annual conference, which was planned for 2nd and 3rd of April in Glasgow. We are delighted to be able to announce that we have rescheduled the event to take place at the University of Strathclyde on Thursday, 25th and Friday, 26th  March 2021. Further information follows:

  • If you have booked a ticket to the event, you are entitled to a full refund – please contact to arrange.
  • If you do not seek a refund, you can use the purchased ticket for the 2021 conference.
  • We plan to run an online event on Thursday, 2nd April, which will feature a selection of presentations that were planned for the Strathclyde conference. If you have booked a ticket for the conference, you will be sent a link to the event, whether or not you seek a refund. We would appreciate a small donation if you do attend the online event to cover the costs of providing it. Donations can be provided through Eventbrite HERE, either before or after the online event has taken place.
  • If you would like to attend the online event and you have not already booked a ticket, then making a donation through the Eventbrite site  HERE will result in you being sent a link.

POSTPONED: UK Chapter Conference 2-3 April 2020, Glasgow

Category : Conference , News , Recent

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Policy Council of the System Dynamics Society has had to postpone our annual conference planned for Glasgow this year. You will be entitled to a refund of your conference fees (please contact We are exploring the possibilities of a shortened online conference to be held on Thursday 2 April 2020 at a reduced cost which could be taken from your refund should you wish to participate. More details will be announced by Thursday March 19th.

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Winter Newsletter 2020

Category : Conference , News , Recent

SD UK Chapter Conference 2-3 April 2020

This conference has been postponed. Please read the statement:

Technology and Innovation Centre

Book Launch, Edinburgh 12 Feb 2020

Eric Wolstenholme and Douglas McKelvie invite you to the launch of their new book, “The Dynamics of Care” (published by Springer, 2019). Please join them from just after 5.00pm on Wednesday 12 February at The Melting Pot, 4th Floor for 5.30 start. Read more here…  Also, read about their workshop: The Courage to Hold Unconventional Opinions at the same venue at 2pm.

Policy Council Vacancies

The policy council is responsible for the day-to-day running of the UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society, our conference, networking events and the promotion of the system dynamics methodology in the United Kingdom. We currently have two vacancies for policy council members. Could this be for you? Do you feel you could help us fulfil the aims of the System Dynamics Society in the UK? 

Policy council members are volunteers, with a wide range of backgrounds in industry, consultancy, public service and academia. You do not need to be an expert practitioner. We have council members with different levels of experience and different approaches to the methodology.

If interested, please contact us on for more information.

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UK System Dynamics Conference 2020

Category : Conference , Recent

This conference has been postponed. Please read the statement:

The next UK chapter conference is on 2-3 April 2020 (Thursday & Friday) and will take place in Glasgow at Strathclyde University. A great conference programme is coming together, with talks and workshops by SD practitioners at the forefront of the field. Check out the updates at our website conference page.

You may book for the whole conference, or just one day. Special rates for students and the retired. There is an option of the conference meal on Thursday evening.

Early bird booking available until the end of January. Book now to get the best rates.

Technology and Innovation Centre, Strathclyde University

Poster Session

Do you have work you could submit for the Friday poster session?

Poster submissions are now open

Submission Deadline: 6th March 2020.


On the Friday of the conference there is the Student Colloquium. Submissions are invited from students for the: 
poster session 
student colloquium presentations 
student prize.

Submission Deadline: 6th March 2020.

You may submit the same work to more than one category.

Getting Started with System Dynamics

On Thursday morning, before the start of the main conference, there is an introductory course in system dynamics by leading practitioner Kim Warren.

Book with the conference.


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