Below is an invitation from Eric Wolstenholme, current President
of the UK Chapter of the International SD Society, to our Annual Gathering
in Harrogate, UK. For those who are interested in attending this gathering,
a booking form is attached to this message. However, if you are unable to
open this document, then a booking form can also be obtained from:
83, Stone Park Avenue
Kent BR3 3LU
Tel: 020 8650 8327
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Dr Susan Howick
Dept of Management Science
University of Strathclyde
40 George Street
Phone: +44 (0)141 548 3798
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UK Chapter of the International System Dynamics Society
2002 Conference, Harrogate 7th - 8th February 2002
The UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society has grown in strength this
year. Two meetings have been held in the UK and the Chapter has been
approved to host the 2004 conference of the International System Dynamics
Society. This will be held at Keble College Oxford.
This letter is to invite you to the next meeting of the Chapter which will
be the Annual 2002 Gathering on Thursday and Friday 7th - 8th February 2002,
at the White Hart Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Lunch will be
available on February 7th, the meeting starts at 1.30 pm and participants
can leave after breakfast on Friday, or after dinner on Thursday.
Who Can Come?
The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in system dynamics; you DO
NOT have to be a member of the System Dynamics Society.
What Will Happen?
The meeting this year has been given a new and innovative format. Our
intention is to give members a flavour of some state of the art applications
in system dynamics AND an opportunity to question and learn from experts in
the field across a wide spectrum of issues.
We will have four keynote speakers, all prominent practitioners of system
dynamics who will each provide a brief overview of one of their recent
high-profile projects. This will be followed by an "applications clinic"
where both the speakers and other prominent practitioners from the system
dynamics community will be available in an informal setting to facilitate
discussions on issues of interest to participants. Members will be invited
to indicate their own interests in the final joining instructions. The
"applications clinic" will also reconvene for one hour just before dinner so
members may carry discussions through to an amicable conclusion over food
We have pleasure in announcing the following speakers and presentation
titles (brief biographical information on the speakers is included in an
appendix to this letter):
· Jim Lyneis: Corporate Planning in Mastercard.
· Steven Kerr: System Dynamics in BP.
· Denis Sherwood: Introducing System Dynamics into Large Organisations
· Steven Curram: System Dynamics in Support of Risk Assessment in the
transmission of CJD.
As before we expect to present the UK Chapter Award for the best student
project (undergraduate & MSc, not doctorate level) in system dynamics at UK
Universities, generously sponsored by HVR-CSL and Cognitus. The winner will
receive a cash prize and give a short presentation of his or her work. If
you teach system dynamics and have student work you would like to submit,
please contact Professor Alfredo Moscardini at email@example.com
who will give you all the details. Also contact him if you are a student
and want to find out how to get your work considered.
Finally, there will be a short business meeting of the UK Chapter, and all
participants can attend this meeting. It is not restricted to members of
the System Dynamics Society.
Is There A Social Side?
Yes! After the meeting there will be a drinks reception, followed by dinner
(no speeches) and a cash bar.
What Does It Cost And How Do I Book?
Please see the attached form for details. Book early! We are aiming for
more people than could come to previous meetings, but numbers will still be
restricted so that we dont lose the personal touch. If you cant come, or
book too late to get a place, but want to keep in touch there is a fee of
£30 for a years membership of the Chapter, which includes a copy of the
view foils or PowerPoint slides used by the speakers.
I hope that you will come for what promises to be an interesting and fun
President, UK Chapter of the System Dynamics Society.