System Dynamics

System Dynamics Seminars

MIT Sloan brings together industry and academic leaders to discuss how System Dynamics can help us better understand complex challenges, shape policy, influence decision-making, and yield lasting benefits for businesses and society.

System Dynamics Seminars are currently held every Friday from 12:30-2:00pm ET in the Jay W. Forrester conference room (E62-450) and via Zoom this semester, unless otherwise specified. Please email Jocelyn Climent at to be added to our mailing list and receive updates.

The schedule and guest speakers will be posted as information becomes available.

Current Seminars

  • September 15, 2023

    A.I. Brainstorming Group Session, Part I

  • September 29, 2023

    Jerker Denrell (University of Warwick)

    Relative versus Absolute Aspirations

  • October 6, 2023

    Jordan Tong (Wisconsin School of Business)

    A Replication Study of Operations Management Experiments in Management Science 

  • October 13, 2023

    Scott Page (University of Michigan) & the Center for Collective Intelligence 

    Institutional Ensembles and Cultural Institutional Capacity

    *Please note time change - Seminar will be held from 1:00-2:30pm ET

  • October 20, 2023

    Tom Fiddaman (Ventana Systems) & Angie Moon (MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering)

    If Vensim is the answer, what is the question? Reflecting on the future direction of the System Dynamics tool and user ecosystem

  • October 27, 2023

    No Seminar | LEAD Week (formerly known as SIP Week)

  • November 3, 2023

    A.I. Brainstorming Group Session, Part II

  • November 10, 2023

    No Seminar | MIT Closed for Veterans Day

  • November 17, 2023

    Michael Macy (Cornell University)

    The Shallowness of Deep Division

  • November 24, 2023

    No Seminar | MIT Closed for Thanksgiving

  • December 8, 2023

    Warren Farr (Informed Dynamic Solutions)

    Document the Model! What about the Modeling Process?