By Kay Kim
Master in Public Administration in International Development
Harvard Kennedy School, 2015
This year, various academics, consultants, practitioners, policymakers and students from around the world will gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the 33rd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts from July 19-23, 2015. They will discuss their research and real-life applications of System Dynamics. Around the theme of “Reinventing life on a Shrinking Earth” participants will explore frameworks to understand business and societal challenges arising from increased interconnectivity. See details in the conference program.
As a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in International Development and an entrant to the world of System Dynamics, this conference will be a major step for me to learn about modeling socioeconomic challenges in developing countries and to connect with experts in the field. Taking the System Dynamics courses at MIT Sloan during my time in Cambridge has been a pivotal point in my graduate career where I considered the possibility of using innovative System Dynamics approaches in the design and implementation of development programs. Thus, I am not only excited about learning-aspect of the conference but also the opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded Young Modelers.
So please join me at the conference and be prepared for panel discussions, special interest group sessions, student colloquia, workshops and demonstrations. See what other students like you are up to and have a look at the list of workshops. You can register for the conference here.
Won’t be in Cambridge?
You can still join the conversation on twitter using #ISDC15.
I look forward to meeting Young Modelers and to continue the conversation even after the conference!