Meet the Modelers: What you always wanted to know about simulation and systems science

By Angelika Schanda
Located in Vienna, Austria
Founder at Art of Cooperation – Institute for Impact Partnerships
European Master in System Dynamics graduate (Class 2013-2015)

The systems science and computer modeling communities are diverse and widely dispersed all across the globe. Therefore, it has always been the mission of this blog to connect people beyond classrooms, organizations, regions and disciplines. We are constantly looking for new ways to create meaningful connections, which is why we are excited to announce the start of a new series of participatory live stream interviews with our authors: “Meet the Modeler”!

In these interviews, your interests and input counts! We’ll be asking our interviewee your questions and include your comments, which you can send in right as we are broadcasting. Use this chance to ask anything that you ever wanted to know about systems thinking and modeling, or share your own experiences with a wider audience.

Join us for the very first meeting on Thursday, April 12th at 4pm GMT (find your time zone here).We’ll be talking to Jonathan Nichols about his article Don’t fall in love with your models, no matter how beautiful they are. This will be a Facebook Live Event.


How can you participate?

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can  simply watch by visiting our Facebook Page at the stated time. You are warmly invited to submit your own questions to the author. Please use the contact form on this website to do so.

If you do have a Facebook account, please join our event page to make sure you receive the interview link as we go live. Participate by using the comments box and sending likes while we are on the air. In this format, you can ask your questions live while the broadcast is running. We are also collecting questions before the interview, so please send us your thoughts on the event page anytime before Thursday.

If you are not online during our live stream, no need to worry! You may still send in your questions anytime before the broadcast and we’ll try to include them. The video will be recorded and you can simply watch it any time you like.

We want everyone to be able to participate!
Please contact us anytime if you have questions or doubts on how to join.

We are looking forward to having you!

Update May 17:
We already had two great interviews with lots of questions and comments. You can still join the discussion and watch the videos in our Facebook Event Pages:

Interview #001 with Jonathan Nichols
Interview #002 with Igor Oliveira

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