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Original versionSystems research and behavioral science. 2020, 37(6), 964-966 10.1002/sres.2765
Every European System Dynamics Workshop (EuSDW) is a highlight for me. It is an honour to be invited, it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to present, it is a fantastic forum to discuss and it is a treat to be part of a unique group of people with diverse backgrounds but with a shared interest (Figure 1): to exchange ideas, learn from and support each other and by doing so promote the field of System Dynamics. The 2019 European System Dynamics Workshop in Galway, hosted by the amazing Professor Jim Duggan from National University of Ireland Galway, was no exception. On the contrary, it featured some extras that made it particularly special to me. First, Galway and I go way back, and returning there, after so many years, was emotional for reasons entirely non-System Dynamics. Second, the program featured the novel element of System Dynamics in 5 (5 Talks, 5 Slides, 5 Minutes), which facilitated even more the inclusion of work in progress in the discussions. And third, I travelled to Galway as the President-Elect of the System Dynamics Society, which is the ultimate reason why I have a chance to offer some reflections on the impact of the European System Dynamics Workshops on the field of System Dynamics and more generally on their value as a scientific meeting format.
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