August 21 is the nineteenth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is on Eventbrite .

Theme: Systems Thinking ISSS 2014 Debriefing --  Learning across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of Systemic Theory and Practice

The 58th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences was held in Washington, DC, July 27 to August 1, 2014.  Some of the regular attendees of Systems Thinking Ontario were present, and can lead a discussion on themes from the meeting.

Suggested pre-reading: 

At the Saybrook University blog on August 4, Gary Metcalf provided a brief trip report of the meeting.  There are pointers to biographies of the plenary speakers, with links to some of the themes that they covered.

The discussion will not be on the presentation details, but the greater context of the content.


Time Activity Role(s)
6:15 Self-introductions (15 seconds each)
  • Who am I?
  • Which affiliations do I have that might be relevant to systems thinking?
  • How did I come to systems thinking?
Convenor:  David Ing
6:30 Discussion based on impressions of the meeting
  • What themes were discussed at ISSS 2014?
Reviewer: David Ing, Peter Jones
7:55 Double loop learning: Revisions in meeting format? Suggestions welcomed
8:00 Adjourn
  • Walk to Baldwin Street (north on McCaul Street, 0.5 km, (the pattern has been for Hana Korea)
  • Continue discussion over dinner and/or drinks.
No host

Post-meeting artifacts

Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.