August 8 (the second Monday of the month) is the 102nd meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is at https://summer-2022-systems.eventbrite.ca .

Summer 2022 Systems Conferences Debriefings

Let's meet in person for casual reflections on systems conferences that have happened in the early summer!

Allenna Leonard will lead reflections on the 14th Metaphorum Conference (2022) at Leuven, Belgium, 10-12 June.

David Ing will lead reflections on the 66th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, held online, 7-11 July.

Diligent attendees may listen in on a few of the recorded presentations below.

This meeting will occur outdoors. (Rescheduling may be sent to registrants, in the event of rain). For the no-host dinner that follow, we are looking into restaurants with outdoor patio seating.


  • Grange Park, Beverley Street south of Dundas Street.

    • Bring a folding chair, or a blanket to sit on the grass!

    • There are benches on the west side of the park, by Beverley Street. We prefer the shade under the trees, west of Large Two Forms sculpture by Henry Moore.

Suggested pre-reading:

For the 14th Metaphorum Conference, some recordings are linked from https://metaphorum.org/14th-conference-recordings .

For the 66th Annual Meeting of the ISSS, three keynote presentations have been officially released as public.

For members of the ISSS, there are 45 other recordings. Plenaries talks not released publicly include:

  • Cynthia Kurtz, Confluence Mapping (after David Ing, before William Rees)

  • Past Presidents Panel: John Kineman, Jennifer Wilby, Stuart Umpleby, George Mobus (second day, before Vanessa Andreotti and Tyler Volk)

  • Vanessa Andreotti: Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures: resonances and tensions at the interface (before Tyler Volk)

  • Bill Seaman, Composing Systems for Advancing Advancing (Ranulph Glanville Memorial Lecture), (third day, before Janet Mcintyre and David Holmgren)

  • Janet Mcintyre, Balancing Individualism and Collectivism, (before David Holmgren)


Post-meeting artifacts

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