Join the Society

The System Dynamics Society is an international, nonprofit organization devoted to encouraging the development and use of System Dynamics and systems thinking around the world. The Society provides a forum in which researchers, educators, students, consultants and practitioners in the academic, corporate and public sectors interact to keep abreast of current developments, build on each other’s work and introduce newcomers to the field.

Our constituency is international, multi-faceted and diverse, affording members numerous occasions to build both local and international associations. With members in over 75 countries, the System Dynamics Society provides a strong, unified voice supporting the advancement of System Dynamics. Members are able to stay on top of developments around the world by reading the cutting-edge research and applications of System Dynamics published in the System Dynamics Review, attending the annual conference. Additionally, local Chapters and Special Interest Groups allow for more frequent face-to-face and electronic meetings.

Membership benefits include:

  • Access through a membership key to the System Dynamics Review online, all current and past issues;
  • E-toc (electronic table of contents) email alerts for new Review publications;
  • Discounted registration fee at the annual research conference;
  • Negotiated discounts on online learning courses from Society partners;
  • Preference given to members for conference scholarship and conference volunteer positions;
  • Enhanced networking with access to our exclusive searchable online Membership Directory;
  • Eligibility to purchase hard-copy back issues of the Review;
  • 10% discount on books sold by System Dynamics Society
  • Special 35% discount on books published by John Wiley & Sons;
  • Eligibility to borrow Beer Game boards through the Society’s loaner board program;
  • Contact with others in the field through occasional mailings, and through the electronic System Dynamics Newsletter;
  • Member support from the Society office;
  • And the privilege of voting in all elections, standing as an officer or as a member of the Policy Council, and nominating members for office or for service as a member of the Policy Council.
The annual (calendar year) membership fee is
based on income according to the following table. 
Income Level Electronic SD Review only
under $8,000 $15
$ 8,000 – $20,000 $35
$20,000 – $40,000 $50
$40,000 – $70,000 $85
$70,000 – $100,000 $110
over $100,000 $140
Income not specified $140

When you join or renew, please select the appropriate tier.  Income used in the determination should be your personal gross (before tax) income converted into US dollars at the prevailing rate of currency exchange. Income is intended as a proxy for ability to pay. If your income does not adequately reflect that, for example because your spouse has a significantly higher income, or your employer is paying for your membership fee, you should choose a more appropriate tier.

Add $15 to receive the Print version of the System Dynamics Review

Membership dues are a major source of funding for the societyand a reflection of the value provided to you. Please consider this as you self-select the dues level that is most appropriate for you.



Do you prefer not to join online? If so, please complete the 2020 Membership Form and submit it in one of the following ways:

MAIL your completed form with membership and payment information to the address below.
PHONE your membership and credit card information to: + 1 518 580-4071
FAX your completed for to: + 1 518 463-8656
E-MAIL your information to: [email protected] (not secure)