Recordings of events with prof. Gerald Midgley – and invitation to systems thinking stream at OR64, the operational research society conference

Sessions last week with the OR Society:

Wednesday webinar: Systems Thinking into the Future:

Thursday seminar: Systemic Intervention: Multi-Agency, Stakeholder-Engaged System Change:


Operational Research (OR) Society 64th annual conference

We also want to inform you and invite you to submit to the Operational Research (OR) Society annual conference physically at University of Warwick on 13-15th September 2022. The Systems Thinking steam has been the largest stream the last couple of years with 60+ presenters in parallel sessions and 1-3 hour interactive workshops.

There is no requirement to produce a written paper – just an abstract (maximum 300 words) describing your presentation, which will be published in the program. The closing date for abstracts is 30 June 2022. Everything you need to know about the event (venue, travel arrangements, accommodation, price, critical dates, requirements of presenters, etc.) can be found on the conference web site, where you can also sign up and submit abstracts:

The Systems Thinking Stream:

There will be practitioner and academic stream keynotes, and Dan McGonigle (Head of the Systems Group in Defra) will be a plenary speaker for the whole conference, talking about the use of systems thinking in UK government.

For presentations in the stream, we welcome the widest possible diversity of practitioners and academics, whatever specialism you bring.

We encourage the submission of abstracts discussing:

Applications to (and across) organizational, social and environmental issues;
Theoretical and methodological innovations;
Thoughts on the diversity, impacts and ethics of systemic OR practice; and
Reflections on the past, present and future of systems thinking in OR.
Indeed, any insightful presentation of relevance to systems thinking and OR is very welcome. If you have any questions about the focus of your abstract and presentation, please write to (there is another email address further down this message if you have more general questions about the conference).

We have also been asked to look out for people who can offer experiential workshops (e.g., giving practical experiences of using a systems approach) in the Impact stream. If you think your work would fit in this category, and can facilitate a workshop lasting between 1-3 hours, please let us know by email before uploading your abstract. You can write to Sadaf Salavati – – about interactive workshops.


For further information about the conference (including anything to do with costs, travel or accommodation), please write to

Kind regards,

Sadaf Salavati

via Linnaeus University Systems Community