International Society for Systems Sciences (ISSS) conference in South Africa 17-23 June 2023 

ISSS 2023 in South Africa 17-23 June 2023

Loads of info about the conference. Including giraffes!
An experience of a lifetime!​
Travelling to the KNP
What you need to know​
Conference fees
Proposed Itinerary
Call for papers
STiP workshop detail
Notes on Registration process
Risk managemen
Message for the ISSS BoD
Detail of a External Organisation that can assist with flight bookings etc
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Message from the President ​Dear Reader,
It is our pleasure to publish our updated special edition of the ISSS newsletter. The purpose of this special issue is to provide information on our 2023 conference. ISSS2023 is our first face-to-face conference after the Covid-19 pandemic, and we are all looking forward to meeting up with our ISSS friends in the Kruger National Park in South Africa from 17-23 June 2023.The theme of the conference is ‘Systems Practice for Professions.’ Due to the unique nature of the venue, the closing date for registration is  March 15th, 2023.

The conference takes the form of a multi-event with flexible participation. From 17-19 June, participants can join a pre-conference Writing Retreat, or use the time and facilities as an informal meeting space. Various organisations already indicated that they want to make use of these days to come together before joining the main conference from 19-23 June.We also offer a Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) formal workshop from 17 June with full-day sessions on 17-19 June and dedicated activities during the main conference. More details follow later in this newsletter in the announcement of the STiP workshop.
The theme, Systems Practice for Professions, is central to  of our keynote addresses.  Two are by past-presidents of the ISSS. Prof Gerald Midgley, Prof Ray Ison. Other keynote  speakers include Dr Rachel Lilley and  Dr Louis Klein. They are known for their extensive work in Systems Practice and will present their work. More keynote addresses will be confirmed and communicated on the conference web page linked to  We also value contributions on underlying theory guiding systems practice. More detail follows in the call for papers which is part of this newsletter. 

The conference team will ensure that you have a wonderful experience in the Kruger National Park. We included game drives and cultural activities in the programme to make this the trip of a lifetime that will live up to your expectations.
In this newsletter we hope to provide you with all the information you need to make this a memorable integrative experience!  

Roelien Goede