Abstract for: Lifetime Achievement Award Announcement and Introduction of Winner
System Dynamics Society occasionally recognizes people for making a significant contribution to a field or a practice over an extended period of time by giving them Lifetime Achievement Award. This is the only award of the Society that is based on a body of work done over lifetime and not on a single article. This award has been given very sparingly in the past, actually only once, in 1999 to Robert Geoffrey Coyle. No nominations are solicited for the award and the Jay Forrester Award Committee decides on the winner. The award carries a plaque recognizing the achievement of the winner. The second lifetime achievement award in System Dynamics Society's history was presented at the 2011 System Dynamics Conference to Diana Fisher for her work on K-12 Education. See associated links for the Citation and Acceptance Speech Materials. A paper based on Diana Fisher's Award Lecture presented at the conference will appear in System Dynamics Review, Volume 27, Number 4.