July 2006 was a milestone for the Hellenic Chapter, as it was announced that the 2008 Conference of the Society would be held in Athens, Greece. The decision of the Policy Council immediately mobilized the core members of the chapter along two directions: First, towards the organization of a conference to be remembered for its quality and excellence, and second towards creating a critical mass of new members that will contribute to the organization and operations of the conference as much as they would be benefited from it. As a consequence, in parallel with the preparations for the 2008 conference (hotel and venue arrangements, sponsor meetings, etc.), the society is organizing in May and June two national events in association with other related societies (The Hellenic Systems Studies Society and the Hellenic Operational Research Society), while an edited volume of contributions from Greek members of the System Dynamics international community is to be published by a leading publisher in Greece.