Systems Innovation London2019-04-21T21:05:43+00:00

Systems Innovation London


Please note: we are still in the early stages of planning for this event, activities and speakers are yet to be confirmed.

Systems Innovation is a conference on applying systems and complexity thinking towards innovating new solutions to complex challenges. This will be the second in this series of events and will take place in London in late-July 2019. This is an open forum for those organizations and individuals applying complexity and systems thinking in various areas of economy, society, technology or environment towards enabling systems innovation and whole systems change; it is for anyone who feels that complexity theory or systems thinking is central to what they do – or wishes to learn how to apply these new ideas – and is interested in engaging with peer organizations and individuals in open discussion and ideas exchange.

The event will bring together up to 10 – 15 organizations and some 200 individual participants, for an active two days of presentations, workshops and brainstorming sessions on applying the ideas of complexity and systems thinking. The forum will be an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and perspectives with others in an open space, to foster collaboration and awareness across the community, to hear from our speakers and brainstorm on specific issues of interest to participants. Whether you are a seasoned complexity thinker or new to the area this is a place to connect, learn and see what is happening when it comes to the application of these exciting new ideas to tackling some of today’s most complex challenges across many domains.

Basic Info


This will be a weekend conference of presentations, brainstorming and open discussion sessions


This is for those interested in applying complexity thinking to tackling real-world issues and enabling systems change.


Location is yet to be confirmed but the event will take place in the center of London UK


Dates are yet to be confirmed but this will be a two full-day event set for mid-July.



Keynote speakers that will present a broad overview to the topics of systems/complexity thinking and systems change/innovation


This format is for sharing real-world experience and applied knowledge, presentations are focused on specific domains, eg health, finance, energy etc.


This event will include educational presentations, workshops and training seasons, both in the theory of systems and its applications

Pannel Discussions

Panel discussions focused on specific themes with 3-4 guests and open to audience engagement

Open Spaces

Participant-driven “open spaces” for focusing on specific, important questions and challenges


This event will be optimized for networking; for you to find the right people and make the right connections

SI London will be the second in our series of SI events, see the first one in Barcelona

Themes We Will Be Exploring

Systems Innovation

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Social Innovation

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Economic & Financial Systems Innovation

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Distributed Technologies

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SocioEcological Systems

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Why Attend

The applied systems and complexity community is hugely dispersed consisting of many small organizations spread around the world, we design the SI events as physical connectors, as places to get offline and make those lasting face to face connections.

We know that not everyone is an expert in these ideas so we work to bring in not just great thinkers but also great educators making this a place to learn about systems and complexity thinking, both the abstract ideas but also how they apply within specific context.

This is a place to join the discussion on how to move forward with the application of systems thinking and systems change, both generally and within specific areas of interest; it is a place to get diverse and fresh perspectives that challenge your narrative.

More than just a platform for networking and learning this is a unique place to synthesize different perspectives, spark new ideas and get re-energized. You are sure to come away with new insights and motivation.