In December of 1954, under the auspices of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a meeting of some seventy people was held in Berkeley to form a society for the exploration and development of the ideas that von Bertalanffy, Boulding, Rapoport, and Gerard had come together to discuss earlier that year in Palo Alto at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (the newly established Ford Foundation enterprise). The Society got off the ground, originally as the Society for the Advancement of General Systems Theory, was changed to the less pretentious Society for General Systems Research in the fall of 1955, to eventually become, by 1986, the International Society for General Systems Research, and finally, in 1988, the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

1 Formation as the Society for the Advancement of General Systems Theory

1954 organizational meeting as chapter in AAAS USA Berkeley
1956 founding meeting as chapter in AAAS USA Atlanta

2 Annual Meetings of the Society for General Systems Research

1957 1 ? ?
1958 2 ? ?
1959 3 ? ?
1960 4 ? ?
1961 5 ? ?
1962 6 ? ?
1963 7 ? ?
1964 8 ? ?
1965 9 ? ?
1966 10 ? ?
1967 11 ? ?
1968 12 USA Dallas, TX
1969 13 (December 27-30, with AAAS, states it is the 15th meeting USA Boston, MA
1970 14 (December 26-31, with AAAS, states it is the 16th meeting USA Chicago, IL
1971 15 (December 27-29, with AAAS USA Philadelphia, PA
1972 16 with AAAS USA Washington, DC
1973 17 ? ?
1974 18 (February 25-March 2) with AAAS USA San Francisco, CA
1975 19 (February 18-21) with AAAS USA Boston, MA
1976 20 USA Boston, MA
1977 21 (Feb 20-26) USA Denver, CO
1978 22 Feb 13-15 with AAAS USA Washington, DC
1979 23 23rd meeting held 3-8 Jan in Houston, TX with AAAS (and also the 25th Silver anniversary of the society's 1954 founding, in August) First International meeting England London
1980 24 (Jan 7-10) USA San Francisco, CA
1981 25 (Jan 6-10), not with AAAS now on Canada Toronto, ON
1982 26 (Jan 5-9) USA Washington, DC
1983 27 USA Detroit,MI
1984 28 USA New York, NY
1985 29 USA Los Angeles, CA

3 Annual Meetings of the International Society for General Systems Research

1986 30 USA Philadelphia, PA
1987 31 Hungary Budapest

4 Annual Meetings of the International Society for the Systems Sciences

1988 32 USA St Louis, MO
1989 33 Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland
1990 34 USA Portland, OR
1991 35 Sweden Ostersund
1992 36 USA Denver, CO
1993 37 Australia Hawkesbury, NSW
1994 38 USA Asilomar (Pacific Grove, CA)
1995 39 Netherlands Amsterdam
1996 40 USA and Hungary Louisville, KY (July) and Budapest (Sept)
1997 41 Korea Seoul
1998 42 USA Atlanta, GA
1999 43 USA Asilomar (Pacific Grove, CA)
2000 44 Canada Toronto, ON
2001 45 USA Asilomar (Pacific Grove, CA)
2002 46 China Shanghai (PuDong)
2003 47 Greece Crete (Hersonissos)
2004 48 USA Asilomar (Pacific Grove, CA)
2005 49 Mexico Cancun
2006 50 USA Sonoma (Rohnert Park, CA)

(This data was originally accumulated by Jennifer Wilby, and augmented with a contribution by Alexander Laszlo)

 
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