CCB Conference

6th Annual Complexity in Business Conference

Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, 2014

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004


The Annual Complexity in Business Conference endeavors to be the premier meeting for the intersection of Complex Systems and Business. The 6th annual conference will be a one and a half day event and will include talks by thought leaders and an audience blend of academics and industry practitioners. We are very excited to announce that this year we will be having a concurrent track during the conference and will be accepting abstract submissions from the public. We are looking forward to a lively set of interactions among a very distinguished group of researchers and business leaders. On Thursday, October 30, 2014 a series of talks at the Ronald Reagan Building will kick off the conference, followed by a cocktail reception and dinner at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Complexity in Business at the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland.

The 2014 Conference will be held once again at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. 

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are encouraged for presentation at the 2014 Conference. Preference for academic abstracts will be given to more rigorous analytical, empirical, and behavioral approaches. Presentations should
be approximately 25 minutes in length.  Abstracts may be submitted only via the conference website on Easy Chair.  Abstracts should be no longer than 1 page. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 23:59, Eastern Standard Time. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by September 7, 2014.

Program Schedule

The presentations will begin on Thursday, October 30 at the Reagan Building with two concurrent sessions.  We will enjoy a cocktail reception and dinner at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana, which is a short walk from the Reagan Building. The Friday program will consist of two sessions and the two keynote talks, ending in the afternoon.  

Due to a city-wide event the week of October 26 to November 1 in downtown Washington, DC, the CCB was unable to have a designated hotel for the conference that is walking distance to the Ronald Reagan Building.  

Suggested areas with affordable lodging that are a quick drive or metro ride from the Ronald Reagan Building include Crystal City and Rosslyn in Virginia.  You also will find some hotel suggestions on your registration confirmation from the Office of Special Events.

If you need further assistance with finding a hotel, please e-mail Kavon Kavoussi.



Thanks You!

Registration is now available at this site.

Conference registration rates

Early Registration
By October 5, 2014

Regular Registration
Between October 6 and October 29, 2014

Practitioner - $325

Practitioner - $350

Academic - $175

Academic - $200

Student - $75

Student - $100

Additional Guest for the Thursday dinner - $70

Additional Guest for the Thursday dinner - $70