CCB Conference

7th Annual Complexity in Business Conference

Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13, 2015

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


The Complexity in Business Conference endeavors to be the premier meeting for the intersection of Complex Systems and Business. The 7th 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, November 12, 2015 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 2015 Conference will be held once again at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. 

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts are encouraged for presentation at the 2015 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, September 13, 2015 at 23:59, Eastern Standard Time. The conference committee will select abstracts on a competitive basis, and authors will be notified by September 20, 2015.

Program Schedule

The presentations will begin on Thursday, November 12 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. Friday's program will consist of two sessions and the two keynote talks, ending in the afternoon. See detailed schedule.


We anticipate having a block of hotel rooms available for guests and will post that information before registration opens.

Thank you!

Conference Registration Rates

Early Registration
By October 15, 2015
Regular Registration
Between October 16 and November 10, 2015
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