Dennis Meadows

Dennis Meadows



  • Limits to Growth & Alternatives to Growth
  • Beyond the Limits: Sustainable Future
  • Climate Change
  • Global Peak Oil and Renewable Energy
  • Strategies for Building Corporate Teams

What he offers

Mr. Meadows leverages his comprehensive systems policy understanding to implement strategies for building corporate teams, realise opportunities beyond the limits for sustainable future and advice alternatives to growth. He also examines the climate change while taking into considaration the global peak oil and renewable energy.

How he presents

Meadows is a powerful and effective speaker, who is in frequent demand at keynote summits and conferences around the globe.

Dennis Meadows is a scientist and Emeritus Professor of Systems Management, and former director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He is President of the Laboratory for Interactive Learning and widely known as the co-author of The Limits to Growth.

He started working at the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the late 1960s. From 1970 to 1972 at MIT he was director of the “Club of Rome Project on the Predicament of Mankind”. Further on Meadows has been a tenured professor in faculties of management, engineering, and social sciences. For many years he was the director of a graduate program based in business and engineering. He has facilitated workshops and developed innovative and complex strategic games all over the world for decades. In addition, Dr. Meadows has lectured in over 50 countries. He has been the Director of three university research institutes: at MIT, Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire. He is the Past President of the International System Dynamics Society and the International Simulation and Games Association. He has been a corporate board member and a consultant for government, industry and non-profit groups in the U.S. and many countries abroad. He co-founded the Balaton Group, an international network of over 300 professionals in over 30 nations involved in systems science, public policy and sustainable development. In the year 2008 he supported the project GPSO. He has received numerous international awards for his work, including the Japan Prize in April 2009.


  • The Climate Change Playbook (with Linda Booth Sweeney and Gillian Martin Mehers) (2016)
  • Characteristics and Implications of Forecasting Errors in the Selection of R&D Projects (2015)
  • The Greatest Seed I Ever Planted (2014)
  • Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (with Donella H. Meadows and Jorgen Randers) (2004)
  • The Systems Thinking Playbook (with Linda Booth Sweeney) (1995)
  • Beyond the Limits (with Donella H. Meadows and Jorgen Randers) (1993)
  • Alternatives to Growth-I (1977)
  • Dynamics of Growth in a Finite World (1974)
  • Toward Global Equilibrium (edited with others) (1973)
  • Dynamics of Commodity Production Cycles (1970)


  •  Japan Prize in 2009
  • German Committee for UNESCO’s Peace Prize in 2007
  • Presidential Medal of Honor from Hungary in 2006
  • 2005 Prize for Environmental Communication of EURONATUR
  • 1975 Prize of the Association for Nature Protection in Bavaria

Presentation Languages: English

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