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Introduction and Background
The SDP 2018 DAAG Conference will be held on April 12-13 and will be preceded by two days of Pre-conference SDP Workshops on
April 10-11 at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, Canada.
The Decision Analysis Affinity Group (DAAG) is an informal group of decision professionals who gathered
annually since 1995 to share ideas on the application and practice of decision
analysis. Their only organization structure was the committee that planned the
following year's conference, Therefore the term "DAAG" is mostly used
to describe both the event and the people that attend it. When SDP formed, a decision was made to neither duplicate nor compete with this practitioner conference.
"DAAG” is now the annual conference of SDP, organized and run by SDP. It brings
together decision professionals and decision makers from multiple industries to
share ideas, successes, and failures. In addition, each year SDP organizes
a day of workshops on the day prior to, and in the same location as the
The organizing committee
for the SDP 2018 DAAG Conference is chaired by Pat Leach and Len Falsone.