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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.
Involving Communities of Interest in the Decision Process
Emotions and DA: Is there a place for emotions and meaning in decision analysis?
Embedding Decision Quality
There will also be a special session for those who are new to DAAG and the SDP. Several sessions will feature embedded case studies. Details on the conference program can be found here.
Keynotes: This year’s conference includes keynotes by Hal Kvisle, former CEO of Trans Canada and former CEO of Talisman, and Eleanor Bergin, Economics and Decision Analysis Advisor for Hess Corporation. Details on the keynotes can be found here
Social Activities: The logistics committee has done a fabulous job of preparing the conference venue, facilities, amenities, and evening activities. A conference reception on Wednesday night is included in the conference fee, as are breakfast and lunch during the conference.
The SDP 2018 DAAG Conference fees (per person) are as follows:
SDP Member / Non-Member
On or before 1/31
$500 / $750
On or before 3/19
$550 / $750
At the Door
$600 / $800
Student DAAG and Workshops Discount Are you a full time Student in a graduate or undergraduate program that would like to attend DAAG?
We are happy to offer a special discounted Student pricing. Register for DAAG 2018 at the discounted price of $250 & attend one or more of the workshops for an additional $100.