1999 CSG Conference

January 9, 1999

1999 CONFERENCE
THE CONTROL SYSTEMS GROUP (CSG)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 TO SUNDAY, JULY 25
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

&

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
METHOD OF LEVELS (MOL)
SUNDAY, JULY 18 TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

THE CONFERENCE

The Control Systems Group (CSG) has met annually since 1985 to discuss
theoretical and practical applications of PERCEPTUAL CONTROL THEORY
(PCT) in the behavioral, social, and life sciences. This is a small and
informal meeting, open to anyone interested in PCT who wants to present
work or ideas, or who simply wants to listen and learn.

The 1999 CSG conference will begin Wednesday evening, July 21, and end
Sunday morning, July 25. It is being held at the University of British
Columbia (UBC). The first meeting will be Wednesday evening. At that
time we find out who wants to talk about what, and set up a schedule
bunching more or less connected topics together. There is usually time
for a talk that evening. The next meetings are mornings and evenings,
with afternoons free. The afternoons are used by some for recreation,
while others get and give tutorials, read, etc. We ask people who want
to present material to bring relevant papers that can be read in advance
of their talks, so that presentations are discussions rather than
lectures.

On Saturday evening we have a buffet/banquet. The conference closes
Sunday morning, July 25 with people getting together for breakfast and
an informal meeting.

THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - "METHOD OF LEVELS" (MOL)

The MOL workshop will be lead by William T. Powers, the originator of
Perceptual Control Theory. It will be of interest to those in the
helping professions, and others, who want explore ways to help people
"go up a level." The Method of Levels is not about advising,
suggesting, judging, or imposing one's attitude on others. In a sense,
it is not really a "method" or technique as all, but a flexible and
evolving way for people to achieve insight into their own behavior.

The MOL workshop will begin on Sunday evening, July 18 and end on
Wednesday, July 21 after a morning session. Sunday evening will be
spent on introductions and finalizing details of the schedule, with time
for discussion. Monday morning will begin with an introduction to
Perceptual Control Theory and its application to the helping
professions. Exploration of the Method of Levels will continue with
sessions on Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday
morning. Afternoons will be free.

SETTING
UBC campus is only a few kilometers from the airport and downtown
Vancouver. It is surrounded by forested parkland and miles of beaches.
Check out the University of British Columbia (UBC) homepage for more
details: http://www.ubc.ca/

CSG CONFERENCE FEES
Conference fees will include coffee breaks, a Saturday night
buffet/banquet, and the year 2000 membership in CSG. You will pay for
your accommodation and meals separately.

CSG Conference----------------------$100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999)---$120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees---------------------------$50 USD $75 CAD
Buffet/banquet for guests----------------$20 USD $30 CAD

Waiver of CSG Conference Fees
Students and others whose finances are limited can apply for a full or
partial waiver of conference fees. Some help with travel costs may also
be available. For details on assistance, contact Richard Marken at:

   10459 Holman Ave.
   Los Angeles, CA 90024
   (310) 336-6215
   rmarken@earthlink.net

"METHOD OF LEVELS" WORKSHOP FEES

Workshop fees include coffee breaks. You will pay for your
accommodation and meals separately.

MOL Workshop $100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999) $120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees $50 USD $75 CAD

MEALS
Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for their own meals.
A variety of restaurants and cafeterias are available on campus. Coffee
breaks and the Saturday buffet/banquet (for conference attendees) are
covered by the fees.

NO SMOKING
Smoking is not permitted in any building on campus. This includes
sleeping rooms.

ACCOMMODATION

Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for reserving their
own accommodation in the Walter Gage Residence on the UBC campus. Think
of it as booking a hotel suite. To book, phone the Reservations Office,
UBC Conference Centre with your VISA or MasterCard number.

When reserving your accommodation, indicate you are with the Control
Systems Group as a limited block of accommodation has been set aside for
the Control Systems Group.

If you are planning to reserve accommodation with a private bathroom,
book as soon as possible.

Consider booking the BASIC accommodation. It is very reasonably priced,
does not require a deposit, and has the best availability. It can be
arranged to group those of the same sex, conference, family etc. into
the same six-bedroom apartment.

Reservations Office, UBC Conference Centre:

Phone: 604-822-1010
Fax: 604-822-1001
Web: http://www.conferences.ubc.ca/
E-mail: reservations@brock.housing.ubc.ca

Accommodation Payment Details:

1. Full payment is due at check-in by cash, traveler's checks, VISA, or
MasterCard (no personal checks).

2. Private washroom accommodation must be guaranteed by credit card for
the equivalent of one night's accommodation.

3. A one-night cancellation charge applies if cancellation is not
received 48 hours prior to check-in date.

4. Refunds of deposits will be subject to a $15.00 CAD administration
charge.

(ADD 15% TAX TO THE FOLLOWING RATES)

1. BASIC - single lockable bedrooms in a complex of 6 - with shared
living area, bath, and kitchenette ($35 CAN - approx. $24 USD per
night).

2. SINGLE APARTMENTS - with single bed, private shower, sitting area,
and kitchenette ($69 CAN - approx. $46 USD per night).

3. DOUBLE SUITE - ($105 CAD - approx. $70 USD per night) with double
bed, equipped kitchen, and living room.

4. COURT SUITE - with 2 twin beds and 1 double bed in separate rooms,
living area, and kitchenette ($121 CAN - approx. $80 USD for two people
- add $10 CAD per night for third person).

REGISTRATION

To register for the Conference and/or Workshop, send your check (US
dollars are O.K.), payable to Autumn Winter, to the following address
and indicate which event(s) you are registering for.

Autumn Winter
Coordinator, CSG Conference
#1801 - 1723 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6G 3G9

Phone: 604-683-0059
E-Mail: TeaTesToy@home.com

I would also like to know:

1. Accommodation arrangements
2. Guests for Saturday buffet/banquet
3. Address
4. E-Mail address
5. Phone number

If you have any questions or want to pursue other accommodation in the
area, contact the conference coordinator directly.

···

--
BM6L

Hello,

The following is the second announcement for the 1999 CSG Conference. If
you are serious about attending, why not book your accommodation now.
Note, single apartments and double suites may not be available if you
leave it too late.

cheers,

autumn

···

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February 17, 1999

1999 CONFERENCE
THE CONTROL SYSTEMS GROUP (CSG)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 TO SUNDAY, JULY 25
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

&

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
METHOD OF LEVELS (MOL)
SUNDAY, JULY 18 TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

THE CONFERENCE

The Control Systems Group (CSG) has met annually since 1985 to discuss
theoretical and practical applications of PERCEPTUAL CONTROL THEORY
(PCT) in the behavioral, social, and life sciences. This is a small and
informal meeting, open to anyone interested in PCT who wants to present
work or ideas, or who simply wants to listen and learn.

The 1999 CSG conference will begin Wednesday evening, July 21, and end
Sunday morning, July 25. It is being held at the University of British
Columbia (UBC). The first meeting will be Wednesday evening. At that
time we find out who wants to talk about what, and set up a schedule
bunching more or less connected topics together. There is usually time
for a talk that evening. The next meetings are mornings and evenings,
with afternoons free. The afternoons are used by some for recreation,
while others get and give tutorials, read, etc. We ask people who want
to present material to bring relevant papers that can be read in advance
of their talks, so that presentations are discussions rather than
lectures.

On Saturday evening we have a buffet/banquet. The conference closes
Sunday morning, July 25 with people getting together for breakfast and
an informal meeting.

THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - "METHOD OF LEVELS" (MOL)

The MOL workshop will be lead by William T. Powers, the originator of
Perceptual Control Theory. It will be of interest to those in the
helping professions, and others, who want explore ways to help people
"go up a level." The Method of Levels is not about advising,
suggesting, judging, or imposing one's attitude on others. In a sense,
it is not really a "method" or technique as all, but a flexible and
evolving way for people to achieve insight into their own behavior.

The MOL workshop will begin on Sunday evening, July 18 and end on
Wednesday, July 21 after a morning session. Sunday evening will be
spent on introductions and finalizing details of the schedule, with time
for discussion. Monday morning will begin with an introduction to
Perceptual Control Theory and its application to the helping
professions. Exploration of the Method of Levels will continue with
sessions on Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday
morning. Afternoons will be free.

SETTING
UBC campus is only a few kilometers from the airport and downtown
Vancouver. It is surrounded by forested parkland and miles of beaches.
Check out the University of British Columbia (UBC) homepage for more
details: http://www.ubc.ca/

CSG CONFERENCE FEES
Conference fees will include coffee breaks, a Saturday night
buffet/banquet, and the year 2000 membership in CSG. You will pay for
your accommodation and meals separately.

CSG Conference----------------------$100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999)---$120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees---------------------------$50 USD $75 CAD
Buffet/banquet for guests----------------$20 USD $30 CAD

Waiver of CSG Conference Fees
Students and others whose finances are limited can apply for a full or
partial waiver of conference fees. Some help with travel costs may also
be available. For details on assistance, contact Richard Marken at:

   10459 Holman Ave.
   Los Angeles, CA 90024
   (310) 336-6215
   rmarken@earthlink.net

"METHOD OF LEVELS" WORKSHOP FEES

Workshop fees include coffee breaks. You will pay for your
accommodation and meals separately.

MOL Workshop $100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999) $120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees $50 USD $75 CAD

MEALS
Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for their own meals.
A variety of restaurants and cafeterias are available on campus. Coffee
breaks and the Saturday buffet/banquet (for conference attendees) are
covered by the fees.

NO SMOKING
Smoking is not permitted in any building on campus. This includes
sleeping rooms.

ACCOMMODATION

Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for reserving their
own accommodation in the Walter Gage Residence on the UBC campus. Think
of it as booking a hotel suite. To book, phone the Reservations Office,
UBC Conference Centre with your VISA or MasterCard number.

When reserving your accommodation, indicate you are with the Control
Systems Group as a limited block of accommodation has been set aside for
the Control Systems Group.

If you are planning to reserve accommodation with a private bathroom,
book as soon as possible.

Consider booking the BASIC accommodation. It is very reasonably priced,
does not require a deposit, and has the best availability. It can be
arranged to group those of the same sex, conference, family etc. into
the same six-bedroom apartment.

Reservations Office, UBC Conference Centre:

Phone: 604-822-1010
Fax: 604-822-1001
Web: http://www.conferences.ubc.ca/
E-mail: reservations@brock.housing.ubc.ca

Accommodation Payment Details:

1. Full payment is due at check-in by cash, traveler's checks, VISA, or
MasterCard (no personal checks).

2. Private washroom accommodation must be guaranteed by credit card for
the equivalent of one night's accommodation.

3. A one-night cancellation charge applies if cancellation is not
received 48 hours prior to check-in date.

4. Refunds of deposits will be subject to a $15.00 CAD administration
charge.

(ADD 15% TAX TO THE FOLLOWING RATES)

1. BASIC - single lockable bedrooms in a complex of 6 - with shared
living area, bath, and kitchenette ($35 CAN - approx. $24 USD per
night).

2. SINGLE APARTMENTS - with single bed, private shower, sitting area,
and kitchenette ($69 CAN - approx. $46 USD per night).

3. DOUBLE SUITE - ($105 CAD - approx. $70 USD per night) with double
bed, equipped kitchen, and living room.

4. COURT SUITE - with 2 twin beds and 1 double bed in separate rooms,
living area, and kitchenette ($121 CAN - approx. $80 USD for two people
- add $10 CAD per night for third person).

REGISTRATION

To register for the Conference and/or Workshop, send your check (US
dollars are O.K.), payable to Autumn Winter, to the following address
and indicate which event(s) you are registering for.

Autumn Winter
Coordinator, CSG Conference
#1801 - 1723 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6G 3G9

Phone: 604-683-0059
E-Mail: TeaTesToy@home.com

I would also like to know:

1. Accommodation arrangements
2. Guests for Saturday buffet/banquet
3. Address
4. E-Mail address
5. Phone number

If you have any questions or want to pursue other accommodation in the
area, contact the conference coordinator directly.

--
BM6L

July 5, 1999

1999 CSG CONFERENCE and MOL WORKSHOP

The 1999 CSG Conference and MOL workshop are almost here. I am posting
the announcement for the last time following this message.

The conference will be small this year with registration stuck at about
18. The MOL workshop should have about the same number.

I assume everyone who is coming has made their accommodation
arrangements. So far, no one has indicated to me they have had any
problems. In the next week, I will contact directly everyone who has
committed to attend (by e-mail, phone or snail mail) to check on
arrangements, arrival, and answer any questions.

The Saturday dinner will probably be a Chinese buffet at a restaurant in
town.

It might also be a good time to thinking about where the 2000 conference
will be next year. Does anyone have any ideas?

Cheers,

Autumn Winter
#1801 - 1723 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 3G9
Canada

PH: (604) 683-0059
teatestoy@home.com

July 5, 1999

1999 CONFERENCE
THE CONTROL SYSTEMS GROUP (CSG)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 TO SUNDAY, JULY 25
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

&

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
METHOD OF LEVELS (MOL)
SUNDAY, JULY 18 TO WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

THE CONFERENCE

The Control Systems Group (CSG) has met annually since 1985 to discuss
theoretical and practical applications of PERCEPTUAL CONTROL THEORY
(PCT) in the behavioral, social, and life sciences. This is a small and
informal meeting, open to anyone interested in PCT who wants to present
work or ideas, or who simply wants to listen and learn.

The 1999 CSG conference will begin Wednesday evening, July 21, and end
Sunday morning, July 25. It is being held at the University of British
Columbia (UBC). The first meeting will be Wednesday evening. At that
time we find out who wants to talk about what, and set up a schedule
bunching more or less connected topics together. There is usually time
for a talk that evening. The next meetings are mornings and evenings,
with afternoons free. The afternoons are used by some for recreation,
while others get and give tutorials, read, etc. We ask people who want
to present material to bring relevant papers that can be read in advance
of their talks, so that presentations are discussions rather than
lectures.

On Saturday evening we have a buffet/banquet. The conference closes
Sunday morning, July 25 with people getting together for breakfast and
an informal meeting.

THE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - "METHOD OF LEVELS" (MOL)

The MOL workshop will be lead by William T. Powers, the originator of
Perceptual Control Theory. It will be of interest to those in the
helping professions, and others, who want explore ways to help people
"go up a level." The Method of Levels is not about advising,
suggesting, judging, or imposing one's attitude on others. In a sense,
it is not really a "method" or technique as all, but a flexible and
evolving way for people to achieve insight into their own behavior.

The MOL workshop will begin on Sunday evening, July 18 and end on
Wednesday, July 21 after a morning session. Sunday evening will be
spent on introductions and finalizing details of the schedule, with time
for discussion. Monday morning will begin with an introduction to
Perceptual Control Theory and its application to the helping
professions. Exploration of the Method of Levels will continue with
sessions on Monday evening, Tuesday morning and evening, and Wednesday
morning. Afternoons will be free.

SETTING
UBC campus is only a few kilometers from the airport and downtown
Vancouver. It is surrounded by forested parkland and miles of beaches.
Check out the University of British Columbia (UBC) homepage for more
details: http://www.ubc.ca/

CSG CONFERENCE FEES
Conference fees will include coffee breaks, a Saturday night
buffet/banquet, and the year 2000 membership in CSG. You will pay for
your accommodation and meals separately.

CSG Conference----------------------$100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999)---$120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees---------------------------$50 USD $75 CAD
Buffet/banquet for guests----------------$20 USD $30 CAD

Waiver of CSG Conference Fees
Students and others whose finances are limited can apply for a full or
partial waiver of conference fees. Some help with travel costs may also
be available. For details on assistance, contact Richard Marken at:

   10459 Holman Ave.
   Los Angeles, CA 90024
   (310) 336-6215
   rmarken@earthlink.net

"METHOD OF LEVELS" WORKSHOP FEES

Workshop fees include coffee breaks. You will pay for your
accommodation and meals separately.

MOL Workshop $100 USD $150 CAD
Late registration (after June 1, 1999) $120 USD $180 CAD
One day fees $50 USD $75 CAD

MEALS
Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for their own meals.
A variety of restaurants and cafeterias are available on campus. Coffee
breaks and the Saturday buffet/banquet (for conference attendees) are
covered by the fees.

NO SMOKING
Smoking is not permitted in any building on campus. This includes
sleeping rooms.

ACCOMMODATION

Conference and workshop attendees are responsible for reserving their
own accommodation in the Walter Gage Residence on the UBC campus. Think
of it as booking a hotel suite. To book, phone the Reservations Office,
UBC Conference Centre with your VISA or MasterCard number.

When reserving your accommodation, indicate you are with the Control
Systems Group as a limited block of accommodation has been set aside for
the Control Systems Group.

If you are planning to reserve accommodation with a private bathroom,
book as soon as possible.

Consider booking the BASIC accommodation. It is very reasonably priced,
does not require a deposit, and has the best availability. It can be
arranged to group those of the same sex, conference, family etc. into
the same six-bedroom apartment.

Reservations Office, UBC Conference Centre:

Phone: 604-822-1010
Fax: 604-822-1001
Web: http://www.conferences.ubc.ca/
E-mail: reservations@brock.housing.ubc.ca

Accommodation Payment Details:

1. Full payment is due at check-in by cash, traveler's checks, VISA, or
MasterCard (no personal checks).

2. Private washroom accommodation must be guaranteed by credit card for
the equivalent of one night's accommodation.

3. A one-night cancellation charge applies if cancellation is not
received 48 hours prior to check-in date.

4. Refunds of deposits will be subject to a $15.00 CAD administration
charge.

(ADD 15% TAX TO THE FOLLOWING RATES)

1. BASIC - single lockable bedrooms in a complex of 6 - with shared
living area, bath, and kitchenette ($35 CAN - approx. $24 USD per
night).

2. SINGLE APARTMENTS - with single bed, private shower, sitting area,
and kitchenette ($69 CAN - approx. $46 USD per night).

3. DOUBLE SUITE - ($105 CAD - approx. $70 USD per night) with double
bed, equipped kitchen, and living room.

4. COURT SUITE - with 2 twin beds and 1 double bed in separate rooms,
living area, and kitchenette ($121 CAN - approx. $80 USD for two people
- add $10 CAD per night for third person).

REGISTRATION

To register for the Conference and/or Workshop, send your check (US
dollars are O.K.), payable to Autumn Winter, to the following address
and indicate which event(s) you are registering for.

Autumn Winter
Coordinator, CSG Conference
#1801 - 1723 Alberni Street
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6G 3G9

Phone: 604-683-0059
E-Mail: TeaTesToy@home.com

I would also like to know:

1. Accommodation arrangements
2. Guests for Saturday buffet/banquet
3. Address
4. E-Mail address
5. Phone number

If you have any questions or want to pursue other accommodation in the
area, contact the conference coordinator directly.

···

--
BM6L

[From Bill Powers (990706.0959 MDT)]

Autumn Winter (990706) --

It might also be a good time to thinking about where the 2000 conference
will be next year. Does anyone have any ideas?

I believe that our President-elect, Lloyd Klinedinst, is going to organize
the 2000 conference in St. Louis, MO. I don't remember how that got
decided, but it did. I hope Lloyd and Bobby haven't forgot (unlikely).
Anyway, it will be discussed at this year's meeting.

I hope there are some people who gave a guilty start when they read your
post and leaped to phone in their registrations.

Best,

Bill P.