American CSG conference

[from Mary Powers]

In case you missed it the first time around, here is the

             ******* CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT *******

                    THE CONTROL SYSTEMS GROUP

The ninth annual meeting of the Control Systems Group will be
held at Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, from Wednesday,
July 28 - Sunday, August 1, 1993.

This is a small, informal conference. There are seven sessions,
morning and evening, for brief presentation and extended
discussion of various aspects of Perceptual Control Theory.
Attendees are encouraged to bring papers for distribution, which
can serve to bring others up to speed on your topic. A variety of
specialties in the life, social, and behavioral sciences will be
represented, as well as applications in education, counseling,
and management. There will be a Mac and a PC for demos, with a
projection plate, and a VCR. Afternoons will be available for
continued discussion, showing tapes, or for recreation.

This is not a call for papers. The first session Wednesday
evening begins with scheduling those people who want to speak,
whether or not they have brought a paper, and bringing a paper
carries no obligation to speak. The number of speakers determines
the amount of time each will have.

This is considered to be a very enjoyable meeting. It is relaxed
and informal, yet exciting and intensive.


Durango is in the southwest corner of Colorado, 350 miles from
Denver and 200 miles from Albuquerque, N.M., at an altitude of
6500 feet, hot and dry in the daytime, cool at night, with
possible afternoon thunderstorms. Major attractions in the area
include the Durango & Silverton narrow gauge steam train, and
Mesa Verde (and other) 11th to 14th century Anasazi Indian ruins.
There is also river rafting, mountain biking, gallery-hopping and
shopping. For details on these and other attractions, plus motel
and B&B accomodations if you prefer to stay off campus, you can
call 1-800-525-8855 or write DACRA, 111 S. Camino del Rio,
Durango CO 81301.

The conference fee includes room, meals, coffee breaks,
equipment, meeting room rentals, and a banquet on Saturday night.
The cost for a single room is $230. Sharing a double is $190. If
you bring a guest who shares with you, your cost is $190, your
guest's cost is $120.

Cost for students is $190 single, $150 double. With a guest
sharing, $150, and $120 for the guest.
Cost for those staying off-campus is $150, guest off-campus is

Conference fees include a year's membership in the CSG.

All participants and guests will have a meal ticket covering
Wednesday dinner through Sunday breakfast. This is a fixed cost
for participants, but guests can be (mostly) reimbursed for
missed meals (or donate the amount to the CSG to subsidize
students at future conferences).

Rooms are available on campus the Monday and Tuesday night
preceding the meeting and the Sunday night following at $21 a
night, single or double. All meals on campus before Wednesday
dinner or after Sunday breakfast must be paid for at the dining
room door. Rates for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are $4.50,
$5.50 and $6.25, plus tax.

Meal times are 7-8am, 12-1pm, and 5-6pm, except for the Saturday
night banquet, at 6:30pm., which will be in the student memorial
lounge, not the dining room. If you are arriving Wednesday, keep
this rather early dinner hour in mind, since it will take time to
get from the airport, check in at the dorm, and get your meal

If you are staying in the dorm, you will be issued keys. If you
lose or fail to return them, the cost is $50 each.

Car rentals are available at the airport and there is taxi
service to the college. It may be wise to make plane reservations
early - it all depends on the tourist traffic and other
conferences in the area.

If you need a number where you can be reached while at the
conference, the Conferences and Institutes office is open
weekdays 9-5 at 303 247-7372. The dormitory office is
(theoretically) manned until 11pm every day, and is 303 247-7481.

Anyone in Durango on Tuesday is invited to dinner at the Powers',
which is 13 miles east of town. A map will be sent to anyone who
indicates early arrival.

Students who need financial aid can apply for a waiver of the
conference fee. We cannot help with transportation, but can
subsidize the conference for five students. We will take
applications until June 1 and let you know soon after that.

July 10 is the deadline for registration and for full payment.
students). This is non-refundable, but will be your year's
membership and subscription to Closed Loop if you are unable to
attend after all. The balance due will be your total conference
cost (above) minus registration.

For further information you can call Mary Powers at 303 247-7986
or write to 73 Ridge Place, Durango CO 81301-8136, or contact




______________________________________ Phone_________________
I will attend the 1993 CSG conference

Arriving (day & time)_______________________________________

Leaving (day & time)________________________________________

plane____ car____ (send maps) ____

I will be staying in the dorm the folling nights (circle)

            mon tues WED THURS FRI SAT sun

single____ double____ (non-smoking____)

I am staying off campus____ I am a student____

I am bringing a guest (name)________________________________
(note: Guests are welcome to attend one or two sessions of the
conference. Beyond that, they should expect to share in
conference expenses such as coffee breaks and meeting room
rentals, at about $5 per session)

At the banquet, I prefer (circle) wine beer pop juice

My guest prefers (circle) wine beer pop juice
Specifically? (red, white, diet, etc)


Students: fill out only if you are applying for a waiver of fees.
(But you must register and pay $5)

I am undergrad____ grad____ postdoc____


I am applying for a waiver of the CSG conference fees.
Without the waiver I would be unable to afford to come.

* * * * * * *
Mail this form with your enclosed check (made out to The Control
Systems Group) for registration ($45 regular $5 student) or for
your total conference fee to
                         Mary A. Powers
                         73 Ridge Place
                      Durango CO 81301-8136