CSG 98 Conference

December 1, 1997

                     1998 CONFERENCE


             WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 to SUNDAY, JULY 19


The Control Systems Group 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 1998 CSG conference will begin Wednesday evening, July 15, and end
Sunday morning, July 19. 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 banquet, followed by a short business meeting.
The conference closes Sunday morning with people getting together for
breakfast and an informal meeting.

UBC campus is only a few kilometers from the airport and downtown Vancouver.
It is surrounded by forested parkland and miles of beaches. Attractions on
campus include the UBC Botanical Garden, the world famous Museum of
Anthropology, and Nitobe Japanese Garden.

Conference fees will include coffee breaks, a Saturday night banquet, and
annual membership in CSG. You will pay for accommodation and meals
separately. Fees should be set by early 1998.

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. Contact Mary Powers at 73 Ridge Place, Durango CO 81301-8136, or
at (970) 247-7986, or at powers_w@frontier.net for details on assistance.

Smoking is not permitted in any building on campus. This includes sleeping

A variety of restaurants and cafeterias are available on campus. Meal
tickets can be purchased. Coffee breaks and the Saturday banquet are
covered by the conference fees.


1. BASIC - single lockable bedrooms in a complex of 6 with shared living
area, bath, and kitchenette ( $33 CAN - approx. $24 US per night).

2. SINGLE APARTMENTS - with single bed, private shower, sitting area, and
kitchenette ( $69 CAN - approx. $50 US ).

3. SUITE - with 1 single bed and 1 double bed in separate rooms - with
living area and kitchenette ( $99 CAN - approx. $72 US for double occupancy
- add $10 per night for third person ). All of these have been spoken for,
but there is chance more may open up.

4. OTHER - Other suites may become available in March of 1998. They may be
cheaper than the rates listed above, in which case those who have already
committed to either 2 or 3 above will have priority.

There is no guarantee that your preferred accommodation will be available
come May of 98, so it is wise to confirm your attendance early.

To help with finalizing of conference fees and arranging accommodation, I
would appreciate you getting back with your commitment to attend the
conference. I would like:

1. Names of those attending. If you are committing for person(s) besides
yourself, will they be attending the conference or just require accommodation?

2. Preferred e-mail and postal addresses - and phone number.

3. Special accommodation requests - extra days beyond the 4 nights from Wed.
to Sat. or sleeping options other than the basic.

If you are committed to attending the conference or have any questions or
comments, contact me directly.

Autumn Winter


#205 - 2020 Haro Street
Vancouver, BC
V6G 1J3

Ph: (604) 683-0059
Fax: (604) 683-5978