Final call for registration fees

[from Mary Powers 970505]

Absolute deadline in 3 weeks: July 23, 1997. Registration fee
is now $50, counts toward conference fee.

                    THE CONTROL SYSTEMS GROUP
                         1997 CONFERENCE
                          August 6 - 10

The Control Systems Group has met annually since 1985 to discuss
theoretical and practical applications of Perceptual Control
Theory 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

The 1997 CSG conference will begin Wednesday, August 6, and end
Sunday, August 10. Arrival should be Wednesday afternoon, in
time for a rather early dinner (5-6 pm). 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 last meal included in the conference fee
is Sunday breakfast. For those who want to enjoy what the
Durango area has to offer, early arrival or late departure can be

Durango is in the southwest corner of Colorado, 350 miles from
Denver and 200 miles from Albuquerque. It is in the San Juan
Mountains, at 6500 feet. In July/Aug. the temperature can be in
the high 80's or more in the daytime, with 50's at night.
Afternoon thunderstorms are possible. More details and maps on

Air service is in flux. There are connecting flights from Denver,
Phoenix and Albuquerque at the moment.

The conference fee includes room, meals, coffee breaks, and all
other expenses, including membership in the CSG. The cost, in a
single room, is $250. Sharing a double, $190. Cost for couples
sharing a room, $360. Note that there will be a $30 surcharge
for late registrations (after June 15th). 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 for details on
assistance or fees for guests other than spouse/friend or any
other questions.









nights on campus (circle) tues WED THURS FRI SAT sun

Add $30 per night to fees below if you are planning to stay Tues.
or Sun. night.

Subtract $30 per night if you make arrangements to stay elsewhere
in Durango (call 970 247 0312 for hotel/motel/B&B info)

for banquet (check): vegetarian___ poultry/fish___ red meat___

beer___ red wine___ white wine___ pop___ diet pop___ juice___

Early registration fee: $20 (Students $5). After June 15: $50 (Students,
$35). Balance due July 30: $230 single, $170 double, couples $340.
Full payment at (early) registration: single $250, double $190,
couples $360. Late registrants (after June 15) $280, $220, $390.

Make check out to The Control Systems Group, and mail to:
     Mary Powers 73 Ridge Place Durango CO 81301-8136

And if you can't make it to the meeting, please consider joining
the CSG. Membership is $20, and mostly goes to paying some of
the conference and travel expenses of students and people on
limited incomes.

NOTE: Students please contact us soon by e-mail regarding financial
aid for attending the meeting. Students are VERY welcome.