2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the American Society for Cybernetics, which was incorporated in Washington DC on the 6th of August 1964.

Our conference this year will be a major celebration. The theme is “Living in Cybernetics”. The main event (4 to 8 August inclusive) will celebrate ASC cybernetics in the present through paper presentations themed using Stuart Umpleby’s “Several Traditions of cybernetics” (4 and 5 August), ASC cybernetics in the past through addresses from many past presidents and other long term members (August 6) developing our timeline, and ASC cybernetics in the future through workshops developing views of how cybernetics and education may come together to help make a better world (August 7 and 8).

In addition, as has been our recent practice, we will hold a pre-conference meeting on 3 August; and a post-conference meeting (9 August). Conferees may attend these events without charge.

We will develop a general co-ordinating schedule which will be under constant development and may be consulted at any time. It will not take its final form until after the conference has closed.

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This conference is held shortly after the 2014 conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, which will be held at the same venue (The School of Business at George Washington University) from 27-Jul-2014 to 01-Aug-2014. A registration discount of USD100 (USD70 for students) is available to registrants of both events. Please see Fees and Payment for details. If you attend both conferences, then please request your discount code here before proceeding to the conference registration website.