- Cultural diversity;
- Equal access to education;
- Universal access to information (in the public domain);
- Freedom of expression.
2. ISSS 2014 Conference - ISSS, and ASC in the following week
Learning Across Boundaries: Exploring the Variety of Systemic Theory and Practice
Further details are located on the ISSS2014 Conference pages.
This year, the ASC meeting "Living in Cybernetics" will also be held at GWU in the week following the ISSS (3-9th August). There will be a discount for those attending both conferences, please see each conference's registration pages. The discount will be halved from the registration cost of each conference.
Additional details will be added as available, please email the ISSS office with any queries in the meantime at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. 50th Anniversary conference of the American Society for Cybernetics
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 our 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 hep 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.