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The American Society for Cybernetics has great pleasure in announcing a

Conversational Conference on the theme of LISTENING

Richmond, Indiana, USA, 10 to 13 August 2001

We regard listening as the key act that turns talking into conversation. However, we use  these words metaphorically, and not just literally: we do not mean to concentrate on the aural senses, but on the idea that it is the recipient who gives meaning to what they hear. This is how they release the potential in a statement made by another into conversation, whether the conversation is in words, acts, gestures, or indeed any other medium of communication. This can lead to the development of understanding of the other so important in human relations (perhaps specially in fields such as psycho-therapy, management, education and music).

Our conference is organised around informal and generous conversations in small groups, but has space for formal paper presentations and performances. We are also inviting experiential workshops. There is a sliding scale of charges. For those attending, there are free add-on events before and after.
Please visit the conference web site at Note, applicants for the conference need to fill in a statement of interest. Go to and click on SIGN UP button in the middle of the text.

You can get a sense of the richness of last year’s conference by going to

We hope to welcome you to our conferences!

Ranulph Glanville, ASC President

Please help us by passing on this information to an lists, societies and individuals you think might be interested in our conference. Thank you.

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