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28th IAPCT Conference
and Annual Meeting

11-13 October 2018
Thursday through Saturday

Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Conference Dates

Thursday 11 October
  • Explore the William T. Powers Archive

  • Annual Meeting, including elections

Friday & Saturday 12–13 October

  • Presentations and Panel Discussions

The theme of the conference, like that of the forthcoming book Living Control Systems IV, is the relationship of Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) to the sciences of life in each presenter’s domain (psychology, biology, sociology, etc), and in particular how ideas prevalent in the field and ideas previously accepted by the presenter undergo change because of control theory.

Conference Schedule


Garrett Seminary

Meeting and presentation rooms

The Garrett Seminary is a campus within a campus, not displayed on Northwestern University campus maps. Use Google Maps.

Deering Library

William T. Powers Archive

Consider coming a day early to spend the day researching in the collection of Bill Powers' publications, unpublished writings, and correspondence.


Register for the conference with this registration form.

  • Non-Members $135.00 (USD).
  • IAPCT Members: $100.00 (USD).
    Annual membership is $60 and may be paid with registration.
  • NU Students and Faculty: NO CHARGE (Oct 12 & 13). Use this NU registration form, indicating your field of study and whether you would like to purchase lunch.

Please email your completed registration form to Alison Powers < iapctconference@gmail.com> or mail it to

IAPCT Conference 2018
c/o Allie Powers information
1825 Sussex Street, Lafayette, CO 80026

Credit cards are accepted. For security, don't send credit card information in email. Put your card number, expiration date, and CVV/security code on the registration form, and make sure your address includes the zipcode.


DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Hotel Chicago
9599 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL 60077-1314
1-847-679-7000 ph
1-847-679-0810 fax

There is a restaurant in the hotel and a large shopping mall nearby. Northwestern University is about 4 miles away (15 minutes by car). Mention the IAPCT conference to get the block rate

Morton Grove Inn
9424 Waukegan Rd.
Morton Grove, IL 60053
1-847-965-6400 ph

Rates currently range from $65.00 to $75.00 +taxes and fees per night. This hotel is 8 miles away (25 minutes by car) from the Northwestern campus and about 3.5 miles from the DoubleTree (8 minutes by car).

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