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Centenary Conference

In March 2004, with support from the Program in Science, Technology, Information and Medicine (STIM), Andy Pickering, Peter Asaro, and John Wedge organized a Centenary Conference in Urbana-Champaign to honor Ross. In the course of a series of invited lectures and panel discussions, Ross's former students, members of his family, historians of science, and leaders in the fields of information and systems theory reflected on his life and legacy.

W. Ross Ashby Centenary Conference Banner.

The conference included the following sessions:

Many of the papers that were presented at the conference were published in International Journal of General Systems Volume 38, Issue 2, "The Intellectual Legacy of W. Ross Ashby", edited by Peter M. Asaro and George J. Klir.


Centenary Conference Photos

The following photographs were taken during the conference and at the pre-conference evening meal.

Conference participants.
Members of Ross Ashby's family: Jill Ashby, Sally Bannister, Patrick and Ruth Pettit
Conference participants.
Ruth Pettit, Jill Ashby, and Sally Bannister
Conference participants.
Jill Ashby and George Klir
Conference participants.
Klaus Krippendorff and Stuart Umpleby
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Conference participants.
Patrick Pettit, George Klir, Klaus Krippendorff, and Peter Asaro
Conference participants.
Conference participants.
John Wedge, Patrick Pettit, and George Klir
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Conference participants.
Mrs. and Mr. Kevin Warwick

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