1966 Conference: Family Potentials in a Cybernetic Culture

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Read news coverage of the 1966 NCFR conferenceRead news coverage of the 1966 NCFR conference

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The 1966 Annual Conference was held in Minneapolis at the Leamington Hotel, October 27–29. The theme was “Family Potentials in a Cybernetic Culture.” William Smith was the program chair. The opening plenary address was entitled “Cyberculture, the Family and Leisure.” Family and community in an urban society and retraining disadvantaged Black men were other major themes. More than 500 people attended, and the proceedings were prepared by Murray A. Straus, Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. These included plenary addresses and abstracts of section programs.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Nye‘s Presidential Address was titled “Values, Family and a Changing Society.” The Burgess Address was given by Clifford Kirkpatrick, who spoke on familial development, selective needs, and predictive theory. There were also two special seminars: (1) “Enriching Teaching through the Use of Research” and (2) “Federal Research Grants Programs.”

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 For entertainment, trips were offered to the Old Log Theater, the Guthrie Theatre, and a smorgasbord presentation of Dudley Riggs’s Brave New Workshop Theater.

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