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|2018 Conference Central|
The Academy is celebrating its 25th annual conference in 2018 in Richmond, Virginia from Wednesday, February 14 to Saturday, February 17.
Join us for the 2018 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia! The history of Richmond as a modern city, dates to the early 17th century, and is crucial to the development of the colony of Virginia, the American Revolutionary War, and the Civil War. Richmond offers easy access to the ocean, mountains and Washington, DC. Trendy boutiques and restaurants, numerous sports and entertainment attractions, outdoor pursuits among one of the nation's largest river park systems, and a treasure trove of historic landmarks provide plenty of fun!
Richmond ranks NO. 7 on Travel + Leisure’s list of “AMERICA’S FAVORITE CITIES.” — travelandleisure.com, May 2016
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2018 Keynote Announced!
We are thrilled to announce that Patricia (Pat) A. McLagan will be our keynote speaker. Pat is a recognized expert and thought leader in in the adult development arena. The title of her speech is “Re-thinking learning and HRD for the Age of AI.” Pat’s view is that learners’ capabilities, confidence, and self-image in learning need radical change in order to thrive in a world of proliferating resources, information overload, artificial intelligence, and many other paradigm shifting forces.
Accolades About Richmond
"With the James River as an anchor, Richmond reveals a stark natural beauty, that no matter the season, offers a distinctive urban charm and vibrancy."
— The New York Times, "36 Hours in Richmond, Virginia"
"Virginia's capital city combines genteel southern manners with a northern sensibility in a conflux of culture that can't quite be pigeonholed by geography or at any one point in history...Richmond is a city always half a step ahead of the zeitgeist."
— Metrosource, "Out of the Cradle of the Confederacy, Richmond Shines Anew"
"...Richmond, Virginia: a complex, richly layered city - cultured and refined, yet hard-working and accessible..."
— Food & Wine's FWx.com, "48 Wild Hours in Richmond with the Rappahannock Boys"
"In Richmond, even what is old now feels cool."
"Virginia's capital has long been a destination for good grub,and in recent years, the dining scene has catapulted onto the national stage."
— USA Today, "Made in Virginia: Flavors Only Found in Richmond
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Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be submitted through the Cancellation/Refund Request Form on or before January 15, 2018, to be eligible to receive a refund of the registration fee. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per person administrative processing fee. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registrations. Cancellations received prior to January 15th will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative processing fee. Requests for refunds after the January 15th deadline will be reviewed by the AHRD Board of Directors on an individual basis two to three weeks after the conference. Special requests must be received before February 17th through the Cancellation/Refund Request Online Form. Please include an explanation of any extenuating circumstances and upload supporting documents. Refund requests will be reviewed two to three weeks after the conference. Refund requests received after February 17, will NOT be reviewed.
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