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AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk | San Antonio, Texas | March 2-4, 2017
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Make Plans to Join Us at the Friday Dine-Arounds!
For this year’s conference, we are having Friday Conference Dine-Arounds! This means that we will have reservations made at selected area restaurants for dinner on Friday night, for groups of our conference participants who would like to have dinner and connect with colleagues about particular HRD topics. Conference registrants will have the option to sign up for specific topics prior to the conference. You must indicate in your conference registration if you are interested in participating in the Dine Arounds in order to sign up for a specific topic prior to the conference.
The 2017 Annual Conference Dine-Around program will take place on Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm at restaurants located fairly close to our headquarter hotel. The Annual Conference Dine-Around program is open to registered Annual Conference attendees only. In order to provide optimal opportunities for networking, stimulating conversation, and peer learning, each Dine-Around is limited to 8 people. Dine-Arounds are Dutch-treat; each diner is responsible for his or her own check.
Statement from San Antonio Convention & Visitors’ Bureau
"Along with the rest of the country, we have followed with interest the spirited conversation between gun-rights advocates and those who hold a contrary viewpoint. That freedom of dialogue is a right we all enjoy. On January 1, 2016, Texas became the 45th state to allow properly licensed individuals to carry a holstered handgun in public spaces. Handguns may not be taken into amusement parks, churches, hospitals, bars, sporting events and public meetings if license holders are given notice that the area is a gun-free zone."
"San Antonio is annually regarded as one of the top leisure and convention destinations in the country, and the safety accorded our visitors is a primary reason why. Simply, visitors to San Antonio are regarded as invaluable treasures, and the city works overtime to protect them with the same care it provides its own residents. We look forward to your coming visit."
Casandra Matej, Executive Director, San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
Embracing & Supporting Diversity
The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) strives to be a welcoming and inclusive organization. As such, we do not tolerate prejudice, malice, racism, sexism, or homophobia. In light of the recent negative political and societal discourse, we believe it crucial to explicate to all of our members and conference participants that AHRD respects and values diversity in all of its forms. We have worked and will continue to work to make the AHRD community and our conferences environments where HRD scholars and scholar-practitioners will feel safe and valued. If you have any concerns about the safety and inclusiveness of the upcoming conference in San Antonio, please contact Julie Gedro, Conference Chair for 2017 International Research Conference of the Americas (Julie.Gedro@esc.edu) or Wendy Ruona, President, Academy of Human Resource Development (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Affected by the Executive Order Banning Travel to the United States?
If you have been negatively affected by the Executive Order recently issued by President Trump and will now not be able to present or attend the 2017 International Research Conference in the Americas, please contact us at email@example.com. If you have a paper accepted and cannot come to the conference due to the circumstances around this travel ban, we will arrange for you to be able to present it virtually during the scheduled session. If you have already registered for the conference, we will ensure your full registration fee is refunded. AHRD reiterates its deep commitment to diversity and inclusion; and we support and welcome any individual who lawfully has the right to be in the United States.