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Food N’ Thought Proposals Sought for AHRD 2013 Conference

2013 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

Food N’ Thought Proposals Sought for AHRD 2013 Conference


If you missed the deadline to submit a paper on one of the tracks scheduled for the 2013 AHRD conference, you have an opportunity to dialogue with scholars and practitioners who may have a mutual interest in the topic. Submit your paper on a scholarly topic in the category listed below. You will have access to all conference participants and an opportunity to get immediate feedback to further your personal research agenda. Consider submitting a proposal to the Food N’ Thought sessions at the 2013 AHRD conference!

Food N’ Thought (FNT) sessions are 1-hour informal brown bag sessions where participants dialogue about a scholarly topic of interest. We will hold our FNT sessions first thing in the morning, giving you an opportunity to plant some seeds with our attendees as they start the day.

The purpose of the FNT session is two-fold. One purpose is to encourage scholarly dialogue on topics important to the field of HRD. The second purpose is to build a sense of community by helping to ensure that no participant at the conference should have to eat alone. For that reason, we always look for an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere at our FNT sessions.

In the past, FNT topics have included globalization, leadership, organizational learning, spirituality, book reviews, and more.

FNT call for proposals includes three types of FNT sessions:

  • Research & Practice: Scholars from research and practice team up to offer their perspectives on a scholarly topic
  • Research Horizons: Any innovative dialogue on a topic of current or futureresearch interest in AHRD
  • Book Club: A review and dialogue on a recent book of interest to members of AHRD

Submission guidelines:

  • 500 word (maximum) proposal and a 150-200 word abstract in one Microsoft Word file
  • Identify type of FNT session (Research & Practice, Research Horizons, or Book Club)
  • Preferred day (Friday or Saturday)
  • Complete contact information (Title, Position, Institution, contact info)
  • Submit electronically to Kate Guerdat at
  • Deadline for proposal submission is December 5, 2012 with anticipated notification of December 20, 2012

Submissions are reviewed for innovative opportunities for field growth in both theoretical exploration as well as implications for practice.

I look forward to receiving your proposals!

Kate Guerdat, Ed.D.
Chair of the AHRD Food N’ Thought Committee


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