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2014 Call for Proposals for Food N’ Thought Sessions

Food 'N' Thought sessions provide opportunities for dialogue with scholars and practitioners who may have a mutual interest in your topic. Submit your proposal on a scholarly topic in a category listed below. You will have access to all conference participants and an opportunity to receive feedback to further your personal research agenda.

Consider submitting a proposal to the Food 'N’ Thought sessions at the 2014 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 be holding our FNT sessions first thing in the morning, giving you an opportunity to plant some seeds in our attendees as they start their day.

The purpose of the FNT session is two-fold. One purpose is to encourage scholarly dialogue on topics important to HRD researchers and practitioners. 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 future research 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 WORD file
  • Identify the type of FNT session (Research & Practice, Research Horizons, or Book Club)
  • Preferred day (Friday or Saturday) of session
  • Complete contact information (Title, Position, Institution, contact info)
  • Submit electronically to Tracy Pakornsawat at
  • Deadline for proposal submission is December 4, 2013 with anticipated notification of 12/20/13

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!



Tracy Pakornsawat
North Carolina State University
Chair of the AHRD Food N’ Thought Committee

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