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2014 Conference in the Americas


AHRD is celebrating its 21st annual conference in 2014 in Houston, Texas from Thursday, February 20th to Saturday, February 22nd. There will be preconference programs planned as well. AHRD is an inclusive organization and invites all those who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on the scholarly journey. The conference program promises to include leading scholars and senior-level practitioners reporting their cutting-edge research, providing opportunities for all to learn and network.



Marriott Houston Westchase

2900 Briarpark Dr.
Houston, Texas 77042

For Reservations: 1 (800) 452-5110
Room Rate: $129 plus tax
Room Block Deadline: February 1, 2014
Book Your Room Online: Book your group rate: Academy of Human Resource


The room block at the Marriott Houston Westchase has reached capacity for most nights. AHRD has made arrangement with the Courtyard Houston Westchase for additional accommodations. The Courtyard Houston Westchase is located .4 miles from the Marriott Houston Westchase. The hotel offers a Bistro, a shuttle (that can be reserved early in the morning or at check-in), and complimentary internet in all guest rooms.

Courtyard Houston Westchase

916 Dallas Street
Houston Texas 77002
For Reservations: 877-208-6450
Room Rate: $150 plus tax
Room Block Deadline: February 10, 2014
Book Your Room Online:Book your group rate



Conference Quicklinks:


CONERENCE ATTENDEES: A PDF version of the program is now available. You will be receiving a printed version of this when you check in at the conference, so you don’t need to print it out.

CONERENCE PRESENTERS:Presenters Guidelines are now available. Please read and review these guidelines as you prepare your presentation.



The Academy is celebrating its 21st annual conference in 2014 in Houston, TX, from Thursday, February 20th to Saturday, February 22nd


Member, Non-Member and Student Registration Information:

Both members and nonmembers need to log in to register for events. If you are a member, login here. If you are a nonmembers, you need to create a record in the system which will require your first, last, organization, email and username and password. Login here.


Online registration requires credit card payment and AHRD accepts Visa and Mastercard. If you want to send in a check, please download the form here.


Payment is required prior to the event. If you want to join or renew your membership, please go here to join: or log into your profile to renew. Then return to register for the event. These will be two separate transactions. You can pay for both by downloading forms.


Early bird rates end at 5:00 PM (Central Time) on January 15, 2014.

Conference Rates

Regular Rates
(after 5:00 pm on
January 15, 2014)


Scholary Writing and Publishing Member$215
Scholary Writing and Publishing Non-Member$295
Mining for Gold Member$105
Mining for Gold Non-Member$185

Emerging Research Course






Member Full Conference (does not include PreConference options)$390
Nonmember Full Conference (does not include PreConference options)$600
Member Thursday Only$250
Nonmember Thursday Only$340
Member Friday Only$255
Nonmember Friday Only$345
Member Saturday Only$255

Student Rates

Student Member Full Conference$310
Student Nonmember Full Conference$420
Student Member Daily Rate
(Thursday, Friday or Saturday)
Student Non Member Daily Rate
(Thursday, Friday or Saturday)

Dinner and Reception: $80 per ticket
One ticket is included in Full Conference registration



Cancellations and No Shows:

Cancellations received prior to January 31, 2014 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be given after January 31, 2014. No refunds will be given to those who registered who do not attend the conference.


If you need any further help or anything else please feel free to email our office at

PLEASE NOTE: Conference registration fees must be paid prior to the conference or at the registration desk.


Consent to Use of Photographic Images:

Registration and attendance at, or participation at association events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to association’s use and distribution of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


Conference Program Committee

Julie Gedro
Conference Chair
Empire State College/State University of New York


Diane D. Chapman
Proceedings Editor
North Carolina State University


Kate Guerdat
Associate Proceedings Editor
Manchester Community College


Thank you to the University of Houston and The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast for sponsoring the Presidential Dinner!

University of HoustonU of Southern Miss

Thank you to Shell as the Presidential Reception sponsor!




Thank you to ASTD and the University of Houston for sponsoring the conference Opening Reception!

astd logoUniversity of Houston


Thank you to the following Texas Institutions for sponsoring the conference tote bags!

UT TylerTexas A and M
CBTUniversity of Houston

Thank you to the following Exhibitors!

  • ASTD (American Society for Training & Development)

  • Columbia Southern University

  • North Carolina State University Department of Leadership, Policy, and Adult & Higher Education

  • University of Houston

  • The University of Southern Mississippi

Academy of Human Resource Development

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