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2013 AHRD International Conference in the Americas
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2013 AHRD International Conference in the Americas

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Sunday, February 17, 2013


Welcome to the Conference Central! 

2013 Annual Conference

Darren ShortPresident's Message

As President of AHRD, I look forward to welcoming you to our 20th conference in February 2013. For those who have never attended, you will find the conference to be a welcoming environment that offers support, encouragement and networking opportunities for those with a shared interest in human resource development research and its application. This will be my 17th time of attending, and I return each year as an opportunity to focus for a few days on topics that excite me and to be with people who speak the same language and share the same vision for HRD. The conference is a wonderful blend of interactive sessions, those that focus more on sharing the latest research, and the incidental learning that happens over a coffee or a lunch. I’d recommend the conference to anyone with an interest in HRD research, and I hope that I have the opportunity to meet you in-person in February.


Darren Short
President, AHRD (2012-2014)

AHRD 20 years

The Academy is celebrating its 20th annual conference in 2013 in Arlington, VA (DC Metro), from Thursday, February 14th to Saturday, February 16th.

20th Annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD Through Research



» Conference Program Now Available!
»Addendum to the Program Schedule
» Presenter Guidelines: Please read and review these guidelines as you prepare your presentation.
» Session Host Guidelines
» Schedule at a glance
» Detailed Conference Schedule (pdf)
» Saturday Keynote



Marriott Crystal Gateway

Arlington, VA United States

Important Dates and Deadlines

September 10, 2012
Final submission deadline for manuscripts

October 15-25, 2012
Decision notification to authors

November 25, 2012
Camera-ready submissions due

January 5, 2013
Call for symposium chair volunteers

February 14-16, 2013
Conference Dates

Conference Location

Marriott Crystal Gateway
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202 | USA

Reserve your room

Arlington/DC Metro Information and Links

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau Information

Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau Information

Ronald Reagan National Airport (located 2 miles from Hotel)

Washington Dulles International Airport (located 27 miles from Hotel)

Ground Transportation Options to/from the hotel.

Please note that Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located 2 miles from the hotel and the hotel will provide complimentary airport shuttle service to/from this airport. Call 1-703-417-8000 to schedule your service.


Conference Rates

Early Bird Rates
(before 5pm on January 22)

Regular Rates
(after 5pm on January 22)

Member $80$150
Emerging Research Course







Member Full Conference$340$390
Nonmember Full Conference$550$600
Student Member Full Conference$260$310
Student Nonmember Full Conference$370$420
Member Thursday Only$200$250
Nonmember Thursday Only$290$340
Member Friday Only$205$255
Nonmember Friday Only$295$345
Member Saturday Only$205$255
Nonmember Saturday Only$295$345

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

Keynote: Human Capital and American Competitiveness

The growing role of human capitol in producing economic output has accelerated since the early 1980’s. Increasing skill requirements have resulted from a complex mix of technology change and shifting competitive requirements. Between 1946 and 1973 in the golden age of the American Economy our competitiveness was largely based on our ability to produce standardized goods and services at the lowest prices. Since the 80’s competitive standards have become more complex; including price but also extending to quality, variety, customization, innovation, costumer service, speed, and novelty. At the same time computer based technologies have increasingly allowed us to meet these new competitive requirements at a relatively low cost. In combination the technology shift along with the new competitive standards have increased skill requirements on the job.


About Dr. Tony Carnevale

Dr. Carnevale currently serves as Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. He has a wealth of experience working at the intersection of education and employment policy. Among his leadership positions, Dr. Carnevale has served as Chair of the Human Resources Sub-Committee of the White House Commission on Productivity under President Ronald Reagan, as Vice President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and as Director of Human Resource and Employment Studies at the Committee for Economic Development (CED). During his time at ETS, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education. And while at CED, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to chair the National Commission on Employment Policy.

Cancellations and No Shows

Cancellations received prior to February 01, 2013 will be refunded in full. No refunds will be given after February 01, 2013. No refunds will be given to those who registered who do not attend the conference.


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

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