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Call For Submissions

The Call for Submissions: closed as of September 09, 2015.

» Download the 2016 Conference Call for Submissions for complete information (PDF)


The 23rd annual conference will include leading scholars and senior-level practitioners reporting their cutting-edge research and theorizing. The program will be comprised of blind, peerreviewed submissions that offer a diverse range of topics, perspectives, and research paradigms. In addition the conference will include several types of non-refereed sessions that offer excellent opportunities for bringing together conference participants to engage in generative learning through both formal and informal interactions about topics of mutual interest. AHRD is an inclusive organization and invites all those who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on their scholarly journey.

In addition to the information contained in this Call for Papers, important details are found on the Conference Central link at The Conference Central site will be your go-to location for news about conference updates, pre-conference workshops, hotel and travel information, access to the program (available January 2016), and registration. Information about the benefits of AHRD membership—including journals, online networking, Special Interest Groups (SIGS), professional development, awards, and other events, including the conferences in Europe and Asia–MENA—can also be found on the AHRD website.

Submission System

AHRD is thrilled to announce that we have contracted with a new vendor to receive and manage submissions for the 2016 conference. We are very hopeful that the new system will be easier to use for those who submit as well as offer the Program Team, Track Chairs, and reviewers enhanced capabilities to manage the review process.

The new electronic Submission System is now open. Because this is a new system from the one used for the 2015 conference, you must click on the “Join Now” button to create a new account. NOTE: Please complete the account profile completely, as this will be how you are contacted and identified in the system. Once all of the information has been entered correctly, click on create account. You should receive an email with your account logon information, including your access key.

If you have any questions, please contact Proceedings Editor Angela Titi-Amayah ( or Conference Program Chair Jason Moats (

Submission Tracks

The Academy of Human Resource Development welcomes submissions from all academic fields and disciplines that focus on workplace and organizational learning, performance, change, and related issues and challenges.

  • Workplace Learning
  • Organization Development and Change
  • International, Global & Cross Cultural Issues
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Critical, Social Justice, and Diversity Perspectives in HRD
  • HRD Performance and Strategy
  • Technology, E-Learning & Virtual HRD
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Research Methods & Foundations in HRD

Track Chairs serve a critical leadership role to ensure the integrity and consistency of the tracks.

Important Notes, Dates and Deadlines

August 24, 2015
11:59 p.m. PDT

Early Submission deadline.

Submissions received by this date will (1) receive decision notification two weeks earlier than others (no later than October 2) and (2), if accepted, the first author of that submission (or a designee of that author’s choice) will be eligible for a raffle for a 50% discount on conference registration (limited to 5 winners).

September 8, 2015
11:59 p.m. PDT

Deadline Extended to September 9, 11:55pm, PDT (posted on 9/9/2015 at 8:30am)

Final submission deadline for submissions. No extensions granted.

October 2, 2015
Decision notifications for early submissions (all those submissions received by August 24).

October 16, 2015
Decision notifications to authors.

December 4, 2015
Final, camera-ready submissions due and at least one author of submission must be registered for the conference.

January 4, 2016
Call for Session Chair volunteers.

February 18-20, 2016
Conference (with pre-conference activities February 16-18).

Presentation Schedule

Authors must be able to present at any time during the conference (February 18-20, 2016). The presentation schedule as well as presentation guidelines will be available on the Conference Central website approximately six weeks before the conference.

Attestation Form

All authors who submit refereed full-paper manuscripts must attest that the submission complies with articles outlined in the Representation of Authorship and Agreement as to Publication of Materials (PDF) form. Authors will complete this form as a part of the submission process when they submit materials for consideration via the on-line system, and it is provided here as a reference for authors.

Online Conference registration will be available in October/November!

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