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2018 Conference in the Americas

Call for Submissions

The deadline for all submissions (including pre-conference proposals) has passed. The full schedule of refereed full manuscripts and non-refereed sessions will be published in January.

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) exists to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe. AHRD’s vision is "Leading Human Resource Development through Research.”

AHRD is celebrating its 25th Annual Conference in 2018!

  • Pre-Conferences: February 13 – 15, 2018 (Tuesday – Thursday)

  • Conference: February 15 – 17, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)


Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219

The 25th AHRD annual conference will include leading scholars and senior-level practitioners reporting their cutting-edge research and theorizing. The program will be comprised of blind, peer-reviewed 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 provide 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.

We are now accepting submissions for consideration. Review the Call for Submissions (PDF) for full details. The submission system is accepting submissions until September 3, 2017 (11:59 p.m. PST).

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.

Conference tracks for this year are:

  • Assessment and Evaluation

  • Critical, Social Justice, and Diversity Perspectives in HRD

  • HRD Performance and Strategy

  • International, Global & Cross Cultural Issues

  • Leadership and Career Development

  • Non-Refereed

  • Organization Development and Change

  • Research Methods and Foundations in HRD

  • Technology, E-Learning & Virtual HRD

  • Workplace Learning

Important Notes, Dates, and Deadlines

September 3, 2017

Final (NO EXTENSIONS) submission deadline for manuscripts

November 5, 2017

Decision notifications to authors

November 30, 2017

Camera-ready submissions due

December 18, 2017

Call for Session Chair volunteers

February 14 - 17, 2018

Conference Dates

(with pre-conference activities February 13 -14, 2018)


Conference Registration

Online Conference registration will be available in October/November!

Academy of Human Resource Development

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