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2019 Conference in the Americas Call for Submissions

2019 Conference in the Americas

Call for Submissions

February 13 - 16, 2019 | Louisville, Kentucky

The Academy is celebrating its 26th annual conference in 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky from Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, February 16.

Call for Submissions opens on July 1 and submissions are due September 5, 2018.

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 26th Annual Conference in 2019!

  • Pre-Conferences: February 13 – 14, 2019 (Wednesday – Thursday)

  • Conference: February 14 – 16, 2019 (Thursday – Saturday)


Louisville, KY
Marriott Downtown
280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 23219

The 26th AHRD annual conference will include leading scholars and 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.

In addition to the information contained in this Call for Papers, important details are found on the Conference Central page. 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 2019), and registration. Information about the benefits of AHRD membership—including journals, on-line 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.

We are now accepting submissions for consideration. Review the Call for Submissions (PDF) for full details.  The submission system is accepting submissions until September 5, 2018 (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 5, 2018

Final (NO EXTENSIONS) submission deadline for manuscripts

October 8, 2018

Decision notifications to authors

November 10, 2018

Camera-ready submissions due

December 13, 2018

Call for Session Chair volunteers

February 13 - 16, 2019

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


Conference Registration

Online Conference registration will be available in November!

Academy of Human Resource Development

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Phone: 1+(651)290-7466 • Email:
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