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AHRD 2020 International Research Conference in the Americas

2020 International Research Conference in the Americas

2020 Conference Program Book, Presenter Guidelines, Poster E-Book Now Available!

The Academy of Human Resource Development extends its support of our friends, colleagues, and all those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We have deep concern about the global health and wellbeing of our colleagues and their loved ones, particularly where there has been diligent effort to contain the outbreak and reduce its impact. The outbreak is affecting our colleagues worldwide, and AHRD offers our  caring thoughts and solidarity to everyone impacted by this public health emergency. We also support the scientists, public health professionals, and medical personnel around the globe who are fighting the virus and making valiant effort to battle the challenge using scientific evidence.

2020 Schedule by Author is now available!

Authors, we look forward to welcoming you in a few weeks at the 2020 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. We are pleased to provide you with the Full Schedule by Author so you may find your presentation(s) date and time at this time. Please note this published schedule is final.

Call for Session Host

The Conference Committee is seeking volunteers to host breakout session for the 27th Annual AHRD International Conference in the Americas in Atlanta, GA. Breakouts sessions will begin on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 3:45 pm, continue through Friday and end at 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 29. We are in need of one volunteer Session Host to be present in each breakout session.

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Conference Rates

2020 Early Bird Rates
Through January 15, 2020
2020 Regular Rates
After January 15, 2020

New This Year! Conference Plus (Includes One Year AHRD Membership)
Save $10.00 over regular membership rates by joining with your conference registration!

Current Member $655 $705
Student Member / HDI $480 $530
New Member $655 $705

Full Conference

Member – Full Conference $445 $495
Student Member – Full Conference $360 $410
Non-Member – Full Conference $700 $750

Thursday-Only, Friday-Only or Saturday Only

Member – One Day Rate $240 $290
Student Member – One Day Rate $170 $220
Non-Member – One Day Rate $320 $370

Pre-Conference Workshops

Advancing Human Resource Development Research through Building a Diverse External Funding Portfolio

Member $115 $165
Non-Member $165 $215

Hiring and Retaining Military Veterans: Integrating Research and Best-Practices to Improve Veteran Outcomes

Member $115 $165
Non-Member $165 $215

VIP Tour at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia

Member $115 $165
Non-Member $165 $215

Conference Add-On: Graduate Student Research Colloquium

Member $170 $220
Non-Member $220 $270

Conference Add-On: Guest Social Passes

Saturday President's Banquet $75 $75
Thursday Off-Site Event $75 $75

Note: Saturday President’s Banquet and Thursday Off Site Event is included in your Full Conference Registration and Guest’s pay the $75.00 fee per event.

Presenter Guidelines

Click HERE to view the Presenter Guidelines

Hotel & Lodging

February 26-29, 2020

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
3405 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Room rate: $168 (plus tax) per night for single or double.

Room block deadline: Thursday, February 6th, 2020 Book your room: Book online or call the hotel directly at (404) 261-9250. To get the discounted rate, mention the AHRD room block when you call.


If you plan to take Marta to the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel, click HERE to view directions.

Visa Form

Use the invitation letter to support your application for a U.S. Visitors Visa. This letter is not a substitute for your actual Visa. You must still comply with the formal visa application process.

At least one of the following criteria MUST BE met to use the letter of invitation:

  • Be an author of an accepted abstract and/or paper
  • Have paid the registration fee for this conference

NOTE: By completing this form you are NOT registered for the 2020 AHRD Conference in the Americas.

FAQs/Helpful Links

AHRD Letter of Invitation

Thank You Sponsors & Exhibitors

Kia Motor
President's Dinner Sponsor

Texas A&M University Education & Human Development
President's Reception Sponsor

Interpretive Simulations
Mobile App Sponsor

Opening Reception Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

Partner Sponsor


  • Cynthia Sims
  • Interpretive Simulations
  • Kia Motors Manufacturing, Georgia
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Roche Diabetes Care
  • Sherpa Coaching
  • Springer
  • Texas A&M University Education & Human Development
  • The Case Centre
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Texas at Tyler

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