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2020 Conference in the Americas Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

2020 International Research Conference in the Americas

February 26 - 29, 2020 | Atlanta, Georgia

The Academy is celebrating its 27th annual conference in 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia from Wednesday, February 26 to Saturday, February 29.

Call for Submissions opens on May 15, 2019 and submissions are due September 3rd, 2019.

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 27th Annual Conference in 2020!

  • Pre-Conferences: February 26 – 27, 2020 (Wednesday – Thursday)

  • Conference: February 27 – 29, 2020 (Thursday – Saturday)


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

The 27th 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.

We are now accepting submissions for consideration. Review the Call for Submissions (PDF) for full details. The submission system is accepting submissions until September 3rd, 2019 (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, 2019

Final (NO EXTENSIONS) submission deadline for manuscripts

October 10, 2019

Decision notifications to authors

October 30, 2019

Camera-ready submissions due

December 12, 2019

Call for Session Chair volunteers

February 26 - 29, 2020

Conference Dates
(with pre-conference activities to February 26 - 27)


Conference Registration

Online Conference registration will be available in October!

Academy of Human Resource Development

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
Phone: 1+(651)290-7466 • Email:
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