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Conference In Asia

The 13th International Conference of

The Asia Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development

Seoul, Korea

Conference Theme: Exploring Leadership from a Human Resource Development Perspective

Conference Date: November 13-14, 2014

Pre-conference Date: November 12, 2014

Conference Home and Paper Submission:

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9 AM – 12 PM

1 PM – 5 PM

6 PM - 9 PM

11/12 (Wed.)

- Pre-Conference (1)

- Pre-Conference (2)

- Opening reception

11/13 (Thur.)

- Opening Remarks
- Keynote Speech (1, 2)

- Concurrent Sessions (1)

- City Tour

11/14 (Fri.)

- Keynote Speech (3, 4)

- Concurrent Sessions (2)

- Closing Dinner

Weather/Temperature: 5 – 10 C (41 – 50 F)

hotel for asia conference

Conference Venue: Hotel Prima, Seoul

  • The hotel offers: 100 rooms
  • Standard room rate: US $130 (includes breakfast)
  • Amenities: Restaurants (lobby lounge, buffet, bar, Korean restaurant, Café, bar), fitness center, sauna, bakery, shops, museum, free WiFi connection
  • Conference facilities: large halls for reception, keynote speeches, and closing dinner, various rooms for pre-conference and concurrent sessions
  • Travel from Incheon International Airport (70 minutes, 68 km)
  • The Airport Limousine shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 5:30 AM to 11 PM at the airport and from 4:00 AM to 21:30 PM at the hotel ($10)
  • Taxi fare: $50-60

Visa exemption counties: Australia, Canada, most EU countries, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, and USA …etc. (For more information visit

Host Institution: The Korean Joint Association for Human Resource Development (KJAHRD)

  • The Korean Association of Human Resource Development
  • Korean Society for Learning and Performance
  • Korean Society for Training & Development
  • Korea Action Learning Association

Conference CEO & AHRD Asia Chapter Coordinator: Dr. Mesut Akdere, Associate Professor of HRD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Conference site-chair: Dr. Ki-sung Lee, President of the Korean Association of Human Resource Development

Sightseeing Tours: Insa-dong District & Myeng-dong District in Seoul ($5)

Cultural show/performance: available during the closing dinner

Paper/proposal Submission Dates:



May 1

Submission begins

August 1

Submission deadline

September 1

Notification to authors

September 25

Author revisions

Types of Submissions:

  • Refereed Papers: Papers should be no more than 6,000 words in length (all inclusive) with an abstract of no more than 250 words. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.
  • Work-in-Progress Papers (Poster Session): Extended summary of proposal/paper is no more than 3,000 words. These papers will be scheduled for presentation, and the abstracts will be included in the conference program. WIP papers could be proposed conceptual framework based on extensive literature review or research in progress paper with partial results.
  • Pre-conference Practice Workshops: Interested professionals and institutions (research institutes, companies, consulting agencies, etc.) may propose pre- conference workshops to demonstrate examples of good HRD practice. Please submit a proposal outlining deliverables of such workshops within 3,000 words. Proposals should have significant learning potential, must be based on sound theory and research, and should not be for publicity or commercial benefits. The workshop may be for half-day or full-day duration. A brief CV of workshop leader(s) should be attached. Pre-conference proposals in Korean are also welcome.

* The paper review process will be handled by an online conference paper management system.

Conference Registration Fees (tentative):


AHRD Member

Non-AHRD Member


$180 (early bird)
$215 (after the early bird)

$230 (early bird)
$265 (after the early bird)

Student Rate

$105 (early bird)
$140 (after the early bird)

$125 (early bird)
$160 (after the early bird)

* Benefits of registered participants include: opportunity to publish accepted paper in the conference proceedings, one free CD containing the proceedings, opening reception, 2 free lunches, morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, free WiFi, and the closing dinner, as well as the opportunity to meet and network with reputed international scholars & professionals in a friendly environment. The participants will be also given a choice of dietary options.

* Early Bird Rate registration ends at 5:00 PM, on September 10, 2014

* The conference website will be launched soon. The participants can make online payments for registration in the conference site.

Pre-Conference Registration Fees (tentative):


AHRD Member

Non-AHRD Member

Pre-Conference 1



Pre-Conference 2



Hotel Prima, Seoul

52-3 Chengdamdong, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea

The hotel is located near COEX Mall (Convention & Exhibition), the Trade Center, and the Olympic main stadium and is connected through various urban transit routes. There are several hotels near the conference venue that participants can choose to stay in (Seoul Rivera Hotel, Richvil Hotel, Khan Hotel, and Hotel Tiffany).

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