2012 AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - Sunday, March 04, 2012

HRD & Technology: Exploring the Intersectionality

AHRD International Research Conference in The Americas

Conference Central

NEW - Sign up for brunch with Conference Keynote Elliot Masie! Details and Registration - Space is limited to the first 15 registrants!

PROGRAM BOOK
Please note that the Program Book has the most up to date schedule.

Please note only the primary author is listed in the online schedule. All authors will be listed in the conference proceedings and CD. Download as a pdf with Symposium titles included.

February 29-March 3, 2012
Denver, Colorado, USA

Conference Quicklinks

» Conference Central and Registration
» Food N' Thought Schedule
» Payment Options
» Conference Schedule
» Preconference Descriptions
» Emerging Research Course
» Member and Nonmember Conference Rates
» Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities


Conference Location

Marriott Denver Tech Center | RESERVATION Link
4900 S Syracuse Street
Denver, Colorado 80237 | USA


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Call for Student Member Conference Technology Volunteers

AHRD is calling for student member volunteers to assist with technology support for various sessions at the AHRD 2011 International Research Conference in the Americas. Volunteers will have their conference fees reimbursed in accordance with their work hours as follows:

» 5 hours = $50 reimbursement
» 10 hours = $100 reimbursement
» 15 hours = Full reimbursement (Up to $235). IMPORTANT: You must register prior to the early bird deadline of January 30 to receive full reimbursement for the conference. If you register after January 30, the maximum reimbursement will be $235.00, so this would not cover the late fee.

Reimbursements will be provided once the conference is complete and your total number of volunteer hours has been determined.

A volunteer must possess knowledge and skill in setting up an LCD projector and laptop in a session room and troubleshooting connectivity and PowerPoint presentations for presenters. He or she must also be able to commit to work for at least one morning or afternoon block of sessions.

Reimbursement will be based on 5-hour increments of work, on March 1-3 In addition, there will be available hours for one volunteer on Wednesday, February 29 to assist with preconference sessions.

If you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions, please complete the online form no later than February 3. We will make the selections and get back to you the week of February 13.

Denver Information and Links

Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau Information

Denver International Airport

Ground Transportation Options to/from the hotel. Please note that shuttle service to/from the Denver International Airport can take anywhere from 25-40 minutes. Please plan accordingly.


Conference Program Committee

» Khalil M. Dirani, Program Chair, University of Georgia
» Jia Wang, Proceedings Editor, Texas A& M University
» Julie Gedro, Associate Proceedings Editor, Empire State College/ State University of New York
» Priyanka Doshy, Proceedings Managing Director


Call for Student Member Conference Registration Desk Volunteers

AHRD is calling for student member volunteers to assist with registration desk support for the AHRD 2012 International Research Conference in the Americas. Volunteers will have their conference fees reimbursed in accordance with their work hours as follows:

» 5 hours = $50 reimbursement
» 10 hours = $100 reimbursement
» 15 hours = Full reimbursement (Up to $235). IMPORTANT: You must register prior to the early bird deadline of January 30 to receive a full reimbursement of the conference. If you register after January 30, the maximum reimbursement will be $235.00.

Reimbursements will be provided after the conference is complete and your total number of volunteer hours has been determined.

The primary responsibilities at the registration desk will include assisting people with check-in, registration, providing materials, and general AHRD staff assistance. AHRD will have a staff member present at the registration desk at all times to provide guidance, answer questions, etc.
 
The volunteer times we have available for the desk are:

» Tuesday, February 28 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Registration set-up
» Wednesday, February 29 from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm
» Thursday, March 1 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
» Friday, March 2 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
» Saturday, March 3 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Includes registration tear down

If you are able to volunteer, fill out the online form with your information.

Please provide this information no later than February 3. You will receive a formal confirmation with details the week of February 13.
 
If you have any specific questions about this opportunity, please contact the AHRD office at office@ahrd.org.

 


Conference Rates

Early Bird Rates
(before January 30)

Regular Rates
(on or after January 30)

Preconferences
Member  $145 $170
NonMember $225 $260
Emerging Research Course

Member

$105

$130

NonMember

$160

$185

Conference
Member Full Conference $315 $365
Nonmember Full Conference $525 $575
Student Member Full Conference $235 $285
Student Nonmember Full Conference $345 $395
Member Thursday Only $185 $235
Nonmember Thursday Only $275 $325
Member Friday Only $185 $235
Nonmember Friday Only $275 $325
Member Saturday Only $185 $235
Nonmember Saturday Only $275 $325

Dinner and Reception: $80 per ticket
1 ticket included in Full Conference registration



Conference Keynote: Elliott Masie

Elliot MasieTrends, Research and "Affordances": Evolving Technology and Human Resource Development

Elliott Masie will be focusing on the Trending that is occurring as Technology evolves and we apply evolving applications to the HRD process. He will address:

» Realistic and Disruptive TRENDS in Tech/HRD
» Research on Impacts of Technology and the Workplace (eg. Transactive Memory vs. Stored Memory)
» Key Questions to Be Researched Re: Technology, Human Resources, Learning and Work/Career

Elliott Masie Biography
Elliott Masie is an internationally recognized futurist, analyst, researcher and organizer on the critical topics of workforce learning, business collaboration and emerging technologies. He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications.  He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2012.

He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 240 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including Allstate, Sears, Bank of America, American Express, Emirates Airlines and the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor.

Elliott's professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-Learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education and non-profit groups. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College and as a Board member of FIRST Robotics. He has served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities.

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 1,700,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns thoroughbred horses, and travels extensively each year.


Important Dates, Deadlines & Submission Information

September 15, 2011, 11:00 p.m. EST: Final submissions deadline for manuscripts 

October 20, 2011: Decision notification to authors

December 8, 2011: Camera-ready submissions due to Track Chair Editors
*To be included in the conference proceedings, at least one author per submission mustregister for the conference by January 19, 2012


Food N' Thought Sessions

Food N’ Thought (FNT) sessions are 1-hour informal brown bag sessions where participants dialogue about a scholarly topic of interest. In the past, FNT topics have included globalization, leadership, organizational learning, spirituality, book reviews, and more.

The purpose of the FNT session is two-fold. One purpose is to encourage scholarly dialogue on topics important to the field of HRD. The second purpose is to build a sense of community by helping to ensure that no participant at the conference should have to eat alone. For that reason, we always look for an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere at our FNT sessions.

  • Deadline for proposal submission was December 20, 2011

Call For Papers

» Download the Call for Papers

The Academy of Human Resource Development welcomes submissions from researchers and scholar-practitioners in all academic fields and disciplines. Manuscripts must besubmitted online to one of the following tracks:

1. Assessment, Measurement & Evaluation
2. Career Development
3. Critical & Social Justice Perspectives of HRD
4. International, Global & Cross-Cultural Issues
5. Virtual HRD, Technology, & Distance Learning
6. Leadership
7. Workplace Learning, Training & Development
8. Organization Development & Change
9. Performance
10. Strategic HRD
11. Theory & Foundations of HRD

Presentation Schedule

Authors must be able to present at any time during the symposium portion of the conference, which runs from Thursday, FEBRUARY 29-March 4, 2012. The presentation schedule will be available on the AHRD website approximately six weeksbefore the conference.

For more information please download the complete Call for Papers.

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