2019 AHRMIO Annual Conference

Conference topic:

Beyond Purpose: Engagement. Innovation. Impact

Boston University, Questrom School of Business
30 September (14:00PM) – 2 October (13:00PM)
Boston, USA

Who can attend?

HR Professionals and all those interested in people management and what it means for the future.

The conference brings together AHRMIO members from various international organizations and NGO's, companies, educational institutions and other associations to network and exchange ideas and opinions

Programme

Monday 30 September

13:00 – 14:00

Registration

14:00 – 14:30

Welcome Address

  • Olivier Fleurence, Chair of the Board, AHRMIO and Advisor, International Monetary Fund (IMF), USA
  • Conference Chair
  • Host, Boston University, Questrom School of Business

14:30 – 15:30

Plenary I – Multigenerational teams

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30

Plenary II – Blockchain - how is blockchain disrupting HR

18:00 – 21:00

Job Fair for Students and Welcome Cocktail at Boston University, Questrom School of Business

Tuesday 1 October

08:30

Registration

09:00 – 10:15

Plenary III – Understanding how IOs can become agile strategic HR policy makers

10:15 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Working groups – Innovation & Impact

A1 Transformation

A2 IMF Innovation Lab
An initiative developed at the IMF that aims to solve internal HR issues and think beyond silos

A3 Creating Opportunities
How to create opportunities for young people, break out of silos and drive vertical and horizontal progression for the younger workforce. This can be particularly challenging in hierarchical organizations.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

Working groups – Engagement & Impact

B1 Culture Clash – Organizational vs. Personal Values

B2 Engagement - YAP
The OECD’s Young Associates program (YAP) is aimed at undergraduates to gain professional experience. The idea is to tap into the talent of the younger generation and pilot new tools to select the right people. Issues such as how to create opportunities for young people will be touched upon.

B3 Creating Opportunities
How to create opportunities for young people, break out of silos and drive vertical and horizontal progression for the younger workforce. This can be particularly challenging in hierarchical organizations.

15:00 – 15:45

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:15

AHRMIO General Assembly

  • Olivier Fleurence, Chair of the Board, ARHMIO and Advisor, IMF
  • Helke Carvalho Hernandes, Executive Director, AHRMIO

16:15 – 17:30

Plenary IV – Panel – Collaboration across generations
Impact of diversity and inclusion on innovation – collaboration to make work more effective
'Sponsor' panel

19:30 – 22:00

Gala dinner

Wednesday 2 October

08:30

Registration

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary IV – Roles in the future, future of workplace, transformation

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary Panel - Perspective of the younger generations

12:30 – 13:00

Closing Remarks and Welcome to 2020 Conference

  • Conference Chair

Practical information

Venue & Contacts

Boston University
Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

4thfloor

Contact at Boston University:
Steven Davidson
Associate Dean

Contact at AHRMIO
Mayen Enodien

Travel

Boston University’s central campus is located right next to Kenmore Square, a central intersection in Boston, only two miles from downtown.

The campus is about a 20 minute drive away from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

By taxi
A taxi from the airport costs approximately $40 - £50, and drivers expect a tip of around 15–20%. Please note that you can also use UBER.

If you are taking the Amtrak, South Station is about the same distance and taxi fare.

By public transport

Via the MBTA

The Questrom School of Business is located directly across from the Blandford stop on the ‘B’ branch of the Green Line. This stop is the first above ground after Kenmore Square. Passengers on other Green Line branches should transfer to a westbound ‘B’ train or walk from Kenmore Station.

From Logan Airport via Public Transportation (MBTA) – http://www.mbta.com/riding_the_t/logan/

For service from Logan Airport using the Blue Line, board FREE Massport shuttle buses (Route Nos. 22, 33, or 55 to “MBTA Blue Line”) outside your terminal. The Massport shuttle buses will drop you off directly in front of Airport Station where you can purchase your CharlieTicket at the ticket machines inside the station’s lobby. Insert your CharlieTicket in the turnstyle to access the station platform. For customers coming from Logan Airport en route to the Green Line, transfer from the Blue Line at State, take the Orange Line toward Oak Grove (northbound) one stop to Haymarket, and board the Green Line at Haymarket.

The Blue Line runs from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. every day of the week.

Map and more info about the MBTA

Using the Amtrak
If you are traveling with the Amtrak, please stop at South train station and take the red line to Park Street. From Park street transfer to the green line (direction Boston College) and stop at Blandford street which is 1 minute walk away from the university.

Accommodation

Boston Hotel Buckminster is our conference hotel.
It is a historic hotel located in the center of Boston in the region of Massachusetts, just 673 feet from Fenway Park and one block away from Boston University. It has a fitness center, business center and complimentary wi-fi as well as an onsite restaurant, the Fenmore Grill, for breakfast and dinner.

Address
645 Beacon Street
MA 02215
United States

Telephone Number
+1 617-236-7050

Email
reservations@bostonhotelbuckminster.com

Rooms have been pre-booked at this hotel for conference participants however participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Please contact the hotel directly via email, telephone or directly on their website (contact details above) mentioning the rate code “AHRM” as reference. Please ensure that you provide information regarding type of room required, as well as number of nights you intend to stay. 

Rates:
Deluxe King: $284 / night (with breakfast)
Deluxe Queen: $284 / night (with breakfast)
One and two bedroom unit: $284 /night (with breakfast)

These prices are special rates provided to AHRMIO.

Social Programme

Monday 30 September: Welcome Reception at Boston University, Questrom School of Business

Address:

Questrom School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

9thfloor

Tuesday 1 October: Conference dinner (TBC)

Tourism

Please visit the tourism page of the  City of Boston website for information on theaters, museums, sports, and (and mostly free) things to do in the City.

Visit this page for a map of museum and galleries