2018 RSHI Conference: Knoxville, TN AXIOLOGY ELEVATED

October 10-12, 2018 | UT Conference Center, Knoxville, TN

Dear Member & Friends,
I’m delighted to invite you to join us in Knoxville, the home of the Hartman Institute, for the 2018 RSHI Conference. Your board is preparing a very practical oriented educational program. I’m looking forward to seeing you in Knoxville!

UT Conference Center Building
600 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902

Yours sincerely,
RSHI Board & Staff



  • Pre-Conference Workshop dates: October 10, 2018 Starts at 9:00am till 5:00 pm.
  • Conference dates: October 11-12, starts 9.00am till 5.00pm, then networking from 6pm with friends and colleagues!
  • Pre-Conference Workshop price: $75
  • Conference price: $100 for Members, $75 for Spouse, $175 for Non-members (With a $25 rebate if they decide to register as a member) – includes all presentations.
  • Single day: USD $75 for Members / $100 for non-members
  • Book your Hotel Reservation in Advance. Call 865-522-2800 or click the link below to reserve your room under the HARTMAN INSTITUTE.  Our block code for booking is RHI.


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OCTOBER 11TH, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome to the 2018 RSHI Conference Doug Lawrence, KT Connor
9:00-9:15 Conference Agenda Doug Lawrence
9:15-10:00 PRESENTATION Ellis: “The Pressures from Philosophy and Psychology for Education Reform.”
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:15 PRESENTATION Lawrence: “A Review of ‘My Work.’”
11:15-12:00 PRESENTATION Lyubavina: “Infinite Value of Nonhumans.”
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1: 30-2:15 PRESENTATION Kizilos-Clift: “The Ends of Civilization: Robert S. Hartman’s Year of Living Dangerously at MIT.”
2:15-3:00 PRESENTATION Hurst: “Charlie and Edgar: A glimpse into the Further Reaches of Hartman’s Thoughts.”
3:00-3:30 Coffee Break
3:30-4:15 PRESENTATION Fajardo Maldonado: “Exploration into the Axiological Values of Two Spanish-American Family Lineages.”
4:15-5:00 PRESENTATION Moore et al.: “Using Advances in Machine Learning for Value Profiles.”


OCTOBER 12TH, 2018

8:30-9:15 Sharing what you’ve learned so far Doug Lawrence
9:15-10:00 PRESENTATION Morris/Nicoletti: “The Role of Noticing: How Organizational Leaders Excel through Intuition and Strategic Response.”
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:15 PRESENTATION Scott: “Putting Values to Work in the Face of Complexity.”
11:15-12:00 PRESENTATION Youngblood: “Peace in the World.”
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1: 30-3:30 PANEL OF EXPERTS Discussion into HVP facilitated by KT Connor to include: Rick Bowers, KT Connor, and Vera Mefford
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-5:00 GENERAL ROUNDTABLE Roundtable Discussion


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Hotel Details

HARTMAN INSTITUTE Annual Conference 2018
Conference Hotel (across from Conference Center)

Holiday Inn, 525 Henley St., Knoxville, TN 37902
Tel # 865-522-2800

Robert Hartman Institute Booking Link for the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park

After clicking on the link, scroll down to reach the check-in and check-out boxes. Once dates to the conference have been entered, the RSHI conference code (RHI) will appear automatically in a box below. After this step, proceed with the typical prompts to finalize booking.

The block code is RHI.


October 9- 12, 2018


  • Directly across from UT Conference center with covered walk-way from hotel to center
  • The only downtown hotel with complimentary shuttle service to get around town
  • Breakfast included
  • On site business center, open 24 hrs./day
  • Printer, copying, office supplies available
  • Wireless internet available
  • Complimentary coffee in lobby
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool



  • Market Square District
    • This is the revitalized site of the original city market area, founded in 1854, and offers many kinds of cuisine and dining experiences, entertainment, and shopping.


Holiday Inn

Market Square Village


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