LATE SUMMER 2020  |   VOLUME 43   |   ISSUE 6

Board President Letter
2020 Conference Registration
Membership Reminders
Journal of Axiology Updates
Contributions & Publications Notice


Greetings ,

We are in a crazy time.  But we are going to have a fascinating Fall season.

Just think how many people can attend the conference this year from around the world.  Just think how interesting it will be to drink in a wide range of presentations without losing a full day.  Only 3 hours a day, only 4 weeks apart.  How capturing is that!

The Opening Session, September 22nd,will focus on thinking and judging, thanks to Hartman’s influence. 

  • The first, a panel, will involve learning: About how we can dig deeper as we try to make the world better through Hartman’s thinking.
  • The second, a speaker, will involve doing: How can we more deeply understand how to use Hartman’s thinking in our work?

  • The third, a panel, will involve bonding: How can we get in touch with Hartman as a person, thanks to those who knew him personally.

How could you want to miss something like this? 

Our world is wild these days.  Therefore, thinking new, and discovering streams of good, is what we can do to create a better future.  Each of us can take steps, a big one or a bit of one at a time.  That’s what we want to make easy for you to do, with your help.  For you will have the chance to grow our own thinking as well as growing yours, with your questions and comments in each session.

Think about joining us, seriously.  The experience will be richer as we reach out to one another.

Thanks for considering it! 

Finally, thanks to the wonderful members who were willing to put their name in to be possibly considered to join the Board.  The board members are delightfully impressed by them all and working hard to see who to choose. 

By the November session of the conference, you will be able to know who is finally selected.  All who agreed to consider it are amazing, so you will probably encounter even those who don’t make it, for they will probably become catalysts in our move toward the future.

Now take care of yourself and stay safe in this crazy time.  And come to the conference.

K.T. Connor, PhD


44th Annual RSHI Conference:

Come join us at our first-ever virtual conference!  

Listen to and learn from 20+ professionals from around the world who use this wonderful work to help others: use good judgment, make good decisions, and lead with love. 

Let's all work together to make the world a better place.   

There will be 9 sessions, spread out over 3 months, delivered in a half-day session each month. 


Tuesday, September 22  | Tuesday, October 13  |  Tuesday, November 10

8:00 a.m. PDT / 10:00 AM CDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT/ 4:00 PM BST / 5:00 p.m. CEST

Each day will include:
  1) Plenary Session for All
  2) Practitioner Track
  3) Academic Track 

   Agenda Specifics Here

      All sessions will be recorded and made available
      to Members and those who have registered.

      Access ALL Sessions with your registration
      — even if you can't attend at the time!

 $75 for Members
$175 for Non-Members (Become a Member and save $25!)
$35 Students / Instructors (You'll automatically become a Member)

Register Here

Questions? Suggestions? 
 Contact Conference Chair: 

Suzie Price, Priceless Professional Development
[email protected]

Dear RSHI members,

Are you interested in starting to take a more influential role with the institute? Looking to share your voice, lend your expertise, and make a difference? We're interested in getting to know you!

In 2020, it is our goal to develop committees of this institute led by members of the board in select areas like Research, Publications, Marketing, Membership, and more. If joining a committee sounds like something you're interested in email me at [email protected].

And don't forget, part of your membership includes an optimized member profile in the member directory. Use this space to share your story, link to your website, and promote yourself! See how in the Member's Area Guide.

If you have any trouble accessing or renewing your membership, please email: [email protected] 

Catherine Blakemore
VP of Membership

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Member's Area Guide


We are deeply excited to announce that submissions are closed for 2020 for the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice.

In the coming months, we will be compiling these submitted works for publication and look forward to sharing Volume 13 of the journal with you soon.

While submissions for 2020 are closed, we are taking submissions for 2021. Guidelines for submission, as stated in the front pages of the Journal, are:

  • This journal is published once a year by the Robert S. Hartman Institute. All articles must have an obvious connection with the formal axiology or value theory of Robert S. Hartman and its applications. Articles may be critical, constructive, creative, theoretical, or applied. None dealing with axiology, in general, will be considered. Articles must advance our understanding of Hartmanian axiology and/or what can be done with it. No manuscripts will be accepted that merely summarize what is already known, or that have been previously published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere.
  • MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted as e-mail attachments to Cliff Hurst at: [email protected] They should be in MS Word format, 12 point type. Articles will be subject to blind review, so the name of and contact information for the author(s) should appear only on the title page, which will be deleted by the Editor before sending the article on to members of our Editorial Advisory Board or to other reviewers for their blind assessment of its worthiness for publication.

Also, remember that one of your RSHI Membership Benefits is access to all Journals, located in the Members Only Area. (If you are not a member yet, join here.)

Cliff Hurst, PhD
VP of Research

We're very excited to announce the upcoming publication of previously unavailable writings on war and peace by Robert S. Hartman. An exclusive preview of The Revolution Against War...

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