The beautiful Commons Hotel, adjacent to the University of Minnesota (UMN) campus, was the site of the 2014 AROHE conference.

The 2014 AROHE conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota Retirees Association (UMRA), featured two full days of stimulating workshops, discussions and networking opportunities. This year's conference furthered opportunities to build connections as it was scheduled to directly follow the Big 10 Retirement Organization conference in Minneapolis.


Conference Program


  Conference details

(PowerPoint presentations, Presenter Presentation Notes Booklet, conference photos--available to AROHE members)

Sunday, August 10

Monday, August 11

Tuesday, August 12



2014 Conference Presentation Notes Booklet


Conference Report-workshop takeaways


Conference Report Template


Link to conference photos on Flickr


List of conference attendees


Featured speakers

Dr. Phyllis Moen delivered the Paul Hadley keynote  address, titled "End of One Way: Beyond Career and Retirement Mystiques," to open the conference. Dr. Moen is a highly-respected professor and researcher in the field of careers, gender, families and wellbeing over a person’s lifetime. She has authored several books including The Career Mystique: Cracks in the American Dream (2005, with Pat Roehling) and It’s About Time: Couples and Careers (2003).

Former United States Senator David Durenberger delivered a plenary talk on the second day of the conference titled "Health Reform is a Journey, not a Destination." A national leader in healthcare reform, Durenberger served as the senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 1978 to 1995. During his time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence and as chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee.


Conference Hotel

The Commons Hotel is the only hotel located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, making it the perfect choice for accommodations when visiting the university. The Commons Hotel offers 20,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting space as well a full-service restaurant and lounge.

The Commons Hotel
615 Washington Avenue S.E.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
800-822-6757 or 612-379-8888 and mention the AROHE conference


Conference Sponsors

As a small all-volunteer organization, AROHE is grateful for the financial support of our conference sponsors:    

Gold Sponsors ($5,000+)



Silver Sponsors ($2,500 - $4,999)




Bronze Sponsor ($1,500 - 2,499)



Legacy Sponsor ($1,000 - $1,499)



Friend Sponsors ($500 - $999)



Conference Planning Committee

Ann Kohner, Chair Winona State University
Linda Pearson, Asst. Chair-Program Ivy Tech Community College
John Adams University of Minnesota
John Anderson  University of Minnesota 
Patrick Cullinane University of California, Berkeley
Don Duszynski University of New Mexico 
Earl Nolting University of Minnesota
Helene Lang University of Vermont
Kathy O'Brien University of Minnesota

Contact AROHE: email (preferred) or call 213-740-5037

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