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Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites Hotel 
2101 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, CA 93035

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Valerie Weil 
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Pre-Conference Event

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Roger Rubin

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Conference Speakers

                    Ruth Holmes
conf-brinkley      Dr Todd Brinkley



                           Dr. Cynthia Crosson

Lena Rivkin     Lena Rivkin

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                                 Theresa Ortega


             Deb Dewi




                             Steve Bowman

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    Linda Green

conf-heidi Heidi Harralson

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                                  Shirl Solomon

conf-kathleen dickinson       Kathleen Dickinson

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                                            Irene Levitt

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AHAF/AAHA 2013 Conference & Registration Information 

Join us! Be a part of the wave of new things at the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation/American Association of Handwriting Analysts (AHAF/AAHA) 2013 Conference. You can register to attend the live, interactive, traditional way at the hotel on the beautiful beach; or join us online to view the proceedings via Zoom.us. Additionally, we are offering space for others to see your publications or your specialty in ad space in the program booklet or vendor display tables.

Scroll down, below,  to see more about:

  • Registration Fees
  • Hotel Information
  • Conference Schedule
  • Promotional Ads and Display Booths Available, Promote Yourself!
  • Continuing Education Credits are available

 Welcome, from  Sheila Lowe, AHAF President


AHAF/AAHA Conference Registration Fees

Plan for two and a half days of speakers, handouts, associated vendor displays, and networking with some of the best people we know! In addition, Roger Rubin will host a 1/2 day pre-conference seminar, What Do Men Want? on Wednesday, Oct 23rd, and Iris Hatfield will present a post-conference Cursive Coach Certification workshop after the Conference ends on Saturday, Oct 26.

For the first time ever, for those who cannot attend, we are offering a Live Broadcast of the Conference. Granted, those folks will miss out on the weather, the hotel, and the beach, and they won't get to network or discuss the future of Graphology with the rest of us...but they will be able to see the presentations of each of the speakers, and download the handouts in PDF format. 

Registration fees for main Conference:

 at Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites Hotel:

Full Conference:

  • Early Bird (registered by 9-25-13) Full Conference Oct 24-26th, AHAF/AAHA members  $275
  • Full Conference (registered after 9-25-13) Oct 24-26th, AHAF/AAHA members $375.00
  • Full Conference Oct 24-26th, nonmember guests $400.00
  • Full Conference, Student (current college ID required), $200.00

All Full Conference Registration fees include the following:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.

Partial Conference, includes continental breakfast, breaks, lunch:

  • Attend Thursday only Oct 24th  Non-members $150.00, Members $95.00
  • Attend Friday only Oct 25th Non-members $150.00, Members $95.00
  • Attend Saturday only Oct 26 morning, Non-Members $100.00,  Members $50.00 

Special Presentations, Pre & Post Conference Workshops:

  • Wednesday, Oct 23rd 1:00-4:00 PM, Roger Rubin presents: "What Do Men Want?", $45.00
  • Saturday, Oct 26th 2:00-500 PM, Iris Hatfield presents: "Certified Cursive Coach", $45.00

Registration Fees for the Online Web Broadcast of the Conference LIVE, using the latest HD technologies through "Zoom.us"

  • Online, Full Conference Oct 24-26th, $240.00
  • Online, Partial Conference only Thursday Oct 24, $95.00
  • Online, Partial Conference only Friday Oct 25, $95.00
  • Online, Partial Conference only Saturday morning Oct 26, $50.00
  • Downloads for paid online participants will be available the week after the conference.
  • Sorry, neither the pre-conference event with Roger Rubin on Wednesday, Oct 23rd or the post-conference Cursive Coach event with Iris Hatfied on Saturday, Oct 26th will be available online and will not be recorded.

Hotel Information for Attending the Conference 

Embassy Suites Hotel Mandalay Bay

2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, California, 93035. Tel: 805-984-2500

  • Hotel guests receive full cooked breakfast daily and manager's reception each evening.
  • All rooms are suites with two baths
  • Room rates: King Suite $169/ night or Queen Suite (2 beds) $189/night. Rates extended before/after conference. Beachfront rooms available at slightly higher prices.
  • Use the Conference code AHF when you register. 

Click here for the Hotel's website

Need A Roommate?

Sharing a room is a great way to cut costs. We are happy to help match you up with a roommate. Just let us know you're looking: ahaf@ahafhandwriting.org 

Travel Information 

  • Closest airports are LAX, Burbank, Santa Barbara, Oxnard. 
  • If you are not renting a car, you will need to book a shuttle, such as SuperShuttle.com. The Airporter Shuttle, which only services LAX, is lower cost, but drops passengers about 3 miles from the Conference hotel, requiring a cab. Let us know your needs and we will help you find the best way to the hotel.
  • Roadrunner Shuttle services LAX and Santa Barbara: rrshuttle.com Another service that offers a lower cost ride share option is Amadeus: amadeuslst.com 

Special Dietary Needs

For those attending the conference, there will be certain meals and break items available. If you require special attention to dietary needs (diabetic, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc) please let us know so that we can prepare for you!  ahaf@ahafhandwriting.org



Conference Schedule

AHAF/AAHA 2013 Conference at the Beach
October 24-26th Tentative Conference Schedule - subject to change




Presented by


Wednesday, Oct 23rd


Pre-conference workshop

Roger Rubin

What Do Men Want?


Welcome Reception



Thursday, October 24th


Opening Remarks





Lena Rivkin

From Brush Strokes to Penstrokes



Dr. Todd Binkley

The Brain & HW







Cynthia Crosson

Healing With a Wet Nose






Meet the AHAF Board Members





Lena Rivkin

From Brush Strokes to Pen Strokes







Theresa Ortega

Social Media: Increasing Revenue as a HWA



Deborah Dewi

G-spot" - the Success Key










Roundtable Event

Linda Green

Murder on the Grapho Express

Friday, Oct 25th



Roger Rubin

Family Systems






Panel Discussion Event

Gayna, Edda, Heidi, Iris

Campaign for Cursive


Lunch (AHAF Membership Meeting)





Yoshiko Inagaki

Sacred Geometry, symbolism, and Handwriting



Heidi Harralson

Handwriting in the Digital Age



Shirl Solomon

A Child’s HW & Drawings Forecast the Adult


AAHA Board Meeting



Saturday, Oct 26th



Ruth Holmes

Team Building with Handwriting Analysis







Kathleen Dickinson

Switching Tracks: Success Stories



Irene Levitt

How to Succeed as a Handwriting Analyst


Recognition luncheon


Conference Ends


Post-conference workshop

Iris Hatfield

Certified Handwriting Coach Workshop


Promote Yourself:  Program Ads and Display Booth 

The AHAF/AAHA Annual Conference offers you the unique opportunity to put your products and your company in front of hundreds of handwriting analysts all over the world with a conference display, as well as advertise your business in our program. Or, you can announce your support and well-wishes. We offer table space for you and our vendors during breaks and lunches to provide displays and demonstrations of innovative technologies that apply to handwriting analysis.

The program booklet will be online with your advertising eight days prior to the Conference and for two weeks afterwards. Hundreds of graphologists, handwriting experts, document examiners, criminologists, psychologists, human resource specialists, occupational therapists, and graphological associations around the world will have access to your information!

With the program booklet going online beginning October 15th, the links to your website will be live. Your photo or logo, phone, email contact information, and website link will appear just as it does in the Conference Program.

Promotional Program Advertisement:

  • Full Page Ad, $200.00
  • 1/2 Page Ad, $100.00
  • 1/4 Page Ad, $50.00
  • 1/8 Page Ad, $35.00  (business card size)

With your registration, you will be contacted for the mock-up of your ad. We will publish the information in the format you as provide us. AHAF is a 501-(c)6 non-profit business organization, and the fees for the advertisements will assist us in covering the costs of the program guide in both printed and online formats.

Display Booth with table:

Display tables are available to showcase your books, business, or other related products to conference attendees during breaks and lunch times.

  • Per Day:                                  $125.00
  • Optional electrical access  $ 45.00

With your registration for advertisement or vendor tables, you will be contacted for details. Vendor showcase begins at 9:00 a.m. on October 24, 2013, and ends at 12:30 PM  p.m. on October 26. Booth setup begins at 8:00 on October 24. Vendors are responsible for setup and tear down of booths. Any vendors who have not paid in full by October 15 will lose their space (no refunds/no rain checks will be given).  

Each vendor will provide a prize for a drawing, valued at $25 or greater. Discounts will be offered to vendors who also provide program ads or donations of services, merchandise, or products for the Conference tote bags or drawings. Prizes, etc. can be sent in advance. Please contact Sheila Lowe to make arrangements: sheila@sheilalowe.com (805) 658-0109


Continuing Education Credits are Available 

Sheila Lowe is licensed to provide Continuing Education Credits to LCSW, MFT, MFCC licensees for attendance and participation in this Conference.

$10/unit - CA BBS Approval: PCE 3603.   Link to SuperCEU.com

Please contact Sheila Lowe for information directly, as this service is not provided by the  AHAF organization. You will be able to make arrangements for the Continuing Education Credits directly with Sheila: