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Current AAA members may add the Diversity Section membership to their member profile by using the Full-Member Section Application Form or the Student-Member Section Application Form. You must be a current AAA member to use these forms.

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A Vision for Diversity

Diversity is the broad inclusion and active engagement of multiple perspectives, experiences, and ideas in accounting education, research, and practice. A dynamic educational and professional environment values and encourages contributions from divergent sectors and philosophical perspectives. Accounting education, research, and practice that is free of bias and conformity generates knowledge and innovation that enriches learning and fosters societal advancement and beneficial change. Advancement and change depend upon an inclusive view of intellectual capacity, human development, and research direction.

To attain diversity, all segments of the population must have opportunities to reach maximum levels of achievement. To heighten diversity, special attention must be given to groups without a significant presence in accounting education, research, and practice. To maintain diversity, enhanced cultural and intellectual awareness by all members of the accounting community is essential.

Letter from the President

Evelyn A. McDowell


As we approach the end of the 2016 academic year and the upcoming American Accounting Association (AAA) Meeting in San Diego, CA (August 6-9, 2017), we are reminded that it is time to reflect on the upcoming events, this year’s Diversity Section’s accomplishments, and on the work that remains to be done.

We are pleased to report that during the upcoming 2017 AAA annual meeting the Diversity Section will sponsor three sessions. One of the sessions is a panel discussion (Monday, August 7) which will feature three distinguished leaders of the profession to talk about “Making Diversity Real.” Please be sure to attend this and all our concurrent sessions. The details are listed in this newsletter.

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Midyear Meeting

2017 Diversity Section
Midyear Meeting
November 3-5, 2017

Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

You are invited to the Thirteenth Midyear Diversity Section Meeting to be held at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 3-5, 2017.  The Royal Sonesta New Orleans Hotel is 16 miles from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. 

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Call for Papers

Participation in the following areas is invited:

  • Papers (including early stage working papers as well as more developed papers)
  • Panel discussions
  • Emerging Research session
  • Doctoral Student Road Paper Pitches

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