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The 2018 Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section Midyear Meeting was held March 9-10, 2018 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, RI!

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the meeting such a huge success! We hope to see you in 2019!

The Renaissance Hotel is a beautiful contemporary hotel built on the footprint of a 1920s era historic building. The hotel sits opposite the impressive, domed state house, with a wide variety of marvelous restaurants within walking distance. The hotel is served by the Providence airport, 10 miles away by taxi, or the Providence train station, just 0.3 miles away, a five-minute walk.


The meeting will provide participants with an opportunity to showcase their research and participate in the discussion of others’ research in concurrent sessions, to hear from leading professionals regarding contemporary developments in GNP topics, and to network with GNP colleagues.


We welcome theoretical, practical, pedagogical and case-study papers on any government or nonprofit accounting research topic. We encourage the submission of completed studies, emerging studies (studies that are in the early stages of development), as well as dialogue studies (studies that are approaching completion). Papers not accepted for concurrent sessions will be considered for emerging studies and/or dialogue discussions. Papers accepted for concurrent sessions will be considered for the best paper award. Please submit your work by the deadline of 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.


All submitting authors and co-authors will be asked to volunteer to serve as reviewers of submissions, as well as moderators and/or discussants at the meeting. We also invite those who do not submit papers, but with interest in attending the conference, to volunteer as reviewers, moderators, and discussants.


To submit your paper (or to volunteer as a reviewer/discussant/moderator), please CLICK HERE to access the submissions system using your AAA member ID and password. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID/password, click HERE to retrieve them. If you do not have a AAA member ID/password, please click HERE to obtain AAA login credentials. Then create an account in this system, using your AAA login credentials. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Suzanne Mullinnix suzanne@aaahq.org for assistance.


Doctoral students are earnestly encouraged to participate in the conference at a reduced rate, and student travel grants are available.  Click HERE for more information.


Please indicate under "Additional Info" if you are a new faculty member, and/or if this is your first time attending a GNP Midyear Meeting.


Non-tenure track faculty and accounting professionals are encouraged to attend at a reduced rate. Leaders of governmental and nonprofit professions will be invited speakers on Friday, March 9, that will provide CPE opportunities for professionals in the field.


We gratefully acknowledge KPMG Foundation for its generous support in sponsoring the 2018 GNP Midyear Meeting.

President's Letter

I am honored to serve as the President of Government and Nonprofit (GNP) section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).  My first contact with the section occurred in 1996, when I received a doctoral student research grant, which started my healthcare research career.  This work could not have proceeded without the encouragement from people that I met in this section. I value the connections that I made over the years, the friendships that developed, and the very collegial support from the GNP ‘family’ that we all enjoy.

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Midyear Meeting

2018 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting

The 2018 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting was held March 9-10, 2018 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, RI.

Thank you to all who attended and helped make this meeting a huge success! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

GASB Gil Crain Grant

GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant

Since its formation in 1984, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has encouraged academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the GASB’s standards-setting activities. Over the past 30 years, such research efforts have resulted in publishing their research in research briefs, journal articles, and occasionally in GASB research reports.

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