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The theme of the 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago is "Building Bridges to Our Future" as we usher in the beginning of our centennial year. Our organization has come a long way since 1916 - and the meeting will provide a forum for discussions around our future as global thought leaders in accounting, as well as building bridges between the AAA and our numerous key global partners. Accounting is critical to a prosperous society and as the leading academic organization in accounting in the world, we must respond as an organization to the changes in our global environment.

Please join us in Chicago August 8 through August 12, 2015 for the Annual Meeting and Conference on Teaching and Learning (CTLA) and become a participant in building the bridges to our future and help us to become an even stronger and more impactful!


Submission Information

General Information

The Annual Meeting is sure to be a large, dynamic meeting that encourages participation through a wide range of session types designed to support members with different interests. You can learn more about the session types below, and you can submit to each through the links provided for each type.

To track your submission, you will need to create a user ID and password during the submission process. You will need this information to update and/or access the status of your submission. This user ID and password does not need to match your AAA login, and will not grant access to AAA member services (i.e., registration, dues renewal, etc.).

If your submission is accepted, all participants and presenters must register for the meeting which includes both meeting registration and membership fees.

Types of Submissions


Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop — Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 Extended to Thursday, May 14, 2015!
The American Accounting Association Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop will be held on Sunday, August 9 in conjunction with the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, USA. Up to 20 proposals will be selected for presentation at the Workshop. Written feedback will be provided to the presenters prior to the Workshop to assist them in identifying ways to improve their research proposal. At the Workshop, each scholar will present the proposal, followed by discussion by a senior researcher as mentor who will also provide constructive feedback. There will also be further discussion of the proposal by the presenter, other senior scholars as mentors, and the other early career researchers.

Concurrent Paper and Research Forum Sessions —Submission Deadline: January 7, 2015 Extended to Thursday January 8, 2015!
Submissions are made by section/topic area. Submissions to any section that are deemed to be within the purview of another section category will be redirected to the more appropriate section for review. NOTE: Authors may submit more than one paper to the Annual Meeting. However, it is considered an abuse of valuable reviewer and liaison time to submit the same paper to more than one Section Designation. Submitting the same paper to multiple Sections will disqualify your submission from consideration. Consult appropriate Section Liaisons should you have questions about where to make your submission.

Section-Sponsored Concurrent Panel Sessions — Submission Deadline: January 7, 2015 Extended to Thursday January 8, 2015!
Submissions are made by section/topic area. Submitters of panels are responsible for populating the panel, extending invitations to panelists, and hosting participants, as appropriate.

New Scholar Concurrent Sessions — Submission Deadline: January 7, 2015 Extended to Thursday January 8, 2015!
New Scholar Concurrent Sessions are a unique opportunity for your scholars to receive constructive, in-person feedback, from senior scholars on their research prior to submission to academic journals. Faculty earning their Ph.D. in 2010 or after, and current Ph.D. students, are eligible to submit papers for consideration. Submitted papers in this category are peer reviewed. After acceptance, senior researchers in each area will critique papers accepted for the New Scholar Concurrent sessions and provide feedback during the meeting in small interactive sessions with authors. In addition, individuals whose papers are accepted for the New Scholar Concurrent Sessions will be asked to review and critique another accepted paper.

Pre-Conference Workshops and Symposia (CPE Sessions) — Submission Deadline: January 7, 2015 Extended to Thursday January 8, 2015!
Opening the engaging pre-meeting format, these full- and half-day workshops, provide opportunities for in-depth attention and study of more complex issues and topics across a wide range of areas of interest in Accounting education, research, and practice. These sessions will be held on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9, 2015.

The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) — Submission Deadline: February 11, 2015
Designed for new and experienced faculty looking for opportunities to share best practices, refine teaching talents, and perfect their craft in teaching Accounting, submissions are invited for this annual pre-meeting conference. Submissions are welcome from the wide range of approaches and content in Accounting education. This conference will be held all day Saturday, August 8 and during the morning on Sunday, August 9, 2015.

Effective Learning Strategies Sessions (ELS) — Submission Deadline: April 6, 2015
These sessions offer presenters an interactive forum for exchange of ideas and resources that support learning in accounting. Refer to the ELS Session Presentation Guidelines for more information.

Emerging and Innovative Research Session — Submission Deadline: April 6, 2015
Intended to highlight promising emerging and innovative research ideas, authors will submit a short abstract of three to four pages that describes their work in progress or a planned session that will bring ideas currently outside Accounting to the attention of Accounting scholars. This session is an interactive format; see suggestions on how presentation materials are prepared for an interactive session.

20th Annual Ethics Research Symposium — Submission Deadline: April 6, 2015
Colleagues engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited by the Professionalism and Ethics Committee and Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 20th Annual Ethics Research Symposium to be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Contributions from members of all AAA Sections are invited.

Faculty-Student Collaborations in Accounting - FASTCA-15 — Submission Deadline: Submission Deadline: April 6, 2015
Encouraging exploration and discussion of collaborations between Accounting faculty and undergraduate and Master's students, this all-day conference recognizes the importance of these collaborations to creating important learning experiences for students, attracting students to the Accounting profession, and the Accounting academy - as well as connecting the community of faculty conducting collaborative research and teaching. The following are some examples of faculty-student collaborations:

  1. Research: Students and faculty working together on a research paper.
  2. Teaching: Joint development of teaching materials by students and faculty.
  3. Practice: Students and faculty working together to solve a real-world problem.

These sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.


Volunteer Information

The Program Advisory Committee strongly encourages all AAA members to consider volunteering to serve as reviewers, paper discussants, and session moderators. If you are submitting a paper or proposal for the 2015 Annual Meeting, please consider "giving back" to the community by volunteering to serve in one or more of these roles.

Note: You will need your AAA member ID to submit a paper or volunteer for the Annual Meeting. If you have forgotten your AAA member ID, CLICK HERE to retrieve it. If you are not a AAA member, CLICK HERE to obtain a unique identifier for submission purposes.

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