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    The 2015 Diversity Section Meeting will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta on November 6-8, 2015.


We gratefully acknowledge KPMG and the KPMG Foundation for their generous support of the 2015 Diversity Section Meeting.

2015 Diversity Section Meeting

Call for Papers and Participants

You are invited to the Eleventh Midyear Diversity Section Meeting to be held at the InterContinental Buckhead-Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia November 6-8, 2015. The InterContinental Buckhead-Atlanta Hotel is only 14 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Complimentary internet access is included in the room rate. Atlanta is a world-class, modern city rich with passionate history and an impressive legacy of leadership, progress, and inspiration.

The conference will consist of plenary, concurrent, and panel discussion sessions that explore differences among people in organizations and many accounting research topics. We welcome your participation in the conference.

We welcome your paper submissions as well as your proposals for panel discussions.

Participation in the following areas is invited:

  • Papers (including early stage working papers as well as more developed papers)
  • Panel discussions
  • Emerging Research session

Papers and panels may encompass any topical area of accounting, but research focusing on diverse, non-traditional accounting issues is particularly encouraged. Submissions may be theoretical or practice-oriented. The program will be structured around the submissions accepted for presentation.

General Topic Areas for Submissions
Academic Curricula, Pedagogy, Diversity in Business, Diversity in Higher Education, Gender Issues, History, Other (please specify). In addition, this call solicits those willing to serve as session moderator.

Submission Instructions
To submit your paper (or to volunteer as a 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 an AAA member ID/password, please click here to obtain AAA login credentials. Then create an account in the new system, using your AAA login credentials. If you have difficulty logging in, please contact Suzanne Mullinnix at suzanne@aaahq.org

Paper Sessions
Paper Sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present early stage or more developed papers in an open dialogue setting followed by a discussion period with audience members.

Panel Sessions
If you have an idea for a panel discussion and want to moderate that panel, submit your proposed topic, panel members and brief description (up to 300 words). Submissions to a midyear meeting may have been submitted to the American Accounting Association National meeting or regional meetings, but should not have been published elsewhere before the 2015 Diversity Section meeting. Early submission is highly encouraged.

Emerging Research Session
Emerging Research Sessions are designed to allow faculty and doctoral students to submit proposals and receive feedback on their theory and research designs prior to collecting data. Proposals should have clearly stated research questions, well-developed theory and hypotheses based on the relevant literature in the area. These proposals will benefit from informed feedback on theory and guidance on how best to proceed when testing the hypotheses

Five to six presenters will each give 10 minute presentations of their research projects. Each presentation will be followed by 10-15 minutes of open dialogue among the presenters, audience members, and Session Leader. All conference attendees are encouraged to read and bring comments on each of proposals to the session to facilitate the discussion. Emerging research proposals may encompass any topical area of accounting and may be theoretical or practice-oriented and should not exceed five (5) double-spaced pages. Proposals can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus.

Accepted submissions obligate the author (or one co-author) to register for the meeting and present the paper at its scheduled time.

Important Dates:
Submit papers by Monday, August 24Deadline Extended to Tuesday, September 8.
Acceptances will be emailed by Monday, September 14.
Last day to register without late fees is Monday, October 5.
Conference hotel rates are not guaranteed if not booked by Monday, October 5.

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