Registration is open for the 2016 APLG/FSA Annual Seminar in Savannah, Georgia, February 12-13, 2016. The topics are designed for a broad audience, including experienced chairs and program directors. The program begins with a "Networking Breakfast" open to all attendees at no additional cost.
Similar to the 2015 meeting, we have planned more concurrent sessions than prior years, including some designed specifically for the administrative and faculty directors of your master of accountancy programs. Some of the topics for this year’s program include:
• Best practices for international students in Master of Accountancy (MACC) programs.
• Recruiting students for MACC programs.
• Value of accounting accreditation; recommendations and pitfalls to initial accounting accreditation and continuous improvement reviews.
• Big data-what are professional organizations doing and expecting?
• Big data-what are schools doing to meet professional expectations?
• Forthcoming changes to the CPA exam
• How the CPA exam results can be used as a direct measure of assessment.
• Curriculum management-evaluation of both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.
• How do we measure the impact of accounting research?
• Business as a force for Good-discussion will be linked to the work of the Pathways Commission.
• Teaching: insights from the survey conducted by the Pathways Commission.
• How does the academy and profession work together to develop and respond to a diverse workforce?
• How do we foster and enhance engagement between faculty and the professional community and how important are professional certifications?
• Comments of American Accounting Association’s Board President, Bruce Behn
• Comments of KPMG Chairman and CEO, Lynne Doughtie.
We know that budgets are tight and travel may be limited, but we believe that the quality of our meeting, the networking opportunities, and the venue will make for an exciting conference.
We look forward to seeing you in Savannah!