Call for Submissions

As the AAA begins its second century, the theme of the 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego is “Imagining Our Future,” exploring the roles that we can take to help shape the future. 


Tenth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting

  • Hands-on Teaching Clinic

  • Mentoring by Master Teachers

  • Cutting Edge Classroom Technology

  • Best Practices in Instructional Strategies

  • Collaboration Among Individuals Passionate about Teaching

  • Emerging Topics in Accounting

Submit a Proposal

Submit your proposals by 11:59 pm EDT February 8, 2017 for the American Accounting Association's Tenth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) to be held August 5-6 as part of the AAA Annual Meeting (August 5-9) in San Diego, CA. Your proposals will be peer-reviewed and you will be notified by April 3, 2017 if you are selected to be one of the presenters.

Questions about CTLA submissions? Please contact Stephanie Glaser at

Note: For tracking purposes, you need to create a user ID and password, as shown below. You will need this information to update and/or access the status of your submission. It is recommended that you use your AAA login, however, it will not grant access to AAA member services (i.e., registration, dues renewal, etc.).

The CTLA is designed for experienced faculty, new faculty, and PhD students looking for opportunities to refine their teaching talents and perfect their craft in teaching accounting. The conference precedes the AAA Annual Meeting and offers teaching-oriented CPE. While submissions are welcome in all teaching and learning related areas, submissions are particularly encouraged for:

  • Integration of cutting-edge technology practices into existing accounting courses

  • Tips and techniques for online teaching

  • Ethics in the classroom and profession

  • Incorporating big data and data analytics in accounting courses

  • Strategies to increase student retention

  • Assessment/student learning outcomes

  • Team-based learning

  • Improving critical thinking skills

  • Course design

  • How to prevent academic dishonesty and promote academic integrity

  • Resources and teaching strategies for new faculty

  • Experiential learning

  • Emerging topics in accounting

  • Teaching and learning strategies based on academic research

  • Excel-based learning activities

  • Course-specific approaches (e.g., introductory classes; graduate-level classes)

Call for Submissions are being solicited for the following sessions (you are encouraged to submit for more than one session):

Craft of Teaching Accounting Sessions 

Description: Multiple 50-minute concurrent breakout sessions held on Saturday, featuring topics such as those listed above. Most of these sessions will consist of 2-3 separate presentations, grouped by topic area.

Proposal should include: A short description of the proposed session topic and learning outcome. In addition, please explicitly note the general topic area of your proposed session and the course(s) your presentation is geared towards. Also, please estimate the approximate amount of time desired for the presentation (15 min or 25 min).

Teaching Roundtables

Description: Share your favorite teaching tip in ten minutes at roundtables. During a 50-minute session on Saturday, participants will switch tables every 15 minutes such that you will present your teaching tip three times. This session is high energy and lots of fun!

Proposal should include: A short description of the proposed teaching tip, the course or courses it is used in, and why it is effective.

Technology Roundtables

Description: Share your favorite technology tip in ten minutes at roundtables. During a 50-minute session on Saturday, participants will switch tables every 15 minutes to learn about how to use technology to create efficiencies and/or improve teaching and learning. Your tip may involve novel approaches using existing technology or may demonstrate cutting edge devices or software applications. If possible, bring the technology (hardware or software) to demonstrate. You may also want to consider bringing a handout with FAQs about the technology to help participants migrate towards implementation. 

Proposal should include: A short description of the proposed technology tip, the course or courses it is used in, and why it is effective.

Hands-on Technology

Description: This session provides hands-on demonstrations of educational technology applications. In this Sunday morning session, conference participants will journey through the venue to learn about and try out different technology applications up close and personal.

Proposal should include: The name of the technology application (e.g., LiveScribe Pen) and a short description of how instructors would benefit from using this technology in their courses.

Effective Teaching Practices Forum

Description: Participants will share a teaching idea in a poster session. The poster will display a novel teaching tip or assignment for a course currently taught. Faculty should also be ready to discuss how to use this tip or assignment one-on-one with conference participants at the ETP sessions held on Saturday, August 5th.

Proposal should include: Course name, topic area, teaching tip or assignment idea, and a brief statement about why you believe this is a unique and effective approach.

AUGUST 5-6, 2017 ~ San Diego

CTLA Preliminary Program

What is CTLA?

Held prior to the AAA Annual Meeting, the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) is part hands-on teaching clinic, part mentoring by master teachers, and part staying current on emerging topics in accounting.

Register early!
Space for this popular conference is limited.

Who should attend CTLA?

Whether you are an experienced faculty member or will be teaching your first course in the fall, you are welcome to attend CTLA.

What are others saying about CTLA?

I am using ideas that I got from CTLA this semester.

Great way to be exposed to new gadgets and uses of technology.

CTLA got my creative juices going. It helped me realize that a lot of fun and exciting things are still happening in accounting education.

The passion of those who attend is contagious.

This was one of the best conferences that I have participated in since becoming a member of AAA. Thanks!

Keynote Speaker - Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D., President, Brain Research and Instruction

Registration Information

Registration for CTLA requires AAA membership.
Membership options are:

Member Type AAA Membership Dues... CTLA   Annual Meeting Registration Add-On
Full Member $225 $300 $495
College Member
$75 $300 $495
Student Member $50 $300 $250
Life Member $40 $300 $495

CTLA registration fee includes:

Saturday morning and afternoon sessions, lunch and reception on Saturday, continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and Sunday morning sessions and admission to the AAA Exhibit Hall on Sunday.

Questions about CTLA?

Contact Stephanie Glaser at or 941-556-4118.