Preliminary Program

Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday

Friday, August 4, 2017

5:00pm–7:00pm Service Project, Hyatt


Saturday, August 5, 2017

7:00am–6:00pm Service Project, Hyatt


Sunday, August 6, 2017

7:00am–7:00pm Service Project, Hyatt

9:00am–3:00pm Career Center, Marriott

9:00am–5:00pm Member Services, Marriott

12:00pm–1:00pm Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon (included with Pre-Conference Workshop 10; ticket required), Marriott

4:30pm–7:00pm Career Fair, Hyatt

5:30pm–7:00pm Early Bird Reception Hyatt (badge required), Hyatt

Dinner On Your Own

5:30pm–7:30pm The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Reception, Hyatt

7:00pm–8:00pm Section Business Meeting

   • Academy of Accounting Historians Section, Hyatt

Monday, August 7, 2017

6:45am–8:15am Section Breakfast with Business Meeting (ticket required for breakfast)

   • Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section, Hyatt
   • Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section, Hyatt

7:00am–5:00pm Service Project, Hyatt

8:00am–6:00pm Career Center, Marriott
8:15am–9:45am Opening Plenary Session, Hyatt

Speaker: Robert J. Swieringa, Cornell University
Building Connections between Accounting Research and Practice

Speaker: Catherine Schrand, University of Pennsylvania
Transforming our Publication Portfolio

Speaker: Robert S. Kaplan, Harvard University Business School
Reforming Academic Performance Evaluation

Award Presentations:
The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize
Edmund Outslay, Michigan State University
Susan Curtis, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Cathy Scott, Navarro College

10:15am–11:45am Section Business Meetings

   • American Taxation Association, Marriott
   • Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Marriott

12:00pm–1:45pm Section Luncheons (ticket required for lunch)

   • American Taxation Association, Marriott
       Speaker: Patrick W. Martin, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
   • Auditing Section, Hyatt
       Speaker: Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, KPMG
   • Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Marriott
   • Government and Nonprofit Section, Marriott
       Speaker: Charles Sellers, Sqarmilner CPAs and Financial Advisors

Section Luncheons with Business Meetings (ticket required for lunch)

   • International Accounting Section, Marriott
       Speaker: Barbara Wight, CFO of Taylor Guitars
   • Management Accounting Section, Hyatt
   • Two-Year College Section, Hyatt
       Speaker: Marc Rubin, Miami University of Ohio, 2018-2019 President Elect,
       American Accounting Association
       Sponsored by TeachingAndLearningToolbox.Com


2:00pm–3:30pm Section Business Meeting

   • Government and Nonprofit Section, Marriott

4:00pm–5:30pm Section Business Meeting

   • Public Interest Section, Marriott

6:30pm–8:00pm Welcome Reception (badge required), Hyatt


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

6:45am–8:15am Section Breakfasts with Business Meetings (ticket required for breakfast)

   • Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section, Hyatt
   • Accounting Information Systems, Hyatt

8:00am–5:00pm Service Project, Hyatt

8:00am–6:00pm Career Center, Marriott

8:15am–9:45am Plenary Session, Hyatt

Speaker: S. P. Kothari, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Governance Role of Accounting Information: Challenges Facing Users, Producers, and Standard Setters

Speaker: Richard G. Sloan, University of Southern California
Fundamental Analysis Redux

Award Presentations:  
Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers)
Mary Barth, Stanford University
Karen Pincus, Univeristy of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (sponsored by AICPA)
Panos N. Patatoukas, University of California-Berkeley

Deloitte Foundation Wildman Award (sponsored by Deloitte)
Dan Amiram, Columbia University
Zahn Bozanic, The Ohio State University
Ethan Rouen, Columbia University

9:45am–10:15am Drawing for 2018 Annual Meeting Hotel Nights, Hyatt

12:00pm–1:45pm AAA Luncheon (ticket required), Hyatt

Speaker: Daniel Simons, Psychologist and Author of The Invisible Gorilla
The Gorilla in the Operating Room

Award Presentations: 
Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award
David A. Wood, Brigham Young University

Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award
Derek K. Oler, Texas Tech University
William R. Pasewark, Texas Tech University

4:00pm–5:00pm Business Meeting
American Accounting Association, Hyatt

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

7:00am–8:15am Section Breakfast with Business Meeting (ticket required)

   • Diversity Section, Hyatt 
      Sponsored by EY

   • Forensic Accounting Section, Hyatt


Career Center, Marriott
Service Project, Hyatt



Plenary Session, Hyatt
Speaker: Steven Pinker
Why The World is Not Declining

Award Presentations:  
Lifetime Service Award
Stephen A. Zeff, Rice University

Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award
Linda Smith Bamber, University of Georgia
John (Xuefeng) Jiang, Michigan State University
Isabel Yanyan Wang, Michigan State University

Competitive Manuscript Award
Daniel Saavedra, University of California-Los Angeles
Yiwei Dou, New York University

Innovation in Accounting Education Award (sponsored by EY)
Gráinne Oates, Swinburne University of Technology
Dan Hunter, Swinburne University of Technology



AAA Luncheon (ticket required), Hyatt

Speaker: Anne L. Christensen, Montana State University-Bozeman and President-Elect, American Accounting Association
Pathways to a Sustainable Future

Award Presentations:
Outgoing Editor for The Accounting Review
Mark Defond, University of Southern California

Outgoing Board of Directors
Bruce Behn, The University of Tennessee
Gary Biddle, The University of Hong Kong
Timothy Fogarty, Case Western Reserve University
Marc Rubin, Miami University of Ohio

Outgoing Council
Mark Dawkins, University of North Florida

AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award
Michael Granof, The University of Texas at Austin

5:30pm–6:00pm Refreshments and Raffle Drawing, Marriott

*Schedule subject to change

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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