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. 


General Information

Decision notices will be released mid-April for the following Annual Meeting Submissions:

Concurrent Paper
Research Interaction Forum

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

Interactive Sessions –

Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop — Submission Deadline: May 15, 2017

Submit The American Accounting Association Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop will be held on Sunday, August 6 in conjunction with the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. Up to 16 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 — Submissions Closed

Papers are sought for presentation on topics of interest to accounting researchers, educators and practitioners.  Submissions are made by section/topic area. 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.

Concurrent Panel Sessions — Submissions Closed

Panel session submissions are sought that address issues of practice, scholarly projects and findings, teaching and curriculum approaches and initiatives.  Panel proposals are submitted to section/topic area.  Section leaders are encouraged to consider developing panel sessions addressing linkages between the private and public sector as they relate to issues affecting their members.  

Pre-Conference Workshops (CPE Sessions) — Submissions Closed

The program of full- and half-day workshops provide opportunities for in-depth attention and study of more complex issues and topics.  Subjects range from relevant issues in practice, to current standards activity, from teaching approaches and resources, to current areas of scholarship.  The symposia and workshops will be held Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th.

The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) — Submissions Closed

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 5 and during the morning on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium — Submissions Closed

Colleagues engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 22nd Annual Ethics Research Symposium to be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017. 

These sessions are presented in a shared interactive forum for exchange of ideas and resources that support learning in accounting.  We recommend you review the presentation guidelines to understand presenting in this format and to see suggestions on how presentation materials are prepared for an interactive session click here

Effective Learning Strategies Interactive Session (ELS) — Submissions Closed

Members interested in sharing learning-related interests and projects, scholarship of teaching projects, and educational innovations are encouraged to submit proposals that showcase ideas, research, strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting.

Emerging and Innovative Research Interactive Session — Submissions Closed

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 proposal that will bring ideas currently outside Accounting to the attention of Accounting scholars.

Faculty-Student Collaborations in Accounting FASTCA-17 - Submissions Closed

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: 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.

Volunteer Information

Volunteer 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 2017 Annual Meeting, please consider "giving back" to the community by volunteering to serve in one or more of these roles.