The Midyear Conference in Savannah, Georgia was a great success and set a new attendance record. We express our gratitude to the Conference Planning Committee for organizing a great program. The Committee Co-Chairs were Joe Brazel and Keith Jones. Joe and Keith were assisted by Jackie Hammersley and Linda Myers, who will Co-Chair the 2013 Midyear Conference. We also appreciate all of you who served as panel members, presenters, moderators, discussants, and reviewers for the conference. Next year's Midyear Conference will be in New Orleans, January 17-19, 2013.
Immediately prior to the Midyear Conference, the Auditing Section hosted a Doctoral Consortium and Audit Education Workshop. Both were well attended and very successful. The purpose of the Doctoral Consortium is to stimulate students' research by exposing them to the latest ideas from leading researchers in auditing, and by providing opportunities for networking with other Ph.D. students, established auditing researchers, and journal editors. We would like to thank Jean Bédard who served as the Doctoral Consortium Coordinator.
The Audit Education Workshop focused on how to model and teach integrity in the classroom. We express appreciation to Urton Anderson who served as Coordinator of the Audit Education Workshop; as well as IDEA – Data Analysis Software and Audit Analytics for sponsoring the workshop.
The Section is most appreciative to the continued generous support of the KPMG Foundation for their generous financial support of our Midyear Conference and the Doctoral Consortium. Thank you KPMG Foundation!