Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
American Accounting Association
2008 Midyear Meeting
January 25-26, 2008

We are pleased to announce that the 2008 Midyear Meeting of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) will be held in Phoenix, AZ at the Pointe Hilton Hotel on January 25-26, 2008.

In organizing the FARS Midyear Meeting, the Section decided that two objectives should be achieved: (1) the conference should be open to and serve all members of the Section, and (2) a special effort should be made to provide opportunities for doctoral students and assistant professors with interests in financial accounting and reporting. As a result, the Section strongly encourages submissions that have been authored (or co-authored) and will be presented by assistant professors or doctoral students. To indicate that a submission meets this criteria, please include an asterisk (*) at the end of the title of the paper.

The deadline for submission of research papers is September 12, 2007. Papers must be submitted electronically through the SSRN conference management system at Please see below for information regarding the SSRN submission procedures. A blind review process will be used in selecting research papers to be presented at concurrent sessions during the conference. Acceptance decisions will be announced by December 1, 2007.

Individuals interested in volunteering to review papers or serve as a session discussant are encouraged to do so using the "Volunteer for the Conference" link on the SSRN Submission page (see url above).

To complete a submission, you will need the following information:

  • Abstract (maximum of 150 words)
  • Two versions of the paper in PDF format, one version that includes author information ("named" file) and one version that does NOT include author information ("blind" file)
  • Names, contact information (email and postal addresses, voice and fax numbers), and affiliations for all authors not already in the SSRN database
  • Name of contact author

During the submission process, you will be asked whether you hold the copyright for the submission, or sufficient rights, to submit the abstract and full-text paper to SSRN. You MUST select "Yes" to complete your submission. Answering "Yes" to this question allows SSRN to make the paper available to reviewers and conference coordinators. It will NOT make the paper or abstract available to the entire SSRN community.

If the person submitting the paper (the "submitter") is also an author of the paper, the submitter must change his/her status to "author" during the submission process.

For technical assistance with the submission process, contact SSRN at 877-SSRNHelp (877.777.6435) or

Information about the FARS midyear meeting doctoral consortium can be found at:

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anne Beatty
Midyear Meeting Coordinator
Pervin Shroff
Concurrent Research Session Coordinator

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