American Accounting Association

2012 Midwest
Region Meeting

OCTOBER 11–13, 2012  •  ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
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Call for Submissions

What: Call for Papers, Poster Sessions, & Case Materials
(topics with academic, practitioner, or pedagogical focus)
When
(Due Date):
Not later than Monday, June 11, 2012
Who: AAA members, academicians, practitioners, doctoral, masters and undergraduate students
How: Online Submission via AAA Midwest SPRS
Awards: Best Doctoral Student Paper, Best Master's Student Paper, Best Undergraduate Student Paper
[To be eligible for these awards, you MUST indicate you are a student (and what level) on your submission.]
Peer-Reviewed: Submissions (papers and posters) will be blind peer-reviewed

Call for Papers
Papers in all areas of accounting research are sought. Papers submitted to a regional meeting may have been submitted to the American Accounting Association National meeting or mid-year sectional meetings, but should not have been published elsewhere before the Midwest meeting. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus. Student papers (doctoral, masters and undergraduate) are especially encouraged. To submit a paper, CLICK here.

To submit a paper:

  1. Prepare two separate documents, one for your paper, one for your abstract.
  2. Do not include any author name(s) or contact information in either document.
  3. Both documents should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1" margins.
  4. DISCUSSANT: If you are interested in having your paper discussed at the meeting, please indicate that under "Special Submission Considerations." We cannot guarantee discussants for all requests but we will try.
  5. AWARDS: If you are interested in having your paper considered for the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, you must indicate that you are a Doctoral Student under "Special Submission Considerations" on the Detailed Information tab of the SPRS submission form. Similarly, if you are interested in having your paper considered for the Best Undergraduate or Masters Student Paper Award, you must indicate that you are an undergraduate or masters student.

Call for Effective Learning Strategies Poster (ELS) Session
Do you have a favorite teaching tip, best practice, or innovation? If so, please submit your ELS Poster idea. The poster boards will have a main section 24" wide x 36" tall and two side sections each 12" wide x 36" tall. To submit an ELS, CLICK here.

To submit proposals for ELS poster presentations:

  1. Prepare a document with the following information
    1. DETAILED DESCRIPTION: In 200 words or less, describe the idea, resource, teaching strategy, or education innovation that supports learning in accounting including the key issues and concepts that will be addressed. Include learning outcomes – What will participants learn from your poster presentation? (Limit: approximately 200 words – 1250 characters)
    2. PROMOTIONAL DESCRIPTION: In 40 words or less, "sell" your poster presentation to a prospective attendee. What is the essence of the ELS Poster Session? What will the audience learn? This is your chance to market your best practice, so try to make the description appealing, but not misleading. (Limit: approximately 40 words – 350 characters)
  2. Do not include any submitter name(s) or contact information in the document.

Call for Case Materials

To submit a case:

  1. Prepare two separate documents, one for your paper, one for your abstract.
  2. Do not include any author name(s) or contact information in either document.
  3. Both documents should be double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1" margins.
  4. AWARDS: If you are interested in having your paper considered for the Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, you must indicate that you are a Doctoral Student under "Special Submission Considerations" on the Detailed Information tab of the SPRS submission form. Similarly, if you are interested in having your paper considered for the Best Undergraduate or Masters Student Paper Award, you must indicate that you are an undergraduate or masters student.

Call For Volunteers
If you are interested in serving the Midwest by reviewing manuscripts, or being a moderator or discussant for the Midwest Regional Meeting, please follow these steps:

  • Log into the AAA Midwest Region SPRS.
  • Once you are logged into your account, click "Modify Profile/Volunteer Information."
  • Scroll down the profile page until you see the Volunteer Information drop down lists. In the drop down list for "Conference Role(s) Interested In," select those roles in which you would like to serve for the Midwest Regional Meeting. The meeting coordinators will search for you based upon your selections in this drop down list.
  • So that the coordinators can assign you to submissions that best fit your expertise, please make selections within the "Subject Area" and "Research Method" drop down lists as well.

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