American Accounting Association

American Accounting Association
Southeast Region Meeting

The Accounting Profession:
Back on Track

April 1 – 3, 2004
Hosted by
Eastern Kentucky University

Registration Information | CPE Sessions | AAA Travel Discounts
Program | Placement Service | Business Meeting

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Spend a weekend in the Bluegrass Country of Central Kentucky!

Host school: Eastern Kentucky University

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Lexington

Conference registration and fees:

  • Educator rate: $175
  • Practitioner rate: $200

Thursday CPE sessions and fees:

  • $50 per half day session for educators (classroom 4 hours CPE; industry tours 6 hours CPE)
  • $75 for practitioners

Hotel Registration Information:

Hyatt Regency Lexington — Conference hotel rates: $109/night + tax (single or double) For reservations: 859-253-1234; 800-233-1234. (To qualify for the conference rate, please identify yourself as an attendee of the American Accounting Association Southeast Regional Meeting.)

A limited number of rooms for the nights of April 1 – April 3, 2004 have been reserved at a special rate of $109 for those attending the Southeast Regional AAA Meeting. Our block of rooms will be held until the block is full or FEBRUARY 29, 2004, whichever occurs first. Since April is thoroughbred racing season in the Bluegrass, we recommend that you make your hotel reservations early to be assured of getting a room.

The rates established for the meeting will be offered two days prior and two days after the meeting dates of April 1 – 3, 2004, based on availability of standard rooms.

Preliminary Program Information:

Conference Theme: The Accounting Profession: Back on Track

The theme of the conference is how the profession has adjusted to the regulatory and social pressures arising from the scandals of recent years. Scheduled plenary speakers and panel sessions pertaining to the conference theme are:

  • Back on Track Panel — experienced industry and public accounting perspectives on how the daily work environment has been impacted
  • Academic Responses to Regulatory and Ethical Reforms — leading academicians share their views
  • Professional Issues Update — AICPA perspectives on how the profession is coping
  • SEC Update — what has changed from the SEC’ perspective

In addition to these sessions on the conference theme, we have scheduled a variety of other sessions designed to appeal to divergent interests:

  • Forensic Accounting — How to make it part of your curriculum
  • Taking Back the Classroom — Creative ways to recapture your love of teaching
  • Accounting on Every Desktop — Educational challenges of universal automation of the profession
  • Integrative Accounting — Success stories on integrating international, finance and IS concepts into your curriculum
  • Professional Exams — Are your students ready for the new CPA, CIA and CMA exams?
  • Outcomes Assessment — Making it work
  • Online testing — Anyone can do it!
  • Other sessions giving insider tips on teaching taxes, information systems, auditing, and international topics and researching accounting history

CPE Sessions: Thursday April 1, 2004

  • Investigating Fraud — Dr. Lynn H. Clements (1 – 5 pm)
  • Best Practices in Program Assessment — Teaching and Curriculum Best Practices Project (1 – 5pm)
  • Industry tours — Labrot & Graham bourbon distillery, Juddmonte thoroughbred horse farm, Toyota Motor manufacturing plant (9 – 5pm)

Keeneland Race Course Outing: Saturday April 3, 2004

Join us for lunch and an afternoon of thoroughbred horse racing as it was meant to be! Keeneland was established as a model of the fine traditions of Thoroughbred racing. The combination race course and sales company is located six miles west of Lexington in the heart of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region.

The bus leaves the conference hotel on Saturday immediately after conclusion of the SEAAA meeting. Dress requirements are:
For Gentlemen: suit or sport coat (ties optional); no T-shirts, athletic suits or athletic shoes. Denim is not permitted.
For Ladies: suits, dresses, pantsuits, skirts and blouses or dress shorts; no athletic suits or athletic shoes. Denim is not permitted.

Detailed conference information will be available soon at the Southeast AAA web page

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