Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add or remove Events/Guests/Workshops to my Annual Meeting Registration?

If you would like to make changes to an Annual Meeting Registration that has already been processed, you may do so by submitting this form by scanning and attaching to an email, or fax (941-921-4093), or regular mail.

What does my Annual Meeting Registration include?

  • Name Badge

  • Exhibit Hall Admission

  • Career Fair Admission

  • Career Center Access

  • Printed Program

  • Quick Reference Card

  • List of Participants

  • Admission to your choice of over 350 plenaries, panels, and research sessions which offer a possible 20+ hours of CPE credit

  • Sunday Evening Early Bird Reception

  • Monday Evening Reception

  • One ticket to either the Tuesday or Wednesday Luncheon (Tickets available on a first come basis.)

  • Refreshment Breaks

What does my AAA membership include?

Annual Meeting registration requires current AAA membership. Your membership for 2017-2018 gives you an electronic subscription to all three Association journals, The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education, through the AAA Digital Library. In addition, the AAA Section online journals of Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and the Journal of Information Systems are included for all members. There are also 17 optional section memberships.  Some include electronic journal access for those sections that offer journals. Click here for a more complete listing of member benefits.

What is the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)?

CTLA is designed for new and experienced faculty looking for opportunities to refine their teaching talents and perfect their craft in teaching accounting. Held prior to the AAA Annual Meeting, the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) is part hands-on teaching clinic, part mentoring by master teachers, and part staying current on emerging topics in accounting.

What are Pre-Conference Workshops and Symposia?

Formerly referred to as Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses, the AAA offers a program of half and full day workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. These workshops may be added to your Annual Meeting registration and 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 cost of a half-day session is $100, while a full-day session is $200.

Who should attend a pre-conference workshop?

Any meeting registrant is welcome to sign up for a pre-conference workshop.

What is a Plenary Session?

Plenary sessions are the opening events for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings of the Annual Meeting. These are large sessions that all meeting registrants are encouraged to attend. Plenary sessions usually feature one or more well-known speaker(s) addressing hot topics and current concerns of the day.

What is an Effective Learning Strategy (ELS) Session?

Effective Learning Strategy Sessions showcase ideas, research, strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. The interactive poster-session format provides opportunities for presenters to engage colleagues in the exchange of ideas and resources. The presenters are available to answer questions about their research and often have hand-outs available. ELS sessions are offered at different times throughout the conference with different presenters at each session.

What is the Emerging and Innovative Research Session?

This session is intended to highlight promising emerging and innovative research ideas that are in the early stages of development. The interactive poster-session format encourages visualization of "bleeding edge" concepts, and in-depth discussions.

What is a Panel Session?

A panel session is a moderated discussion, involving experts in a particular area of specialty. Panel session topics may be ideas submitted by the membership (through the electronic submissions process) topics introduced by Section leadership. Other panel sessions are inspired and sponsored by AAA strategic partners or AAA Management Team.

What is a Concurrent Session?

Concurrent sessions are scheduled Monday through Wednesday in the morning, early afternoon, and late afternoon time slots. Due to the size of the Annual Meeting, up to 50 different sessions could be offered concurrently. Registrants are encouraged to review the online program, or the program they receive with their registration materials, to decide which sessions they would like to attend each day.

There are three formats for concurrent sessions:

  • Panels (described above)

  • Traditional Paper Presentations — in this format, three papers are presented, with discussants providing feedback to the authors.

  • Paper Dialogue Sessions — in this format, up to five papers are presented, with feedback (and lively discussion) provided by the audience.

Will I receive CPE credit for attending this meeting?

Registrants may earn NASBA-certified credit hours by attending pre-conference workshops, symposia, or any of the sessions scheduled throughout the meeting, and then submitting a completed CPE verification form to the AAA Headquarters Office after the close of the meeting.

What is the Career Center?

The Career Center at the Annual Meeting is the AAA's largest recruiting event, where applicants and institutions from across the world can network and explore opportunities.

What is the Career Fair?

The Career Fair helps kick off the Career Center at the Annual Meeting by giving employers and job seekers an opportunity to meet at a large-scale formatted event that facilitates face to face networking. At the event employers are provided with a 4' x 8' cork display board, a table and a chair that will accommodate posters, handouts and informal meetings with job candidates. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume to hand out to employers attending the event. The Career Fair may be a small part of your recruiting or job seeking process, but it could be the most important one. The Career Fair will be held Sunday, August 6 from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

What is the Service Project?

The AAA Service Project began at the 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado with a donation of 500 backpacks to the Denver School System. Thanks to the generosity of our members, we have been able to donate hundreds of backpacks each year filled with new school supplies for children who may not otherwise have supplies for school.

New for 2017!

This year, the AAA is taking a more global approach by partnering with ShelterBox. Continuing our tradition of giving to those who may otherwise go without, donations collected will be used to provide emergency shelter and lifesaving equipment to survivors of a disaster or humanitarian crisis worldwide. As the largest community of accountants in academia, we are delighted and proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of so many families! Click Here to learn more about the Service Project and how to donate!

What is the Exhibit Hall?

Every year the AAA invites exhibitors to participate in the Association's Annual Meeting. Meeting attendees enjoy the opportunity to peruse our nearly 40 exhibit booths and speak with representatives from publishing companies, software companies, and leading industry organizations and associations. The Exhibit Hall is open Sunday – Tuesday. Please refer to your program for Exhibit Hall hours.

Visa Letter Requests

  • First you must register for the Annual Meeting.

  • Once you have registered for the meeting, please email Pat Stein at  with the following information: your name, address and university name as you want them to appear on the Visa letter.

  • All Visa letters will be sent in pdf form to the email address provided.

  • Please allow 3-5 business days to process.

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