Preliminary Program

Note: Schedule subject to change.

Friday, August 3, 2018

7:00am–8:00am Registration, Pre-Conference Workshop #01 Only
8:00am–5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop #01
5:00pm–7:00pm Registration
Member Services
Service Project

Saturday, August 4, 2018

7:00am–6:00pm Registration
Member Services
Service Project
8:00am–5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshops
Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

7:00am–7:00pm Registration
Member Services
Service Project
8:00am–12:00pm Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA)
8:00am–4:30pm 23rd Annual Ethics Research Symposium (Includes Sunday Breakfast and Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon)
Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00am–3:00pm Career Center
12:00pm–1:00pm Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon
3:00pm–7:00pm Exhibits
Service Project
4:30pm–7:00pm Career Fair
5:30pm–7:00pm Early Bird Reception (badge required)
7:00pm–8:00pm Section Business Meeting
   • Academy of Accounting Historians Section

Dinner On Your Own

Monday, August 6, 2018

6:45am–8:15am Section Breakfast with Business Meeting (ticket required for breakfast)
   • Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section
   • Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section
7:00am–5:00pm Registration
Member Services
Service Project
8:00am–12:15pm Exhibits
Service Project
8:00am–6:00pm Career Center

Opening Plenary Session

Speaker: Bruce Mau, Freeman and Massive Change Network

Award Presentations:
The AAA/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation Prize

Robert D. Allen, University of Utah
Marsha M. Huber, Youngstown State University
Carolyn B. Hughes, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award (sponsored by AICPA)
Urooj Khan, Columbia University
Bin Li, The University of Texas at Dallas
Shivaram Rajgopal, Columbia University
Mohan Venkatachalam, Duke University


9:45am-10:15am Coffee Break
9:45am–11:00am Effective Learning Strategies I
Research Interaction Forum I
10:15am–11:45am Section Business Meetings
   • American Taxation Association
   • Financial Accounting and Reporting Section

Concurrent Sessions
12:00pm–1:45pm Section Luncheons (ticket required for lunch)
   • American Taxation Association
     Speaker: Judge Albert G. Lauber, United States Tax Court
   • Auditing Section
     Speaker: Wayne Berson, BDO
   • Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
   • Government and Nonprofit Section
     Speaker: Gilbert Tran, Office of Federal Financial Management, U.S. Office of Management and Budget     

Section Luncheons with Business Meetings (ticket required for lunch)
   • International Accounting Section
   • Management Accounting Section
   • Two-Year College Section
       Sponsored by TeachingAndLearningToolbox.Com
1:30pm–5:00pm Exhibits
Service Project
2:00pm–3:30pm Section Business Meeting
   • Government and Nonprofit Section

Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm–4:30pm Effective Learning Strategies II
Research Interaction Forum II
3:30pm–4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm–5:30pm Section Business Meeting
   • Public Interest Section

Concurrent Sessions
6:30pm–8:30pm Welcome Reception (badge required)

Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

6:45am–8:15am Section Breakfasts with Business Meetings (ticket required for breakfast)
   • Accounting Information Systems Section
   • Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section
7:00am–8:15am Section Breakfast with Business Meeting  (ticket required)
   • Diversity Section
8:00am–12:15pm Exhibits
Service Project
8:00am–5:00pm Registration
Member Services
Service Project
8:00am–6:00pm Career Center

Plenary Session

Speaker: Christine Botosan, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Pathway to an Integrated Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting

Speaker: Lillian F. Mills, University of Texas at Austin
Pursuing Relevant (Tax) Research

Award Presentations:
Accounting Hall of Fame Inductions
George David Anderson, Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co.(BDO Alliance), (1922-2001)
Mary Elizabeth Barth, Stanford University
Olivia Faulkner Kirtley, Independent Director – U.S. Bancorp, Papa John’s International, Randgold Resources
Kenneth Wilson Stringer, Deloitte LLP (Haskins & Sells), (1918-2014)

Outstanding Accounting Educator Award (sponsored by the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation)
Mahendra R. Gujarathi, Bentley University
Jan R. Williams, The University of Tennessee

Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award (sponsored by Deloitte Foundation)
Susan Scholz, The University of Kansas


9:45am–10:15am Coffee Break
Drawing for 2019 Annual Meeting Hotel Nights- San Francisco, CA

9:45am–11:00am Emerging and Innovative Research Session
Research Interaction Forum III
10:15am–11:45am Concurrent Sessions
12:00pm–1:45pm AAA Luncheon (ticket required)

Speaker: Don Reed, Reediculous/Media
3 Feet Past the Finish Line: Utilizing Your True Story

Award Presentations:
Outstanding Service Award

Guido Geerts, University of Delaware

Outgoing Editor for Accounting Horizons
Teri Lombardi Yohn, Indiana University Bloomington

Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award

Michael S. Drake, Brigham Young University
Phillip J. Quinn, University of Washington
Jacob R. Thornock, Brigham Young University

Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Award

Allen D. Blay, Florida State University
M.G. Fennema, Florida State University


1:30pm–4:30pm Exhibits
Service Project
2:00pm–3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00pm–4:30pm Effective Learning Strategies III
Research Interaction Forum IV
3:30pm–4:00pm Coffee Break
Drawing - Exhibit Hall Passport to Prizes
4:00pm–5:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

7:00am–8:15am Section Breakfast with Business Meeting (ticket required for breakfast)
   • Forensic Accounting Section

Career Center
Member Services
Service Project

8:00am–2:00pm Registration
8:15am–9:45am Plenary Session

Speaker: Richard Howitt, International Integrated Reporting Council
Integrated Reporting - Building the Evidence-Base Towards Global Adoption

Speaker: Baruch Lev, New York University
Restoring the Relevance and Viability of Accounting and Financial Reporting

Award Presentations:
Lifetime Service Award

Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University
G. Peter Wilson, Boston College

Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

Feng Li, Jiao Tong University

Competitive Manuscript Award
Mario Schabus, The University of Melbourne
Benjamin Yost, Boston College

Innovation in Accounting Education Award (sponsored by Ernst & Young Foundation)
Ann Dzuranin, Northern Illinois University


9:45am–10:15am Coffee Break
9:45am–11:00am Effective Learning Strategies IV
Research Interaction Forum V

10:15am–11:45am Concurrent Sessions
10:15am–5:30pm Faculty-Student Collaborations in Accounting (FASTCA)

AAA Luncheon (ticket required)

Speaker: Marc Rubin President-Elect, American Accounting Association, Miami University
Bold Transformations Toward A Prosperous Society

Award Presentations:

Outgoing Board of Directors

Anne Christensen, Montana State University
Leslie Hodder, Indiana University Bloomington
Terry Shevlin, University of California, Irvine
Pat Poli, Fairfield University

Outgoing Council

Markus Ahrens, St. Louis Community College, Meramec

AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award

Miklos Vasarhelyi, Rutgers University-Newark

Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Debra Cosgrove, University of Nebraska Lincoln
Diana Franz, University of Toledo
Ahmed Goma, Manhattan College
John Malloy, University of Memphis
Peter Oehlers, West Chester University

2:00pm–3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
3:30pm–4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm–5:30pm Concurrent Sessions
5:30pm–6:00pm Refreshments and Raffle Drawing
*Schedule subject to change

Note: The CPE Fields of Study curriculum is divided into twenty subject matter areas. These fields represent the primary knowledge and skill areas needed by accounting licensees to perform professional services in all fields of employment. Each Credit Hour is based on 50 minutes. The Program Level for each of these sessions is Basic, unless otherwise stated. Delivery Method: Group Live

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