Call for Submissions

The theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA is "Bold Transformations Toward A Prosperous Society". 


Call for Submissions

“Bold Transformations Toward A Prosperous Society”

The theme of the 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA is “Bold Transformations Toward A Prosperous Society,” exploring opportunities for accounting and the academy to shape the future.


Business processes, global markets, information exchanges, and higher education are all undergoing radical transformations. The accounting profession, broadly defined, is not immune to the forces behind these changes, and it is being challenged to adopt new technologies, practices, and frameworks to strengthen its role as a foundation to our prosperous society.  Sessions at this year’s Annual Meeting will explore the challenges and opportunities facing the accounting profession, with an eye toward implications for the academy. We have the responsibility to inform society to support constructive change and to redesign our programs and institutions to reflect the changing environment.

Please join us in San Francisco, CA August 9 through August 14, 2019 for the Annual Meeting and Conference on Teaching and Learning (CTLA), and help us to become an even stronger and more impactful association!

General Information

The Annual Meeting is sure to be a large, dynamic meeting that encourages participation through a wide range of session types designed to support members with different interests.  You can learn more about the session types below, and you can submit to each through the links provided for each type. To track your submission, you will need to create a user ID and password during the submission process. You will need this information to update and/or access the status of your submission. This user ID and password does not need to match your AAA login, and will not grant access to AAA member services (i.e., registration, dues renewal, etc.) , however, it is recommended to use your AAA login. If your submission is accepted, all participants and presenters must register for the meeting which includes both meeting registration and membership fees.


Faculty-Student Collaborations in Accounting – FASTCA-19   - Notices Released

Encouraging exploration and discussion of collaborations between Accounting faculty and undergraduate and Master’s students, this all-day conference recognizes the importance of these collaborations to creating important learning experiences for students, attracting students to the Accounting profession, and the Accounting academy – as well as connecting the community of faculty conducting collaborative research and teaching. The following are some examples of faculty-student collaborations:  (1) Research:  Students and faculty working together on a research paper. (2) Teaching: Joint development of teaching materials by students and faculty. (3) Practice: Students and faculty working together to solve a real-world problem.  These sessions will be held on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Global Emerging Scholar Research Workshop - Submissions Closed

The American Accounting Association Global Emerging Scholars Research Workshop will be held on Sunday, August 11 in conjunction with the 2019 AAA Annual Meeting. Up to 16 proposals will be selected for presentation at the Workshop. Written feedback will be provided to the presenters prior to the Workshop to assist them in identifying ways to improve their research proposal. At the Workshop, each scholar will present the proposal, followed by discussion by a senior researcher as mentor who will also provide constructive feedback.  There will also be further discussion of the proposal by the presenter, other senior scholars as mentors, and the other early career researchers.


Concurrent Paper and Research Forum Sessions - Notices Released

Papers are sought for presentation on topics of interest to accounting researchers, educators and practitioners. Submissions are made by section/topic area.  NEW THIS YEAR: To enhance the quality of submissions and to support the technology costs related to the meeting, the Board is piloting a non-refundable submission fee of $50 this year. The fee is required and must be paid before submitting a paper to this category. If submitting more than one paper, you may pay for all at one time. Please follow instructions on the Submission payment form.  Authors may submit more than one paper to the Annual Meeting. However, it is considered an abuse of valuable reviewer and liaison time to submit the same paper to more than one Section Designation. Submitting the same paper to multiple Sections will disqualify your submission from consideration. Consult appropriate Section Liaisons should you have questions about where to make your submission.

Concurrent Panel Sessions - Notices Released

Panel session submissions are sought that address issues of practice, scholarly projects and findings, teaching and curriculum approaches and initiatives.  Panel proposals are submitted to section/topic area.  Section leaders are encouraged to consider developing panel sessions addressing linkages between the private and public sector as they relate to issues affecting their members.

Pre-Conference Workshops (CPE Sessions) - Submissions Closed

Opening the engaging pre-meeting format, these full- and half-day workshops, provide opportunities for in-depth attention and study of more complex issues and topics across a wide range of areas of interest in Accounting education, research, and practice. These sessions will be held on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019.


The Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) - Submissions Closed

Designed for new and experienced faculty looking for opportunities to share best practices, refine teaching talents, and perfect their craft in teaching Accounting.  Submissions are welcome from the wide range of approaches and content in Accounting education. This conference will be held all day Saturday, August 10 and during the morning on Sunday, August 11, 2019.

24th Annual Ethics Research Symposium - Submissions Closed

Colleagues engaged and interested in research and teaching related to Ethics are invited to submit papers, cases, and panel session proposals for presentation at the 24th Annual Ethics Research Symposium to be held on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Contributions from members of all AAA Sections are invited.


Interactive Sessions

These sessions are presented in a shared interactive forum for exchange of ideas and resources that support learning in accounting.  We recommend you review the presentation guidelines to understand presenting in this format and to see suggestions on how presentation materials are prepared for an interactive session click here. New for 2019: Authors may submit to both of these sessions, however, they should not submit the same presentation to both sessions.

Effective Learning Strategies Interactive Session (ELS) - Notices Released

Members interested in sharing learning-related interests and projects, scholarship of teaching projects, and educational innovations are encouraged to submit proposals that showcase ideas, research, strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting.

Emerging and Innovative Research Interactive Session - Notices Released

Intended to highlight promising emerging and innovative research ideas, authors will submit a short abstract of three to four pages that describes their work in progress or a planned proposal that will bring ideas currently outside Accounting to the attention of Accounting scholars.

Volunteer Information

The Program Advisory Committee strongly encourages all AAA members to consider volunteering to serve as reviewers, paper discussants, and session moderators. If you are submitting a paper or proposal for the 2019 Annual Meeting, please consider "giving back" to the community by volunteering to serve in one or more of these roles.

Click here to volunteer.