2020 Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium 

Auditing Scholarship

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Hyatt Regency Houston - Houston, Texas

Thank you to KPMG Foundation for generously supporting the Auditing Section Midyear Meeting and Doctoral Consortium!

The Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association, through the generous support of KPMG, is sponsoring the Annual Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium is Thursday afternoon, January 16, 2020.  The Consortium will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Texas in conjunction with the Auditing Section's Midyear Conference (to be held January 17-18, 2020). The purpose of the Consortium is to stimulate students' research by exposing them to the latest ideas from leading researchers in auditing, and by providing opportunities for networking with other Ph.D. students interested in auditing, established auditing researchers, and journal editors.

Doctoral Student Eligibility
All Ph.D. students who have an interest in auditing research are eligible to apply.

Doctoral Student Registration Information
There is no cost to apply and no registration fee for Consortium. Any student wishing to attend must complete the application process. The deadline for Consortium applications is October 30, 2019. The organizers will issue invitations to attend by November 15, 2019 and alternates will also be notified in case any invited students decide not to attend. To apply for an invitation to the Consortium, complete the online application.  You can access the application here

Please note that the application for the Consortium is separate from registration for the Auditing Section Midyear Conference which follows the Consortium. Students wishing to register for the Midyear Conference click here by December 16, 2019. The Midyear Conference registration fee is $250 for AAA student members.

Hotel Accommodations and Information
The Consortium runs from noon until 5:00 pm and is followed by a reception. Students who attend the Consortium are eligible for the conference rate at the Hyatt Regency Houston on Wednesday and Thursday nights (January 15-16).   

Students should make their reservations directly with the hotel.  The deadline for hotel reservations is December 23rd but we cannot guarantee that any additional rooms will be available in the hotel once our block of rooms is sold out, even if the block is sold out before the deadline, so we advise making your hotel reservations early. If a student is unable to attend the meeting, the hotel reservations must be cancelled in advance to avoid a penalty.

Consortium Cancellation Policy
Students must cancel their Consortium registration if unable to attend. This will allow another student who is wait-listed to attend the Consortium. To cancel a registration, please notify, via email, the AAA (info@aaahq.org) and Justin Leiby, jleiby2@illinois.edu as early as possible.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The American Accounting Association intends to comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any members planning to attend this consortium and or the Midyear Conference who have special needs, as covered by the ADA, are requested to notify Stephanie Glaser at the American Accounting Association, (stephanie@aaahq.org) or 941-556-4118, to facilitate identification and accommodation of these needs by the Association.

Auditing Doctoral Consortium Program Schedule and Other Meeting Information
Lunch will be provided during the Consortium, and there will be a reception on Thursday evening following the Consortium. For additional information about the Auditing Section Doctoral Consortium contact Justin Leiby, jleiby2@illinois.edu