Here are a few Spark Meeting Highlights:


  • Future Forward: Prepping Tomorrow's Leaders Today
    Joni Wilson Ferguson, Managing Director of Leaders Amplify and Senior Leader of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts-Consumer Insights, Measurement & Analytics
  • Impact the Future: Integrating practice, teaching, and scholarship with design ideas from the far reaches of the accounting universe
    William McCarthy, Michigan State University
  • Preparing for the New World: Facilitating 2020 Vision in Business Professionals
    Nick McGuigan, Monash University
  • CPA Evolution: preparing for changes in the accounting profession and accounting education.
    Moderator: Yvonne Hinson, AICPA and Panelists:  Colleen Conrad, NASBA and Julia Woislaw, AICPA

Emerging Technologies

  • XBRL in the Classroom: How to Teach XBRL
    Christine Tan, City University of New York-Hunter College and FASB Taxonomy (XBRL) Team Members
  • XBRL in Academic Research: Hands-on Experience with XBRL Data
    Beth Blankespoor, University of Washington and FASB Taxonomy (XBRL) Team Members
  • Blockchain: Bridging the Profession-Education Gap
    Kimberly Swanson Church, Missouri State University and Pamela J Schmidt, Washburn University
  • Robotic Process Automation-What, How, When, and Where?
    Ann Dzuranin , Northern Illinois University

Teaching Effectiveness

  • Practical Techniques for Course Management: Student Learning, Presentation and Facilitation Skills, and Your Questions
    Karen Osterheld, Bentley University and Cassy Budd, Brigham Young University
  • The Changing Landscape of Accounting Education: Level Up Your Teaching Effectiveness with Technology
    Markus Ahrens, St Louis Community College and Cathy Scott, University of North Texas-Dallas
  • Practical Guidelines for Designing Your Data Analytics Course/Curricula
    Gail Hoover King, Washburn University and Guido Geerts, University of Delaware
  • Excel Tips and Tricks for Teaching Data Analytics
    Tracie Miller-Nobles, Austin Community College, Jennifer Cainas, University of South Florida, and Wendy Tietz, Kent State University

Research Effectiveness

  • An Article Reviewing Exercise to Inform Your Own Manuscript Development
    Kimberly Swanson Church, Missouri State University and Angela Spencer, Oklahoma State University
  • Tackling Reviewer Comments: How to Manage Your Revise and Resubmit
    Kimberly Swanson Church, Missouri State University and Angela Spencer, Oklahoma State University

We're optimistic that Spark will strengthen our community and celebrate and elevate the practice we're so passionate about. We hope you will join us.  The June 11-12 Spark Meeting will be held from 11:00 EDT to 6:15 EDT daily.  Each day will conclude with opportunities to catch up with colleagues at Block Parties held 6:15 EDT-7:15 EDT.