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2021 International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting

Registration is Open!

The 2021 International Accounting Section Midyear Meeting will be held January 28-30, 2021 and will be conducted jointly with the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).

We are happy to announce our in-person conference will now transfer to a virtual setting while also preserving the key elements of our traditional program. Our members from around the world will be able to attend the meeting, interact with each other, and strengthen the work being shared. To make this a reality, we’ve designed and built a conference that lets you participate in sessions in a flexible and personalized way.

There will be concurrent sessions and receptions at varied times to accommodate worldwide participation. 


Friday, January 29, 2021
Plenary Session: Academic Research Needs for IASB Post-Implementation Reviews
Speaker:  Ann Tarca, Board Member, International Accounting Standards Board

Follow-on Panel:  Impact of Academic Research on Regulation and Practice
Panelists: Holger Erchinger, Partner, KPMG, LLP
Paul Munter, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Ann Tarca, IASB
Moderator: Katherine Schipper, Duke University

Saturday, January 30, 2021
Welcome by IAAER President Keryn Chalmers and Remarks on "Robot-proofing Accounting Students" 

Saturday Plenary Session: Worldwide Challenges Calling for Research in Auditing and Ethics

Representatives from International Standard Setters will discuss:

  • How the standard setter uses and intends to use academic research, including recent example.
  • Needs for academic research to support current work agendas and/or future projects

​Panelists: Brett James, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
Gwenda Jensen,  International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)
Diane Jules, International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) 
Moderator: Holger Erchinger, Partner KPMG LLP New York

More information to come and we look forward to “seeing” you there!

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