Call for Submissions

Accounting faculty, professionals, and doctoral students are invited to submit their work to the 2021 Spark: Meeting of Regions, to be held virtually, May 24-26, 2021.

The Spark Meeting combines several region meetings into a digital experience that will provide some exciting opportunities to explore accounting research, education, and practice. We've designed and built a conference platform and a presentation gallery that lets you participate in sessions in a flexible and personalized way. It preserves the key elements of traditional AAA regional meetings, including the opportunity to submit to and present with your region - while augmenting it with more opportunities to engage with your colleagues from around the world.

Submissions will be accepted for the following sessions:

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm ET
on February 3, 2021. Extended to February 17, 2021.

Paper Sessions

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Paper sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss completed papers or cases. Sessions will include three or four research papers with discussant(s). Completed papers and case studies may encompass any topical area of accounting and may be theoretical or practice oriented. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus. (Do NOT include author identifying information on the cover page.)

Dialogue Sessions

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Dialogue sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present papers and cases that are in a developmental stage. Authors should indicate their interest in presenting in a Dialogue Session if they have specific issues or areas for further development they would like to discuss with fellow presenters and an audience. Researchers should submit their working papers along with a cover page that includes two or three carefully crafted questions that address specific issues of concern to the researcher. (Do NOT include author identifying information on the cover page.) For example, is there another statistical technique that could improve the data analysis? Are there additional variables that might influence the statistical outcomes? The discussion will be facilitated by the Dialogue Facilitator and each presenter in the session will have access to a copy of the other presenters submitted papers for dialogue contribution. Presenters and audience members will be asked for suggestions to improve the working papers in the session. Papers and case studies submitted to the Dialogue Session may encompass any topical area of accounting and may be theoretical or practice oriented.  Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus.

Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Presentations

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The ELS Presentations showcase ideas, teaching strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. They offer an interactive format for presenters to engage colleagues and exchange ideas and resources. The ELS Presentations will be scheduled and presented in breakout rooms, transforming the round table format into the virtual world.

Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Sessions

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Teaching Session proposals are now being accepted for the Sharpen Your Teaching Skills track of concurrent sessions at the meeting. These sessions can address any topical area of accounting, including the latest or emerging trends in pedagogy or the profession.  This track of sessions is designed to offer new ideas and best practices in teaching. Submit your proposal for a mini-workshop presentation, or for a teacher panel, and share your knowledge and experience with your peers!

  • 150-200-word description of the session, and what attendees will learn from attending it
     
  • Identification of session format (panel, workshop), and who the presenters/panelists will be.
     
  • Space on the program is limited, so please also indicate whether or not you could convert this proposal into an Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster.

It is our expectation that all submitting authors and co-authors will serve as reviewers of submissions.