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The Symposium is held in conjunction with the Public Interest Section and highlights the role of ethics, accountability, responsibility, and the impact of accounting on society. These themes have never been more important and play a critical role in investigating causes and consequences of (un) ethical practice and policy at the systemic, organizational, and individual levels.

The Ethics Symposium Coordinators, Mike Ruff and Cassandra Rohland have put together an exciting program, including an opening address by Linda Biek, Director for the International Ethics Standards Board of Accountants (IESBA). Linda will speak on Advancing the Centrality of Ethics for a More Sustainable Future.  

In addition to the paper sessions, another highlight will be a Whistleblowing Panel coordinated by Steve Mintz. Panelists include Cynthia Cooper (WorldCom whistleblower and a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2002) Anthony Menendez (Haliburton Whistleblower), and Robert Conway, Author of Truth About Public Accounting – Understanding and Managing the Risks the Auditors Bring to the Audit. The Public Interest Section is grateful to Steve Mintz for organizing this distinguished panel. 

The Symposium will be held in person in Denver, Colorado on Sunday, August 6th, right before the 2023 AAA Annual Meeting. Symposium registration fee includes Breakfast and the Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon.

Questions can be sent to the Ethics Research Symposium Co-Chairs Cassandra Rohland, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Michael Ruff, Northeastern University,

Important Information:
To be awarded the full credit hours you must check-in via the Meeting app and complete the online CPE Form that is emailed to you following the Meeting.

Delivery Method: Group Live

Learning Objectives: 
Identify factors that influence the ethical decision making of accounting students and professionals
Differentiate ethical concerns linked to corporate social responsibility, gender issues, and social impactUnderstand the ethical implications of contemporary accounting/auditing fraud cases

Fields of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Program Level:  Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None
CPE Information: The total number of CPE Credits an attendee can earn is 8.2


Refunds and Cancellations:
All cancellations must be submitted in writing to A refund of the conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by July 19, 2023. No refunds will be available after July 20, 2023, this includes cancellations of meal tickets purchased, guest registrations, CTLA, Ethics Symposium and Pre-Conference Workshops.

American Accounting Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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