Call for Submissions – Diversity

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You are invited to the 2023 Joint Meeting of the Diversity and Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Sections to be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda in Bethesda, MD, October 20-21, 2023.

The conference will host sessions that explore a broad scope of traditional and non-traditional accounting research topics as well as topics relevant to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. 

We will be accepting submissions in the form of:

  • Papers
  • Panel Discussions
  • Emerging Research
  • Doctoral Student Road Paper Pitches

Areas for Submissions: Papers and panels are welcomed in areas of accounting including financial, managerial, tax, audit, systems, practice, education, etc. using any methodology (such as archival, experimental, interview-based, survey-based, etc.). Research focusing on diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues and non-traditional accounting issues are of great interest for the audience. Submissions to the Diversity Section meeting may have been submitted to the American Accounting Association annual meeting or other sectional/regional meetings but should not have been accepted for publication or published before the 2022 Diversity Section meeting.

The mid-year meeting program will be structured around submissions accepted for presentation. In addition, this call for papers is also a call for persons to serve as submission reviewers and session moderators.

Submission Instructions
Submission instruction will be forthcoming.

Doctoral Student Road Paper Session
This session will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to prepare for job talks. Students should, at minimum, have an early draft of their paper and some preliminary results and conclusions. Prior participants in this session commented that the feedback was both constructive and beneficial to improving their papers. Presenting at the Diversity Section Meeting allows for early outside feedback prior to job talks.

Emerging Research Sessions

We invite proposals to share your research during our Research Forum session (poster session). Submissions should include your poster title and a summary of your poster presentation. The poster session submission system will not accept papers.   Emerging Research Sessions are designed to allow scholars (especially junior faculty and doctoral students) to submit proposals and receive feedback on the theory and/or research design prior to collecting data. Proposals in this category should have clearly stated research question(s), a well-developed theory, and hypotheses based on the relevant literature in the area (an expanded Kinney 3-Paragraph model). Emerging research proposals should not exceed five (5) double-spaced pages. Proposals can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus.

Panel Session

Panel Sessions focus on a topic of interest, relevance, or a research area.  If you have an idea for a panel discussion and would like to moderate that panel, submit your proposed topic, panel members and brief description (up to 300 words).

Paper Sessions

Paper Sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present early-stage or more developed papers in an open dialogue setting followed by a discussion period with audience members. We will continue the tradition of a workshop-style presentation with no discussants.

Accepted submissions obligate the author (or at least one co-author) to register for the meeting and present the paper at its scheduled time. Additionally, authors are highly encouraged to volunteer as reviewers and/or moderators. Volunteer information will be posted soon.

Important Dates:
Submission Due Date:  Monday, July 10, 2023.
Acceptances Emailed by extended to: Monday, August 28, 2023.