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2018 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting

Call for Submissions

Accounting educators, students and professionals are invited to submit their work to the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting, to be held in Baltimore, MD, May 10 - 12, 2018. Submissions will be accepted for the following sessions:

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm EDT on January 24, 2018.

Paper Sessions

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). Each presenter/discussant will have approximately 20-25 minutes. 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.

Papers accepted to Paper Sessions will be considered for the following awards:
    • Best Paper Award
    • Best Doctoral Student Paper Award
    • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)

Dialogue Sessions

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? Dialogue sessions will allow presentation and dialogue for five papers with each presenter having 20 minutes for presentation and dialogue. The discussion will be facilitated by the Dialogue Facilitator and each presenter in the session will have access to a copy of each other presenter's submitted paper 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 accepted to Dialogue Sessions will be considered for the following awards:
    • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)

Effective Learning Strategies (ELS) Poster Session

The ELS Poster Session showcases ideas, teaching strategies and education innovations that support learning in accounting. It offers an interactive format for presenters to engage colleagues and exchange ideas and resources. The ELS Poster Session will take place during the Friday night reception of the Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting. Poster display sizes and display space will be determined at a later date and presenters will be notified directly of those specifications.

Sharpen Your Teaching Skills Sessions

Teaching Session proposals are now being accepted for the Sharpen Your Teaching Skills track of concurrent sessions at the meeting. This track of sessions is designed to offer new ideas and best practices in teaching FOR region members, BY region members! 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 (NOTE: you will be responsible for leading the session at the meeting)
    • Time requested for session: 50, 75, or 100 minutes (indicate which time lengths are possible, and which are optimal)
    • 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, and        present it  at the ELS session on Friday evening of the meeting.

Sharing Best Teaching Practices
The deadline for submitting Teaching Tip proposals is Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Submit your great idea to Jean Thompson, AAA Manager Meetings and Education at

Do you have a teaching idea that you use in your classes? Would you like to present it at the meeting and be featured as a presenter on the program? Then you are invited to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation during the Sharing Best Teaching Practices session. The session moderator will work with accepted presenters to fine tune their ideas into 10-minute attention-grabbing presentations. We welcome ALL educators to submit proposals. This is your chance to share with the accounting teaching community that great idea for how to teach a difficult concept, how to design and lead an effective group project, how to establish a nurturing and inspiring culture in the classroom, or how to incorporate critical thinking and professional judgement into accounting courses. We are especially looking for ideas that integrate the Pathway's "Vision Model" or embed big data and analytics experiences into courses and curriculum.

This session is sponsored by the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA).

Call for Volunteers

Please consider volunteering to support the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Region Meeting. Click Here for descriptions of the open volunteer positions.

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