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2020 Impact the Future Conference

Impact the Future: A Conference about the Changing World of Accounting held by the Western Region of the American Accounting Association, to be held in Los Angeles, California, April 23 – 25, 2020.

Accounting faculty, professionals, and doctoral students are invited to submit their work. Submissions will be accepted for the following sessions.

Panels
Teaching Sessions
Research Papers

The deadline for all submissions is 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Extended to 11:59 pm EST on January 20, 2020.

It is our expectation that anyone who submits a research paper will also volunteer to review a paper.

Panels
Panel Sessions showcase knowledge experts on an emerging issue. Submissions may be accepted into one of three tracks:

  • Applying Emerging Technologies to Research and Teaching (discussions about the latest technology trends and how to utilize them effectively in classroom and curricula).

  • Focus on Teaching (discussions about the latest trends in pedagogy).

  • Research with an Impact on the Profession (research discussions targeted around professional publications, i.e., Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, The CPA Journal).

Session proposals require a 150-200-word description of the panel session, what attendees will learn from attending it, and who the presenters will be, Submitter is responsible for overseeing panel development and presentation.

Teaching Sessions
Teaching Sessions may encompass any topical area of accounting, the latest trends in pedagogy or the profession, or emerging in demands for accounting skills (i.e., critical thinking, communication). These interactive sessions can have a technology or pedagogical focus and may be accepted into one of two tracks:

  • Applying Emerging Technologies to Research and Teaching (the latest technology trends and how to utilize them effectively in classroom and curricula).

  • Focus on Teaching (Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting-like sessions that connect specific classroom practices with the latest trends in pedagogy and may be either accounting-specific or sharp skilss focused (i.e., critical thinking, communication).

Session proposals require a 150-200-word description of the session, what attendees will learn from attending it, who the presenters will be, and if any software, data files, or other technology is required.

Since space on the program is limited, please note your presentation may be scheduled in a session with another presenter and presenters will be notified directly of those specifications.

Research Paper Sessions
Paper sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss papers or cases that are completed or in the developmental stage. Papers and case studies may encompass any topical area of accounting. Papers can have an academic, practitioner or pedagogical focus and may be accepted into one of three tracks: 

  • Research with an Impact on Scholarship (research targeted to scholarly publications, i.e., all types of AAA journals);

  • Research with an Impact on the Profession (research targeted to professional publications, i.e., Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accountancy, Strategic Finance, the CPA Journal); or

  • Applying Emerging Technologies to Research and Teaching (the latest technology trends and how to utilize them effectively in research).

Completed papers accepted to Paper Sessions will be considered for the following awards:

  • Best Paper Award

  • Best TLC Education Paper/Case Award (presented by the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section)

Session proposals require submission of a research manuscript either completed or in the developmental stage.

 

What happened to the Poster Sessions?

 

The new format of our conference will include Research in Early Development (RED) talks which will highlight research in early development stages. Papers that would have been included for consideration as poster sessions are encouraged to be submitted as regular submissions and may be considered for the RED type talk.

 

Research paper submissions to this Impact the Future Conference held by the Western Region may have been submitted to an American Accounting National meeting or a mid-year section meeting, but not another Impact the Future Conference hosted by a different AAA region and it should not have been published elsewhere in a journal or magazine.

 

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