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Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses 2020

Monday 30 - Wednesday 1 April 2020 University of Southampton, England

University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Tuesday 31 March–Wednesday 1 April 2020 with Doctoral Masterclasses Monday 30 March 2020

The British Accounting and Finance Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Conference in Southampton. Our strategic aims are to be: 

  • a vibrant association of choice for accounting and finance academics; 
  • the voice and resource of the accounting and finance community; and
  • campaigners for accounting and finance research and pedagogy.

Speakers

TBC

This Year's Supporters

TBC

Registration and Fees

Opens:  6 January 2020
Closes 3 February 2020 for main conference presenters:
Closes 1 March 2020
for Doctoral Masterclass presenters:
Closes
9 March 2020 for non-presenters


This year the registration fees are:

Both tickets include all conference sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, refreshments, the conference dinner, the early bird reception and access to the online programme. For PhD students, the ticket also includes the doctoral masterclasses on Monday.

Buying a ticket registers you for this event. Tickets to BAFA conferences are only available to members. To purchase a ticket, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal (https://members.bafa.ac.uk/) and click the 'Purchase Tickets' button. Select the appropriate ticket for the event you want to attend, and follow instructions. If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership at https://members.bafa.ac.uk/sig.

NOTE:

  • No late payments will be considered in 2020. 
  • No refunds after 3 March 2020.
  • We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Online Submission Opens:  21 September 2019
Closes: 6 December 2019


We invite submissions of full papers on any topic from academics, final-year PhD students, and practitioners in the disciplines of accounting and finance. 

Papers will be reviewed by subject specialists drawn from our special interest groups and associates. As we are increasing the number of different events at the conference this year, there will be some restrictions placed on the number of presentation slots available.

We aim to provide a showcase for innovative research and teaching in accounting and finance. Streams for 2020 include:

  • Accounting History
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting
  • Accounting Education
  • Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies
  • Corporate Governance
  • Public Services and Charities
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Financial Data Science and Econometrics
  • Taxation
  • New Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Forensics

Our Early Career Researcher sessions will allow final-year PhD students and those who have completed their PhD within the last five years an opportunity to present their work and get feedback from invited faculty and others in smaller sessions.

Information on how to submit your paper can be found on the Conference FAQs page.

NOTE

  • Late submissions will be considered for a waiting list, to be notified after 3 February 2020
  • No late payments will be considered in 2020.
  • We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE DOCTORAL MASTERCLASSES

Our doctoral masterclasses will offer support and opportunities for feedback and participation, including:

  • talks and events throughout the conference;
  • a designated academic to provide support and feedback throughout the conference;
  • networking and job seeking events;

IMPORTANT: There will be events for PhD students throughout the conference. However, PhD students will be able to present in either the main conference or the doctoral masterclasses, not both. Please read the instructions below carefully.


Choose only ONE of the following options


OPTION 1

Online Submission Opens: 2 September 2019
Closes: 6 December 2019

Final-year PhD students and those who have completed their PhD within the last five years have the opportunity to submit FULL papers to the Early Career Parallel sessions in the main conference. They will get feedback from designated persons in the conference who will attend their presentation and offer feedback following the session, as well as receiving feedback in the session from the audience.

Papers that are not accepted for presentation in one of the sessions on 31 March-1 April 2020 will be automatically be given a place in the doctoral masterclasses on 30 March 2020.


OPTION 2

Online Submission Opens: 3 January 2020
Closes: 31 January 2020

All doctoral students are invited to submit an ABSTRACT for the doctoral masterclasses on Monday, 30 March 2020, unless they have submitted a paper to the main conference. Students will be invited to present their own work, and will get feedback from faculty and other students.

Students are expected to attend all sessions on Monday 30 March and will only be awarded a certificate of attendance on this basis. Students are also expected to attend the whole conference.

There are 80 places available on a first-come, first served basis. Once the quota is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list.

Acceptances will be notified on a weekly basis until 31 January 2020.

Information on how to submit your abstract can be found on the Conference FAQs page.

NOTE

  • Late submissions will be considered for a waiting list, to be notified after 1 March 2020.
  • No late payments will be considered in 2020.
  • We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

IMPORTANT DATES

21 September 2019—online paper submission opens for the main conference

6 December 2019—deadline for submissions to the main conference

Paper acceptance notifications by 6 January 2020

3 January 2020—online abstract submission opens for the masterclasses

6 January 2020—registration (payment) opens

31 January 2020—deadline for submissions to the doctoral masterclasses

Acceptances will be notified on a weekly basis until 31 January 2020

3 February 2020—Registration (payment) for main conference presenters closes

1 March 2020—Registration (payment) for doctoral masterclass presenters closes

1 March 2020—deadline for online submission of revised papers

9 March 2020—detailed presentation programme announced

9 March 2020—Registration (payment) for non-presenters closes

23 March 2020—online programme available



NOMINATIONS FOR AWARDS

Any member of BAFA can make a nomination for our Distinguished Academic Award, our Lifetime Achievement Awards, our Distinguished Contribution Award and the new Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Education Award. Details and nomination forms can be found at http://www.bafa.ac.uk/about/bafa-awards/. Deadline for nominations is 18 September 2019. We also make nominations each year for Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.The eligibility criteria and the list of current fellows is here: https://www.acss.org.uk/fellows. Please send your suggestions for nominees via Tracy at admin@bafa.ac.uk.

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