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Annual Conference with Doctoral Masterclasses 2019

Monday 8 - Wednesday 10 April 2019 University of Birmingham, England

University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Tuesday 9–Wednesday 10 April 2019 with Doctoral Masterclasses Monday 8 April 2019

The British Accounting and Finance Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Conference in Birmingham. 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.

Bramall Auditorium, Birmingham University

Speakers

  • Professor S.P. Kothari, Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance, Sloan School of Management, MIT, US.
  • Professor Ian Tonks, Professor of Finance, School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, UK.

Registration and Fees

Opens: 4 January 2019
Closes for main conference presenters: 1 February 2019
Closes
for Doctoral Masterclass presenters: 1 March 2019
Closes
for non-presenters: 22 March 2019


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 2019. 
  • No refunds after 10 March 2019.
  • We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Online Submission Opens: 3 September 2018
Closes: 5 December 2018


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 2019 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

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 1 February 2019.
  • No late payments will be considered in 2019.
  • 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: 3 September 2018
Closes: 5 December 2018

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 9–10 April 2019 will be automatically be given a place in the doctoral masterclasses on 8 April 2019.


OPTION 2

Online Submission Opens: 3 January 2019
Closes: 31 January 2019

All doctoral students are invited to submit an ABSTRACT for the doctoral masterclasses on Monday, 8 April 2019, 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 8 April 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 2019.

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 February 2019.
  • No late payments will be considered in 2019.
  • We will not accept payment for the conference at the registration desk.

IMPORTANT DATES

3 September 2018—online paper submission opens for the main conference

5 December 2018—deadline for submissions to the main conference

Paper acceptance notifications by 3 January 2019

3 January 2019—online abstract submission opens for the masterclasses

31 January 2019—deadline for submissions to the doctoral masterclasses

Acceptances will be notified on a weekly basis until 31 January 2019

1 February 2019—Registration (payment) for main conference presenters closes

1 March 2019—Registration (payment) for doctoral masterclass presenters closes

1 March 2019—deadline for online submission of revised papers

11 March 2019—detailed presentation programme announced

22 March 2019—Registration (payment) for non-presenters closes

3 April 2019—online programme available


Accommodation & Travel

Information to follow.

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 1 September 2018. 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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