Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference 2020

Wednesday 20 - Friday 22 May 2020 Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

The 2020 conference will be hosted by the Adam Smith Business School of the University of Glasgow on 20-22 May 2020. Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English‐speaking world and the Adam Smith Business School is founded on Adam Smith’s legacy. Accounting and Finance has been established at the University of Glasgow since 1925, and in 2018 celebrated 50 years of its Bachelor of Accounting degree ‐ the BAcc. The conference is scheduled a few days before the European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress in Bucharest, Romania, 27-29 May.

The conference is designed to provide:

  • a setting for discussions of research on a range of accounting education issues, both full and emerging papers;
  • an opportunity for researchers to develop research projects or discuss current work and research ideas;
  • an opportunity to share innovative teaching practices in accounting, tax and audit;
  • opportunities for accounting educators to identify partners (individuals or institutions) for collaborative research;
  • a opportunity to join our network of support.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Ray Land, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education, Durham University UK. Best known for his theory (with Jan Meyer) of Threshold Concepts and Troublesome Knowledge

Professor Neil Marriott, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester, 2019 recipient of the BAFA Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Education Award.

Paper Submissions 

Submissions will open in November 2019.

The Accounting Education SIG welcomes submissions from established, new or nascent researchers and academics in one of three forms:

Full papers.Papers that describe completed or near completed research projects. These papers will be presented in sessions with discussant’s who will provide critical review comments.

Emerging papers will describe either the initial stages of a project or the initial analysis of findings. Emerging papers will be presented under the Pechakucha format.

Learning and teaching innovations will outline the innovative approach, the rationale for its development and the impact on student learning and will be presented under the Pechakucha format.

Further details and submission requirements will be posted here.


Details to come.

Conference Organiser

Professor Greg Stoner, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Conference Sponsors and Supporters

The Adam Smith Business School, ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA, ICAS and CPA Australia.


The City of Glasgow has a wealth of cultural attractions, impressive architecture, fantastic shopping and a year‐round programme of world‐class events, it is easy to understand why Glasgow is firmly established as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations.

Provisional Conference Location:

James Watt Building (South), University of Glasgow, Main Campus, University Avenue, Glasgow, Scotland, UK,  G12 8QQ. 
[To the right (East) of the picture below.]

Provisional Conference Dinner:

Aboard the Glenlee: the Tall Ship at Riverside, Glasgow, G3 8RS. 

The Glenlee is an iconic Clyde built ship, one of only five still afloat in the world, and the only one of her kind in the UK. 

Source: The Tall Ship Web Home Page 

Further Information will be provided in due course.