Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference & AGM 2024

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 May 2024 University of Leeds


The Accounting Education Special Interest Group are delighted to announce the Annual Conference which will be held at Leeds University Business School from 29–31 May 2024. Following the success of last year’s conference, this year will also be an in-person conference.

Our conference is designed to provide:

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

Presentation formats

There will be two formats for presentations:

Full Presentation – this will be a 30 minute session, with a presentation for 20 minutes, 5 minutes for a discussant to comment and 5 minutes for Q&A

Lightning Presentation – this is a 15 minute session, with a 10 minute presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A


"Self-Efficacy and Sense of Belonging in Accounting Education Research", Dr Nicola Beatson, NZ president of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago.

"Gamification and Active learning in higher education", Professor Dr Patricia Everaert, full professor at Ghent University in financial and management accounting, and Associate Editor at Accounting Education.

Read more about our speakers here.


Elections will take place for the following posts on the Executive Committee of the BAFA AE-SIG at this AGM:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Editorial advisor

Nominations are sought for these posts. In addition, expressions of interest are invited for three co-opted positions. See details.


Opens: 7 February 2024
Closes: 14 May 2024

Early Bird Fee: £290 up to 21 April 2024

Fee after 21 April: £320

 Registration is via your BAFA membership account


Deadline: 31 March 2024

Full papers will describe completed or near completed research projects. These papers will be presented in sessions with discussants 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 Lightning Presentation format.

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

If your paper is accepted for the conference, you may be asked to act as a Chair for a session or as a discussant for another paper.


Please submit abstracts through the online submission system by 31 March 2024. Acceptance will be on a rolling basis up to this date. Please upload your abstract as early as possible to ensure inclusion in the programme.

Submission system link

Additional Submission Information

Full papers

Authors of full papers should submit a structured abstract of 300-350 words using the headings outlined below by 31 March 2024:

  • Purpose (mandatory)
  • Design/methodology/approach (mandatory)
  • Findings (mandatory)
  • Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
  • Practical implications (if applicable)
  • Social implications (if applicable)
  • Originality/value (mandatory)

Please refer to the website of the Accounting Education journal for further guidance on style.

Once accepted and not later than 12 April 2024, full papers should be sent to the conference organiser ( These will be distributed to discussant(s) for review prior to the conference. Discussants will present their comments to authors during the conference session. If the full paper is not received by the deadline, the paper may be moved to the emerging papers stream of the conference. Presentation of full papers will be for a maximum of 20 minutes with 5 minutes for discussant comments and 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Emerging papers and Learning and Teaching Innovations

We welcome presentation of emerging papers (early draft papers, emerging research ideas, and proposals) as well as presentations of learning and teaching innovations. These will take the form of a lightning presentation. These shorter presentations allow for a quick overview or introduction to a research idea, initial findings or innovation. A lightning presentation gives the presenter up to 10 minutes to present their emerging idea or innovation with an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers.

For emerging ideas papers and learning and teaching innovations, please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words, covering as many of the structured abstract sub-headings shown under full papers above as appropriate, by 31 March 2024 for consideration for inclusion in the conference programme.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Picton, conference organiser, at