IAFA Annual Conference and Doctoral Colloquium 2019

The 32nd IAFA Annual Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be hosted by the Dublin City University Business School on 15th– 17th May 2019. The format of the conference will be similar to previous years.  The Doctoral Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 15th May 2019 and will run for the entire day.  The Annual Conference will run from Thursday morning 16th May to Friday lunch time 17th May.

Detailed schedules will issue nearer to the conference date.

Annual Conference

The deadline for completed papers/abstracts is  Thursday 28th February, 2019.  Empirical, theoretical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting, finance, taxation and risk management.

Decisions on acceptances of papers will be communicated by 11th April, 2019.  Accepted papers will only be included on the conference schedule where registration and payment has been received from at least one author by 30th April, 2019. Further information on how to submit papers/abstracts and register for the conference will be made available early in the New Year.

Doctoral Colloquium

This event will provide students, at all stages of doctoral research, with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from academics in their field.  Students presenting at the Doctoral Colloquium will also be eligible to register for the main conference for a reduced fee. The deadline for Doctoral Colloquium applications is 28th February, 2019.

Students should also keep in mind the Doctoral Funding Competition, which awards prizes to doctoral students presenting work at the colloquium. This competition is open to all registered IAFA members who are undertaking research towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification.  The research must contribute to the aims of IAFA and a prize fund of up to €5,000 is available in 2019.  Applicants must attend and present at the IAFA Annual Doctoral Colloquium event, where the result will be decided, and the successful applicant must present their research findings at the following year’s IAFA Doctoral Colloquium.

Finally, Doctoral students may also submit a paper to be considered for the IAFA Scholar Bursary.  More information on this bursary is available on the IAFA website.

Further information on registration details for the Doctoral Colloquium, including the required application forms, will be made available in the New Year.


The gala dinner will take place at the Doyle Collection- Croke Park Hotel on Thursday night 16th May.  The meal is included in your conference fee.  Accommodation has been reserved but demand is very high in Dublin in May and room rates are very high. More details will issue early in January 2019 giving the hotels (including the Croke Park)  in which block allocations of rooms have been secured and a conference rate agreed.  However, these rates are only available up to certain dates, which will be indicated.


Please direct all conference queries to:

Dr. Ruth Mattimoe, Conference Organiser
Associate Professor in Accounting, DCU Business School, Glasnevin,  Dublin 9
Email: Ruth.Mattimoe@dcu.ie
Tel: 01 700 5171