Notice of IAFA Annual Conference & Doctoral Colloquium 13th-15th May 2020 CIT

Notice of IAFA Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Conference 2020

The IAFA Doctoral Colloquium and 33rd Annual Conference will be hosted by the Cork Institute of Technology from 13th to 15th May 2020.

The format of the conference will be similar to previous years. The Doctoral Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 13th May and will run for the entire day. The Annual Conference will run from Thursday morning 14th May to Friday lunch time 15th May. Detailed schedules will be issued nearer to the conference date.

Annual Conference

The deadline for completed papers/abstracts has been extended to the 31st March 2020. Empirical, theoretical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting, finance, taxation and risk management as well as papers on accounting education. Decisions on acceptances of papers will be communicated by 10th April 2020. Accepted papers will only be included on the conference schedule where registration and payment has been received from at least one author by 24th April 2020 (see for further details).

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. An application form for the Doctoral Colloquium will be available on the IAFA website and must be submitted no later than 31st March 2020. Note that students attending the Doctoral Colloquium can register for the conference for a reduced fee (more information will be available on the IAFA website).

The Doctoral Funding Competition, which awards prizes to doctoral students presenting work at the colloquium, invites entrants to apply via a specific application form, available on the IAFA website. 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. A prise fund of up to €5,000 is available in 2020. Applicants must indicate that they wish to be considered for the funding competition on the relevant section of the application form for the Doctoral Colloquium. As mentioned above, application forms must be submitted no later than 31st March 2020. 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. The decision of the judges is final.

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.

Gala dinner (Thursday 14th May)

The gala dinner will take place at the Kingsley Hotel on Thursday night 14th May. The meal is included in the conference fee.


The Kingsley Hotel: Details of The Kingsley Hotel are available on Reservations should be made by emailing or calling +35321 4800 500 and quoting IAFA2020. Accommodation has been reserved at a preferential rate of €140 single occupancy bed and breakfast (this includes use of the hotel leisure centre). However, the hotel will only guarantee this rate up to two months before the conference.

Lancaster Lodge: Lancaster Lodge guest house is also close by and on a bus route to CIT. Details are available on The nightly rate agreed here is €97 single occupancy bed and breakfast. The rate can be booked by emailing or calling 0035321 4251125 quoting IAFA2020.

Please direct all other queries to one of the following:

Dr. Ruth VanceLee                                                                 Sylvia Dempsey

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Cork Institute of Technology

Bishopstown, Cork.


Tel: 021 – 4335805                                                                 Tel: 021 – 4335134