Second Call: Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference 2019

We are pleased to invite you to participate to the Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference 2019, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 22-24 May 2019.

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 May 2019

Paper submissions remain open until 1st March 2019, and registrations  for the Conference is open from the conference website (with early bird registration until 15 March 2019): 

Important dates:

     Deadline for paper submission: 1st of March, 2019.

     Notification of acceptance: 15th of March, 2019.

     Early bird conference registration: open till 15th of March, 2019

     Conference registration: open till 1st of May, 2019

     Conference: 22-24 May, 2019


Paper submission: Paper submission to the conference should be send to  We welcome full papers as well as abstracts.  The abstracts might involve emerging ideas for papers or a description of a teaching innovation, that can be presented in a PechaKucha format.

Conference location: Information about the conference location in the medieval city of Ghent (Belgium) and a preliminary program (with social activities) can be found in the conference flyer.

The Conference 

The aim of the BAFA Accounting Education Special Interest Group (AE SIG) is to enhance the educational base of accounting theory and practice through the dissemination of good practice and the support and encouragement of research in accounting and finance education. This embraces a concern for better teaching and learning involving a range of areas including the introduction of innovative pedagogies, curriculum development, better assessment, improving links with accounting bodies, and greater awareness of best practice and new developments. In promoting these areas the AE SIG is closely associated with Accounting Education, an international journal.

I warmly invite experienced researchers, early stage researchers and academics with an interest in pedagogical issues in accounting and finance to join us for the 2019 conference. The date of the conference has been chosen close to the European Accounting Association Annual Conference 2019 which takes place in Paphos, Cyprus in the last week of May 2019. This will allow colleague from overseas to coordinate their travel plans and present their work at both conferences should they wish.

The 2019 conference will provide a setting to discuss the relevance of accounting and finance education research to professional practice and other accounting education and finance issues. Both emerging and full papers are welcome for discussion in an informal and collegiate environment to facilitate the development of research papers. Opportunities will exist for networking, discussing new ideas, identifying potential collaborative partners and the possibility of mentoring new researchers in the field.

Special issue of the Journal of Accounting Education: a special issue is linked to this conference.  Conference presenters of full papers will be invited to submit their presented paper, after the conference, to the special issue of the Journal of Accounting Education. The deadline for submission to the special issue is 1 October 2019.

Further Information

You can find further information about the event on the BAFA website  (, including registration and paper submission details.

Please feel free to forward to your colleagues and PhD students who may be interested in presenting a paper and/or attending the conference. A small number of discounted places would be available for early career researchers and PhD students thanks to the support of CIMA, ICAEW, CPA Australia, CPA Australia.

I look forward to welcoming you at the conference in May.

Best Wishes,

Greg Stoner, Professor of Accounting
Chair, Accounting Education, Special Interest Group

Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow


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