The Discipline of Accounting and Finance within the Cairnes School of Business and Economics, NUI Galway hosted the IAFA Winter Seminar in December 2018. The speaker was Professor Teemu Malmi, Professor of Accounting at Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland. The title of Professor Malmi’s presentation was ‘Positioning Studies for Theoretical Contributions – Experiences Shared’. This proved to be an interesting and thought provoking topic. Following lunch, a number of doctoral students presented their work to Professor Malmi. All who presented received useful feedback and guidance. The winter seminar provided a welcome opportunity for IAFA members to re-connect with colleagues.