Accounting and the Public Trust

A low-res, downloadable pdf of the conference program is now available. We make every effort to ensure this information is correct, but it may be subject to minor changes. Addenda and errata will be announced and posted on signage at the conference.

Download the CAAA 2018 Conference Program

Registration* for the 2018 CAAA Annual Conference is now open.

   Member registration fee: $599.00  
 Non-member registration fee: $799.00
Student/retiree member registration fee: $309.00  
Student/retiree non-member registration fee: $409.00  


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Special Sessions at CAAA 2018

AI, Machine Learning and Accounting mini-symposium, presented by the CPA profession

Session Time: Concurrent session 3, Friday June 15, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.

The Mini-Symposium is a unique opportunity for researchers and educators to discuss the emerging technology of AI/machine learning and its impact upon accounting education and practice.

Through a format including TED Talk-style presentations, a panel discussion and Q&A, we introduce the subject of machine learning and explore its wider implications to accounting, and facilitate discussion to encourage and inspire research ideas and innovative collaboration.

We are also pleased to announce the associated CPA Ontario/CPA Alberta Research Grant to support the development of research projects in the field of AI/machine learning and accounting. The call for submissions will be released at the symposium.




The Craft of Accounting Education workshop, presented by the CPA Profession

Session time: Concurrent Sessions 6&7, Saturday June 16, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, with break at 3:30 p.m.

Teaching Accounting Students Big Data Skills

Presenter: Guido Geerts

Have you wondered how to teach big data skills in a course or throughout the accounting curriculum?   This workshop is for all accounting educators interested in integrating the skill sets for discovery, extraction, organization, enrichment and analysis of (big) data into their courses and will address both curriculum – what we should teach – and pedagogy – how we should teach – issues. Specific topics that will be discussed include: skills accounting students need to survive in the new data environment, integration of real-world cases, and integration of Big Data tools in accounting courses.

Guido Geerts is a Professor at the Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware, where he teaches accounting information systems and big data technologies. He is the former chair of the Technology Task Force for the Pathways Commission Recommendation #4 (Curriculum and Pedagogy) and he currently serves on the AICPA Pre-certification Education Executive Committee (PcEEC). Guido earned his Ph.D. from the Free University of Brussels.

There is no cost to attend the Craft of Accounting Education workshop and it is open to all conference delegates. For our planning purposes, there will be the option to register for the workshop during your conference registration process.

Overcoming Teaching Obstacles, facilitated by Pearson Canada

Session time: Concurrent Session 2, 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Friday June 15

Are you looking to foster a deeper understanding of accounting concepts with your students? Trying to find better ways to prepare your students for the workforce, and teach valuable tools like Microsoft Excel? Join us for this informative and collaborative session where you will hear, from your colleagues, how they have used tools and technology to support their teaching and tackle some of their greatest challenges.

Boost engagement and encourage students to be more accountable for their own learning, facilitated by Wiley Publishing

Session time: Concurrent session 5, Saturday June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Join the discussion as faculty from various post-secondary institutions will share best practices of how they use their homework management system.  Learn tips and tricks on how to create meaningful connections with students. 
Panelists join us from SAIT, MacEwan University, University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, and University of Lethbridge.
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How to Read the Income Tax Act, facilitated by Wolters Kluwer

Session time: Concurrent session 4, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Saturday June 16

Wolters Kluwer recognizes that a critical skill needed to enhance students’ success in their tax courses is to understand how to read and decode the Income Tax Act.

Understanding how to interpret complex, ever-changing tax rules helps to pave the way for students to elevate their skills and improves their ability to advise and consult.

This session will focus on how exposing students to the value of using the ITA Interpreter, via the IntelliConnect tax research platform, can assist students to work through over 100 sections of the Income Tax Act, gain confidence in this essential task, and review the tested tips and tricks to understand “How To Read the Income Tax Act” so that it all makes sense!

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 See the links above left for more on the Conference Social Events.

Information for Authors

Authors of submitted papers have been notified of the decisions of the Scientific Committee. By submitting a paper for consideration for the CAAA Conference, you have agreed that if it is accepted:

• You or a co-author will attend the conference to present the paper.

• You or a co-author will review at least two other papers.

• You or a co-author will be a discussant for another paper.

Papers must be the authors’ original work and not be previously published or in press.

All papers submitted to the conference will:

• Be subject to a plagiarism check

• Receive a double-blind review

• Be assigned a discussant for the presentation session

Video and Photography

The CAAA Conference guest speaker sessions will be video-recorded and made available on Vimeo via a members-only link in the weeks following the conference.

When you attend these sessions, your image and comments may be recorded and broadcast by the CAAA.

Our photos of delegates and conference activities, in sessions, social events, and common areas, will be posted on the CAAA’s social media feeds and website and in Association communications. By registering to attend the 2018 CAAA Conference, you acknowledge that the CAAA may use images of you for CAAA communications and promotions purposes.

*Early registration prices are extended until 12 midnight EDT on May 7, 2018. From May 8 onwards, these registration prices will increase by $100.

Change of plans?

Before May 10, 2018, you may cancel your registration for a full refund, less the administration fee of $25. Cancellations from May 11 to May 21, 2018, are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations after May 21 are ineligible for refund.

Dollar amounts are in Canadian dollars for billing addresses within Canada and US dollars for billing addresses elsewhere.


We look forward to welcoming you to Calgary!

Mark Anderson & Raj Mashruwala, CAAA 2018 Annual Conference Co-Chairs

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