3rd Annual Accounting Conference summed up in one word: Excel-lent!
It was a jam-packed day at the 3rd Annual Accounting Conference presented by Athabasca University’s Faculty of Business and Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Education Foundation Alberta.
This annual conference gives researchers the opportunity to discuss relevant and current research, teaching, and practice in the field of accounting. This opens the door for a wide variety of topics year after year.
“I think the biggest thing to me is the diversity of topics each conference and also the transformation from the first year to the third year. We’ve always been able to talk about a wide variety of accounting topics related both to teaching and research. As you saw, in the sessions there were a wide variety of topics that not only encompass accounting but are much larger than accounting like blockchain technology and data analytics. I think that’s the value to most conference attendees, that’s why we get people from government, industries, and the academy as well.”– Dr. David Annand, Faculty of Business Accounting Professor
With this year’s theme of “Contemporary Information Prerequisites for Accountants,” the presentations ranged from data analysis for accountants to strategic management accounting usage and so much more.
It wasn’t just a numbers game for the conference attendees either, as Dr. Joe Cox, Athabasca University’s Canada Research Chair in Digital Disruption and Organizational Transformation (Tier 2), started the morning off with a fascinating introduction to the world of bitcoin and blockchain and the transformative impacts they have.
“The CPA Education Foundation is proud to partner with Athabasca University to sponsor the 3rd Annual Accounting Conference. It is so valuable to hear from researchers on the ever-changing field of accounting.”– Farah Albert, Director, CPA Education Foundation
Overall, the day was a great opportunity for those in the accounting field to learn about the current research and to have a space to discuss trends in accounting. It was a full house and we’re already looking forward to next year’s conference!