BAFA Accounting Education SIG 2019 Conference

The Annual Conference of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group (AESIG2019) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) will be organized in Ghent, 22-24 May 2019.  Prof. dr. Patricia Everaert and dr. Evelien Opdecam are the conference chairs.  More than 130 participants from all over the world (UK, Australia, USA, South Africa) come together to present their work in accounting education and to get feedback from peers in the field.  The conference location is the university convention center, Het Pand, in the middle of the medieval city of Ghent.   The first keynote speaker is Professor Dr. Natalie T. Churyk, Northern Illinois University and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Accounting Education.  The second keynote speaker is Prof. dr. Martin Valcke (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University).  The third keynote speaker is Professor dr. Ursula Lucas (Emerita Professor of Accounting Education at the University of the West of England, Bristol), who received a life time award from BAFA, for her outstanding research on accounting education in the last three decades.    Also a panel discussion with professional bodies and practitioners is organized on the theme of diversity in the accounting arena (with contributions from CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW, CPA Australia and Deloitte Belgium).  Three workshops are organized by members of the department on innovative teaching approaches in accounting education (Lego Redesign Truck Game by Evelien Opdecam and Machteld Hebbrecht; Playing board games by Elke Minnaert and Laura Claeys; Financial Accounting: piece of cake with Monopoly by Patricia Everaert).

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