Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference 2019

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

The Accounting Education SIG Annual Conference 2019 is to be held on 22–24 May 2019 at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, where the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

This conference provides a platform where academics can present and share research in accounting education. The conference includes opportunities to present full papers as well as to share innovative teaching practices in accounting, tax, audit and finance. A special issue of the Journal of Accounting Education is dedicated to this conference for a selection of presented full papers.

The conference is designed to provide:

  • a setting for discussions of research into innovations in accounting education amongst a range of other topics in the area of accounting education;
  • a forum for presenting emerging and full papers;
  • workshops at which researchers can develop ideas for research projects or discuss current work and ideas;
  • opportunities for accounting educators to identify partners (or institutions) for collaborative research;
  • a network of continuing support amongst attendees.

Conference Program

Wednesday, 22 May 12:00–18:00 → paper presentations and keynote speaker
Thursday, 23 May 09:00–18:30 → paper presentations and keynote speaker
Friday, 24 May 09:00–13:30 → paper presentations and keynote speaker

Evening program on Wednesday (Ghent City Walk) and Thursday (Conference dinner).
Optional visit to the Mystic Lamb (Ghent) on Wednesday morning.
Optional trip to Bruges (by train) on Friday afternoon.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Dr Natalie Churyk, Northern Illinois University, Editor-in-chief Journal of Accounting Education — “Sharing your knowledge with the community: take the lead by publishing.”

Professor Dr Martin Valcke, Head of the Department of Educational Studies, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University— “Motivational theories and their implications for the class room in higher education.”

Conference Sponsorship & Support

We would like to express our sincere thanks to the following organisations for their generous sponsorship for and support of the 2019 Conference:

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)  Australia

Paper Submissions

Open: 15 November 2018
Deadline: 1 March 2019

Emerging papers will describe either the initial stages of a project or the initial analysis of findings. Emerging papers will be presented under the Pechakucha format.

Full papers will describe completed projects. Discussant’s comments will be provided on full papers.

Full paper or abstract (emerging paper) should be emailed to:

Submission of Accepted Papers to a Special Issue of the Journal of Accounting Education

In addition to submitting papers for the conference, authors of conference presentations will be invited to submit complete journal-ready accounting education related research papers, teaching cases, teaching notes, or best practices to the special issue of the Journal of Accounting Education

Please note that conference acceptance/presentation does not guarantee publication in the journal. Submitted papers will be subject to double blind peer review by academics. Subject to editorial review and approval, accepted manuscripts will be published in the Journal of Accounting Education.

Further information can be found on the Elsevier website.


Early Bird: 1 February to 15 March 2019
Registration: 16 March to 1 May 2019

Buying a ticket registers you for this event. To purchase a ticket, log in to your account on the BAFA Membership Portal and click the 'Purchase Tickets' button. This will be available from 1 February 2019. Select the appropriate ticket for the event you want to attend, and follow instructions. If you are not already a member of BAFA, please sign up for membership.

Bafa annual membership rates:

Academic staff: £30
Unsalaried PhD/MPhil student or retired academic: £15

Conference Fees:

Option 1: Full conference rate:

Includes refreshments and lunch each day, and the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 23 May.

Early bird: £270
After 15 March: £300

Option 2: Day Delegate rates:

Includes refreshments and lunch

Wednesday 22 May (lunch followed by afternoon sessions)
Early bird: £70
After 15 March: £80

Thursday 23 May (all day)
Early bird: £130
After 15 March: £140

Conference Dinner
Early bird: £45
After 15 March: £50

Friday 24 May (morning sessions followed by lunch)
Early bird: £70
After 15 March: £80

Option 3: Full-time Phd-students:

Includes refreshments and lunch each day, and the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 23 May.

Early bird: £170
After 15 March: £200


The conference location is in the middle of the medieval city of Ghent, where you can find the castle – Het Gravensteen – and The Mystic Lamb.
The conference venue:

Het Pand – Ghent University
Onderbergen 1
9000 Ghent – Belgium

How to get there?

Ghent is centrally located in Europe, at the crossroads of highways between Amsterdam, Paris and London. The city is easily accessible by car, by train and by plane. Ghent is only 45 minutes away by train from Brussels Airport and 80 minutes away by Flibco bus from Brussels South Charleroi Airport.

Great opportunity to visit Europe
Combine this conference with a visit to some of the famous cities in Europe, such as Bruges (30 minutes by train from Ghent), Brussels (45 minutes by train from Ghent), Paris (2,5 hours by train from Ghent), Amsterdam (2,5 hours by train from Ghent) and London (2,5 hours by train from Ghent).


We advise you to book your accommodation in Ghent sooner rather than later as demand for rooms is expected to be high with other events taking place in the town at the same time. You can search for accommodation via Google. Novotel, Marriott and IBIS hotels are amongst the closest to the conference venue.


Conference chairs:

  • Patricia Everaert (
  • Evelien Opdecam (

Accounting Education Research Group at Ghent University