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  • 2011 Annual Meeting in Denver was a big success!
    announcement posted August 24, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged EC Announcement, Home Page Announcement 

    2011 Meeting-Commons homeAnother annual meeting of the AAA has come and gone and, by all accounts, was a huge success. We surpassed our goal of 500 fully-equiped backpacks for the Service Project; the Career Connection and Fair had record numbers of attendees; and the overall number of meeting registrants exceeded our expectations!

    Our most sincere thanks go to all of you who attended, presented, volunteered, or participated in any way. It is because of you that this meeting was so successful.

Keynote Speaker, Robert H. Herz

  • A Conversation with Bob Herz
    Monday Plenary, August 8, 2011 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am

    Robert H. Herz was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from July 2002 through September 2010. Previously, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Herz was PricewaterhouseCoopers North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality, and a member of the firm's Global and U.S. Boards. He was also President of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, which supports college and university activities. He also served as a part-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Herz is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant, a U.K. Chartered Accountant, and a gold medal winner on the uniform CPA examination.

Keynote Speaker, Justin Fox

  • The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
    Tuesday Plenary, August 9, 2011 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am

    Justin Fox is editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group and the author of The Myth of the Rational Market, which Paul Krugman called "a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we're in." Subtitled "A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street," Fox's book is a fascinating history of the flawed and dangerous theories that have come to dominate economic discourse in the last 50 years—most notably, the theory that markets are rational. More than one reviewer noted how it read like a thriller. A national bestseller, it was also named a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and Amazon's Best Business Book of the Year.

Keynote Speaker, Ruth McCartney

  • The Role of Social Media in Education
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 9, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm

    Ruth McCartney was born and raised in Liverpool in the "swinging 60's." She began to study guitar, singing and dance at the tender age of 4 and then continued with her musical education, adding piano lessons from the age of 7, and guitar from the age of 12. As the CEO of McCartney Multimedia, Ruth coordinates the online presence of many clients including country legend Clint Black, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Tyrell, Oleta Adams, REO Speedwagon and the company's technology babysits the databases of stars from Paula Abdul to Fleetwood Mac. Currently, Ruth is busy preparing a celebrity cook-book (see recipes section) to benefit "Feed the Children" and KidsCharities.org — a site which MMI developed; Ruth serves on the board of the Las Vegas based non-profit.

Keynote Speaker, Stephen A. Zeff

  • The Evolution of the IASC into the IASB, and the Challenges It Faces
    Wednesday Plenary, August 10, 2010 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am

    Stephen A. Zeff is the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting, Rice University. He is a past editor of The Accounting Review and a past President of the American Accounting Association. He was honored by the AAA in 1988 as an Outstanding Accounting Educator and by the International Accounting Section in 1999 as an Outstanding International Accounting Educator. In 2002, he was inducted as the 70th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame. In 2009, the European Accounting Association gave him the Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership. He is an honorary member of the Texas Society of CPAs, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In 2002, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland awarded him the title of ICAS Honorary Research Fellow. From 1962 to 1966 and again since 2006 he has been the book review editor of The Accounting Review.

Keynote Speaker, Gregory Waymire

  • Incoming President — American Accounting Association
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 10, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm

    Gregory Waymire is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Accounting at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Indiana University (1978) and an M.B.A. (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) from the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the Goizueta faculty since 1990. His recent research investigates the economic function of basic accounting technologies such as recordkeeping, the relation between accounting principles and the brain’s evaluation of exchange, and the spontaneous emergence of norms in accounting practice. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations & Society, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others.

Keynote Speaker, Kevin D. Stocks

  • Outgoing President — American Accounting Association
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 10, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm

    Kevin D. Stocks is the KPMG Professor of Accounting and the Director of the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. He previously served the American Accounting Association as Vice President—Education, as Chair of the Teaching and Curriculum Section, and as President of the Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG). He is currently the AAA President. He has led the AAA Doctoral Program Database project, co-chaired the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, and co-chaired the AAA-sponsored seminars for Aspiring PQ Faculty. He has served as President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and on numerous AICPA and AAA committees. His teaching and research has been in the field of management accounting and ethics.