October 10-12, 2013
The purpose of the BYU Accounting Research Symposium is to unite BYU alumni and friends in our efforts
to foster relevant and consequential accounting research. In particular, the symposium will focus on
giving current doctoral students and new faculty a venue for presenting and receiving feedback on their
research and research ideas.
The program will include several research presentation sessions in which participants (particularly
doctoral students and new faculty) will present papers or proposals for research. In each session we
will encourage and allocate sufficient time for constructive audience participation and feedback. In
addition, we are planning panel discussions, keynote speakers, and other activities.
One of the primary purposes of this symposium is to help doctoral students and new faculty establish
their research. As such, we encourage submission of early working papers and even preliminary research
proposals. Some of the sessions will be geared specifically toward proposal presentations; in these
sessions, we will allocate less time for the presentation and more time for audience feedback to help
the presenter develop their proposed research.
Registration for the symposium, and the submission of papers and proposals, will open July 1, 2013,
and close on September 21, 2013. Priority will be given to papers submitted early in the registration
process and to papers authored by doctoral students or very new faculty. However, we encourage all
interested individuals to submit papers and proposals, and wish you the best in your research endeavors.