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2017 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

Submitted by ashley.tymko2 on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 9:22am

Date: June 19-21, 2017
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff National Park, Canada

We invite you to join us in the magnificent Canadian Rockies for the 2017 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research. The conference will be hosted at the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, located in the heart of Banff National Park. The conference will take place June 19-21, 2017. Participants should plan on arriving on Sunday, June 18 and departing on Thursday, June 22. A Banff area excursion will also be organized.

This year’s conference is co-hosted by the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and the Merves Centre for Accounting and Information Technology at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, and it promises to be an exciting adventure indoors and out. Building on the momentum of the annual Temple Accounting Conference, now in its 7th year, the 2017 conference brings together accounting scholars interested in numerous topics common to both financial and managerial accounting.

The goals of the conference are to explore state-of-the-art practices, showcase cutting-edge research and discuss thought-provoking questions at the interface of financial and managerial accounting. Leading accounting researchers and business executives will be featured as keynote speakers in plenary talks and panel discussions. A special opportunity will be provided to doctoral students to present their research in a supportive setting.

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Registration Information

Registration for this conference is now closed. If you would still like to participate, please contact

Conference fees include: 

When you complete the registration, you will be provided with a link to the hotel website to book your room. 

*If you plan to participate in the social event on Tues. June 20, please return your signed waiver to

Please contact if you have any questions.

Getting to Banff

Getting Here (via Calgary)

Banff is closest to the Calgary International Airport, which is serviced by national and international airlines including:

  • Air Canada - American Airlines - KLM Royal Dutch
  • Air France - British Airways - United Airlines
  • Air Transat - Central Mountain Air - US Airways
  • Alaska Airlines - Delta – Westjet 

Airport Shuttle

Daily shuttle service is available from the Calgary International Airport to The Fairmont Banff Springs. Please contact the following companies for schedules and prices:

Rental Cars

All major rental companies have offices at the Arrivals level in the Calgary International Airport.

Driving directions from the Calgary Airport to The Fairmont Banff Springs


There are over 300 stalls in The Fairmont Banff Springs Parkade available at an hourly rate. Valet or self-parking is available at an extra charge per day. Across from the Parkade, there is also parking available at a charge (parking is prepaid; all oversized vehicles must park here). There is also limited parking on Spray Avenue (with a time limit that changes seasonally; please read parking signs carefully).

Weather (in June)

Daytime average of 20 degrees Celsius or 72 Degrees Farenheit

Preliminary Program

Preliminary program.

Social event information - June 20

*If you plan to participate in the social event on Tues. June 20, please return your signed waiver to

Guest Faculty Information

Ole-Kristian Hope

Ole-Kristian Hope is the Deloitte Professor, Professor of Accounting, and the PhD Coordinator in Accounting at Rotman. He teaches MBA (RSM 2203) and PhD courses in financial accounting, and has placed many PhD students at top schools. He has broad research interests in financial disclosure, financial reporting quality, corporate governance, analysts, valuation, auditing, private firms, corporate finance, and international business issues. He has published extensively in The Accounting ReviewJournal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsAccounting, Organizations, and SocietyContemporary Accounting ResearchReview of Accounting Studies, and several other journals including JIBSJAPPJBFAJAAFAH, etc.

Ole-Kristian Hope has been awarded the Haim Falk Award for Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Thought, the American Accounting Association Best Dissertation Supervision Award, the American Accounting Association Outstanding International Educator Award, the American Accounting Association Best Paper Award, and the American Accounting Association Outstanding International Dissertation Award, as well as several other awards. Hope’s research findings are regularly cited by leading media outlets (e.g., The Economist, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal) and he regularly presents his research at workshops, conferences, and consortia around the world

Eric Noreen

Eric Noreen is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and Accounting and Circle Professor of Accounting at Temple University. His undergraduate education was in economics and math at the University of Washington. His MBA and PhD degrees are from Stanford. He has held visiting positions at Stanford, INSEAD, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been a co-author of the best-selling introductory managerial accounting textbook for a quarter of a century.

It is difficult to characterize Eric Noreen’s research—having covered diverse topics such as market reactions to accounting information, the fundamental assumptions of cost accounting systems, cost behavior, and computer-intensive statistical methods and methods including mathematical/analytical, archival/statistical, and field studies.

An award winning teacher, Noreen retired from the University of Washington in 2001 to concentrate on textbook writing and to pursue other interests including skiing and hiking. His interest in research was rekindled by the sticky cost literature—a long-overdue recognition that real-world cost behavior is far more complex than our simple models have assumed.

Lakshmanan Shivakumar

Lakshmanan Shivakumar is a prolific and influential academic researcher, who has been invited to talk at universities and conferences in over 25 countries. He is currently a council member of the American Accounting Association. He has held visiting positions at the University of Chicago, the Indian School of Business, the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales. 

Lakshmanan Shivakumar’s main research interests are in the areas of financial reporting quality and stock-return predictability. He has published articles in several top-tier accounting and finance journals and is a co-editor of the Review of Accounting Studies and an incoming editor for The Accounting Review. His research on financial reporting quality includes an examination of the role of conservatism in financial reporting and earnings management in firms making public equity offerings. On stock return predictability, his research has addressed issues relating to the causes of underlying price momentum and post-earnings-announcement drift anomalies. 

An award winning teacher, Shivakumar currently teaches courses on Financial Statement Analysis and on Securities Analysis and Financial Modelling. He also consults for bankers and consulting firms on valuation, financial analysis and investment strategies. His research has been presented to regulators and development agencies across the world, including the African Development Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Hotel Details

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Phone number and fax
Hotel Switchboard Number: (403) 762-2211 
General/Guest Fax Number: (403) 762-5755

Royal Service
The Fairmont Banff Springs Royal Service department can be reached at (403) 762-1701. This is a phone service set up to handle any inquiries or requests relating to hotel operations; for example, housekeeping, valet parking, guest services (bell desk), dining room reservations, maintenance issues, and emergency situations.

Data Group
Hours of Operation (hours may differ on statutory holidays) 
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday 
The Data Group is equipped with the newest technology to handle the printing that you need. Located in our 
Conference Centre, Data Group offers a wide range of business services:

  • On-site computer rentals with high-speed Internet access (2 PC’s and 1 Macintosh) 
  • Colour digital copying/printing - Spiral binding 
  • Black & White digital copying/printing - Tab insertion 
  • Fax service (incoming/outgoing) - Cutting 
  • Laminating - Mail/Courier assistance 

Contact: (403) 762-1757 or

Restaurants and Dining Rooms 
The Fairmont Banff Springs offers several different dining venues for enjoyable dining experiences. Most of our out-lets are open year round. 

Other Hotel Amenities
Willow Stream Spa
Fitness Centre 
Aquatic Centre


Childcare Services

Individual childcare can be arranged through Childcare Connections at (403) 760-4443 or My Hotel Sitter at (403) 762-3661.

Banff Activities

The Fairmont Banff Springs is teeming with adventure and an array of summer activities. Please note that all activities listed are subject to change without notice. Please click here for full list of activities.

Reservations are strongly recommended: 
Tee Time Reservations (403) 762-6801 
Group Reservations (16 people or more) (403) 762-6887

The Fairmont Banff Springs has five Supreme Turf tennis courts. Reservations can be made by calling The Fairmont Banff Springs ORC at (403)-762-6800.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre 
The Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre boasts four lanes of Canadian five-pin bowling that will prove 
entertaining for novices and professionals alike. 

The Fairmont Banff Springs Kids Club 
A family vacation needs something for everyone and The Fairmont Banff Springs Kid's Club is the answer. Reservations can be made by calling The Fairmont Banff Springs Outdoor Recreation Centre at (403)-762-6800. 33

Museum and Banff National Historic Sites
All around the town of Banff you will be able to find a wonderful array of museums and historic sites, showcasing the rich history and significance of Banff. Some of the highlights of Banff historic sites and museums are as follow:

Private Interpretive Walking and Hiking 
Summers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains are nothing short of fantastic. Enjoy incredible wildflowers, chances to see a beautiful range of wildlife, incredible close-up views of lofty and often snowy peaks, and with a little creativity, opportunities to go beyond the crowds. We have access to some of the best guides, certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, ready to tailor a tour to your needs.

Thank you to our sponsors: