CFMA Conference

2019 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research

Call for Papers open until February 15, 2019

Date: June 24-26, 2019 
Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, Canada

We invite you to join us in the magnificent Canadian Rockies for the 2019 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research. The conference will be hosted at the world famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located in the heart of Banff National Park. The conference will take place June 24-26, 2019. Participants should plan on arriving on Sunday, June 23 and departing on Thursday, June 27. 

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. This bi-annual 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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Our call for papers is now closed. 

To register for the conference, click here. All prices will be listed in Canadian dollars. 

Conference fees ($595 Canadian) include: 

  • June 23 - Welcome Reception
  • June 24 - Dinner
  • Breakfast and lunch each day

Important note: Our conference will be held at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Unfortunately, our room block at the Fairmont is already fully booked. If you would still like to attend our conference, we have negotiated discounted rate at a nearby hotel (Lake Louise Inn). If you would like to book at the Lake Louise Inn, I encourage you to do so quickly. Our discounted rates - at approximately $300 CAD/night - are subject to the Inn's availability. To book at the Inn: call 1-403-522-3791, email or go online .  When contacting the Inn directly, you will be required to reference the Conference on Convergence of Financial Managerial Accounting Research.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Getting Here (via Calgary)

Lake Louise 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 Chateau Lake Louise. Please contact Brewster Travel Canada for schedules and prices. A taxi service is also available (Banff Transportation Group).

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 Chateau Lake Louise


There are over 300 stalls in The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 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). 

Weather (in June)

Daytime average of 26 degrees Celsius or 79 Degrees Farenheit. Nighttime average of 10 degrees Celsius or 50 Degrees Farenheit. 

The conference program is not ready yet. Please contact if you would like to view the program for the 2017 Conference on the Convergence of Financial and Managerial Accounting Research. 

Bob Kaplan (Keynote Speaker)

Robert S. Kaplan, Senior Fellow and Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Emeritus at the Harvard Business School, is co-developer of both activity-based costing (ABC) and the Balanced Scorecard (BSC).

Kaplan's research, executive program teaching, and consulting focus on aligning cost and performance management systems to strategy execution. He currently works with Michael Porter on the HBS Value Based Health Care initiative to introduce time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) and value-based bundled payments to health care. The goal is to motivate the health care sector to restructure around delivering superior patient outcomes at significantly lower total cost. Another current project applies his strategy execution framework to help corporations create new regional ecosystems for inclusive growth. The strategies are designed to generate strong financial returns while transforming the socio-economic conditions of residents in low-income communities around the world. With Anette Mikes, he continues research and writing on new frameworks for implementing enterprise risk management.

Kaplan has authored or co-authored 14 books and more than 175 papers including 26 in Harvard Business Review. Elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2006, he received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 1988 from the AAA, the 1994 CIMA Award from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK), and Lifetime Contribution Awards from the Management Accounting Section of the AAA (2006) and the Institute of Management Accountants (2008). He continues to be a leading global speaker on strategy execution, and cost and performance management.

Baruch Lev (Keynote Speaker) 

Dr. Baruch Lev is the Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance at NYU Stern School of Business. His primary research areas of interest include corporate governance; earnings management; financial accounting; financial statement analysis; intangible assets/intellectual capital; capital markets; and mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Lev is the author of six books and over 100 research studies in the leading accounting, finance and economic journals. He has received numerous awards and honorary doctorates.

His most recent book, “The End of Accounting and the Path Forward for Investors and Managers” has earned him considerable media attention in publications such as Fortune, Forbes, The Globe and Mail, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Accounting. His provocative analysis has spurred a conversation that may revolutionize the rules of the accounting world. This book has already been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Korean.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Phone number and fax
Hotel Switchboard Number: (403) 522-3511 
General/Guest Fax Number: (403) 522-3834

Hotel Fact Sheet

Royal Service
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Royal Service department can be reached at (403) 522-3511. 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. From your guest room, please dial (0) or simply touch the Royal Service button on the phone.

Business Services

For internet, printing, faxing, courier, and other business services.

Restaurants and Dining Rooms

The Chateau Lake Louise offers several different dining venues for enjoyable dining experiences. Most of our outlets are open year round. 

Other Hotel Amenities
Fitness Centre 

Childcare Services

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


There are over 300 stalls in The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 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). 

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise 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.

Heritage Guide Program (guided hikes and activities)

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.


There are two (2) hard surface tennis courts located in the village of Lake Louise. Court usage is free and on a first come first serve basis.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Kids Club 
Kids Activities

Interested in a short trip to Banff? 

Banff is about an hour away from Lake Louise. Banff is a larger town with a plethora of exciting restaurants and shops (including museums and commercial art galleries).  If you'd like to visit Banff, please click here for a bus schedule. 

Banff is also home to the Banff Centre. The Banff Centre is a bit of a walk from Banff's downtown core, but it's well-worth the trip. The Banff Centre frequently hosts world-class performers and musicians. Click here to check out their upcoming events and purchase tickets.

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