Invitation to IAAER World Congress 2018

It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 13th World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers to be held November 8-10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The 13th World Congress is a collaboration between IAAER and the University of Sydney. 

IAAER hosts the World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers every four years in conjunction with the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) World Congress of Accountants. In 2018, the IFAC World Congress will be held in Sydney, Australia on November 5-8, 2018. This alignment of timing is intended to facilitate planning for those who wish to attend both World Congresses.

In addition to being a splendid place to visit, Sydney is a particularly appropriate venue for the 2018 World Congress. Accountancy has a long and distinguished history in Australia, including exemplary global contributions by Australian accountants to accounting theory, research, education, practice and standard setting. For example, Australia provided both a Board member and a Trustee of the inaugural International Accounting Standards Board. 

This year marks the 34th anniversary of the establishment of IAAER. During these 34 years, IAAER has become a global academic accounting association, with a mission to promote excellence in accounting education and research on a worldwide basis and to maximize the contribution of accounting academics to the development and maintenance of high quality, globally recognized standards of accounting practice.

I believe the IAAER World Congress 2018 will provide those attending with exciting opportunities to learn about the latest developments in accounting education and research, and to exchange ideas about education and research with the participants from all over the world. Please mark your calendar now for November 2018.

Katherine Schipper, President IAAER