Virginia Accounting Research Conference

  • 25 – 26 May 2016 

    Darden is pleased to host the 6th Annual Virginia Accounting Research Conference. The goal of Virginia Accounting Research Conference is to bring together accounting faculty in the Virginia area to network and discuss their latest research. If you are interested in attending and have logistical questions, please feel free to email Brittany Jones. Registration information is listed below and will be open until May 13, 2016.

    Hosted by Darden, McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech, and William & Mary Mason School of Business. 

    Wednesday, May 25  

    All presentation will take place in classroom 170

    11:30 a.m. – Noon 

    Noon – 12:15 p.m.

    12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

    Lindsay Andiola

    Virginia Commonwealth Universit

    "Giving the Tough Message"

    1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

    1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

    Reining Petacchi 

    Georgetown University

    "Public Pension Accounting Reform: Preparer Incentives and User Interest"

    2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

    2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

    David Godsell

    Virginia Tech

    "Financial Protectionism, Takeover Activity and Shareholder Wealth"

    3:45 – 4 p.m.

    4 – 5 p.m.

    Jeri Seidman

    University of Virginia

    "Examining Which Tax Rates Investors Use for Equity Validation"


    6 – 7 p.m.
    Reception in South Lounge

    7 p.m.

    7:30 p.m.

    Thursday, May 26  

    7:15 – 8 a.m.
    Continental Breakfast

    8 – 9 a.m.

    Megan Hess

    Washington and Lee University

    "The Consequences of Governance Failure for Innovation"

    9 – 9:15 a.m.

    9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

    James Potepa

    George Washington University

    "On the Contemporaneous Reporting of Income-Increasing and Income-Decreasing Special Items: Initial Evidence"

    10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

    Kelly Wentland

    George Mason University

    "The Effect of Industrial Diversification on Firm Taxes"

    11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

    11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Ken Njoroge

    College of William and Mary

    "What Do Firms Do With Cash From Tax Avoidance?"

    12:45 p.m.
    Conference Ends (Box Lunches Available)



    Registration is now closed.


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    If you are not staying with us, please stop at the Darden Gate House upon entering Darden Grounds. The Gate House is the first building located on your right. At the front desk you will be given a parking pass and directions as to where to park. 

    Accommodations & Travel


    Inn at Darden 

    100 Darden Blvd. 

    Charlottesville, VA 22906

    Residence Inn  

    1111 Millmont St. 

    Charlottesville, VA 22903

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