20 – 21 May 2015 Darden is pleased to host the 5th 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 yet to sign up, please feel free to email Karen Morris. 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 20 All presentation will take place in classroom 12011:30 a.m. – Noon LunchNoon – 12:15 p.m. Welcome12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Bret Johnson Ph.D. StudentThe Ohio State University "The SEC Comment Letter Process and Firm Disclosure" 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Break1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Eric Negangard Assistant Professor of CommerceUniversity of Virginia, McIntire School"Have Attempts to Reform Financial Reporting Culture Failed? Evidence from Post Fraud Attributions of Accountants, Lawyers, and Laypeople"2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Scott Johnson Assistant ProfessorVirginia Tech"A Reexamination of Real Earnings Management from a Firm-Specific Time-Series Perspective"3:45 – 4 p.m. Break4 – 5 p.m. Jamie Diaz Assistant ProfessorWilliam & Mary"The Demise of Monthly Retail Sales Disclosures" (Hard copies will be available at the conference)6 – 7 p.m. Reception in South Lounge7 p.m. Dinner7:30 p.m. SpeakerThursday, May 21 7:15 – 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8 – 9 a.m. Preeti Choudhary Assistant ProfessorGeorgetown University"Corporate External Legal Counsel and Company Disclosures"9 – 9:15 a.m. Break9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Kyle Welch Assistant Professor of AccountingGeorge Washington University"Professionalization of Corporate Boards and Its Consequences"10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Jean Zhang Assistant Professor Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)"Municipal Accounting Restatements and Top Financial Manager Turnover"11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Jing Huang Assistant ProfessorVirginia Tech"Do Internal and External Intellectual Property Safeguards Affect the Responsiveness of R&D to Tax Incentives?"12:45 p.m. Conference Ends (Box Lunches Available) ParkingIf you are staying at the Inn at Darden a parking pass will be given to you upon check in. 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 & TravelHotelsInn at Darden (ask for the Virginia Accounting Research Conference Room block)100 Darden Blvd. Charlottesville, VA 22906 Residence Inn 1111 Millmont St. Charlottesville, VA 22903Visiting Charlottesville Interested in what Charlottesville has to offer? Be sure to explore the area, see the sights and get the most out of your visit. Directions & TravelGet travel information, maps and directions to Darden. Registration Registration is now closed. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues.