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 LunchNoon – 12:15 p.m. Welcome12:15 – 1:15 p.m.Lindsay AndiolaVirginia Commonwealth Universit "Giving the Tough Message" 1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Break1:30 – 2:30 p.m.Reining Petacchi Georgetown University "Public Pension Accounting Reform: Preparer Incentives and User Interest" 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break2:45 – 3:45 p.m.David GodsellVirginia Tech "Financial Protectionism, Takeover Activity and Shareholder Wealth" 3:45 – 4 p.m. Break4 – 5 p.m.Jeri Seidman University of Virginia "Examining Which Tax Rates Investors Use for Equity Validation" 6 – 7 p.m. Reception in South Lounge7 p.m. Dinner7:30 p.m. SpeakerThursday, May 26 7:15 – 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8 – 9 a.m.Megan HessWashington and Lee University "The Consequences of Governance Failure for Innovation" 9 – 9:15 a.m. Break9:15 – 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. Break10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Kelly WentlandGeorge Mason University "The Effect of Industrial Diversification on Firm Taxes" 11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Ken NjorogeCollege of William and Mary "What Do Firms Do With Cash From Tax Avoidance?" 12:45 p.m. Conference Ends (Box Lunches Available) RegistrationRegistration is now closed.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 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.