Meditari Accountancy Research Conference 2016

28 June 2016
PhD/early-career colloquium

PhD/early-career colloquium paper submission: 4 April 2016. Please email a 5 page summary (all inclusive and in 12-point font size),
including three specific questions you need feedback/guidance on, to Charl de Villiers ( by 4 April 2016.

29 – 30 June 2016


Paper submission deadline:

8 February 2016

Early Bird Conference Registration Fee:

R 2 500 by 6 May 2016 (R 3 250 thereafter)

Reconnecting with our interdisciplinary roots

The journal has strong interdisciplinary roots and has always encouraged innovative and interdisciplinary approaches covering a broad range of topic areas. At this conference, we will reconnect with and celebrate this inclusive approach, as exemplified by our excellent plenary speakers.

Plenary Speakers

Our three excellent plenary speakers are
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David Hay


Lee Parker


Jeffrey Unerman



Conference information 

About the conference

This conference alternates with the SAAA International Conference and is held every second year. The conference endeavours to maximise the learning and feedback opportunities for all attendees, from experienced researchers to early-career academics, focussing specifically on getting papers ready for submission to a refereed journal and maximising a paper’s chances of being accepted for publication. At the PhD/early-career colloquium, the conference plenary speakers and other experienced researchers will provide feedback to colloquium participants. On the first day of the conference itself, the best papers submitted to the conference (as adjudged by the editorial team) will be presented in a plenary (i.e. all conference attendees together) with ample time for each paper to be presented and for discussion and suggestions for improvement. Attendees will be able to learn from these extended presentations and discussions. The second day of the conference will consist of parallel presentations of most of the other papers submitted to the conference to ensure that attendees get the opportunity to present and obtain feedback on their own research. The papers presented on the first day of the conference will be published (subject to satisfactory revisions) in the journal during 2016. The other papers presented at the conference will be allowed to progress through the journal’s normal review process towards publication.