Each year the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) hosts a research forum with an academic journal. This year, the Board will hold its fourth Research Forum in conjunction with Accounting in Europe and the European Accounting Review, the journals of the European Accounting Association (EAA), on 28 and 29 November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
28 November 2017
On the first day, academic papers chosen by the journals will be presented by the authors. An academic and a Board representative will respond, followed by discussion with the audience.
On the second day, IASB staff will present case studies for discussion by the audience. We currently expect to develop two case studies, one on Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity and the other on Primary Financial Statements.
The objective is to have 50 academic participants and 50 non-academic participants. The EAA has issued invitations to academics.
The Board is inviting applications from non-academics. Preference will be given to those with an interest in enhancing International Financial Reporting Standards by engaging with the academic community and by considering the applicability of academic research.
The Board rotates the location of the forum around different geographical regions with the objective of engaging with a broad range of participants over several years. Selection will be made to achieve an overall geographical balance with a specific focus on Europe this year, and a balance across different backgrounds, for example users, auditors, preparers and standard-setters.
There is no charge for attending this event (travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by you attending will not be reimbursed by the IFRS Foundation).
Closing date: 1 September 2017
Successful applicants will be notified in early October.