Sunday 11 November 2018

IASB Research Forum 2018

Each year the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) hosts a research forum with an academic journal. This year, the Board will hold its fifth Research Forum in conjunction with Abacus on 11 and 12 November 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

Begins: Sunday
11 November 2018
Starts: 12:00 - 11 November
Ends: 17:15 - 12 November
Sydney, Australia


The Forum will comprise sessions in which academic papers chosen by Abacus will be presented by the authors. The papers will be discussed by an academic and a representative of the International Accounting Standards Board, or a panel of academics and non-academics, followed by discussion with the audience.

Topics discussed will include Non-GAAP earnings and the Earnings Quality Trade-off, Disclosure overload and Extractive Industries.

View the full programme here.


The objective is to have 50 academic participants and 50 non-academic participants. Abacus has issued invitations to academics.

The Board is inviting applications from non-academics. Preference will be given to those with an interest in enhancing IFRS 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 Asia-Oceania this year, and a balance across different backgrounds, for example users, auditors, preparers, regulators and standard-setters.


There is no charge for attending this event, but please note that travel, accommodation and other costs incurred by attendees will not be reimbursed by the Board.

To attend

To attend, please send the completed application form to staylor@ifrs.orgView the application form here.

Closing date: 14 September 2018

Successful applicants will be notified in early October.


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