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The 2020 Virginia Tech Accounting Research Conference, that usually takes place in June, has been cancelled.  Information regarding the 2021 conference will be hosted here as it becomes available.  Questions about the conference can be directed to Robert Davidson.

The Virginia Tech Accounting Research Conference is sponsored by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems to enhance the department's research reputation. The conference is designed to attract top-notch early career stage researchers all over the world to come to Blacksburg to form relationships with our existing, research-active faculty members and PhD students through research dialogues and social interactions.

Format of the conference:
25 minutes for presenters, 15 minutes for discussants, and 20 minutes for Q&A from conference participants.

Conference Location and Hotel:
The Inn at Virginia Tech

We cover the presenters’ hotel stay for up to three nights. Presenters, please reach out to Darian Rai, to make reservations.

Other guests, please call (540) 231-8000 and mention the Inaugural Virginia Tech Accounting Research Conference to take advantage of the conference rate of $149/night plus taxes.

If you fly in, there are two airports you might consider. Roanoke (ROA) is closer (about a 45-minute drive) but flights are limited and typically more expensive. You can take a shuttle, Taxi, or Uber, from ROA to the Inn. Charlotte (CLT) is further away (about a 2 hour 45 minute drive) but there are more (direct) flight choices and the price is usually cheaper. If you drive in, parking at the Virginia Tech Inn is free.

Participants go on a hike after the conference

2019 Conference


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ling Lisic at

Presenter at Inaugural Accounting Research Conference