2019 AIS Educator Conference – Denver

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REA Boot Camp with Dr. Cheryl Dunn

Monday, June 17 8:15am – 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 18 8:15am – 5:00pm
Wednesday, June 19 8:15am – 5:00pm

AACSB’s A7 standard specifies that, as part of their education, accounting graduates should have developed skills and knowledge related to data creation, data storage, data reporting, data mining, data analytics, and data sharing. The AIS Educators’ REA Workshop will demonstrate how REA provides a framework that encompasses these skills and knowledge, such that AIS educators should consider teaching REA at either the undergraduate or graduate level using the tools provided in this workshop. Registration for this workshop will also include a follow-up webinar in mid-to-late-July to allow further discussion once participants have had a chance to fully digest the workshop content. That webinar will be recorded for access by workshop attendees who are unable to participate live.

Dr. Cheryl Dunn is Associate Director of the School of Accounting at Grand Valley State University. She has taught accounting information system and REA modeling to her students. 

PowerBI Pre-conference Workshop with Dr. Guido Geerts

Thursday, June 20 8:00am – 5:00pm

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to Microsoft Power BI, a business intelligence/data analytics tool developed with Excel users in mind. More specifically, this workshop will provide you with the following knowledge:

  • Become familiar with the Power BI user interface
  • Learn how to extract, clean, and integrate data from a variety of data sources
  • Learn how to enhance data sets with information that you need for decision making
  • Learn how to build powerful interactive dashboards with little effort

In addition, we will discuss how you can integrate data analytics and Power BI into your courses.

Guido L. Geerts is professor of accounting and EY Scholar at the Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware, where he teaches accounting information systems and big data technologies. He received a PhD in accounting information systems from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium in 1993. Guido has published more than twenty articles in accounting and information systems journals and he has received numerous teaching, research, and service awards including the 2015 University of Delaware’s Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2018 American Accounting Association Outstanding Service Award. Guido is the former chair of the Technology Task Force for the Pathways Commission Recommendation #4 and currently serves on the AICPA Pre-Certification Education Executive Committee (PcEEC).

AIS Educator Conference

Friday, June 21
  8:30am – 3:15pm Conference Presentations
  3:30pm – 8:00pm Denver ZOO Activity
Saturday, June 22
  8:30am – 5:00pm Conference Presentations 
  5:30pm AIS Educator’s Board Meeting
Sunday, June 23
  8:30am – 11:30am Round table discussions

Innovative assignments, cases, research papers, or projects addressing the areas of

  • Emerging IT concepts and tools in AIS;
  • Internal control and auditing systems, REA;
  • IT audit;
  • Database, enterprise, expert, artificial intelligence and decision-support systems;
  • AIS systems implementation issues;
  • Tips for AIS Educators;
  • Pedagogy, academic integrity and assessment in AIS classes;
  • AIS educational research and AIS classroom teaching, including Excel and PowerPoint