2021 AIS Educator Conference – Online

Program Outline

Please Note: All times are listed in ⌚ Eastern Standard Time and are subject to change as the conference programs is finalized.

Annual Conference – July 16-17, 2021

Learn and share the latest AIS research and classroom pedagogy, network with other educators, participate in hands-on training, and enrich your teaching and research of AIS. More information >

REA Boot Camp with Cheryl Dunn – July 12-13

Attend a pre-conference REA Boot Camp with Cheryl Dunn, July 12-13. More information >

Data Analytics / Emerging Technologies Workshops – July 14-15

Demystify and expand your knowledge of Data Analytics and Emerging Technologies at interactive workshops in pre-conference sessions

More information >

Spots for Conference and Pre-Conference Sessions are limited. Register early!

Annual Conference – July 16-17

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;
  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Blockchain
  • Database, enterprise, expert, artificial intelligence and decision-support systems;
  • AIS systems implementation issues;
  • Tips for AIS Educators;
  • Teaching online;
  • Pedagogy, academic integrity and assessment in AIS classes;
  • AIS educational research and AIS classroom teaching, including Excel and PowerPoint.

Friday, July 16
11:00am-6:00pm Conference Sessions
TBD Special Event

Saturday, July 17
11:00am-6:00pm Conference Sessions
TBD Councils Meetings and AISEA Orientation

*Session and meeting times are subject to change as the schedule is finalized.

Guest Speaker

Be inspired by guest speaker Miklos Vasarhelyi who will discuss digital learning, educational leadership, and emerging technologies. He will share experience and wisdom on emerging technologies and our profession as AIS educators.

Additional Session and Speaker Information

*Session and meeting times are subject to change as the schedule is finalized.

REA Boot Camp

Monday-Tuesday, July 12, 13
Presenter: Cheryl Dunn

Data analytics, robotic process automation, process mining, machine learning, and other emerging technologies are all the rage these days. Yes, we do need to integrate technologies such as these into our accounting curricula. However, we must not forget that our students need critical thinking skills, and they need to understand business processes and basic data creation, data storage, and data reporting (see AACSB Standard A5). The AIS Educators’ REA Workshop, led by Dr. Cheryl Dunn, will demonstrate how REA encourages critical thinking, business process understanding, and basic database design and querying skills that students need as a foundation for analytics and semantic technologies.

Cheryl (PhD, Michigan State University) is a Professor and Interim Associate Director of the School of Accounting in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. She has taught accounting information system and REA modeling to her students. 

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Data Analytics / Emerging Technology Workshops

Integrating Data Analytics into Your Accounting Courses

Wednesday, July 14th – 11:00am-6:00pm
Presenters: Kim Church, Cheryl Dunn, Guido Geerts, Gail Hoover King, Nadia Schwartz

You will work through several cases that you can integrate into your courses. Topics include job costing, break-even analysis, fraud analytics, transaction analytics, and pattern-based data analytics. We will also demonstrate how data analytics can be used as a cognitive tool to teach accounting concepts. The concepts and materials taught are relevant to all accounting disciplines. The workshop requires basic Power BI knowledge; comparable to the concepts.

Demystifying Emerging Technologies

Thursday, July 15th – 11:00am-6:00pm
Presenters: Sabrina Landa, Ann O’Brien, Christine Cheng, Ryan Teeter

AIS educators are being tasked with covering emerging technologies. In this session learn how to make these technologies accessible to students. Gain an overview and an in-depth look at cases on Alteryx, RPA, Blockchain, and more. We will conclude this session with talking points on how to work with administrative staff and faculty to “share the load”. The goal is to help demystify the process of covering these newer technologies and position our courses properly to tackle the skills gap for our students.

Click Here for the Emerging Technologies Workshop Schedule