Utah
Winter
Accounting
Conference
2018

2018 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 22

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm --- Welcome Reception* at the Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, 1655 E Campus Center Drive
▻ Faculty lounge: 7th floor, south end ◅
Parking Map

* with thanks to Cambridge Publishing for additional support



Friday, February 23

7:00 am to 7:30 am --- Continental Breakfast at the University Park Marriott

7:30 am to 9:15 am --- Session 1

Moderator: TBA

Jacqueline Gillette "Pay for Praise: Do Rating Agencies Get Paid More When They Provide Higher Ratings? An Examination of the Consequences of the Recalibration of Municipal Debt"

Oktay Urcan "Real Effects of Accounting for Leases"

Discussants: Christine Cuny and Daniele Macciocchi

9:30 am to 4:00 pm --- Skiing at Alta Ski Area

5:15 pm to 5:30 pm --- Snack

5:45 pm to 7:30 pm --- Session 2

Moderator: TBA

Cyrus Aghamolla "Voluntary Disclosure with Evolving News"

Pat Hopkins "An Investigation of Auditors' Judgments when Companies Release Earnings before Audit Completion"

Discussants: Ilan Guttman and Kathryn Kadous

7:45 pm to 10:00 pm --- Dinner at the University Park Marriott



Saturday, February 24

7:00 am to 7:30 am --- Continental Breakfast

7:30 am to 9:15 am --- Session 3

Moderator: TBA

Amy Zang "Hardening Soft Information: Analyst Conservative Bias"

Bob Resutek "Why Do Accruals Predict Earnings?"

Discussants: Andy Van Buskirk and Richard Sloan

9:30 am to 4:00 pm --- Skiing at Deer Valley Resort

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm --- Apres Ski at Deer Valley Snow Park Lodge, Second Floor Lounge

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm --- Dinner at the Deer Valley Seafood Buffet in the Snow Park Lodge