2008 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 21

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm --- Welcome Reception at the home of Rachel Hayes and Scott Schaefer

Friday, February 22

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

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

Moderator: Russ Lundholm

Asher Curtis "Short-Selling, Price Momentum and Fundamental Analysis"

Susan Young "Managing EPS Through Accelerated Share Repurchases: Compensation Versus Capital Market Incentives"

Discussants: Mark Bradshaw and Melissa Lewis

9:30 am to 5:15 pm --- Skiing at Alta Ski Area

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

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

Moderator: Sarah McVay

Gavin Cassar "Cash versus Accrual Accounting and the Availability and Cost of Debt"

Xue Wang "The Sarbanes Oxley Act and Bank Loan Contracting"

Discussants: Jef Doyle and Alan Jagolinzer

7:45 pm to 9:00 pm --- Dinner at the University Park Marriott

Saturday, February 23

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

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

Moderator: Matt Magilke

Bjorn Jorgensen "Voluntary Disclosure of Sensitivity"

Jonathan Rogers "Earnings Guidance and Market Uncertainty"

Discussants: Richard Saouma and Ewa Sletten

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 8:00 pm --- Dinner at the Deer Valley Seafood Buffet in the Snow Park Lodge