2009 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 19

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

Friday, February 20

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

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

Moderator: Asher Curtis

Aiyesha Dey "Determinants and Implications of Board Leadership Structure"

Melissa Lewis "Opportunism and the Related Consequences in the IPO Setting"

Discussants: Mary Ellen Carter and Doug Skinner

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: Brian Cadman

Christian Leuz "Disclosure and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Firms' Responses to the Enron Shock"

Venky Nagar "Accounting for Crises"

Discussants: Christine Botosan and Luzi Hail

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

Saturday, February 21

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

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

Moderator: Steve Hillegeist

Phil Stocken "Analyst Information Acquisition and Communication"

Vicki Tang "Proprietary Costs & Privately Held Firms' Financing Choice between Public Offerings and Private Placements"

Discussants: Ilan Guttman and Mary Stanford

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