2010 Utah Winter Accounting Conference Program

Thursday, February 18

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

Friday, February 19

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

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

Moderator: Mary Ellen Carter

Yonca Ertimur "Shareholder Activism and CEO Pay"

Feng Li "Formal and Real Authority in Organizations: An Empirical Assessment"

Discussant: Brian Cadman

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: Bjorn Jorgensen

K. Ramesh "The Role of Newswires in Screening and Disseminating Value-Relevant Information in Periodic SEC Reports"

Devin Shanthikumar "Geographic Location, Media Coverage, and Investor Reactions"

Discussant: Eugene Soltes

7:45 pm to 10:00 pm --- Dinner at the Orangerie at Red Butte Garden

Saturday, February 20

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

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

Moderator: Marlene Plumlee

Ilan Guttman "Voluntary Disclosure, Disclosure Bias, and Real Effects"

Regina Wittenberg Moerman "The Impact of Financial Reporting Quality on Debt Contracting: Evidence from Internal Control Weakness Reports"

Discussants: Phil Stocken and Wayne Guay

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