Conference on Investor Protection, Corporate Governance, and Fraud Prevention

You are cordially invited to attend the Conference on Investor Protection, Corporate Governance, and Fraud Prevention to be held at George Mason University's Fairfax campus on Friday, August 3, 2012. The conference will take place on the Friday before the AAA Annual Meeting (which will be held in Washington, D.C.). The Fairfax campus is a short distance from Washington, D.C., and metro access is available.

The conference is sponsored by the Investor Protection and Corporate Fraud Research Center housed in the Accounting Area in the School of Business at George Mason University. The goal of the conference is to bring together scholars working on current issues in the broad area of corporate governance, fraud, and investor protection. Click here for the agenda.

Patricia Dechow from the University of California, Berkeley will be the keynote speaker. The title of her presentation is "Earnings Management and Fraud."

Conference participants will vote for the "Best Paper Award." The winning paper will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

Admission is free but we have limited seating. We ask that you please e-mail Keith Jones (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you wish to attend in order for us to arrange food and parking validations. The location of the conference is the Mason Inn Meeting Room 1. You can park in the lot at the Mason Inn. See here for directions.

Participants who wish to stay in Fairfax are encouraged to stay at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel on the campus of George Mason University. George Mason University has more than 33,000 students, and the School of Business enrolls more than 3,700 students.

For additional details, please feel free to contact:

Keith Jones
Director, Investor Protection and Corporate Fraud Research Center
Associate Professor of Accounting
School of Business
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 5F4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-993-4819
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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