Today is Saturday, August 6, the preliminary day of the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (aka Accounting Professor Convention). 190 are attending CTLA (Conference for Teaching & Learning in Accounting). By Sunday night, 2,900 accounting professors will be onsite for the start of the conference.
I got out for a walk this morning, hoping there wouldn’t be any professors out already. I was wrong. Wally Wood from University of Cincinnati was walking from his hotel to the main conference hotel. He’s presenting a workshop on ethics education today. I wish we had more profs like Wally.
I turned off my walk down the main tourist strip in downtown Denver into a small park area. Coming from small town Bowling Green, OH, I just wasn’t thinking about this:
This brings us to the main topic of today’s blog post. Kevin Stocks (Brigham Young), 2010-2011 President of the AAA proposed a service project for this year’s conference. It is a way to interact with the conference’s host city, and is also a way to lend a hand to those less fortunate.
Kathy Casper and Barbara Gutierrez, two of the exceptional staff members of the AAA, filled me in on the particulars. The goal this year is to raise enough money and in-kind donations for 500 backpacks filled with school supplies. Denver has 1,800 homeless children in addition to its population of homeless adults. The Denver school district will be sending a school bus down to the conference hotel on Wednesday afternoon to receive the filled back packs.
This is a very nice idea. If you want to donate to the project, click here. Thanks to Kathy and Barbara for telling me about the project. They shared that everyone in the AAA office got involved. Thanks.
Debit and credit – – David Albrecht