Academy of Accounting Historians


Academy of Accounting Historians 40th Anniversary Conference

  • 17 Oct 2013
  • 19 Oct 2013
  • Oshkosh, Wisconsin


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Please join the Academy of Accounting Historians to Celebrate its 40th Anniversary!

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

October 17th - October 19th

Convened by Professor Joann Cross, President of the Academy

The theme of the conference is threefold:

  • History of Accounting History Research
  • Accounting History and the Paper Industry
  • Accounting and the History of Aviation

The conference will open on Thursday evening with a reception in the University of Wisconsin's new College of Business building, Sage Hall.  On Friday, a day of sessions will be concluded with an anniversary dinner and the conference will conclude on Saturday after morning sessions and an optional lunch.

The conference will feature three plenary sessions:

  • History of Oshkosh and the Paper Valley
  • 40 Years of the Academy of Accounting Historians
  • Future of the Academy of Accounting Historians

Also, join us for optional visits (if sufficient interest) to the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum (the largest sport aviation organization in the world); a tour of Kimberly Clark; or other Paper Industry sites.


Commercial air service to Oshkosh, Wisconsin is available through Appleton’s Outagamie Regional Airport (ATW) which is served by Delta Airlines connecting through the major international hubs of Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) or Atlanta (ATL) or by United Airlines connecting through Chicago (ORD).  All major rental car companies have desks in the airport.  Oshkosh is approximately 20 miles from ATW.  Cabs are available, but I am attempting to arrange private service on Thursday and Saturday to and from ATW.



The recommended hotel is Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel in Downtown Oshkosh, which is located approximately one mile from Sage Hall (the conference venue on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus).  There is a convenient walking path that leads directly from the hotel to Sage Hall.  A shuttle is also available and parking permits for parking on campus next to Sage Hall will be available upon request.  The Best Western Premier has rates from US$120 to US$140 per night plus tax (which is about 15%).


Other major hotel chains are available in the city, but they are not as convenient to the Conference venue.  These include Hilton Garden Inn (about 3 miles away), Holiday Inn Express (about 5 miles away) and Hampton Inn (about 8 miles away).

It is possible to drive from Chicago O’Hare Airport (about 180 miles – 3 hours) or Milwaukee Mitchell Field (about 90 miles – 2 hours). 

For those individuals on a limited budget, housing (very limited services) is available on campus (in a Residence Hall) for US$45 (plus tax) per night plus US$2 per day for parking.  Gruenhagen Hall is about two blocks from Sage Hall.




Oshkosh, Wisconin is home to:

  • The Experimental Aircraft Association, sponsor of the world's largest sport avaiation event and of a world class museum featuring a collectin of vintage aircraft and exhibits tracing the history of avaiation.
  • Paine Art Center, located in an early Twentieth Century lumber barron's home.
  • Oshkosh Public Museum, located in another early Twentieth Century home.
  • The Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh, featuring over 25 different outlet stores offering great deals on major retailers' products.

Appleton, Wisconsin (20 miles) has a variety of museums and shopping opportunities.

Green Bay, Wisconsin (50 miles) is home to the Green Bay Packers, the only community-owned football franchise in the United States, and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.  

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (90 miles) has an extensive historic district highlighting the architectural evidence of the concentration of German immigrants who settled and prospered here.

Plus, golf, watersports and other outdoor opportunities within 20 miles!

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