I had the distinct pleasure of serving on a panel of Bloggers in one of the closing concurrent sessions at the American Accounting Association's
annual meeting/conference, which took place at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel and Conference Center in the greater Washington, DC area earlier this week. The panel was organized by, and moderated by, Prof. David Albrecht
, Professor of Accounting at the University of South Carolina, Upstate (formerly at Concordia College), author of The Summa
The other panelists included Prof. Anthony (Tony) Catanach
, Associate Professor, Accounting and Information Systems, at Villanova University, who many of you know as one-half (with Ed Ketz being the other half) of the Grumpy Old Accountants
. You may have also heard of Catanach from articles such as this: These Business School Profs Predicted Groupon's SEC Probe Seven Months Ago
. Rounding out the panel were Mark P. Holtzman
, Chair of the Department of Accounting and Taxation at Seton Hall University, and author of three (!) blogs, including FreakingAccountant
, and Accountinator,
representing the FEI Financial Reporting Blog.
Here's a few highlights that I live-tweeted yesterday during the panel. (NOTE: As is de rigeur for Twitter, the tweets below run in reverse chronological order, so you will most likely want to read from the bottom tweet (beginning of panel) to the top (close of panel).
I just realized I didn't tweet my own remarks
@aaahq Bloggers' panel earlier 2day because-well-I was talking! Blog w/have highlights.
@GOAcatanach notes he and blogging partner Ed Ketz received substantial interest from investgative reporters on blog post
@GOAcatanach adds: another way to get your views out there is to post a "comment" on another blog
@GOAcatanach responds: there is room 4 more bloggers, & important to keep interesting, including title of blog, & title of post "Important for us to be proficient in social media,"
@profalbrecht tells @aaahq, simce our students r there, the world is there Critiqued by another professor 4 "filling his email inbox" w/posts in AECM,
@profalbrecht decided 2 start blog, he tells @AAAhq conf #aaahq
@profalbrecht tells Blogging panel @aaahq conf he's 'lightly published' but very dedicated 2 teaching & related creative projects "No easier way to connect with the major accounting organizations & industry professionals than Twitter," @GPOcatanach tells
@GOAcatanach tells Blogging panel @aaahq goal of his/Ketz blog is: "to promote a morr public debate of accounting & reporting issues" #aaahq
@GOAcatanach notes his/Ketz's blog's goal is "to promote a more public debatecof accounting & reporting issues"
@freakingcpa talking @aaahq abt how Social Media & Web 2.0 have transformed the News function, and movies, music, more #aaahq
@freakingcpa speaks about the impact of the Internet and its role in Creative Destruction of old ways, & why he blogs
DRILLING DOWN FOR MORE DETAIL
I noted near the top of the list of tweets above (at the end of the panel) that I couldn't really live-tweet my own remarks while talking. Here are some links to related material from this panel:
FEI blog's Slide deck
Freaking Accountant's Slide Deck
Grumpy Old Accountants
[Anthony (Tony) Catanach, 1/2 the GOA] Slide Deck
Other Panels of Note
I definitely learned a great deal from my colleagues on the Blogging panel. Thanks to Dave Albrecht for organizing the panel, and thanks also to our audience, who asked insightful questions.