We are a group of researchers committed to theory work and who believe that some of the greatest insights in our area are obtained through collaboration and dialogue. This particular idea led us to create the JATC meeting, as a venue to share new ideas in a low-pressure and friendly environment in which the audience can learn from the authors and the authors can benefit from the input of the audience. We strongly believe that a healthy academic discipline in the area of accounting requires a solid set of theoretical foundations and much more of this effort is needed than is currently done.  Members of the organizing committee had their work published in top-tier journals in the area, such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Management Science and Review of Financial Studies, and several members have been involved in several key service activities, including the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Contemporary Accounting Research as well as the Financial Accounting and Reporting section meetings and the SSRN theory e-journals.

The current organizers are:

Jeremy Bertomeu, Baruch College City University of New York
Anne Beyer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Judson Caskey, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Carlos Corona, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Yun Zhang, George Washington University
consulting organizer: Doug Stevens, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

For any specific question, you can contact one of the organizers by email.