The Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in 2019 was held in the Hilton Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco under the slogan “Bold Transformations Towards a Prosperous Society”. In keeping with this motto, the location of the conference was only a few miles from Silicon Valley and a number of plenary speakers focused on the role of digitalization and artificial intelligence in accounting practices, research and education. Two members associated with CAR were granted the opportunity to present their research in the Concurrent Sessions and received feedback by their discussants and other members of the scientific community. DART scholar Felix Niggemann presented one of his dissertation papers entitled “The Effects of Mandatory Book-Tax Conformity on Strategic Reporting and Auditing” and the one-year visiting scholar at the University of Graz, Davi Souza Simon (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos), presented his work on “The Effect of Debt Characteristics on the Recognition of Impairment Losses”. The AAA Annual Meeting is the largest international accounting conference, and it also particularly valuable for networking.