The NFA 2014 Conference was held in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 12-14, 2014. It was the first conference to be organized by the NFA as an incorporated entity.
The Program Chair was Gordon Sick.
The NFA Annual General Meeting took place at the Conference Luncheon on Saturday September 13.
Vikas Mehrotra will be the Program Chair.
As a service to our community, we are providing a page of links to other academic finance conferences in Canada.
The mandate of the NFA is to provide high-quality academic finance conferences for Canadians and their friends and colleagues from abroad. We are pursuing three initiatives to move us in this direction for NFA 2014.
Previous NFAs have often selected papers, formed sessions and then asked authors of the selected papers to be Session Chairs and Discussants for the other papers in the sessions. Thus, many people were required to wear two hats and other well-qualified people were not given the chance to participate. For NFA 2014, the Program Chair, Gordon Sick, will take a variety of steps to minimize the chance of anyone wearing more than one hat on the program.
We are working to get more people involved with the NFA.
To help preserve the quality and share the work, we are always looking for good reviewers. If you would like to become an NFA reviewer, please send an email to the Program Chair indicating your interests, with a copy of your CV or a link to your personal web page. We are automatically carrying forward our list of reviewers from last year.
We find that NFA Reviewers are often good Discussants and Session Chairs.
We sell One-year, Three-year and Five-year NFA memberships. The latter have an annual cost that is twice the annual cost of the first two. The Five-year NFA memberships represent an understanding of the value of the NFA by the member. Accordingly, we regard the Five-year members as fertile ground when we look for Session Chairs and Discussants. Our Membership page is here.
Several universities have sponsored the NFA with $5000 donations because they understand the value that the NFA provides to the profession. For more information, see our Sponsors page. University Gold Sponsors have provided capital to the NFA.
We also invite Annual Sponsors to assist us in underwriting the cost of a meal, or the NFA Conference in general. We acknowledge these sponsorships on our website, in our program, and at the event they sponsor.
We have space for Exhibitors to meet our conference participants and to advertise their products and activities.
For more information on Annual Sponsorships and Exhibition, please contact Mark Kamstra.