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FSU SunTrust Beach Conference

Organized by the FSU Department of Finance, the Florida State University SunTrust Beach Conference brings together some of the world’s leading finance scholars to present their original research and to discuss emerging trends, debate issues and share perspectives on the financial marketplace. The 2018 conference program will consist of approximately 10 presenters and discussants, as well as keynote speaker John Graham, the D. Richard Mead Jr. Family Professor of Finance at Duke University.

The 10th annual conference is scheduled for April 12-14, 2018, in Destin, Fla., at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa external link icon, which is located directly on a beach that is consistently ranked among the Top 10 beaches in the U.S. The conference will open with a reception on Thursday evening, April 12.

Call for Papers

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: We invite paper submissions in all areas of finance. All lodging expenses for presenters will be covered by the conference sponsors. Paper submissions opened on Nov. 1, 2017 with a deadline of submission on Nov. 20, 2017. Authors of selected papers will be notified no later than January 15, 2018. Typically, 10 papers are selected for the conference. 

Please view conference programs from prior years below.

Contact Information

To learn more about this conference, please contact Don Autore, Dean L. Cash Professor of Finance and conference director.


, 821 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110
Tel: 850-644-3090 Fax: 850-644-0915

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