The Alternative Accounts Conference brings together accounting faculty and doctoral students from North America and beyond who are interested in alternative accounting research. The Conference especially aims to increase accounting researchers' awareness of the diverse areas of research belonging to the "alternative" paradigm of accounting research, and to provide a forum to discuss these studies from a variety of viewpoints - in a constructive environment. This conference rotates between Alberta, Ontario and Québec. The Emerging Scholars Colloquium (Thursday, May 10, 2018) will precede the main conference. The Colloquium aims to provide doctoral students and emerging researchers with the opportunity to discuss their work with other doctoral students and established scholars in the field.