Fifth Annual UT “Smokey” Mountain Finance Conference*

May 5 - 7, 2022

Lodging, meals, and sessions are held at the Dancing Bear Lodge, 7140 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, Tennessee. All paper sessions will be in the room adjacent to Appalachian Bistro. UT faculty will organize transportation to any off-site activities.

* “Smokey” is the mascot for the University of Tennessee. The conference is named after a combination of the Smoky Mountains and “Smokey” the dog. 

Thursday, May. 05

6:00 pm

Welcome Dinner

7:30 pm

Networking Event

Friday, May. 06

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast for conference participants and their guests

8:30 pm - 11:30 am

Hiking

Depending on weather, we may shift hiking to Friday afternoon and hold Sessions 1 and 2 in the morning

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

3:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Session 2

Paul Irvine, TCU | Aggregate Attention
David McLean, Georgetown | Retail Investors and Analysts

6:30 pm

Dinner

7:30 pm

Networking Activity - Cornhole Tournament

Saturday, May. 07

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast for conference participants and their guests

8:30 am - 10:15 am

Session 3

Audra Boone, TCU | Spinning the CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure
Sandra Mortal, Alabama | The Big Three and Board Gender Diversity: The Effectiveness of Shareholder Voice

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Mid-Morning Coffee Break

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Session 4

Mike Simutin, Toronto | Noisy Factors
Justin Birru, Ohio State | Disentangling Anomalies: Rick versus Mispricing

12:15 pm

Lunch