The grudis (Portuguese Network of Accounting Research) conference today holds a prominent place in Accounting research in Portugal. Since its inception in 2002, grudis has made an important contribution to the promotion of accounting research, with conferences playing an important role in that process. The XVII grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium will be held at the Catholic Porto Business School, on the 2nd and 3rd February 2018. The grudis Conference will be preceded by a Doctoral colloquium. The XVII grudis Conference and Doctoral Colloquium is supported by the European Accounting Association (EAA).