March 16-17, 2018
Wilmington, DE
Theme: Embracing the Opportunity

Come Join us at the 2018 Atlantic Coast Regional Meeting in Wilmington, Delaware, and network with your peers from the Atlantic Coast chapters on Saint Patrick's Day! This meeting is a great way to represent your chapter and display professional skills by participating in the Best Practices competition sponsored by Deloitte LLP. This year’s competition topic includes Hands-on Engagement, Launching Into the Next Century, and Branding Your Chapter. The deadline to submit Best Practices abstracts is Friday, January 26, 2018, by 4 PM CST.

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations, the deadline to submit the Chapter Operations Abstract Cover Page is February 6, 2018. During these presentations, students will acquire in-depth knowledge designed to springboard them into today’s competitive job market.

Don't miss this fantastic and fun opportunity to network with students and professionals! Marist College and Old Dominion University along with the rest of the organizers are planning a great event and are excited to host you all! Make sure to register soon in order to take advantage of the early bird rate.

Dates 

March 16-17, 2018

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fee: $85 Applies until Thursday February 16, 2018
Regular Fee: $100 Applies until Friday March  2, 2018
Late Fee: $150 Applies after Friday March 2, 2018


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, March 2, 2018, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact Beth Fulk and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval. 

Friday, March 16     
TimesSession/Title 
11:00am - 5:45pm Registration  
1:00pm - 1:30pm Opening Session  
1:30pm - 2:15pm Plenary Keynote  
2:15pm - 2:45pm Refreshment Break  
2:45pm - 5:45pm Leadership Activity  
2:45pm - 4:45pm Faculty Advisor Round Table  
5:45pm - 6:15pm Professional Partners and Best Practices Judges Meeting  
Saturday, March 17
TimesSession/Title 
7:30am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast  
7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast for Faculty Advisors with Chapter Advocate, Board and Professional Partners  
8:30am - 10:30am Best Practices Presentations (Sponsored by Deloitte)  
10:30am - 11:00am Beverage Break  
11:00am - 12:00pm Chapter Operations   
12:00pm - 1:00pm Attendee Lunch  
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch for Chapter Presidents, Chapter Advocate, Board and Professional Partners  
1:00pm - 2:00pm Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions  
2:05pm - 3:05pm Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions  
3:15pm - 3:30pm Closing Session  
3:30pm Conference Adjourns  

Hotel Accommodations

Meeting Location:

Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Hotel:

The Westin Wilmington
818 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801

Westin Wilmington Website

Accommodations:

Rate: $139.00 single/double/triple/quad + 10% tax

Reservations Phone: 302.654.2900*
To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018

*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi Atlantic Coast Regional Conference. 

Parking:

Self-parking is available at the hotel complimentary for all guests. 

Transportation

For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.

For driving instructions, please click here

Things to Do

For Delaware attractions, please click here.

Cardz for Kidz 

Back by popular demand, we will be providing students, faculty advisors and professional partners the opportunity to participate in  Cards for Kidz, an organization that provides hospitalized and traumatized children homemade, inspiring cards.  In 2017, Beta Alpha Psi achieved Gold Status with Cards for Kidz, thanks to everyone's creativity at the regional meetings and annual meeting.  We are only a handful of cards short of Platinum Status- help us attain this 2018 goal! 

A table will be set up in the registration area for attendees to stop by at their leisure to create an uplifting card.  All cards will be sent to a Cards for Kidz participating hospital. To learn more about Cards for Kidz, please click here.

Beta Alpha Psi will provide paper, scissors, glue and markers.  We are asking that attendees bring supplies to enhance their cards.  To see a list of recommended supplies from Cards for Kidz, please click here.

Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
Grant Thornton Tony Fuller
NASBA Ryan Hirsch
RSM US LLP Jen Shepley
AICPA Samantha Mitchell
Center for Audit Quality Margot Cella
Surgent CPA Review Paul Wiese
Wiley CPAexcel Phil Anthony
EY Paige Sacks
BDO Sarah Turcotte

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