March 23-March 24, 2018

Des Moines, IA
Theme: Embracing the Opportunity

Come join us in beautiful Des Moines, Iowa for the 2018 Missouri Valley Regional Meeting. Here at Iowa State, we pride ourselves on having fun while getting things done and at this years meeting we plan on doing just that. This will be a regional you won't want to miss!

You will have the opportunity meet with other BAP members from around the region, compete in Best Practices competitions, and more! The deadline to submit Best Practices abstracts is Friday, January 26, 2018, by 4 PM CST. For more information on the Best Practices competition, click here.

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations, the deadline to submit the Chapter Operations Abstract Cover Page Form is February 8, 2018. The Chapter Operation topics are:

    • Strong Alumni Base
    • Keeping Members Active
    • Innovative Recruiting for Members and/or Officers
    • Engaging Students in Beta Alpha Psi Early in their College Career

We hope that you will attend this year's regional meeting - we are sure it will be a great experience!


March 23-March 24, 2018

Registration Fees

Early Bird fee: $85 until February 23, 2018
Regular fee: $100 until March 9, 2018
Late fee: $150 after March 9, 2018

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, March 30, 2018, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact Mackenzie Keel and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval. 

Friday, March 23     
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 24
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 Hotel:

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown
101 East Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown Website


Rate: $129.00 single/double/triple/quad + 12% tax

Reservations Phone: 800.EMBASSY*
To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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


 Valet parking is available to all guests at a rate of $23.00 (plus taxes) per day. 


 For driving instructions and ground transportation information, please click here.

Things to Do

For Des Moines 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
Protiviti, Inc. Casey Jo Chapman
Deloitte Scott McQuillan
Becker Professional Education Michael Brown
Kansas Society of CPAs Natasha Schamberger
KPMG LLP Blane Ruschak
Surgent CPA Review Paul Wiese
Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Kris Culliton



Iowa Wild vs Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Game

Join your peers at a local hockey game.  Iowa State University will provide gratis tickets to the Iowa Wild vs. Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game on Friday, March 23, at 7:00pm at the Wells Fargo Arena. The arena is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Embassy Suites.These tickets are first come, first serve and available through the registration link.  

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