March 15-16, 2019
Crystal City, VA
Theme: Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence

On behalf of the host chapters, George Washington University and University of Connecticut, we invite you to attend the 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Atlantic Coast Regional Meeting being held in Washington, DC on March 15-16, 2019! This year’s event and theme, "Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence," is designed to provide you with opportunities for leadership development, while building professional and social relationships with other chapters, professional partners and the Beta Alpha Psi Organization. We hope to see you there!

The Best Practices competition sponsored by Deloitte is an excellent way to display and develop your professional skills. The deadline to submit these abstracts is Friday, January 25th, 2019 by 4 PM CST

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Innovative recruiting of officers and members
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Officer transitions
  • New member mentorship
  • Engaging community service events

We will be collecting school pennants at the regional meetings to create a wall of schools at the 2019 Annual Meeting. There will be a drop-off box at registration.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Friday, March 15 – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until February 15, 2019
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from February 16 - March 1, 2019
 $175   Late Registration Rate after March 1, 2019 / Onsite Registration Rate 


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, March 1, 2019, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact the conference planner at and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval. 


Friday, March 15



 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 16



 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 and Accomodations:

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202


$159.00 single/double/triple/quad + 13.25% tax

Reservations Phone: 800.695.7551*

To make reservations online, please click here

Hotel Cutoff Date: Friday, February 22, 2019

*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Atlantic Coast Regional Conference. 

Hilton Crystal City Website


Attendees receive a 50% discount on self-parking (currently $34.00).


For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.

For driving instructions, please click here


Things to Do

For area attractions, please click here.


Wizards vs Hornets Game

Date: Friday, March 15th

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Capital One Arena, 601 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Purchase Tickets Here



The Metro yellow line will take you from Crystal City (a 10-minute walk from the hotel) to Gallery Place, which is where the Capital One Arena is located.  Gallery Place is the fifth stop from Crystal City and takes approximately 15 minutes and cost $2.55 each way.  To use the Metro, riders must purchase a metro card for $10 which include $8 in fares (i.e., the card cost $2).  The cards can be purchased at the station. 


Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 AAA  Susan Crosson
 Association of Government Accountants (AGA)  Louise Burnette
 Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)   Margot Cella
 Deloitte LLP  Scott McQuillan
 GMAC  Christa Johnson
 MACPA  Sonya Guthrie
 Surgent CPA Review  Paul Wiese
 Wiley CPAexcel  Phil Anthony
 Xero  Alicia Fleri



NEW Service Activity! This year, we will be partnering with the Foundation for Hospital Art. This organization’s mission is to give comfort and hope to those who suffer in hospitals by providing artwork at no cost to hospitals. All students, faculty advisors and professional partners are encouraged to stop by the registration area to paint on pre-drawn, color coded canvases. No artistic experience is needed! Once completed, all canvases will be donated to hospitals.  

Contact the Event Organizer

Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi students represent the cream of the crop within their respective college/university! They will become the future leaders in the profession and help drive much needed change within their organizations. As the students become BAP alumni, we hope they stay engaged in professional associations and pursue certifications like the CMA to continue their life long learning.

Jodi Ryan
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)