March 29-30, 2019
Wichita, KS
Theme: Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence

Welcome to the Missouri Valley Regional Meeting!  Emporia State University has planned a great meeting in Wichita, KS.  Wichita is the largest city in Kansas and offers many attractions that can be enjoyed by everyone. Chapters attending will be able to make professional connections, present their chapter, and grow as a chapter. Chapters will be able to participate in Best Practices and showcase their chapters in Chapter Operations, as well as learn skills from the Keynote Speaker and the Professional Sessions. 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 February 5, 2019.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Recruitment and keeping members involved
  • Maintaining Alumni
  • Community Service beyond VITA
  • Wild Card topic

 

Dates 

Friday, March 29 - Saturday, March 30, 2019


Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until March 1, 2019
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from March 2-15, 2019
 $175   Late Registration Rate after March 15, 2019 / Onsite Registration Rate 


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, March 15, 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 mackenzie.keel@aicpa-cima.com and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval. 

Friday, March 29

Times

Session/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 30

Times

Session/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 Hotel and Accomodations:

Hyatt Regency Wichita
400 W. Waterman St
Wichita, KS 67202

Rate: 

$124.00 single/double/triple/quad + 16.25% tax

Reservations Phone: 888.421.1442

To make reservations online, please click here.  

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, March 8, 2019

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

Hyatt Regency Wichita Website

Parking:

Complimentary self-parking in the parking garage for overnight guests.

Outdoor parking and city lots located within two blocks of the hotel range $1.25-$4.00 daily. 

 

Transportation

For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.

For driving instructions, please click here

 

Things to Do

There are many great attractions in Wichita, KS.  Old Town is full historic museums, restaurants, and brewery.  Other attractions include the Sedgwick County Zoo, the Botanica Gardens, and movie theaters.

 

For area attractions, please click here.

 

Jan Steinert 

Jan Steinert works at Spirit AeroSystems as the IT Senior Manager, IT Business Management and IT Communications.  Mrs. Steinert has worked at Spirit AeroSystems almost 13 ½ years.  She has held positions as an IT Senior Manager, an IT Senior Manager and Global Infrastructure and Operations, an IT Senior Manager and Customer Relationship Management, and now resides in her current position.  Before Spirit AeroSystems, Mrs. Steinert worked at Boeing as a IT Senior Manager.  Mrs. Steinert is an alumni of Emporia State University, University of Washington, and Columbia Business School.

Mrs. Steinert is bringing two associates with her: Kelsey Baughman who is the Information Technology Manager at Spirit AeroSystems, and Loretta Coccetella who is a Vendor and Business Management Analyst at Spirit AeroSystems.

 

Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 AAA  Susan Crosson
 AFWA  Kris Culliton
 Deloitte  Scott McQuillan
 Kansas Society of CPAs  Natasha Schamberger
 KPMG LLP  Blane Ruschak
 Protiviti, Inc.  Casey Jo Chapman
 Xero  Alicia Fleri

 

 

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