April 5-6, 2019
Fort Collins, CO
Theme: Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Regional Meeting! Idaho State University has planned a great meeting in Fort Collins, CO. Fort Collins is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills of the northern Front Range. Fort Collins is approximately 60 miles north of Denver, CO and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, WY. Some geographic landmarks include Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Mountain (so named because of a tooth-shaped granite rock that dominates the city's western skyline). 

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

Chapters attending will be able to make professional connections, network with other chapters, and grow as a chapter. Chapters will be able to participate in Best Practices and showcase their chapters in Chapter Operations. In addition, chapters will also obtain additional knowledge from our selected Keynote Speaker and from the professional sessions offered. We hope to see you all there!

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is March 22, 2019.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Professional readiness and how to prepare BAP Members for the real-world
  • Innovative ways to reach alumni
  • Innovative ways to increase BAP reach; Reaching beyond the college student
  • Wild card

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, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until March 8, 2019
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from March 9-22, 2019
 $175   Late Registration Rate after March 22, 2019 / Onsite Registration Rate 

Cancellation policy:
 Cancellations made prior to Friday, March 22, 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, April 5



 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, April 6 



 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 Fort Collins
425 W Prospect Rd
Fort Collins, CO 80526 

$149.00 single/double/triple/quad + 10.4% tax

Reservations Phone: 970.482.2626

To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

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

Hilton Fort Collins Website


Discounted self-parking at $5.00 per day. 


For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.
For driving instructions, please click here

Thing to Do:

  • Ghost Tours:
    • The Fort Collins Trail of Terror Ghost Tour: Hosted by Magic Bus Tours: $15 per person.  Call in advance for reservation.  Private group tour is $250; can accommodate up to 20 people.  Trail of Terror Ghost Tour starts at 7 pm.
    • Excerpt from their website: Feeling brave?  Delve into the dark side of Fort Collins with tales of crime, murder and haunted history as we visit the most haunted buildings in town. Along the way you’ll participate in ghost hunts using tools of the trade while viewing spine chilling photos and videos of local ghosts caught on film. Climb aboard, IF YOU DARE!! Here are a few things you might learn.
    • The Fort Collins Ghost Tour.  Hosted by Fort Collins Tours. Call in advance for reservations. $15 per person. This is offered year round. The Fort Collins Ghost Tour includes a guided evening journey into and under Old Town Fort Collins. Along the way, you will learn about about local legends, hauntings, ghostly sightings, and strange happenings. Tour stops vary between each tour.
  • Escape Rooms:
    • Somewhere Secret is a real place filled with relics, puzzles, challenges, and magic. It is a live action puzzle game that anyone can play. Somewhere Secret, of course, contains a secret. A true treasure map that leads to something amazing hidden somewhere in Colorado. You will have one hour to explore the room and solve the puzzles that lead up to the treasure chest. If you unlock the map, the adventure continues as your team embarks on the scavenger hunt to find the treasure. Please call (970) 235-1199 to book a private room. 8 people in a group. 
    • Enigma Escape Rooms are live-action, interactive puzzles that take place inside a locked room. For 60 minutes you will be literally locked inside and challenged to escape. Find the hidden clues, uncover the secret mystery of the room, and unlock the door. The clues are all around you, so think hard and be quick. Not only is Enigma a new and fun way to spend time with friends and family, but it's perfect for team building as well! Our facility allows up to 16 people to experience the thrills at once between our two experiences. If you have a larger group, we're excellent at preparing the perfect schedule for any size team too. Each private room can be reserved for $216.
  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.
    • Exploring the exhibits at FCMoD will be an experience like no other! Through a unique mix of science and history, you’ll encounter ideas, objects, phenomena, and events that paint a broad picture of the world, how it works, and your place in it.  The 16,000 square foot main gallery combines hands-on and artifact-based exhibits in an open floor plan that invites you to discover the interconnectedness of everything from music to fossils to bicycles to

For area attractions, please click here.


W. Mark Roberts

W. Mark Roberts, MD, MMM completed medical doctorate (MD) training at The University of Missouri Kansas City in 1982 and pediatric residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1985.  Mark then completed pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and worked as a grant-funded physician-scientist focusing on biology and treatment response of childhood leukemia and lymphomas from 1985-1994. Mark then moved to The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston where his research extended to include adult malignancies with international collaborations.  In 2000, Mark expanded his efforts to physician executive leadership positions that emphasized research and medical education working at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California. In 2009, Mark completed a Masters of Medical Management (MMM), an executive MBA for physicians, at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Mark came to St. Luke’s Health System in January, 2012 to become the inaugural Medical Director for Research at St. Luke’s Health System. This subsequently expanded to include oversight for Medical Education for residents (physicians-in-training), medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students.  Clinical research at St. Luke’s has grown to include more than 200 active clinical trials spanning a number of disciplines and specialties,  Further, a division of Applied Research was created in 2014 with both academic and community partners focusing on healthcare delivery research relating to population health, quality of life and economic improvements.  Mark’s current title is Administrator Clinical Research.

Outside of work, Mark also has interest in growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boise.  He and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Gotto, are investors in the most recent two Angel Funds and Mark is the President of the Boise Angel Alliance and Chair for the Gem State Angel Fund.


Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 Association of Government Accountants (AGA)  Louise Burnette
 Center for Audit Quality (CAQ)  Margot Cella
 Deloitte LLP  Scott McQuillan
 EY  Paige Sacks
 Fifth Third Bank  Nick Milazzo
 Protiviti   Casey Jo Chapman
 PwC   Julie Peters
 Wipfli LLP  Kristin Kallies
 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)