February 22-23, 2019
Dallas, TX
Theme: Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence

Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence is the theme for the 2019 Southwest Regional Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Dallas Marriott City Center, February 22- 23, 2019 in Dallas, TX.

During the regional meeting, chapters will have the opportunity to participate in competitions and present topics detailing significant perspectives for moving your chapter forward. Presenting and competing during the conference will improve students' communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. We encourage all members to attend these sessions, as they will provide innovative concepts applicable to the advancement of each chapter. 

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

Along with Best Practices, students will also attend sessions presented by some of today's prominent successful professionals. During these presentations, students will acquire in-depth knowledge designed to springboard them into today’s competitive job market. 

The Theta Lambda chapter, along with the Epsilon Pi chapter and event coordinators, are working diligently to bring you an unparalleled experience that you will not want to miss. We hope to see each of you at this year's 2019 Southwest Regional Meeting.

2019 Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Keeping Members Active
  • Innovative recruiting for members and/or officers
  • Workforce ready skills 
  • Wild card topic

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, January 25, 2019.

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, February 22 - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Registration Fees

 $110   Early Bird Registration Rate until January 25, 2019
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from January 26-February 8, 2019
 $175  Late Registration Rate after February 8, 2019 / Onsite Registration Rate 


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, February 8, 2019, 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, February 22



 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, February 23



 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 and Accomodations:  

Dallas Marriot City Center
650 North Pearl Street
Dallas, Texas 75201 


$179.00 single/double + 15.26% tax
$199.00 triple/quad + 15.26% tax

Reservations Phone: 800.228.9290

To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019

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

Dallas Marriott City Center Website


Overnight Valet Parking is $29.00 per night, plus tax (including in/out privileges)
Daily Event Valet Parking is $18.00, plus (excluding in/out privileges)



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


Things to Do

Since there is a plethora of things to do in Dallas, check out https://www.visitdallas.com/ to see all sorts of other funs things going on before, during, or after the conference!


  • Cypress Hill & Hollywood Undead
    • House of Blues @ 7:30pm
    • 2200 N Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202
    • Ticket Ranges: $35.00-$59.50+
  • Arlo Guthrie
    • Eisemann Center for Performing Arts @ 7:30pm
    • 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson, TX 75082
    • Ticket Ranges: $48.00-$62.00


  • Denver Nuggets @ Dallas Mavericks
    • American Airlines Center @ 7:30
    • 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75219
    • Ticket Ranges: $29.00-$467.00+

Museums: (Rated Top 3 in Dallas)

For area attractions, please click here.

Geoffrey D Roberts, Jr.

Geoff Roberts has worked in the energy, environmental and utility industry throughout his career. Since 2008, he has been an industrial advisor with EQT, a Stockholm Sweden based private equity firm. He brings a diverse background of experience from the management and executive levels in the commercial, technical and operational areas of the energy and environmental industries spanning more than 35 years. His experiences range from asset management, asset development, O&M and M&A to energy trading and origination. His career involved working for leading energy companies both domestically and internationally, including NextEra Energy (FKA Florida Power & Light), Shell Oil, Enron and Entergy. 

During the most recent decade, he has increasingly focused on businesses at the emerging nexus of water, energy and the environment, focusing on environmental compliance, wastewater collection and wastewater treatment operations and technology enhancements and commercializing new technologies. He currently serves on the Boards for Synagro Technologies and Innovyze for EQT. In addition to his roles at EQT, he is also serving as the Non-Executive Chairman for Primus Green Energy, a modular gas to liquids technology that is in the process of commercializing its technology. He has previously served on the Boards of Entegra Power Group, Midland Cogeneration Ventures, Restaurant Technologies, Peregrine Midstream Partners and Contanda Terminals LLC. 

Mr. Roberts has a Master’s of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Miami, and is a Class A licensed wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in the State of Texas.

Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 BDO  Erika Hoy
 Chevron  London Worrell
 GMAC  Christa Johnson
 Huselton, Morgan & Maultsby, and P.C.   Susan Adams
 KPMG LLP  Blane Ruschak
 Protiviti  Casey Jo Chapman
 Roger CPA Review  Toni Williams
 RSM US LLP  Matt Kessler

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!

BAP provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with peers and a variety of employers, all while developing their business skillset. Through the vast networking and learning events, community service projects, leadership opportunities, presentations, and case competitions, BAP sets the bar at successfully preparing students for their transition into the workforce [and beyond].

Silke Olsen
Moss Adams