February 8-9, 2019
San Jose, CA
Theme: Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence

Welcome to the 2019 Western Regional in San Jose! Your host chapters Gamma Xi from San Jose State University and Beta Chi from San Francisco State University welcome you to the Bay Area! San Jose is known as the Capitol of Silicon Valley and the regional will be located right at the heart of Downtown in the San Jose Hilton! Our chapters as well as our coordinators are working to create an exciting and diverse regional we hope you will all enjoy!

Attending chapters will be able to present on Chapter operations while learning and competing against other chapters to learn and improve. For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is December 10th.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Innovative recruiting of officers and members
  • Fundraising strategies
  • Giving back to the community by building a sense of community

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

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 meeting you there!



Friday, February 8– Saturday, February 9, 2019

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until January 11, 2019 
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from January 12-25, 2019 
 $175   Late Registration Rate after January 25, 2019 / Onsite Registration Rate 


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, January 25, 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 beth.fulk@aicpa-cima.com and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund approval. 

Friday, February 8



 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 9



 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 San Jose
300 Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110


Double/King Standard- $129 single/double (14% tax +$2.50 HBID assessment + $0.45 CTTC assessment)
Double/King Standard- $139 triple (14% tax +$2.50 HBID assessment + $0.45 CTTC assessment)
Double/King Standard- $149 quad (14% tax +$2.50 HBID assessment + $0.45 CTTC assessment)

Reservations Phone: 408.287.2100*

To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

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

Hilton San Jose Website


Self-parking is $15 per day per vehicle for all overnight guests


For estimated taxi/shuttle costs, please click here.

For driving instructions, please click here


Things to Do

Nearby the event is the world renowned Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling mansion built by the late Sarah Winchester known for its erratic architecture and mysterious history. 

Santana Row offers an excellent shopping and dining experience while also being directly across from the Winchester Mystery House allowing easy access to both.

San Pedro Square is a small market located in the heart of Downtown San Jose. It is a great choice for groups without a car to gather and eat as it is only a 15 minute walk from the conference hotel, as well as a good meeting point for those looking to explore the heart of the city.

If you have access to a car the SF Fisherman's Wharf is a 50 minute drive and hosts many renowned attractions such Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and the Musée Mécanique and offers something for everyone close together.

For area attractions, please click here.


Dan Martinelli

Dan Martinelli is currently the Director of Corporate Accounting at Alphabet/Google and has responsibility for closing the books and consolidating results.  Dan is a Bay Area native and he graduated from San Francisco State in January of 1980 with a BS in Accounting.  He obtained his CPA license while working at KPMG and he has also worked at Pacific Telesis/Pacific Bell as well as The Gap prior to joining Google in 2005.  While at San Francisco State Dan ran cross-country and track and is the former school record holder in the 3000 M Steeple Chase. Dan was also a member of Beta Alpha Psi when he attended SFSU.

Attending Professional Partners 

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
 Becker Professional Education  Michael Brown
 BDO  Stephanie Tyler
 California Society of CPAs  John Angelo
 California Society of CPAs  David Lo
 IMA  Jodi Ryan
 Moss Adams  Silke Olsen
 Roger CPA Review  Tyler Skelton
 Surgent CPA Review   Paul Wiese
 Wiley CPAexcel  Tony Mirek

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