Creating What is Possible

July 28-30, 2022
Orlando, FL

Join us this July in Orlando, Florida, the sunshine state for our first in-person annual meeting in two years! Beta Alpha Psi’s theme for this year is, Creating What is Possible.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) President, Scott McQuillan; the 2022 Annual Meeting Chair, Paige Sacks,  the 2022 Program Chair, Casey Jo Chapman; and other event coordinators are working diligently to plan a fun-filled, interactive and educational meeting!

In addition to opportunities to network, learn, and compete, you will have the opportunity to give back to the Orlando community. Beta Alpha Psi Community Impact Day is sponsored by KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., KPMG LLP – University Talent Acquisition, and Beta Alpha Psi. Please refer to the Community Impact Day section below for additional details.

Below are other highlights to look forward to at the Annual Meeting:

  • General Sessions with keynote speakers and award celebrations
  • Project Run With It 
  • Chapter Operations Sessions 
  • Best Practices Competition
  • Professional Sessions with several new, exciting topics - including a focus on continuing professional education (CPE) accredited breakouts

We hope that you will attend this year's annual meeting and that it will be one of the best experiences you have had with BAP!

Thursday, July 28 - Saturday, July 30, 2022

Registration Fees

RegistrationFeesDates
Early Bird Rate$250 Until June 24, 2022
Regular Rate$290 June 25 - July 15, 2022
Late Fee$365 After July 15, 2022/Onsite Registration Rate

COVID 19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK - Attendees will acknowledge that COVID-19 continues to be extremely contagious, typically spreading mainly through close contact from person to person, and that people who are infected, but do not show symptoms, can also spread the virus to others. Attendees also understand that participation in any in-person event or activity, including those sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) may expose them to and increase their risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. By attending an in-person event or conference sponsored, organized, hosted or offered by the BAP (2022 BAP Annual Meeting), attendees choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19, and acknowledge that they are aware of the risks and hazards for themselves and any guests and accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, June 24, 2022, 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  Kate.Shattuck@aicpa-cima.com and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund request review. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: At Beta Alpha Psi, we believe everyone has a right to succeed. As an international student honors organization representing 10,000 active students, we are committed to creating a more inclusive profession made up of varied people, ideas and beliefs and representative of the many individuals and communities we help across the world. That is why we fully support diverse, equitable and inclusive chapters and meeting events that are reflective of the communities in which we serve - different people, different cultures, and different perspectives. To support this aim, while we continue to hold conferences, events and discussions on such topics in the different areas of the country, we stand strong to these beliefs and values.

Hotel Accommodations

Conference Hotel
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Room Rates:
Single/Double: $175
Triple/Quad: $200
Current tax rate 13.625%
Resort Fee: $15 per day - This includes internet in guest room, 4 bottles of water, fitness center access (classes, pool activities, bike rental), 15% discount off spa treatments and 2 I-Ride Trolley Tickets.

Reservations:
To make reservations online, click here. (Preferred)
To make reservations over the phone, call: 402-593-5048* Use Code – G-S1JE

*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are attending the 2022 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.

Please note that guest rooms must be cancelled 72-hours in advance to avoid the penalty charge of 1 night room and tax.

When booking rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, please only book the number of rooms that is needed. If you book additional rooms that your chapter doesn't need, you may be subject to an additional cancellation charge. To confirm a sleeping room in the room block, the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card provided by you the guest attending the event, along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the event.

Parking

Self Parking - Overnight guests; with in-and-out privileges - $30 + tax / per night
Valet Parking - Overnight guests, with in-and-out privileges - $40 + tax per night /Overnight
Day visitors, 24 hours, no in/out privileges $40 per day - $40 per day /Daily

Hotel Reservation Cutoff: July 6, 2022

*Note About Housing Scams
BAP does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with the hotel.

Transportation

Hyatt Regency Orlando is located centrally on the International Drive corridor, giving you easy access to shopping dining, and all of the best things to do in Orlando—including downtown Orlando and major theme parks. On-site, enjoy pool deck activities and cabana rentals.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando is 14 miles from the Orlando International Airport.

Estimated taxi/Uber/Lyft fare is $35 - $50 and subject to availability at the time of arrival.

The I-RIDE Trolley is a convenient and affordable transportation service to many destinations within the International Drive Resort Area.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando is “21” on the I-RIDE Trolley Route Map.

I-RIDE Trolley Major Attraction Distance from Airport:

Wednesday, July 27

TimesSession/Title
1:00pm - 6:00pmAnnual Meeting Registration
5:00pm - 5:45pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Registration
6:00pm - 7:00pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Opening Session
7:00pm - 11:00pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Breakouts

Thursday, July 28

TimesSession/Title
7:00am - 6:00pmAnnual Meeting Registration
7:30am - 9:00amNew Faculty Advisor Workshop
8:00am - 8:45amBreakfast
9:00am - 10:00amCommunity Service Day Welcome
10:00am - 3:00pmCommunity Service Day Event
4:15pm - 6:00pmOpening Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker
6:00pm - 8:00pmStudent & Professionals Welcome Reception/Exhibit Hall Open

Student & Professionals Welcome Reception

Don't miss out on this opportuity for the Student & Professionals Networking Reception on Thursday, July 28 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Exhibit Hall. Network and mingle with your peers, while visiting with this year's exhibitors to learn more about careers, certifications and advanced education.

Friday, July 29

TimesSession/Title
7:00am - 7:45amBreakfast
7:00am - 7:45amBAP Faculty Exchange: (Board of Directors, Chapter Advocates, Professional Partners and Faculty Advisors)
8:00am - 9:15amFriday Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker
9:30am - 10:45amConcurrent Session 1
10:45am - 11:15amRefreshment Break & Exhibits
11:15am - 12:30pmConcurrent Session 2
12:30pm - 1:45pmLunch and Awards
2:00pm - 3:15pmConcurrent Session 3
3:15pm - 3:30pmRefreshment Break
3:30pm - 4:45pmConcurrent Session 4
7:00pm - 10:00pmFriday Free Night - Evening Activities
 

Saturday, July 30

TimesSession/Title
7:00am - 7:45amBreakfast
8:00am - 9:30amSaturday Plenary Session & Keynote Speaker
9:45am - 11:00amConcurrent Session 5
11:00am - 11:15amRefreshment Break
11:15am - 12:30pmConcurrent Session 6
12:45pm - 1:30pmFinal Awards Presentation/Closing
  

*Schedule subject to change, please check back frequently for updates.

Chapter Operations – Calling for Presenters for the 2022 Annual Meeting

Earn 1 Reaching Out Activity for 2022-2023 Annual Meeting Presentation 

We are calling for Chapter Operations presenters for the 2022 Annual Meeting (July 28-30, 2022).

This year’s topics will include:

  • Managing Recruiting and Retention
  • Chapter Reporting Engagement
  • Community Collaboration & Involvement 
  • Creative Social and Service Activities
  • Developing Essential Skills: Promoting a Sense of an “Inclusive Community” Within Your Chapter
  • Mentorship

If your chapter is planning on attending the 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, please complete this interest form here.

Deadline to submit the form is June 1st, 2022.

The Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners further the mission and programs of the Beta Alpha Psi organization through the commitment of representatives and financial resources, knowledge, and talent. Members of the Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners support BAP through annual member fees which subsidize the mid-year and annual meetings each year. Additionally, individual BAP Professional Partner representatives utilize their personal networks to secure speakers for these meetings, or their personal knowledge and expertise to deliver professional session content.

Representatives function as judges for the annual Best Practices competition, review nominations and select winners of the Business Information Professional of the Year awards, and network with student members and faculty advisors of Beta Alpha Psi to provide input, counsel, and advice regarding careers in the areas of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems. A number of Professional Partner organizations and associations sponsor the many student chapter and faculty advisor awards each year. As a result, the generous support and commitment of the Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners, Beta Alpha Psi remains the leading organization for students interested in careers in the financial information field.

Lastly, make sure you visit the exhibit hall to learn more about a number of key Professional Partners present with their organizational booth.

Sponsors

Beta Alpha Psi is grateful to all our competition sponsors for their support to our faculty advisors and students:

  • AICPA - Medal of Inspiration Award
  • Deloitte - Best Practices Awards
  • EY - Inclusive Leadership Program
  • IMA - Business Professional of the Year Awards
  • KPMG LLP and KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc. - Gold Challenge and Superior Chapter Awards
  • Moss Adams LLP- Project Run With It Awards
  • RSM US LLP - Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards

Exhibitors

Beta Alpha Psi encourages exhibitors participating in the annual meeting to provide information regarding graduate programs, professional examinations, and professional organizations.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - Student & Professionals Welcome Reception
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, July 29, 2022
7:00am - 7:45am - Breakfast
10:45am - 11:15am - AM Networking Break
3:15pm - 3:30pm - PM Networking Break

Important - All exhibitors and sponsors must register through the Exhibitor Website, not the main registration page.

For all exhibitor related questions, please contact Kate Shattuck.

*Note About Housing Scams and Attendee List
BAP does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with the hotel.

Beta Alpha Psi does not sell our attendee lists to anyone or any third party.

 

Sponsored by KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., KPMG LLP – University Talent Acquisition, and Beta Alpha Psi

ATTENTION: This volunteer opportunity requires you to arrive in Orlando, FL prior to 9:00 a.m. ET on Thursday, July 28, 2022.

Date:  Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

As part of the 2022 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) international annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc., KPMG LLP – University Talent Acquisition, and BAP are proud to again sponsor the BAP Community Impact Day (CID) project. The event is in collaboration with the non-profit social enterprises, First Book and The Pack Shack.

On Thursday, July 28th, some volunteers will visit local Boys & Girls Clubs in under-served neighborhoods to teach the children the importance of literacy in their lives. At the end of the day, each child will go home with a brand-new book. Since 2013, we have donated over 40,000 books and resources during our community impact events at the annual meetings.

Other volunteers will participate in a Pack Shack Feed the Funnel Party where we will package 100,000 meals. These meals will be donated to the programs where we host our literacy events, local food banks, and the food pantries at local college campuses – to help combat food insecurity that exists amongst college students.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Impact Day event, please contact Della Moore.

Sponsored by Moss Adams LLP

Deadline: Extended to Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT

Overview

Project Run With It (PRWI) furthers the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) and provides student participants with an incredible opportunity to engage in a real-world consulting project.

PRWI begins its 18th year! PRWI 2022 will involve up to 72 BAP student representatives working together during the Annual Meeting to develop solutions to real-life business problems of actual not-for-profit (NFP) organizations located in the greater Orlando, FL area. Working in teams of four, students will have the equivalent of one and half working days to develop a formal presentation showcasing their solution to the business issues presented by the NFPs. Prior to the Annual Meeting, the NFP organizations will provide background information to all participating students and will be on site to answer students' questions.

PRWI is a high intensity, highly compressed competition that provides participating students a unique experience. See the testimonials and recap video.

2022 Nonprofit Organizations

TBD

Award

Each chapter represented on the first-place teams will receive a plaque (which will bear the name of the participating student and chapter) and a $1,000 cash award.

Eligibility

  • All current BAP members/candidates are eligible to participate. If more than the maximum number of participants are nominated, students will be selected to participate based on the following criteria: 
    1. Major (ideally we would like to have a mix of accounting, finance, and information system majors). Students with declared double majors should clearly indicate such on the nomination form. Up to 24 students with a declared major other than accounting will be selected. 
    2. Service to BAP (in the event of multiple nominations from the same chapter- members will have priority over candidates; officers will have priority over regular members) 
    3. Grade point average 
    4. Statement of Interest 
    5. Number of students a chapter has nominated (no chapter will be selected for multiple participants unless fewer than 72 chapters submit acceptable nominees)
    6. Number of students a chapter has nominated 
    7. Timeliness of nomination
    8. Regional allocation of students ultimately selected 
    9. An affirmative statement by the student of his/her ability to attend the annual meeting and be able to arrive in time for the opening kickoff session. 

Nomination Process

Nominations are open.

To participate in PRWI, students must submit a completed nomination form, statement of interest, confidentiality agreement form, and affirmative statement of attendance prior to rhe Annual Meeting signed by the Faculty Advisor.

Students will be notified as to whether or not thery were selected no later than May 15, 2022.

Students and chapter faculty advisors should carefully consider a student's availability prior to submitting a nomination. 

General Process

Once the participating students are identified and notified of their participation, each will be assigned to one of the cases and notified via email as to which case they have been assigned. Case information relevant to the issues being presented for the NFPs will be posted to a secure Dropbox folder, and will be made available to the participants upon selection and updated as needed prior to the July Meeting.   

Other Information

Students selected to participate in PRWI must arrive at the Annual Meeting hotel by Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 4:30 pm EDT. Dinner will be served to participants and teams will be introduced at the opening session. It is important to note that students participating in PRWI will not be attending the Community Service Day on Thursday of the Annual Meeting but will be attending the kickoff plenary session Thursday evening and rejoin their chapters for other Annual Meeting events.

Contact

For more information or questions please contact Bonnie Villarreal at BAPPRWI@gmail.com.

For more information about Project Run With It, click here.

Sponsored by Deloitte

Congratulations on winning first place at the 2022 BAP Mid-Year Best Practices competition! 

All first-place winners from the 2022 mid-year video competition are invited to present in-person at the annual meeting on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Orlando, FL.

The following are the steps necessary to compete at the 2022 Annual Meeting:

  • Email Mark Judd (mjudd@sandiego.edu) to notify him of your interest to present by May 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
    • Complete the Best Practices Final Abstract Form to let us know if your team plans on competing in Orlando. The online form will serve as your abstract.
    • Make sure all of the information is accurate and complete.
  • Register for the annual meeting! Make sure to book your hotel room(s) early as space is limited.
  • Practice, practice, and more practice! Make sure you arrive to the meeting prepared so that you can enjoy the rest of the meeting, network with students and other schools and enjoy Orlando.
  • On the day of the presentation, please plan to arrive at the room about 15-20 minutes ahead of time so you can load your presentation. There will not be time to practice in the presentation room. 

As per Appendix A in the Best Practices Manual, the abstract form itself must essentially be the same as provided at the regional meeting; however, minor editorial/grammatical changes, reordering of major points, and updates to any results are permissible. The original abstract form will be included with the updated abstract form so judges can review the changes made to the abstract. 

Best Practices Coordinator:

Mark Judd: mjudd@sandiego.edu 

More information about the Best Practices competition here.

2022 Dean's List (or Equivalent) Award

Beta Alpha Psi students who have qualified for their school’s Dean’s List (or equivalent) and cannot afford to attend the 2022 Annual Meeting have the opportunity to receive a travel stipend from Beta Alpha Psi. For more information about this award, click here.

 

To find an extensive list of additional attractions, festivals, and events in Orlando, click here.

QuestionsContact NameEmail
Registration/Hotel/ExhibitsKate Shattuckkate.shattuck@aicpa-cima.com
Chapter OperationsExecutive Officebap@bap.org
Professional SessionsCasey Jo Chapmancaseyjo.chapman@protiviti.com
Best PracticesMark Juddmjudd@sandiego.edu
Project Run With ItPRWI CoordinatorBAPPRWI@gmail.com
Community Service DayDella Mooredkmoore@kpmg.com


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi provides accounting, finance and MIS students an avenue to connect with their peers and established professionals early in their career. Participation in BAP allows students to learn first-hand that no matter what professional path they choose, there’s a CPA for that. A career in the accounting profession offers unparalleled opportunity to work throughout the world, in any industry. The AICPA supports students along their journey to CPA by providing resources each step of the way.

Amy Merletti
AICPA