Date: February 25-26, 2022
Location: Houston, TX
Theme: Creating What Is Possible

Howdy! Come and join the Beta Alpha Psi Southwest Regional Meeting in the diverse cultural atmosphere of Houston, Texas where there plenty to see, do, and eat. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and home to NASA, performing and visual arts venues, professional sports teams, the world-famous Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and award-winning restaurants. Looking forward to seeing you in H-Town!

Host Chapters: Stephen F. Austin State University & University of Texas at Tyler

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 28, 2022, by 11:59PM ET.

For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date is Friday, January 28, 2022, by 11:59PM ET.

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Innovative Recruiting Ideas
  • Chapter Reporting
  • Developing a Sense of Community Within Your Chapter
  • Putting the "Fun" in Fundraising
  • Member Scholarships

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dates

Friday, February 25 – Saturday, February 26, 2022

Registration Fees

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate until January 28, 2022
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from January 29 - February 11, 2022
 $175  Late Registration Rate after February 11, 2022 / Onsite Registration Rate 


Cancellation policy: Cancellations made prior to Friday, February 11, 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 approval. 

Friday, February 25

´╗┐TimesSession/Title
11:00am - 5:00pmRegistration Desk Open
1:00pm - 1:30pmOpening Session
1:30pm - 2:15pmPlenary Session
2:15pm - 2:30pmRefreshment Break
2:30pm - 3:30pmLeadership Activity
2:30pm - 3:30pmFaculty Advisor Round Table
3:40pm - 4:40pmProfessional Sessions/Alumni Sessions
4:45pm - 5:45pmProfessional Sessions/Alumni Sessions
6:00pmOptional Friday Night Activity

 

Saturday, February 26

´╗┐TimesSession/Title
 7:30am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast
 7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast for Chapter Presidents, Faculty Advisors, Chapter Advocate, BAP Board, Professional Partners
 7:30am - 2:00pm Registration Desk Open
 8:30am - 10:30am Best Practices Presentations
 10:30am - 11:00am Refreshment Break
 11:00am - 12:00pm Chapter Operations Presentations
 12:00pm - 1:30pm Attendee Lunch and Closing Session
 1:30pm Conference Adjourns
 1:30pm - 1:45pm Professional Partners to Provide Feedback to Best Practice Winners

Meeting Hotel and Accomodations:

The Whitehall
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Rates: 

Double/King Standard- $139 single/double (17% tax)
Double/King Standard- $139 triple (17% tax)
Double/King Standard- $139 quad (17% tax)

Reservations Phone: 713-739-8800*

To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2022 Beta Alpha Psi Southwest Regional Conference. 

The Whitehall Houston

Parking:

Self-parking is $20 per day per vehicle for all overnight guests

Transportation:

For driving instructions and location and transportation information, please click here.

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
AFWA Susan Adams
AICPA Jan Taylor-Morris
Deloitte Jeremy Carrine
EFWA Alex Miller
IIA Nicole Huie
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) Jodi Ryan
KPMG Jennifer Neal
Moss Adams Leanne Lutkus
NASBA  
PwC Amy Kraft
Texas Society of CPAs Ayesha Hawkins

Jan Taylor Morris

Jan Taylor Morris, Ph.D., CPA, CGMA, began consulting in January 2021 as the Academic in Residence at AICPA, and will assume the role full-time in summer 2021. She is in her final semester as an Associate Professor of Accounting at Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, Texas) teaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Jan previously taught at University of San Diego and University of Houston-Clear Lake and spent a number of years in public practice as well as several years as Controller/CFO of a wealth management firm. Jan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA), Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), and the American Accounting Association (AAA).

Jan has taught financial (from Principles to Graduate Research) and managerial courses as well as auditing, ethics, and leadership courses. Her primary research interests relate to accounting pedagogy, auditing, and accounting ethics and leadership. She has published in journals such as Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Business Studies Journal, Journal of Forensic & Investigative Accounting, Journal of Behavioral Studies in Business, Strategic Finance, Management Accounting Quarterly, Journal of Accounting and Free Enterprise, Journal of Health Management, and Journal of Healthcare Finance. 

Jan has been active in service to academia and the profession as well as her community. In addition to several other service roles, she is a past-President of the International Board of Directors of Beta Alpha Psi and has served on the AICPA Board of Examiners, AICPA Academic Executive Committee, the joint AICPA/NASBA CPA Evolution Education Advisory Group, the AICPA Women’s Executive Initiative Task Force, the AICPA ENGAGE Academic / Practitioner Program (chair 2019-2020), several committees with TXCPA and the Houston Chapter of TXCPA, and has served as a trustee with the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation. Jan served as an external professor with KPMG from 2005-2019, training new auditors and senior associates. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in protective services. 

Jan has received numerous awards for teaching and research as well as service to the profession of accountancy and accountancy education including the Beta Alpha Psi Lifetime Service Award, the Beta Alpha Psi President’s Award, the TXCPA Educator of the Year Award, and the ASWCPA Educator of the Year award.

Jan is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) through the AICPA. 

Information coming soon!

Fun things to do while in Houston include: Space Center Houston, the Downtown Aquarium, The Dr. Seuss Experience, many amazing museums, or a Mural Tour.

For more area attractions, please click here.

The health and safety of our conference participants and staff are our number one priority. We continue to monitor local, state and federal guidelines and are working closely with our hotel partners to responsibly and thoughtfully implement safety protocols to provide you a safe, enjoyable onsite experience. 

Please carefully review this entire document.


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

Beta Alpha Psi students are the future leaders of the profession, and their involvement with the organization demonstrates their dedication to excellence. The Illinois CPA Society has many student ambassadors who are also involved with BAP, and we value the opportunity to collaborate to share important resources and support more students throughout their journey to becoming a CPA.

Elizabeth Anderson
Illinois CPA Society