Friday, April 8, 2022
Virtual event
Theme: Creating What is Possible

The regional and annual meetings are an important benefit to our Beta Alpha Psi members, faculty advisors and professional partners. We had hoped that we all could be together again this spring, but due to the Omicron variant, university classes going remote and the uncertainty around travel, the Beta Alpha Psi Board of Directors and Chapter Advocates have made the hard decision to cancel all in-person regional meetings for 2022 and provide virtual Mid-Year meetings for all of our stakeholders.

For the 2022 Virtual Mid-Year Meetings (Regional Meetings), we are currently planning for three virtual events that will include a keynote speaker, professional breakout sessions and a networking event with our Professional Partners. The three virtual meetings will take place on Friday, March 11; Friday, March 25; and Friday, April 8. There are separate registration links for each of the meetings.

Please make sure to review the Best Pactices submission requirements here and note the guidelines for Chapter Achievements below.

Date

Friday, April 8, 2022

12:30-5PM Eastern Time

Registration Fees

Registration: $60

Approximately one week before the virtual event, you will receive an email with a link to access the event (this email will be sent to the email used for registration).

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made prior to meeting date will be refunded, minus a $10 administration fee. Refund requests made after the event will not be honored. If you have any questions, please contact the conference planner at kate.shattuck@aicpa-cima.com.

Friday, April 8

Time (Eastern Time) Agenda
12:30PM - 1:30PM Exhibit Hall Open
1:30PM - 1:45PM Welcome and Introductions
1:45PM - 2:30PM Keynote + Q&A
2:30PM - 3:00PM Break + Exhibit Hall Open
2:55PM - 3:25PM Concurrent Zoom Sessions
3:30PM - 4:00PM Concurrent Zoom Sessions
4:00PM - 5:00PM Ultimate Trivia! Networking with Professionals

Submit your Best Practices submission (video, PPT presentation, completed form) here. Submissions are due Friday, March 4, 2022, by 11:59PM ET. No exceptions.

The following are options to record your Best Practices presentations:

  • Have a single team member deliver the presentation with PowerPoint.
  • Have each team member record their portion separately, then combine the video files.
  • If the students have access to Zoom, create a Zoom meeting and record a presentation that way.

Additional requirements:

  • Videos should be uploaded to YouTube under the submitting BAP chapter's YouTube account or the account of someone participating in the video.
  • The video should be made public or unlisted on YouTube. Do NOT make the video private. 
  • Videos must be able to be embedded in order to be posted to judges’ webpage.

Winning teams will be announced separately from the Mid-Year Meetings.

If you have any questions, please contact the Executive Office.

Mid-Year Meeting Service Activity (Optional) – Sock Drive – As a chapter please consider donating clean socks to a local homeless shelter. It has been a cold winter for much of the U.S. and clean, warm socks will be appreciated by those who need them the most.

Chapters may report up to 2 hours for this service activity.

 

2:55PM - 3:25PM Concurrent Session 3:30PM - 4:00PM Concurrent Session

Deloitte

Resilience & Strategic Recovery

AGA

Where do I Begin? Government v. Consulting v. Industry (Panel Discussion)

IMA

Your Career, Your Story: Discover the CMA Certification

PwC

Career Readiness Workshop: Putting Your Resume Into Action

Gleim Exam Prep

CPA Exam Changes: The CPA Evolution

UWorld

I Spy A Leader

Alumni Panel

Bridging the GAAP: A Panel of Young Professionals

CFA Institute

Preparing for a Career in Finance

Aaron Gagnon 

Aaron Gagnon is Chief Audit Executive at Apple, a role he’s held since 2018. Previously he held the same role at Abercrombie & Fitch for three years. Prior to that he worked nearly twenty years for EY, including seven years as an audit partner. He lived and worked in the U.S., Japan, and Germany and during that time he worked with The Coca-Cola Company, Walmart, and McDonald’s. Aaron earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Kennesaw State University. He is both a CPA and CIA. He enjoys traveling, sailing, skiing, hiking, and outdoor activities.

Topic: "Creating What Is Possible"

This year we are going to try something new! Instead of Chapter Operations presentations, show us your Chapter Achievements in one PPT slide! We will include these in a video that will be shared at the 2022 Annual Meeting in Orlando! Use photos and key words to show off your amazing chapter! Be creative but clear on what your chapter achieved in 2021-2022.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - Submit with your end-of-year report. Check off the Reaching Out Activity and upload your slide.

Slide must include:

  • School, Chapter name and number (please save the file under this same name)
  • Photo(s) of members and/or activities
  • One word to describe how fabulous your chapter is!  

Contact the Event Organizer



Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

NASBA is proud of our partnership with BAP, because the organization's members are among the best and brightest. We believe BAP members are the future leaders of the accounting profession, and we have the opportunity to serve them through our partnership with BAP. NASBA takes pleasure in helping BAP members understand what it takes to start and grow as certified public accountants.

Alfonzo Alexander
NASBA