Friday, March 11, 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.


Friday, March 11, 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

Friday, March 11

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 - 2:50PM 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


Beginning Your Career in Public Accounting

CFA Institute

Preparing for a Career in Finance

Wiley Efficient Learning

CPA Exam & Study Strategies Info Session


Generational Differences in the Workplace

AICPA (Panel)

Debunking the Myths--What It's Really Like to be a CPA

Surgent Professional Education

Microsoft Excel: Tips You Should Know

Alumni Panel #1 Alumni Panel #2

Ryan Kist

Ryan Kist has nearly 20 years of recruiting, diversity and management experience.  In his current role Ryan is LinkedIn’s Global Director of Inclusion Recruiting.  Ryan is responsible for the development and implementation of LinkedIn’s talent acquisition strategy for early talent as well as experienced recruiting globally.  Prior to joining LinkedIn in January of 2022, Ryan was EY’s Inclusiveness Campus Recruiting Leader.  During his 16 years at EY, Ryan led EY’s diversity and inclusiveness campus recruiting strategy for the Americas.  This work included providing consulting on diversity and inclusiveness to universities across the country; working with EY professionals, students, faculty and administration.  Additionally, Ryan co-developed and assisted with the execution of EY’s strategies related to conferences and external clients.   Ryan is deeply invested at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), by developing high school programs for under-represented minorities to better drive and enable college matriculation and success.  

Ryan is a graduate of Saint Vincent College, having double majored in Pre-Law and Economics.

Ryan was selected by Beta Alpha Psi International as their 2018 National Business Professional of the Year.  Previously the INROADS organization selected Ryan as their Business Advisor of the Year. Ryan has been a speaker at the national NABA, ALPFA, and INROADS conferences, as well as a frequent speaker at events across the country.  He serves on the advisory boards at Howard University and The University of William and Mary. Ryan is also a proud member of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

Topic: “Skills of the Workforce of the Future”

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!

RSM is a proud partner of Beta Alpha Psi and sponsor of the annual RSM BAP Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award! We’re fortunate to partner with terrific faculty to help develop the next generation of leaders in the accounting and financial information industries!

Matt Kessler