2023 Mid-Year Meeting - Houston, TX
Date: February 10-11, 2023 - Sold Out
Location: Houston, TX - The Whitehall
Theme: Reimagining the Path Forward
Welcome to the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting – Houston! Your host chapters, Sam Houston State University (Kappa Mu) and Nicholls State University (Iota Sigma) welcome you to Houston. Howdy! 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: Sam Houston State University and Nicholls State University
Host Chapter Sponsor
Coffee Break Sponsors
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 27, 2023, by 11:59 PM ET.
For chapters who wish to present in Chapter Operations: Please complete the Chapter Operations Abstract Form. The due date has been extended to Tuesday, January 31st 2023, by 11:59PM ET.
Chapter Operations Topics:
- Strong Alumni Base
- Innovative Recruiting for Members and/or Officers
- Multi Chapter Events
- Multi Major Professional Meetings
- Faculty Participation and Appreciation
- Virtual Service Events
- Keeping Members Active
We look forward to seeing you there!
DATES & REGISTRATION
Friday, February 10 – Saturday, February 11, 2023 - This meeting is sold out.
Meeting locations are expected to sell out, so please register early.
|| Early Bird Registration Rate extended to Tuesday, January 31, 2023
|| Regular Registration Rate until Monday, February 6, 2023
|| Late Registration Rate after Monday, February 6, 2023/ Onsite Registration Rate
Cancellation policy: To request a refund, please contact the Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Friday, February 10
|11:00am - 5:00pm||Registration Desk Open|
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Opening Session|
|1:30pm - 2:15pm||Plenary Session|
|2:15pm - 2:30pm||Refreshment Break|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||Leadership Activity|
|2:30pm - 3:30pm||Faculty Advisor Round Table|
|3:40pm - 4:40pm||Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
|4:45pm - 5:45pm||Professional Sessions/Alumni Sessions|
|6:00pm||Optional Friday Night Activity|
Saturday, February 11
| 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|
HOTEL & TRANSPORTATION
Meeting Hotel and Accomodations:
The Whitehall Houston
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002
Double/King Standard- $149 single/double (17% tax)
Double/King Standard- $159 triple (17% tax)
Double/King Standard- $169 quad (17% tax)
Reservations Phone: 888-974-7641*
To make reservations online, please click here.
Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2023 Beta Alpha Psi Mid-Year Meeting Conference.
The Whitehall Houston
Valet only $35/day. No self parking available.
Distance from George Bush Intercontiental Airport is 19 miles, approximately 20-30 minutes. Estimated cab/Uber fare is $35. For driving instructions and location and transportation information, please click here.
ATTENDING PROFESSIONAL PARTNERS
Learn more about the Professional Partners who will be attending this meeting here.
|Moss Adams LLP
|Alexandra Miller CPA/EFWA
|The PhD Project
|Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA)
|BDO USA, LLP
|The NASBA Center for the Public Trust
|Your Part-Time Controller, LLC
|Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Billy Williams, CPA -Audit Partner at KPMG - President NABA Houston KPMG Houston Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Leader
Billy is an Audit Partner at KPMG LLP in the Houston office. He has more than 18 years of experience. As a Partner in KPMG Houston Energy and Industrial Products Groups, Billy has substantial experience leading and coordinating financial statement audits and audits of internal control over financial reporting. Billy serves as a local and national instructor for KPMG. He completed a 3-year rotation in KPMG's Professional Practice Group in New York City, where he served as a team member of the Revenue, Lease, Income tax and IFRS technical topic groups. He is a frequent speaker at KPMG internal and external programs and webcasts, such as KPMG's Executive Education courses and CFO Financial Forum Webcasts. In addition to serving clients in KPMG's Energy Group, Billy is passionate about diversity, mentoring as well as career and professional development.
He currently serves as the president of the Houston Professional Chapter of National Association of Black Accountants. He also serves on the board for the AICPA Benevolent Fund. Billy is the Inclusion and Diversity Leader of the KPMG Houston office and serves on KPMG National Inclusion and Diversity council. Billy is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and is a certified public accountant licensed Texas and New York. Billy is married to Ancernetta Williams and is the proud father of daughters Ava and Alyssa.
Sock it to ‘me Sock Campaign
For the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting Service Activity, Beta Alpha Psi will ask that all attendee bring socks to donate to local homeless shelters.
We ask that you bring NEW quality socks for men, women and children experiencing homelessness and drop them off at the registration area. All schools that participate will earn a Reaching Out Service Activity (ROA).
We thank you in advance for participating in this years’ service event!
Did you know?
- Socks are the #1 clothing need of those experiencing homelessness
- Socks wear out faster than any other article of clothing and are the least donated. Dirt and grime get in between the socks and the already ill-fitting shoes and friction does the rest. Add moisture and it rapidly increases.
- Those experiencing homelessness have no way to really wash their socks. A pair of socks might last 2-3 days if they’re lucky for they’re often walking 5-10 miles a day.
- Many know that socks are the #1 clothing need of those who find themselves homeless, but what they don’t know is that one of the main reasons a person who is homeless goes to the ER is a foot ailment. They get blisters and sores that get infected and they often loose toes and or a foot and sometimes die. The number one way to prevent that is clean dry socks to wear on a regular basis. So, we are not only helping people to feel good and have comfort we are helping to keep them out of the hospital.
Houston is in Harris County.
According to Point In Time on any given night there’s 3,223 people experiencing homelessness.
- 21,000 people experience homelessness in Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend counties in a year
- 5,404 students are experiencing homelessness in Harris County
- 267 were veterans of that 3,223 count
HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES
COVID 19 ASSUMPTION OF RISK - I 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. I also understand that my participation in any in-person event or activity, including those sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi, may expose me to and increase my risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. By attending an in-person event or conference sponsored, organized, hosted or offered by Beta Alpha Psi, I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19, and I acknowledge that I am aware of the risks and hazards for myself and my guests and accept the risk of being exposed to, contracting or spreading COVID-19 in order to attend.