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

Meeting Sponsors:

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

Friday, February 10 – Saturday, February 11, 2023 - This meeting is sold out. 

Registration Fees

Meeting locations are expected to sell out, so please register early. 

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate extended to Tuesday, January 31, 2023
 $125  Regular Registration Rate until Monday, February 6, 2023
 $175  Late Registration Rate after Monday, February 6, 2023/ Onsite Registration Rate 

 

Cancellation policy:  To request a refund, please contact the Executive Office at bap@bap.org. Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Friday, February 10

´╗┐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 11

´╗┐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 Houston
1700 Smith Street
Houston, TX 77002

Rates: 

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

Parking:

Valet only $35/day. No self parking available.

Transportation:

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.

Learn more about the Professional Partners who will be attending this meeting here

Firm/Organization Professional Partner
KPMG LLP Jennifer Neal
Moss Adams LLP Leanne Lutkus
Deloitte LLP Jeremy Carrine
Alexandra Miller CPA/EFWA Alexandra Miller
The PhD Project Blane Ruschak
PwC Amy Kraft
Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) Susan Adams
BDO USA, LLP Sarah Turcotte
The NASBA Center for the Public Trust Jasmine Jenkins
Protivi Sarah Jordan
EY Paige Sacks
Xero Sarah Bleeker
Your Part-Time Controller, LLC Dalton Lewis
Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Delvin Seawright
Andersen Kelly Rath
   

 

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

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.

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.

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Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust has been long time supporters and partners of Beta Alpha Psi. We have found BAP students have a vested interested in ethics and leadership. Thank you for keeping these top priority and setting a good example in the business community.

Ashley Metivier
NASBA Center for the Public Trust