2023 Mid-Year Meeting - Milwaukee, WI

Date: March 17-18, 2023
Location: Milwaukee, WI - Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Theme: Reimagining the Path Forward

Welcome to the 2023 Mid-Year Meeting - Milwaukee! Your host chapters Marquette University (Psi) and Ball State University (Zeta Omega) welcome you to Milwaukee! Milwaukee is where the concept for the motorcycle was developed and home to the Harley Davidson Museum. Our chapters are working to create an exciting and diverse regional we hope you all will enjoy!

Host Chapters: Marquette University and Ball 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 Friday, March 3rd, 2023, by 11:59PM ET

Chapter Operations Topics:

  • Membership Recruitment & Retention
  • Chapter Reporting Tips
  • Mentorship
  • Meaningful Service Activities
  • Building DEI into your chapter activities

We look forward to seeing you there!


Friday, March 17 – Saturday, March 18, 2023

Registration Fees

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

 $110  Early Bird Registration Rate extended to Friday, March 3, 2023
 $125  Regular Registration Rate from Saturday, March 4, 2023
 $175  Late Registration Rate after Friday, March 10, 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, March 17

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, March 18

 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:

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Double/King Standard- $135 single/double (15% tax)
Double/King Standard- $155 triple (15% tax)
Double/King Standard- $175 quad (15% tax)

Reservations Phone: 414-271-7250*

To make reservations online, please click here.

Hotel Cutoff Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023

*To receive the group rate, please indicate that you are part of the 2023 Beta Alpha Psi Mid-Year Meeting Conference. 

Hilton Milwaukee City Center


Self-parking is $10 per day per vehicle for all overnight guests ($18 off published website rate)


Distance from General Mitchell International Airport is 7.5 miles, approximately 15 minutes. Estimated cab/Uber fare is $15-20. 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
Gleim Exam Prep Valerie Wendt
RSM US LLP Matt Kessler
Deloitte LLP Jeremy Carrine
Mazars USA Ray Ruiz
Wipfli Victoria Spencer
Wipfli Bridgette Kahny
Republic Services Heather Morgan
The PhD Project Blane Ruschak
AICPA & CIMA Edwin Gonzalez
Andersen Kelly Rath


Heidi Bostic, Ph.D. Marquette University Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Keynote Topic: Using Design Thinking to Reimagine Your Path Forward

Session Description: Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve.

Accounting, finance and IT students tend to focus their early college careers on building a resume, but sometimes we need a prompt to consider the life we are building. In this interactive session, Dr. Bostic shows us how design thinking can help us reimagine a path forward that is both meaningful and fulfilling. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

Professional Bio:

Dr. Heidi Bostic is dean of the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. She is committed to fostering interdisciplinary innovation; promoting the success of faculty, staff and students; and advocating for diversity and inclusion. Since joining the Marquette community in May 2020, Bostic has co-chaired the University Economic Planning Work Group on Administrative Structures as well as Marquette’s Ignatian Year committee, secured significant donor support for the college, engaged in strategic visioning, and supported research, public-facing work and high-impact student opportunities to foster student success. She has been inducted as an honorary member into the Jesuit honor society Alpha Sigma Nu and Phi Beta Kappa Zeta of Wisconsin chapter. She has developed and taught interdisciplinary courses, including a section of the Marquette Core Curriculum culminating course on the Service of Faith and Promotion of Justice and a course on professional discernment for juniors and seniors called Arts and Sciences Influentials.

A Fulbright Scholar to Chile, Bostic received the National Teaching Competition Award and the Theodore E.D. Braun Research Travel Award from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, won the Distinguished Teaching Award at Michigan Tech and was named Higher Education Administrator of the Year by the Texas Foreign Language Association.

She participated in the Management Development Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, jointly sponsored by Arizona State University and Georgetown University.

Bostic’s research and publications span 18th-century French literature, contemporary feminist theory, narrative studies and higher education. Representative publications include “Deans New to Jesuit Education Find Their Way Together,” “The Humanities Must Engage Global Grand Challenges,” “Practicing Community: The Future of Liberal Learning” and “Prepare Students (and Ourselves) for Meaningful Work.”

After studying at Creighton University and then earning her undergraduate degree at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Bostic completed a graduate degree at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and her master’s and doctoral degrees at Purdue University.


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.

Milwaukee is in Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County has the nation's lowest per-capita homeless population with the homeless count being 17 unsheltered people.

  • In the whole state of Wisconsin 18,394 public school students will experience homelessness throughout a year
  • In the whole state of Wisconsin 359 veterans are homeless

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!

BAP provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with peers and a variety of employers, all while developing their business skillset. Through the vast networking and learning events, community service projects, leadership opportunities, presentations, and case competitions, BAP sets the bar at successfully preparing students for their transition into the workforce [and beyond].

Silke Olsen
Moss Adams