2024 Annual Meeting | Orlando, FL

July 25-27, 2024 

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Embracing Innovation. Empowering Professionals.

Get ready to immerse yourself in an extraordinary experience where innovation takes center stage, and professionals are empowered to reach new heights.

This year's theme, 'Embracing Innovation, Empowering Professionals,' sets the tone for an inspiring journey of growth, learning, and collaboration. Join a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about staying ahead in an ever-evolving landscape. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a budding talent, this gathering promises valuable insights, meaningful connections, and a celebration of the innovative spirit that drives success. Secure your spot now for a transformative experience that will leave you energized and ready to excel in your professional journey. See you in Orlando!

 

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA 

Senior Internal Audit Advisor, Auditboard

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is a global internal audit advocate and senior internal audit advisor for AuditBoard - the leading cloud-based platform transforming how enterprises manage risk. Chambers also serves as the overseas Honorary Dean of China’s Nanjing Audit University and is the founder and chief practice leader of Richard F Chambers and Associates, a global internal audit training and client service firm.  

Prior to establishing his own firm, Chambers served for more than 12 years as president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. Chambers has more than four decades of internal audit experience including service as national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PwC; inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon.  

Chambers is a globally recognized blogger and an award-winning author, writing The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019), Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors (2017); and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail (2014). His fourth book, Agents of Change: Internal Auditors in an Era of Disruption was released in March 2021.

Kelly Richmond-Pope, CPA

Accounting Professor and Best-selling Author, "Fool Me Once: Scams, Stories, and Secrets from the Trillion-Dollar Fraud Industry"

Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is the Dr. Barry Jay Epstein Endowed Professor of Forensic Accounting at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. Pope is a nationally recognized expert in risk, forensic accounting, and white-collar crime research, and an award-winning educator, researcher, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. Pope teaches managerial and forensic accounting both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

In 2020, the AICPA and the CPA Practice Advisor named Dr. Pope among the top 25 most powerful women in accounting. Her area of expertise lies in understanding and identifying financial fraud risk within financial statements, assessing corporate culture and compliance systems designed to confront internal control challenges. Pope's research on executive misconduct culminated in directing and producing the award-winning documentary, All the Queen's Horses which explores the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history. Pope’s TED Talk entitled "How Whistle-blowers Shape History” has been viewed over 1.6 million times, translated into 20 languages, and serves as a resource to help organizations and individuals embrace internal whistleblowing.

Pope currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and chairs its audit committee. Pope is a former director and finance committee chair for Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, former director of the Illinois CPA Society, and former member of the governing council for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Pope is a frequent international speaker to numerous corporations, nonprofits, and government agencies. Pope has appeared on news outlets such as CNBC, the BBC, and WGN-TV offering commentary on fraud, risk, and ethics. Additionally, Pope has appeared in publications such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, CFO Drive, Accounting Today, Forbes, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast discussing fraud and the need for sound internal controls. Pope has earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and her master’s in accountancy and doctorate in accounting from Virginia Tech. Pope resides in the Chicagoland area.

Avani Desai

CEO, Schellman

Avani Desai is a Chief Executive Officer at Schellman, the largest niche cybersecurity assessment firm in the world that focuses on technology assessments. Avani is an accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in information security, operations, P&L, oversight, and marketing involving both start-up and growth organizations.  She has been featured in Forbes, CIO.com, and the Wall Street Journal, and is a sought-after speaker as a voice on a variety of emerging topics, including security, privacy, information security, future technology trends, and the expansion of young women involved in technology.

Also passionate about strategic philanthropy, Avani sits on the board of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, Philanos, Audit Committee chairwoman at the Central Florida Foundation, and is the co-chair of 100 Women Strong, a female-only venture capitalist based giving circle that focuses on solving community-based problems specific to women and children by using data analytics and big data. Avani is also an avid runner, always looking to sign up for the next Disney marathon.

With all that being said, Avani still considers her greatest accomplishment to be personal rather than professional—she is the proud mother to her 12-year-old son, Sahil, 9-year-old daughter, Sareena, and 1-year-old son, Hastin.

Meeting Registration

Participant CategoryDeadlinePrice
Student Early Bird RegistrationFriday, June 21, 2024$325
Student Regular RegistrationFriday, July 12, 2024$375
Student Late/Onsite RegistrationAfter July 12, 2024$450
Alumni Registration (graduates prior to 2024)$550
Faculty Advisors Registration$325
Financial Professionals Registration**$550**

**Professional Partners are entitled to two complimentary registrations per company/organization; any additional attendees must pay the $325 early bird registration fee. Both Professional Partners and volunteers are requested to register by contacting bap@bapeo.org.

 

 

 

 

Code of Ethics

Annual meeting attendees must adhere to Beta Alpha Psi's Code of Ethics that guides professionals and organizations to conduct business fairly and honestly, aligning behavior with societal norms and fostering a positive work environment and organizational image. All participants engaged in Beta Alpha Psi activities shall comply with this Code.

Code of Conduct

The American Accounting Association (AAA) Event Code of Professional Conduct requires all participants to behave professionally, welcomingly, and without discrimination, harassment, or intimidation, fostering a respectful and inclusive environment at AAA functions. All participants engaged in AAA activities shall comply with this Code. 

Dress Code

  • Thursday and Friday  All plenary sessions and competition presentations - Business Casual.
  • Saturday BAP Theme Day - Proudly wear your chapter's BAP swag. (No torn jeans or short shorts.)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made prior to Friday, June 30, 2024, will be refunded. Cancellations received after this date and no-shows will not be refunded. If you encounter an emergency, please contact the conference planner and the request will be forwarded to the Executive Director for refund request review. 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Beta Alpha Psi, we believe everyone has a right to succeed. As an international student honors organization representing 10,000 active students, we are committed to creating a more inclusive profession made up of varied people, ideas, and beliefs and representative of the many individuals and communities we help across the world. That is why we fully support diverse, equitable and inclusive chapters and meeting events that are reflective of the communities in which we serve - different people, different cultures, and different perspectives. To support this aim, while we continue to hold conferences, events and discussions on such topics in the different areas of the country, we stand strong to these beliefs and values.

Hotel Accomodations

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Guest Room Rates

Single-Double Occupancy $184
Triple/Quad Occupancy $209

 

Tax Rate
All guestroom rates quoted are subject to applicable taxes and surcharges, which are currently 13.625% (12.5% occupancy tax per night plus a 1% taxable surcharge).

Hotel Fee
A daily Hotel Fee of $15.00 additionally each night covers several amenities which include Premium Wifi Internet in guest rooms & public spaces, two (2) bottled waters per day, Fitness Center Access (fitness classes, pool activities, & bike rental); 15% discount off Spa treatments and merchandise; I-Ride Trolley Tickets (2); Local & 800 calls; and incoming and outgoing faxes. Covered amenities are subject to change.

Reservations

Hotel Reservation Cutoff is Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

 

 

 

 

To make reservations over the phone, call: 407-284-1234 and mention group code G-UPV8 on or before the group rate cut-off date

When booking, please book only the number of rooms needed. If you book additional rooms that your chapter might not need, you may be subject to an additional cancellation charge. To confirm a sleeping room in the room block, the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card provided by you the guest attending the event, along with a first night's deposit, refundable up to 48 hours in advance of the event.

Self Parking $27.00 Self-Parking discounted to $5.00 per night for in-house attendees w/ in an out privileges.

*Note About Housing Scams Beta Alpha Psi does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with the hotel.

Transportation

Distance from Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 12.2 miles, approximately 15 minutes. Estimated cab/Uber fare is $30-40

See Google Maps For driving instructions and location information.

All times are local and subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates.

Download a printable agenda here.

Schedule 

Wednesday, July 24

TimeSession
1:00pm - 5:00pmRegistration Desk Open
3:30pm - 4:30pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Student Registration
4:30pm - 6:00pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Opening Session & Dinner
6:00pm - 11:00pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Practice Sessions

Thursday, July 25

TimeSession
7:00am - 6:00pmAnnual Meeting Registration
7:00am-3:00pmProject Run With It (PRWI) Practice Sessions
12:45pm - 1:15pmCommunity Impact Day Welcome & Kickoff | Sponsored by KPMG
1:15pm - 3:00pmCommunity Impact Day Event | Sponsored by KPMG
3:00pm - 3:30pmLunch on own/Change into business casual attire
3:30pm - 4:45pmKeynote Speaker | Richard F. Chambers, Auditboard
4:45pm - 5:00pmBreak
5:00pm - 6:15pmSpeed Networking
6:15pm - 8:00pmWelcome Reception, Exhibits & Dance Party | All attendees welcome
8:00pm - MidnightProject Run With It (PRWI) Practice Sessions

Student & Professionals Welcome Reception

Don't miss out on this opportunity for the Student & Professionals Networking Reception on Thursday, July 25th from 6:15-8:00 pm. Network and mingle with your peers while visiting with this year's exhibitors to learn more about careers, certifications and advanced education.

Friday, July 26

TimeSesion
7:30am - 4:00pmInformation Desk Open
7:30am - 8:15amContinental Breakfast & Exhibits
8:30am - 10:00amConcurrent Sessions - Best Practices, Professional Sessions
10:00am - 10:30amBreak
10:30am - 11:30pmConcurrent Sessions - Best Practices (cont.), PRWI, Professional Sessions
11:30pm - 12:45pmLunch with Trivia & Awards
1:00pm - 2:15pmConcurrent Sessions - Chapter Operations, PRWI, Professional Sessions
2:15pm -2:45pmRefreshment Break & Exhibits
2:45pm - 4:00pmKeynote Speaker | Kelly Richmond-Pope, CPA
4:00pmFriday Night on Your Own | Conference Ticket to Theme Park (non-subsidized)

Saturday, July 27

TimeSession
7:30am - 1:30pmInformation Desk Open
7:30am - 8:15amContinental Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30amKeynote Speaker | Avani Desai, Schellman
9:45am - 11:00amConcurrent Sessions - Chapter Operations, Professional Sessions
11:00am - 11:30amRefreshment Break
11:30am - 12:45pmConcurrent Sessions - Chapter Operations, Professional Sessions, Board Session
1:00pm - 1:30pmFinal Awards Presentation and Closing
1:30pmConference Adjourns

Community Impact Day at the 2024 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 25

Beta Alpha Psi's Community Impact Day is an event that promotes community service and engagement among our members who are attending the 2024 Annual Meeting in Orlando. Community Impact Day is a key part of Beta Alpha Psi's mission to encourage personal and professional growth through service and ethical leadership.

Beta Alpha Psi is enormously grateful to KPMG U.S. Foundation, Inc. and KPMG LLP – University Talent Acquisition for its continued support of the Community Impact Day (CID) project. 

Join Us in Promoting Literacy and Supporting Local Charities with Reading Rocks!

Beta Alpha Psi's Community Impact Day this year features the exciting Reading Rocks activity, which aims to promote literacy and support local Orlando-area charities such as the Heart of Florida United Way and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Through engaging activities like trivia, book balance, and children's book challenges, participants will come together to encourage reading among elementary school students.

We will donate between 1,500 and 2,000 books to local organizations, ensuring that young readers have access to a diverse selection of literature. Additionally, over 1,600 decorated bookmarks and 200 stuffed animal "reading buddies" will be distributed along with the books, providing children with the resources and motivation to enjoy their reading journey.

By participating in Reading Rocks, we can make a tangible impact on the lives of young students, helping them build a strong foundation in literacy and setting them up for future success. Join us in supporting this meaningful initiative and making a positive difference in our community.

Important Information

Only those participating in a CID activity will receive a t-shirt – you will be able to request your size during the Annual Meeting registration process. T-shirts will be available during the Annual Meeting.

Masks are not required to be worn during the CID activities.

An official "Know Before You Go" email will be sent to confirmed volunteers prior the event.

If you have any questions regarding the Community Impact Day event, please contact Torie Prothro Crichton.

Calling for Presenters for Chapter Operations for the 2024 Annual Meeting

Earn 1 Reaching Out Activity for 2024 Annual Meeting Presentation 

If your chapter is attending the 2024 Annual Meeting and are interested in presenting, please complete this interest form

Deadline to submit the form is June 7, 2024 by 11:59 PM ET

Chapter Operations Topics

  • Attracting Candidates & Associate Candidate Programs
  • Supporting the Pipeline: Reaching out to High School and Community Colleges
  • Chapter Reporting Success

Sponsored by Moss Adams
Deadline for applications: Monday, May 1, 2024 by 11:59 PM EDT

Project Run With It (PRWI) Since 2008 Beta Alpha Psi has teamed up with sponsoring firm, Moss Adams, to present Project Run With It in connection with the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting. PRWI is a unique competition designed to further the community service component of Beta Alpha Psi and provides student members with an opportunity to engage in a real-world consulting project.

Details of the projects will be released to the selected participants who confirm their intent to compete and register for the 2024 Annual Meeting within ten days of being notified of their application acceptance. Participation requires arrival to the 2024 Annual Meeting by 3 pm local time, Wednesday, July 24.

Each chapter represented on the first-place teams will receive a plaque (which will bear the name of the participating student and chapter) and a monetary award of $1,000. Winners will be announced during the Annual Meeting.

For more information on how to participate, including guidelines and schedule, please visit our website.

Sponsored by Deloitte
Congratulations to the winners of 2024 BAP Mid-Year Best Practices competition

All first and second-place winners from the 2024 Mid-Year Meetings competition are invited to present in person at the Annual Meeting

Please complete the necessary steps to compete at the 2024 Annual Meeting

  1. Register for the Annual Meeting. Make sure to book your hotel room(s) early as space is limited.
  2. Email Mark Judd, Best Practices Coordinator, to notify of your interest to present by Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.
  3. Complete the Best Practices Final Abstract Form by Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST..
    • As per Appendix A in the Best Practices Manual, the abstract form itself must essentially be the same as provided at the Mid-Year meeting; however, minor editorial/grammatical changes, reordering of major points, and updates to any results are permissible. The original abstract form will be included with the updated abstract form so judges can review the changes made to the abstract. 
  4. On the day of the presentation, please plan to arrive at the room about 15-20 minutes prior to your presentation time to prepare your presentation aand check your technology. There will not be time to practice in the presentation room.
  5. Practice, practice, and more practice. Be sure to arrive to the meeting prepared so that you can enjoy the meeting, network with students and other schools and enjoy Orlando.

Best Practices Coordinator Contact
Mark Judd

For more information, visit our website.

Explore opportunities for financial support to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting through our travel stipends

2024 Dean's List (or Equivalent) Award

Deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024

Learn more >

Beta Alpha Psi students who have earned a place on their school’s Dean’s List (or equivalent), and are facing financial constraints preventing attendance at the 2024 Annual Meeting, are encouraged to apply to receive a travel stipend from Beta Alpha Psi.

Two chapters will receive an award of $1,250 (per student) to travel to the 2024 Annual Meeting. The selected students and their faculty advisor will be notified within 5 business days of the final decision.

Beta Alpha Psi DEI/AICPA Foundation Travel Stipend

Deadline: Friday, June 21, 2024

Learn more >

In addition to offering scholarships for membership, Beta Alpha Psi and the AICPA Foundation provide travel grants for eligible Beta Alpha Psi members attending the annual meeting.

To qualify for the travel grant, students must have received the DEI membership grant. Both the student and the faculty advisor must apply separately for the travel grant, confirming the student's receipt of the Beta Alpha Psi Membership Grant.

We look forward to connecting our exhibitors, partners and sponsors with future business leaders.  For all exhibitor related questions, please contact us.

Download the interactive form to learn about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday, July 25

TimeEvent
6:00 - 8:00pmStudent & Professionals Welcome Reception

Friday, July 26

TimeEvent
7:00am - 7:45amBreakfast & Exhibits
3:00pm-3:30pmRefreshment Break & Exhibits
5:30pm-6:00pmNetworking with Alumni & Professional Partners

In maintaining our commitment to professionalism, Beta Alpha Psi will refrain from distributing or selling the attendee lists of the 2024 Annual Meeting to any individual or third-party entity.

We are excited to invite you to present on a Professional Session topic at the upcoming Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Orlando. The meeting promises an exceptional opportunity for you to showcase your expertise and connect with Beta Alpha Psi chapters, alumni and other professionals in accounting and finance. An option to offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits is optional, upon meeting certain requirements.*

By leading a session, you'll benefit from:

  • Sharing your knowledge with a dedicated audience of students, alumni, and fellow accounting experts eager to learn and engage.
  • Expanding your professional network by connecting with emerging talent and established professionals in the field.
  • Building the pipeline by contributing to the ongoing education and development of young accounting professionals.

Please complete the Professional Session Interest form by May 31st.

 

 

 

 

*To ensure that your session qualifies for CPE credit, please provide the following details by June 14:

  1. Session Description: A brief overview of the topic and what participants can expect to learn.
  2. Fields of Study: Specify the relevant areas of study for your session.
  3. Confirmation of Length: Sessions must be a minimum of 50 minutes.
  4. Learning Objectives: Clearly outline the key takeaways and learning outcomes.
  5. Completed Forms for NASBA: Necessary paperwork for CPE accreditation.

Explore Orlando

Once the workday is done, fill your itinerary with all the “Unbelievably Real” experiences Orlando has to offer including legendary attractions, award-winning dining, and world-class accommodations. Start your journey here.

 

 

 

Plan Your Disney Magic

Meet, relax and unwind with everything Walt Disney World Resort has to offer. Four Theme Parks, two Water Parks, championship golf, boundless recreation, luxurious spas, and Disney Springs with world-class shopping and incredible dining! Click here to get discount passes and learn more. Click here for advance purchase savings. 

 

 

 

Begin Your Adventure at Universal Studios

With three theme parks, eight resort hotels and CityWalk, you’ll enjoy endless fun and adventure on your Universal Orlando Resort vacation. Between thrilling rides, restaurants, shops and relaxing poolside loungers, there truly is something for everyone. Click here to purchase individual tickets that are discounted after after 2pm. For group discounts, please fill out our Ticket Order Form (.xls) for a one-time bulk purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

Before proceeding with any participation in the 2024 BAP Annual Meeting, attendees attest to the following:

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.


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

As the global association for investment management professionals, the vision of CFA Institute is to serve all finance professionals seeking investment management-related education, knowledge, professional development, connection, or inspiration. We are pleased to work with Beta Alpha Psi to help students explore and prepare for a career in the investment management industry.

Merridith Kauten
CFA Institute