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PAYMENTS 2018 Information - April 29-May 2 San Diego, CA

The Second Call for Presentations for PAYMENTS 2018 will open in late September and close on Nov. 8, 2017. Please see suggested topics below.

PAYMENTS is the premiere payments industry’s annual conference that offers attendees an education program of sessions that address challenges and opportunities, pushing the envelope on payments innovation and transformation impacting all stakeholders. In addition to being recognized for its superior educational content, PAYMENTS offers attendees opportunities to expand ideas for business solutions necessary for a competitive advantage. Through the conference experience, attendees also establish strategic partnerships to embrace change through collaboration.

Why speak at PAYMENTS?

PAYMENTS draws leaders, decision makers and innovators from every area of the payments industry.

Consider an opportunity to share your perspectives, and contribute to the wealth of knowledge at PAYMENTS 2018. Join a premiere cadre of session presenters, offering new ideas, technical knowledge, practical advice and solution overviews to other payments industry professionals.


  • ACH
  • Corporate & End User Perspectives
  • Corporate Learning Center (Proposals must be submitted by corporates for corporates)
  • Faster Payments Experience
  • Payments Evolution
  • Risk & Compliance
  • Trending Now
  • Professional Development

For information on the PAYMENTS 2018 Session Tracks please visit Each proposal must contain a track name, session title and session level.


NACHA is accepting proposals across all tracks until Nov.8, 2017. All topics will be considered. Strong consideration will be given to sessions by and for corporate and other end-users. Some topic ideas include sessions related to:

ACH Track
  • Payment Directories
  • Account Validation

Corporate/End User Perspectives Track (*Any session accepted on this track MUST include a corporate/end-user presenter. State and local government, higher education, charities and religious organizations are all considered corporate/end-user organizations)

  • Payment Directories
  • Merchant/retail payment perspectives
  • Vendor Relations/Management
  • Solving for Frictionless Corporate Onboarding and servicing
  • Payment Services for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

Faster Payments Experience

  • Operational impact of 24/7/365 faster payments processing
  • Same Day ACH from the perspectives of small/medium FIs and end users
    • How Same Day ACH stands alone
    • Strategies on how to leverage Same Day ACH to help your organization and why
    • How Same Day ACH supports faster payments
  • How big tech companies plan to take ACH online
Payments Evolution Track
  • Payment Directories
  • Account Validation
  • Payment Authentication in the Online/Consumer/e-Commerce Space 

Risk & Compliance Track

  • Correspondent Banking and De-risking
  • Counterparty Risk
  • Authentication
  • Cross channel risk for FIs
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Cybersecurity
    • Ransomware
    • Wc3
    • Cyber-sound
    • NIST framework
Trending Now Track
  • Tokenization as mechanism/authorization of payment
  • Internet of Things as related to the payments industry
  • Fintech charters
  • RFP process to select vendor from the Community Credit Union/Small FI Perspective 


Session proposals containing the following elements will be highly considered:

  • All speakers identified and confirmed prior to submission (i.e., proposal does not contain "speakers to be identified upon acceptance" or similar language)
  • 3 clearly defined learning objectives - what will attendees gain from your session?
  • Interactive elements (please specify which elements) - How will you incorporate your audience into your session?
  • Content that helps solve a problem and speakers who facilitate problem solving
  • New content exclusive to PAYMENTS 2018
  • Intermediate or advanced content
  • No more than 3 speakers, including moderator
  • Please limit the number of speakers per organization to 2 per session. Registration fees will be required to be paid by the organization for any additional speakers from the same organization.

Submit Proposal

NACHA reserves the right to grant or refuse, at its sole discretion, speaking opportunities to any applicant. To present at PAYMENTS 2018, presenters must comply with NACHA's Code of Conduct.


For questions regarding PAYMENTS 2018 Call for Presentations, please contact:

Stephanie Prebish, AAP, CTP
Senior Director, Payments Innovation Alliance, Education & Accreditation

Alyssa Romeo
Assistant Director, Education & Accreditation

Director, Payments Innovation Alliance, Education & Accreditation