Call for Presentations

2020 Call for Presentations



The Payments 2020 Call for Presentations opens June 3, 2019

Payments is the premier 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. The deadline for submissions is August 9, 2019.


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 2020. Join a premier cadre of session presenters, offering new ideas, technical knowledge, practical advice and solution overviews to other payments industry professionals. Suggested topics are only a sample and not an exhaustive list.

In addition to the standard 50 minute sessions Payments 2020 will feature two learning formats that debuted in 2019: Briefs and Deep Dive Dialogues. You will be required to indicate which opportunity you're submitting for on the proposal form. 


Short, fast-paced sessions designed to stimulate your thinking. These sessions feature compelling content examining critical topics in 25-minute blocks. 

Deep Dive Dialogues

Immerse yourself! Attendees engage with industry leaders during these in-depth discussions and learn from each other. These sessions will be 50 minutes long and contain seating for 40 to encourage discussion between speakers and attendees.



  • ACH
  • Compliance & Regulatory 
  • Corporate & End User Perspectives
  • Cybersecurity & Risk
  • Disruptive Ideas & Technologies
  • Faster Payments Experience
  • Smarter Payments Experience
  • Sunday Workshops


For information on the Payments 2020 Session Tracks please visit Each proposal must contain a track name and session title.

Nacha will accept proposals for any track or subject, however the Conference Planning Committee has identified the topics below as highly-desired content: 

Track Name Description Topics
ACH The ACH Network continues to evolve to support innovation and emerging business models and opportunities. Uniquely ubiquitous, the ACH Network is instrumental to moving the payment space forward while balancing new ways of doing business with sound risk management and with a reach that delivers game-changing impact. These sessions focus on increasing awareness about the most critical ACH-related topics necessary to operate and compete today and tomorrow. Topics include: ACH and ACH Rules topics, non risk-related Nacha initiatives - audit, Same Day
Corporate & End User Perspective At the end of the day, it’s all about the customer. Payors and payees are why we are here. These sessions are for and by end-user clients — practitioners from corporate, business, state and local government, higher education, and charitable and religious organizations — that originate and receive payments. Content focuses on their experiences and needs, and the solutions and business practices to help them succeed. Topics include: A/R; A/P; Remittances; Business Operations; Consumer Outreach; UX; Directories
Cybersecurity & Risk As payment and operating systems evolve new threats and risks are introduced nearly as quickly. Staying a step ahead of those interlopers or fraudsters is key to mitigating loss to revenue, reputation and customer relationships. Sessions focus on emerging threats and ways to recognize risks in time to prevent loss as well as provide the necessary surety for transactions. Topics include: General risk, third parties, fraud, risk mitigation techniques, cross-channel risk
Compliance & Regulatory Rules and regulations are the bedrock of financial services and payments, and provide the necessary surety for transactions. Although commonly viewed simply as an area of compliance, developments here also encompass innovation, transaction quality, opportunity and financial reward. Understanding the most crucial concepts and innovations here will lead to positive, competitive results. Topics include: Regulatory changes, legal-focused topics
Disruptive Ideas & Technologies New technologies, infrastructures, opportunities and threats, value chain democratization and the redefinition of the way parties interact and transact is portending a future quite different from today. There will be winners and losers. These sessions focus on the topics that threaten to disrupt the status quo, elicit controversy and provoke debate in the industry. Topics include: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Distributed Ledgers, APIs enabling data and information exchange, ISO 20022, Augmented Reality, IoT, Machine Learning, Voice Response and Robotics
Faster Payments Experience With enhanced capabilities implemented to existing platforms and the introduction of new rails, faster payments are gaining adoption. Encompassing sessions and solutions that focus on same-day, real-time/immediate, and other faster payments initiatives, the Faster Payments Experience spans the breadth of the conference program, providing attendees with a complete and unparalleled examination of the rapidly emerging faster payments landscape.  Topics include: Faster Payment Capabilities and Platforms
Smarter Payments Experience New smart technologies and tools are enabling financial institutions, fintechs and other providers to leverage the rich information within and surrounding a payment throughout the end-to-end process. These capabilities instill greater intelligence that enhances decision making and awareness, informs choices and actions, removes friction, and adds value. The Smarter Payments Experience spans the breadth of the conference program, providing attendees with a complete and unparalleled examination of smarter payment capabilities and solutions and how they benefit customers. Topics include: Smarter Payment Capabilities and Platforms including omni-channel, NFC payments, technical solutions, interoperability among platforms, APIs enabling payments, ISO 20022 use cases
Sunday Workshops Covering a wide variety of payments industry topics, these two-hour workshops employ interactive training techniques that provide attendees with meaningful value and practical tools such as checklists and resource papers. These sessions take place Sunday, April 19, 2020.  



Proposals containing the elements below will be highly considered. In order to increase your chance of acceptance please ensure the proposal:
  • Contains the names, titles, companies and contact information for ALL speakers. Do not include "speakers to be determined upon acceptance" or missing information. All submitted speakers will be contacted by Nacha before decisions are made to ensure each individual is aware their name has been submitted for consideration.
  • Defines the focus of the session - smarter payments, faster payments, or foundational knowledge (if unknown you may leave this blank and Nacha will assign.)
  • List two clearly defined questions that will be answered during the session so the audience understands the information they will gain from attending the session.
  • Includes content that helps solve a problem and speakers who facilitate problem solving.
  • Features new content or ideas exclusive to Payments 2020.
  • Is intermediate or advanced content.
  • Contains 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. If submitting multiple speakers from the same organization please indicate how their individual roles within the organization differ and how the differing roles and viewpoints will enhance the session.

Nacha reserves the right to grant or refuse, at its sole discretion, speaking opportunities to any applicant. To present at Payments 2020, presenters must comply with Nacha's Code of Conduct and the Payments 2020 Speaker Letter of Agreement.


For questions regarding the Payments 2020 Call for Presentations, please contact:

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

Alyssa Romeo
Director, Education & Accreditation

Jennifer West, AAP
Director, Payments Innovation Alliance, Education & Accreditation