Networking Opportunities

Grow your professional network. Smarter Faster Payments offers unique opportunities to chat with speakers, solution providers and fellow attendees immersed in the payments industry. Don't forget to check out networking available in the Exhibit Hall. All events at Gaylord Opryland except Tuesday Night Out.

Payments Orientation


Sunday, May 1 - 11:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT

If you are new to the conference or looking for a refresh on ways to take full advantage of your conference experience, join us on Sunday to plan your attendance. Get an overview of all the educational and networking opportunities Payments has to offer. Chat with members of the Conference Planning Committee and Nacha staff who can answer your questions and help you navigate Smarter Faster Payments 2022.

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Chairperson’s Leadership Reception (invitation-only event)

Sunday, May 1 - 5:00 PM-6:30 PM CDT

Anticipate quality engagement with colleagues at this annual occasion. Nacha leadership gathers for this invitation-only event to commemorate another year of progress in the payments industry.

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Happy Hour

Sunday Social

Sunday, May 1 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM CDT

Fuse Sports Bar

Looking for an informal setting to mix and mingle with fellow attendees? All attendees are invited to this casual, no-host, networking event that features an exclusive cocktail created for Nacha attendees to enjoy.

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AAP-APRP reception

AAP & APRP Reception (invitation-only event)

Sunday, May 1 - 6:30 PM-7:30 PM CDT

If you are an Accredited ACH Professional or Accredited Payments Risk Professional, you don’t want to miss this esteemed invitation-only reception that honors the achievements of you and your peers.

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lawyers reception

Lawyers Reception (invitation-only event)

Monday, May 2 - 4:30 PM-5:30 PM CDT

Get to know your peers in the legal profession at this exclusive event for payments attorneys. Join us at this invitation-only event and increase your professional network of colleagues who share in your daily challenges.

Afinis reception

Afinis Reception (invitation-only event)

Monday, May 2 - 4:30 PM-5:30 PM CDT

Celebrate Afinis member collaboration and achievements, including the creation of standardized APIs that enhance the efficiency and security of today’s financial industry.

Exhibit Hall reception

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception

Monday, May 2 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM CDT

Network, socialize and make critical connections at this reception featuring the latest in fintech solutions. Enjoy food and refreshments and tail gate games surrounded by cutting-edge technology providers, payments services experts and organizations poised to offer the solutions you’re looking for.

Wildhorse reception

Tuesday Night Out

Tuesday, May 3 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM CDT

Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville, TN

Join us in downtown Nashville for this can’t miss social event. The Wildhorse Saloon is an amazing venue featuring regional cuisine and unlimited entertainment options including a popular local band, line dancing instruction, a guitar playing station, ax throwing area, roaming social media photobooth, and make-your-own music video station.

Buses will begin loading at the Gaylord at 5:30 PM and extended shuttle bus service will be offered until 11:30 PM so that participants can enjoy downtown Nashville after our Tuesday Night Out event.