Specialized Educational Opportunities

In addition to compelling content organized under session tracks, Smarter Faster Payments also offers diverse learning opportunities.

Payments Connection

Payments Connection

Monday, May 2

Too bad we didn’t get an Emmy nomination, because the 2021 Payments Connection was a hit! Join us again this year and you’ll enjoy watching this game show themed event that pairs a business in need and one of five fintech solution providers. Who will make the perfect match this year? Conference host and corporate comedian Adam Mamawala returns to the stage as emcee of this informative and entertaining event.

Featured presenters include:

Finicity Logo  Fiserv Logo IBM Logo  Clearing House Logo   Visa Logo

Kick Start

Kick-Start Sessions

Sunday, May 1

Strike the cord on day one! Begin your attendee experience with thought-leadership sessions brought to you by organizations leading in the payments space.

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Featured presenters include:

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Lunch & Learns

Topical Talks

Participate in these popular intimate discussion groups that enable lively dialogue and debate on today’s hottest payments topics.

Featured presenters include:

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And there’s more education in the hall…

Take advantage of education areas in the exhibit hall to learn more about today’s financial technology products and solutions peaking your interest. Or see what it takes to take the next step in your career as a payments professional.

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Smarter Faster Payments Zone
Focus on smarter and faster in the Zone. Events in this area include targeted education sessions and fast-paced demos showcasing advancements in the world of smarter and faster payments.

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Solutions Center
Solution Center


Do you have a problem that needs a solution? The newly branded Solution Center will host demonstrations of solutions, technology, and products of interest.

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Awareness Center
Accreditation Awareness Center


The Accreditation Awareness Center features sessions designed to provide a glimpse into what AAP or APRP candidates might expect to learn when preparing for the AAP or APRP exams. These sessions introduce concepts that tie directly to the AAP or APRP blueprint areas and serve as a foundation for further training while on the path to successfully passing the exam. Attendees learn about other industry certifications, how to maintain the AAP and APRP credentials after passing the exam, and further education offerings, including Nacha’s TPI On Campus, TPI Home School, or training opportunities presented by the Payments Associations.

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