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.


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.


Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learns

Tuesday, May 2

Enjoy a meal and quality education on Tuesday in one of four Lunch & Learns.  

Confirmed topics for Lunch & Learns include:

  • Lunch & Learn: Streamlining Treasury Management Workflow with Embedded Banking
  • Lunch & Learn: Why Achieving Interoperability is Important for Faster Payments
  • Lunch & Learn: Applying Blockchain to Achieve Processing Efficiency

deep dives

Deep Dive Dialogues

Jump into the deep end and be there for in-depth discussions on top trending industry topics.


Exec Series

Executive Series

If you are a senior executive, you don’t want to miss sessions identified as philosophical discussions on critical topics.

  • Executive Series: Moving from a Microscope to a Telescope: An In-House View From Ex-Regulators
    Track: Compliance & Regulatory
  • Executive Series: The Future of Bill Pay
    Track: Payments in Practice
  • Executive Session: Accelerating Faster Payment Adoption
    Track: Faster Payments Experience
  • Executive Session: Blockchain & Transaction Information at the Edge
    Track: Disruptive Ideas & Technologies
  • Executive Session: Navigating the “SEAS” of Payments Disruption: How FIs & Fintechs Can Solve Marketplace Challenges
    Track: Disruptive Ideas & Technologies

Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speaker Series

Listen to presentations from notable subject matter professionals speaking on top-of-mind topics.

  • Spotlight Session: ACH State of the Union
    Track: ACH
  • Spotlight Session: Faster Payments: How Far Are We from the Promised Land?
    Track: Faster Payments Experience
  • Spotlight Session: Federal Reserve Town Hall
    Track: Smarter Payments Experience
  • Spotlight Session: It's Not Just about the Speed: Ensuring a Safe Faster Payments Ecosystem
    Track: Faster Payments Experience
  • Spotlight Session: Transforming the Federal Payment Experience 
    Track: Practical Strategies
  • Spotlight Session: Recent Developments in Electronic Payments Law
    Track: Compliance & Regulatory

Lunch & Learns

Topical Talks

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

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.

SFP zone
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.
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.
Awareness Center
Accreditation Awareness Center
Interested in adding more credentials to your professional name? Visit the Accreditation Awareness Center to receive relevant education for achieving AAP and APRP certifications and accreditation.