Specialized Educational Opportunities

In addition to compelling content organized under session tracks, Smarter Faster Payments also offers diverse learning opportunities. Attend Monday through Thursday to take advantage of the full educational program. 

Kick Start

Kick-Start Sessions

Jump start your conference experience on Sunday afternoon with these engaging sessions deliver by leading organizations in the payments space. *Attendance at Monday sessions is required in order to earn all 20 Continuing Education credits for AAP and APRP.

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Featuring sessions from:
fiservGoodLabstruist  Venable   Volante

The Need for Speed in the Evolving Payments Landscape - Truist
Hot Legal Topics in Payments and Fintech - Venable LLP
Data Revolution in Banking: Unleashing the Power of ISO 20022 Messaging Data - Volante Technologies
CFPB Directives: Leveraging Industry Partnerships to Align with Open Banking Regulation - Fiserv
A Needle in a Haystack: The Billion Dollar Heist - GoodLabs Studio
What It Takes to Win Small Businesses - Fiserv


Smarter Faster Payments Zone

Focus on smarter and faster in the Zone. Events in this area include targeted education sessions showcasing advancements in the world of smarter and faster payments.

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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 Sessions Sponsored by:
FRFS   Sidley Logo   TD Bank   telesign   Volante

Introducing FedDetect Anomaly Notification - Federal Reserve Financial Services
Competing in the Use Case Race with Instant Payments - Federal Reserve Financial Services
Ask the (Former) CFPB Enforcement Director - Sidley
Risky Business: How to Balance the Risk vs Reward of Third Party Senders - TD Bank
Innovating Payments: The SaaS Advantage in an Instant, ISO 20022 World - Volante Technologies
Building Resilient Security Practices from Onboarding to APP and Account Takeover - Telesign

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.

Solutions Center
George Throckmorton Innovation Center

The George Throckmorton Innovation Center, named after Nacha’s late Managing Director of Network Development, encompasses the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit of its namesake. Located in the financial technology focused exhibit hall, the Innovation Center features demonstrations of solutions, technology, and products of interest to financial institutions and companies involved in payments, payments processing, and financial and data security. The Innovation Center also plays host to up to three high-profile education sessions.

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Tuesday, May 7

9:35 AM – 9:50 AM – Navigating Digital Finance Risks – LSEG Risk Intelligence demo
9:55 AM – 10:10 AM – Nacha’s Risk Management Portal demo
10:25 AM – 11:15 AM – The Role of Directories in Promoting Faster Payments Adoption: International Lessons Learned 
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM – Next Level Security: ACH Positive Pay, ACH Return/NOC & EDI Reporting - Alkami demo
1:35 PM - 1:50 PM - Needle in a Haystack "Detect. Deter. Defend." – GoodLabs Studio demo
2:15 PM – 3:05 PM – How AI is Changing the Game in B2B Payments 
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM - Every Nanosecond Counts: Real-Time Monitoring with ACH Risk Scores - Unit21 demo
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Meet the 15 Under 40!

Wednesday, May 8

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Effectiv Real-Time Fraud Risk Management Platform – Effectiv demo
10:20 AM – 10:35 AM – Seamless Bank Account Verification for Confident ACH Transactions – LSEG Risk Intelligence demo
10:40 AM – 10:55 AM – Nacha’s Risk Management Portal demo
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM – Payment Automation: The Future is Now! 
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Speed Bumps on the Road to Digital Transformation 

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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Tuesday, May 7

9:20 AM-10:10 AM – ACH Operations
10:25 AM-11:15 AM – ACH Rules & Regulations
2:15 PM-3:05 PM – ACH Risk Management
3:15 PM-4:05 PM – ACH File Formatting

Wednesday, May 8

10:05 AM-10:55 AM – Fundamentals of Risk Management
11:10 AM-12:00 PM – Risk & Regulatory Environment
2:00 PM-2:50 PM – Payments Risk Policy & Governance
3:00 PM-3:50 PM – Physical & Information Security