Specialized Educational Opportunities

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

Payments Connection

Payments Connection

Too bad we didn’t get an Emmy nomination, because the 2021 Payments Connection was a hit! Join us again 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

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


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.


Spotlight Speaker

Spotlight Speaker Series

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


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

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.