When it was 2022, anything with 2023 in the title probably seemed far away. But now it’s January, meaning it’s time to get serious. If you’ve yet to register for Smarter Faster Payments 2023 that needs to be atop your to-do list because it’s coming up soon: April 16-19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“Anybody who touches payments needs to be at Payments,” said Stephanie Prebish, AAP, APRP, CTP, Nacha’s Managing Director of Association Services. And for good reasons.
The conference features nine tracks, covering topics you might expect such as ACH, compliance, and faster payments, and some you might not, including central bank digital currency and cryptocurrency.
“It’s not going to be lectures, said Prebish. “These are going to be interactive sessions from which you’ll take something away.”
If you need continuing education credits, Payments is the place. AAPs and APRPs will earn their annual maximum 20 credits. CTP and CLE credits will also be available.
Three dynamic keynoters are lined up, starting Monday with Ben Nemtin, a New York Times bestselling author who will discuss “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible.” Shola Richards, founder of The Positivity Solution, speaks Tuesday morning on “The Courage to Go Together: Strategies for Practical Team Cohesion.” Tuesday’s lunch speaker will be Molly Bloom, whose journey from college student to running a high-stakes poker game for marquee names including Ben Affleck was chronicled in the film “Molly’s Game.”
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas in April, Remote Connect takes place May 8-10 with nearly 50 sessions, several of which offer the opportunity to partake in live Q&As with the speakers. You’ll also be able to access session content following the event.
Whether you’re in person or online, Prebish promises Payments is worth your time. “We have an amazing conference,” she said.