about congress

The American Payroll Association's
Annual Congress

May 14-18, 2019
Long Beach, CA

Payroll's Premier Educational Conference

Payroll professionals convene at the Annual Congress to share how they shape the world. Join us this year to be part of an unforgettable event.

Over 180 workshops, including 45 NEW workshops!

Over the course of the conference, attendees will deepen their understanding of how to keep employees paid and happy, maintain a working knowledge of payroll laws, and expand their careers through continuing education.

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Learn from industry vendors

Education isn't the only perk of the annual Congress; more than 100 exhibitors will be available at the world' largest payroll expo to provide hands-on lessons in the latest payroll, accounts payable, and finance products.

Limitless networking opportunities

Mingle with peers and business leaders from various industries. Attendees come from all across the nation and from around the world.

Recertification Credit Hours

CPAs, FPCs, and CPPs can earn up to 26.5 CPE credits for attending each Pre-Congress session, applicable General Sessions, and workshop sessions. Earn an additional 15 RCHs for attending Virtual Congress.

Special Thanks to the APA Board of Advisors for their contribution to the 37th Annual Congress 

Lori Brown, CPP
Ginette Clark, CPP
Michelle Clawson, CPP
Jennifer Cordes, CPP
Abbey Moran, CPP
Christine Ness, CPP
Jon Schausten, CPP
David Wakeling, CPP
Tim Walstrum, CPP