Agenda By Day

Master your skills as a payroll professional and leader.

You won't want to miss a single educational or networking event as it will only boost your career and expertise. 

All times are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Monday, May 13
2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Orientation
A must for first-timers, a Congress Orientation Session will help make Congress one of the most rewarding experiences of your career.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tweet Up
Expand your network and meet social media enthusiasts at the Congress Tweet Up. Be sure to use #paycon in your social media posts.
Tuesday, May 14
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting
Open to all association members.

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 1

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Workshop Session 2

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon*
Sponsored by ADP, LLC

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Orientation

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Workshop Session 3

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Professional Development Lounge
Sponsored by rapid! Disbursements

2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Workshop Session 4

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spouse and Guest Information Meeting
All guests of registered participants are invited to a special spouse and guest program. To help guests make the most of their stay in the National Harbor area, representatives from local attractions will share highlights from some of the city’s most popular sites.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session

Welcome Remarks
Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association
John Raguz, CPP, Immediate Past President, American Payroll Association
Jodi Parsons, CPP, President, American Payroll Association

Keynote
Simon T. Bailey
"Releasing Leadership Brilliance"
 Sponsored by rapid! PayCard
Wednesday, May 15
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 5

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Workshop Session 6

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon

Keynote
Vicki Lawrence
“Life is Much Too Serious to Be Taken Seriously”

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Professional Development Lounge
Sponsored by rapid! Disbursements

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Workshop Session 7

3:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion
Grand Opening & Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chapter Exchange Reception and Awards
Sponsored by Wisely Pay by ADP
Thursday, May 16
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop Session 8

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Professional Development Lounge
Sponsored by rapid! Disbursements

9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session

Introductory Remarks
Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

Special Presentation
Jason Low, C.P.S., Head of TAPS, The Association for Payroll Specialists
Tim Kelsey, MCIPP, AIPA, Owner, Kelsey Payroll Services
“Say What? Communicating Around the World”

Keynote
Vivek Wadhwa
"Advancing Technologies and Trillion-Dollar Opportunities"
Sponsored by DailyPay

11:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion Open

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion Networking Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Ultimate Software

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Workshop Session 9

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 10

5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion
Cocktail Reception and Dinner


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Costume Contest and Exhibitor Prize Drawing

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
PAY on the Edge. PLAY on the Edge. Party
Sponsored by Replicon
Friday, May 17
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Federal Government Executive General Session
Key players in the administration will discuss the issues that impact payroll management and how they are working to implement change.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Expo and Global Pavilion Open

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 11

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by Wisely Pay by ADP

Guest Speakers
Carolyn Huse, CPP, 2018 Payroll Woman of the Year
Gary Lynch, CPP, 2018 Payroll Man of the Year

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Professional Development Lounge


2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop Session 12

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Closing General Session

Keynote
Jeff Civillico
“The Power of the Pivot"
Sponsored by The Canadian Payroll Association
Saturday, May 18
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 13

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Workshop Session 14