Conference Circuit: Pay Day

The American Payroll Association’s 34th Annual Congress begins in Nashville next week.

The American Payroll Association’s 34th Annual Congress begins in Nashville next week.

Close to 2,500 payroll professionals and industry leaders are headed to Music City to network with peers, learn the latest legislative and regulatory changes from government representatives, and discover the newest business and technological tools for processing payroll.

Association: American Payroll Association

Conference: 34th Annual Congress

Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

APA Annual Congress starts on Tuesday evening with an opening general session featuring keynoter Deepak Chopra, who will discuss how leaders can unlock their potential for greatness. Also worth paying attention to:

Time to focus. The meeting offers five Focus Tracks that allow attendees to take a deeper dive on specific topics within the payroll curriculum. Workshops, on topics including payroll compliance tools and expatriate payrolls, begin on a basic level and get more advanced as the days go on. Attendees who successfully complete all workshops within a designated track will receive a certificate demonstrating proficiency within the specific topic.

Dress up. Thursday evening will include a costume contest at the annual Congress Party. The event—Donauinselfest—is named after the world’s biggest annual music festival in Vienna. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite European nightlife gear and show off their techno dance moves. Winners will be chosen for best costumes in categories like Most Metallic Gear and Best Disco Duo.

The meeting goes on. For those unable to attend APA Congress in person, there’s the Virtual Congress and Expo. Taking place live on May 18 and 19 (and then on demand until August), it includes educational webcasts, a full-service expo, and plenty of opportunities for virtual interaction and networking with industry professionals and service providers.

Want to know more? Keep tabs on the meeting via Facebook and Twitter (#paycon).


Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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