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The American Payroll Association's
Annual Congress

May 15-19, 2018
National Harbor, MD
Thousands of payroll professionals convene at the Annual Congress to share how they shape the world. Join us in National Harbor, MD, to be part of this memorable event.

Attendees have access to more than 170 workshops as well as networking events to further their careers and enhance their payroll knowledge. But 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.

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.

2018 Congress Theme

Payroll professionals will continue to deliver, despite the challenges before them, no matter what change brings (regulatory, legislative, technological, systems conversions, cyber issues, disaster recovery, etc.).

With any kind of planned change, imposed change or obstacles before them, they will continue to do what they have always done – pay people accurately and on time.

"Pay Another Day" carries the message that payroll will continue to advance today, tomorrow, a year from now, and five, ten, fifteen years down the road, and is a metaphor for striving forward.

The 36th Annual Congress at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
A premier riverside resort and convention center with a 19-story glass atrium and sophisticated rooms. The convention center is located 10 miles from the U.S. Capitol and 12 miles from the Lincoln Memorial.

Congress attendees who wish to stay close to the event can reserve rooms at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at an exclusively discounted rate.