Agenda By Day

Set your target on mastering 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 14
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 15
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.
Pre-Congress Workshop 1*

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Pre-Congress Workshop 2*

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon*

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Power Hour Workshop Session*

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Pre-Congress Workshop 3*

*Pre-Congress sponsored by ADP

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
Sondra Dougherty, CPP, Immediate Past President, American Payroll Association
John Raguz, CPP, President, American Payroll Association
2018 Payroll Man and Woman of the Year Awards

Keynote
Jane Seymour
"Remarkable Changes: Striving Through Adversity"
 Sponsored by rapid! PayCard
Wednesday, May 16
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

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

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

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon

International Guest Panel
Eira Hammond, FCIPPdipBoard Chair, The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals
Lavinthra HaripersadChair, South African Payroll Association
Frank Lilley, CPA, CGA, Chair, The Canadian Payroll Association
Jason Low, C.P.S., Head of TAPS, The Association for Payroll Specialists

Keynote
Steve Spangler
“The Science of Engagement”
Sponsored by Workday

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

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

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chapter Exchange Reception and Awards
Sponsored by Global Cash Card
Thursday, May 17
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration/Check-in

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop Session 4

9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

General Session

Introductory Remarks
Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

Special Presentation
Josh Bersin, Principal and Founder, 
Bersin™, Deloitte Consulting LLP
“The Future of Work and Pay”

Guest Speakers
Don Weinstein, Chief Strategy Officer, ADP
Martin Hartshorne, VP, Product, Ultimate Software

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
Sponsored by Ultimate Software

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Workshop Session 5

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 6

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

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Costume Contest

7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
License to Party
Sponsored by Replicon
Friday, May 18
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 7

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by Global Cash Card

Guest Speakers
Stephanie Salavejus, CPP, 2017 Payroll Woman of the Year
David Wakeling, CPP, 2017 Payroll Man of the Year

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Workshop Session 8

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

Keynote
Brad Montgomery
“Embrace Your Awesomeness”
Sponsored by The Canadian Payroll Association

Door Prizes
Saturday, May 19
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop Session 9

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Workshop Session 10