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Congress Orientation

A must for first-timers, a Congress Orientation Session will help make Congress one of the most rewarding experiences of your career! This session is presented by Congress veterans who will show you how to learn, network, and make the most out of your Congress experience. Orientation is Monday, May 12, 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Chapter Exchange Reception

Join us for an interactive networking session where you can meet peers from more than 160 APA chapters. Take this opportunity to meet APA's Board of Advisors from each of the nine regions and discuss how to make your chapter a success. This exciting event takes place Wednesday, May 14, from 8:30 - 10:00 p.m., right after the Expo Cocktail and Smorgasbord Reception.
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Chapter Pictorials

Video monitors throughout the convention center will showcase all of the creative and colorful local chapter pictorial presentations that were entered in the 2014 Chapter Pictorial Contest. Each unique photo montage slide show reflects the activities and events APA's individual chapters participated in throughout 2013.

Events

Annual Business Meeting

Held on Tuesday, May 13, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., the American Payroll Association's Annual Business Meeting is open to all association members.

Awards Ceremonies

Members are the lifeblood of the APA. The success of the association and the advancement of both the payroll and AP professions are not possible without the efforts of our volunteers. APA will honor these exceptional achievers in special awards ceremonies on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Chapter Awards

The Chapter Contest Awards will be announced during the Chapter Exchange Reception, on Wednesday, May 14 at 8:30 p.m. Be there to cheer on all of the Chapters' success and hard work and see who will win the coveted Chapter of the Year Award. Let's celebrate all of the 2013 chapter accomplishments.

Social Media @ Congress

Expand your network and meet social media enthusiasts at the Congress Tweet Up, Monday, May 12, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Lobby D. Need some social media training? Stop by the Tweet Up or Meet Up at the APA booth during the Expo Cocktail Receptions on Wednesday and Thursday to learn how to expand your online network.

Costume Contest

Is your alter ego a creepy monster or a bright glamorous cover girl? Show off your favorite horror movie villain or light up the Congress party in glowing neon colors. Have fun and start designing your costume for one of the following categories: Best Zombie; Most Horrific; Creepiest Creature Creation; Best Monster Mash Group; Glam Glow Girl; Best Movie/TV Look-a-Like; and Light Up the Party. Join us on stage during the Cocktail Reception and Smorgasbord in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, May 15 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to enter. The Costume Contest begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp! Everyone is welcome to wear their costumes all day Thursday.

Resources

New Workshops Added to the Lineup

In order to keep up with the ever-changing payroll and accounts payable industries, 22 new workshops have been added to this year's educational lineup. There are more than 170 different workshops to choose from!

Expo and Interactive Learning Lounge

In one convenient place you will find a wide array of world class vendors with the latest products, technologies, and services you require to improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of your operations. We thank you for visiting and networking with our vendors so they can learn what you need and how to provide it. Don't miss the Expo Grand Opening Cocktail Reception and Smorgasbord on Wednesday, May 14.

Plus, "lean in" and enhance your education around garnishments and electronic payments by visiting the Interactive Learning Lounge. You'll uncover opportunities to share with peers and engage with experts to ensure you have sweet dreams of payroll compliance.

Congress App

Download the free Congress 2014 smart phone app to view the latest schedule, look up details on speakers and sessions, search for Expo information, and much more!
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Congress Today

Begin each day with timely conference news, photos, and schedule updates in your daily Congress newspaper, Congress Today. Look for it every morning, Tuesday through Saturday.
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Spouse and Guest Information Meeting

All guests of registered participants are invited to a special spouse and guest program on Tuesday, May 13, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. To help guests make the most of their stay in the Minneapolis area, representatives from local attractions will share highlights from some of the city's most popular sites.

CPE Credits

General session and workshop descriptions detail the Field of Study and the number of CPE credits. This information is required by NASBA to be included in the descriptions to assist CPAs in identifying classes they can attend to earn specific CPE credits. The Course Level for all workshops is overview. CPAs can earn up to 36 CPE credits by attending/signing into each Pre-Congress and Congress session and completing the required evaluation form. Obtain a CPE evaluation form at the Onsite Registration Desk.

Recertification Credit Hours

FPC and CPP designation holders can earn up to 30 RCHs for attending this conference, and up to an additional 8 for attending Virtual Congress.

Paying It Forward

Join our 3rd Annual Paying It Forward project designed to give back to our community.

Corporate Hypnosis® Show

Tuesday, May 13
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a fascinating evening with hypnotist Tom DeLuca. He weaves together the fun of a comedy show with an amazing display of the power of suggestion. $5 optional donation goes to JDRF



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