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Annual APA Congress

Highlights

Networking

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 9, 5:00 p.m. - 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 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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 2016 Chapter Pictorial Contest. Each unique photo montage slide show reflects the activities and events APA's individual chapters participated in throughout 2015.

Events

Annual Business Meeting

Held on Tuesday, May 10, 8:00 a.m. - 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, Thursday, and Friday.

Chapter Awards

The Chapter Contest Awards will be announced during the Chapter Exchange Reception, on Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Be there to hear about 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 2015 chapter accomplishments.

Social Media @ Congress

Expand your network and meet social media enthusiasts at the Congress Tweet Up, Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 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. Be sure to use #paycon on your social media posts.

Costume Contest

It's Now or Never - Go Big or Go Home at Donauinselfest! Show off your gaudy jewelry, gold glasses, and metallic tops to compete in the Costume Contest. Dress in your favorite European nightlife gear to flaunt your techno dance moves. Grab your best friend to dress as a disco dancing duo or let out your inner rockstar. Have fun and start designing your costume for one of the following categories: Most Metallic Gear, Rocking Retro Wear, Insane Sunglasses, Best High Tea Attire, and Best Disco Duo. Join us on stage during the Expo Cocktail Reception on Thursday, May 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. 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, 24 new workshops have been added to this year's educational lineup. There are more than 170 different workshops to choose from!

Women in Leadership Series

New for 2016! Join us for a premier professional development event for women in supervisory and leadership roles. Learn first-hand from Regina Lee, a 32-year veteran of the corporate world, as she shares her expertise and passion for helping women reach new heights in their careers. If you are a supervisor, manager, or aspire to be a leader, you won't want to miss this rare opportunity to acquire the important skills you need to take the place you deserve at the leadership table. After attending two double sessions Wednesday and Thursday, earn 6 RCHs and a Certificate of Completion.
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Expo and 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 enhance your operational efficiency and reduce costs! Don't miss the Expo Grand Opening Dessert Extravaganza & Cocktail Reception on Wednesday, May 11. Plus, "lean in" and enhance your education by visiting the Expo Learning Lounge. You'll uncover opportunities to discover additional insight on payroll topics, share with peers, and engage with experts to ensure you can conquer the payroll journey to compliance.

Congress App

Download the free Congress 2016 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.

Spouse and Guest Information Meeting

All guests of registered participants are invited to a special spouse and guest program on Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. To help guests make the most of their stay in the Nashville area, representatives from local attractions will share highlights from some of the city's most popular sites.

Focus Tracks

Focus Tracks take you on a deeper dive on specific topics within the payroll curriculum. Successfully completing all workshops within the selected designated Focus Track will give you a better understanding of the specific topic from subject matter experts. In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Completion demonstrating proficiency within this specific topic. Details

Support the American Heart Association

The APA is proud to support the American Heart Association (AHA) at the 34th Annual Congress. A voluntary donation to the AHA can be made as you register for Congress or on-site.



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EDUCATIONAL CREDIT

Earn up to 25.5 CPE Credits

CPAs can earn up to 25.5 CPE credits for attending each Pre-Congress session, applicable General Sessions, and workshop sessions.

Recertification Credit Hours

FPC and CPP designation holders can earn up to 25.5 RCHs for attending this conference, and up to an additional 14 RCHs for attending Virtual Congress. See page 24 for more information.

HR General Recertification Credit Hours

This program has been approved for 32.5 HR General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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