I am excited for you to join me at PayrollOrg’s Annual Congress—the premier event that helps payroll professionals apply critical and creative thinking to the traditional payroll principles while discovering modern and imaginative technologies! With four days of nonstop education and networking, you will enjoy the value of informative and scientific perspectives and embrace the spirit of wonder and innovation with payroll professionals from around the world.

 Enjoy your payroll canvas and our accommodations at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center as you explore the evolving future of payroll, refresh your understanding of payroll principles, expand your network, and connect with industry experts. Don’t miss any of our keynote speakers as they enhance your creative and technological professional development with over-the-mountaintop fun and an assortment of topics that will motivate and inspire everyone.

 Whether you are just beginning your payroll journey or are a veteran payroll professional, the opportunities at Congress are endless. Payroll industry leaders will share educational information in more than 80 top-rated workshops offered across multiple tracks. I am excited to share that we have expanded the Leadership Excellence Series to five sessions this year. These motivational talks will enlighten and inspire you and fit in nicely with this year’s theme: Art and Science.

 And an easy way to keep track of all things Congress is through the free Congress App. Download the app now to monitor the latest workshop and session schedules and conference updates. Connect with other payroll professionals through social media by tracking and posting tweets using #paycon.

 Of course, Congress also features the world’s largest payroll, accounts payable, and finance Expo. Visit with vendors to learn about state-of-the art technologies and critical services to help you and your organization implement and maintain best practices. Make sure you stop by the new PayrollOrg booth to stock up on your PAYO pride and, if you received a Citation of Merit this year for participation on a national board or committee, join us at the Citation of Merit Photo Station in the Expo on Thursday from 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m. to take a special photo with myself and Executive Director Dan Maddux.

 Stay ahead of the curve with the award-winning Congress Today. The daily magazine is available in print on site for three days as well as in-depth articles available online that will keep you updated with new content every day throughout the week. Don’t forget to take copies home as a great way to share all the photos of the Congress experience with your colleagues.

 As President of PayrollOrg, I look forward to meeting you as we create, connect, and collaborate during our discovery at Payroll Congress. Please feel free to stop and introduce yourself anytime you see me!


Linda Obertin, CPP