ETA University (ETAU)
on the Hill


ETA University will provide an overview of the modern payments system as well as a more advanced discussion focused on issues facing the payments industry. Attendees will hear from panels of industry experts on industry basics, crypto, open banking, BNPL, AI, and more.

ETAU is open to staff of Hill offices, regulators, law enforcement, academia, and ETA members. It serves as an educational event, focused on covering the electronic payments industry.

This event is not open to the media. 

Questions? Contact Scott Talbott at


9:00 am

Opening Remarks

  • Scott Talbott, Executive Vice President, ETA

9:05 am

Overview of the Payments System

This panel of experts will provide a broad overview of the payment system, who the major players are, the mechanics of transactions, and what the challenges and opportunities are.

10:05 am


This panel will discuss current trends in payments and how these trends are shaping the way consumers and businesses make purchases.

10:35 am

Open Banking

This panel will focus on how fintech allows consumers and financial institutions to share data.

11:10 am

Crypto and Payments

This session will cover the basics of crypto and CBDC. Understand how digital assets will shape the payments space.

11:55 am

Fintech Helping the Underserved

Fintech is helping deliver new products and services to the underserved. This panel will explore how fintech is helping Americans access modern financial services.

12:45 pm

Artificial Intelligence

This session will explore how the payments industry is using Ai to make payments faster and more secure.

1:15 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Scott Talbott, Executive Vice President, ETA

Our Sponsors

ETA CPP CE Credits

The ETA CPP™ certification program sets the standard for professional performance in the payments industry and is a symbol of excellence. It signifies that an individual has demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to perform competently in today’s complex electronic payments environment.

This event is approved for up to four (4) ETA CPP™ Continuing Education (CE) credit. Credit is earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of electronic transactions industry-related session time, including questions and answers, excluding lunches and breaks.