Boot Camp

Payments Boot Camp
December 5-6, 2023


Registration is not yet available for this workshop.

Glenbrook’s in-person Payments Boot Camp is a two-day interactive session held face-to-face. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and there is ample opportunity to connect with the workshop leaders and network with other participants.



This workshop will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Venue details will be confirmed closer to the event.



Glenbrook’s agenda is structured to ensure that you understand how the industry works as a whole. We emphasize the economics – so that you understand how money is made in the industry, and by whom.

Payments Systems Overview

  • Industry definitions, payments domains
  • Key concepts – open/closed, push/pull, chain of liability
  • How payments systems differ
  • Risk in payments
  • Payments systems economics

Perspectives on Users and Providers

  • End-User perspectives – Consumers, Businesses
  • Provider perspectives – Banks, Networks, Processors, PSPs
  • Other constituents – Regulators

Core Systems

  • Cards – Core concepts, value chains, transaction flow, technology, economics
  • Checks – Value chain, checking imaging, remote deposit capture, volume trend
  • ACH – Value chain, transaction flow, direct debit risk model, volume, and trends
  • Wires – Value chain, economics, major players, and trends
  • Fast Payments – Processing model and components, Zelle vs RTP vs FedNow
  • Cash – Usage trends, ATM networks, and digital currencies

Global Payments

  • Local country payments systems – models, common elements, variables
  • Cross-border payments – international wires; cross-border card processing

Payments Domains

  • Domain overview, monetization strategies, key trends for each domain
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Remote Commerce
  • Bill Pay
  • Person to Person (P2P)
  • Business to Business (B2B)
  • Income

Fintech Innovation

  • Market drivers, building blocks and key trends

27,000+ Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp® participants

Attending companies include fintechs, networks, banks, technology providers, investors, and more.

Customer Testimonials

“The Payments Boot Camp® has done an amazing job at giving me a broader understanding of the payments industry in an easy to digest and engaging format.”

– Tessa Dill Money Solutions Specialist – Payments, Shopify

Key Payments Terminology

All the key terms explained on one place.

Glenbrook Press

Comprehensive books that detail the systems and innovations shaping the payments industry.

Fees, billing, discount and refunds


Individual discounts:

  • Save 10% – Early-bird discount. Register at least 1 month in advance of a virtual workshop, or 2 months in advance of an in-person workshop, to receive this special price.
  • Save 10% – Alumni discount. Glenbrook Payments Education alumni wanting to attend another payments education event. Contact us, prior to registering, to request your alumni discount code.

Group discounts:

  • Save 10% – Register 2 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 15% – Register 3-6 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 20% – Register 7-9 people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Save 30% – Register 10+ people for a Payments Boot Camp®
  • Group discount rates apply to registrations within a 6-month timeframe.
  • Contact us, prior to registering, to request your group discount code.

Glenbrook client discounts:

  • Discounts are also available for select Glenbrook clients. Contact us to inquire about a discount code.

* Only one discount code may be used per person. Discounts may not be combined with any other sale, promotion, discount, code, coupon, and/or offer.


Payments Boot Camp® and workshop registrants may cancel their registration for a full refund if cancelled two weeks prior to the event. Refunds for cancellations within two weeks of the event will be considered on a case by case basis. In some cases, it may be possible to switch registrations to an event at a later date.

Daily Schedule

Payments Boot Camp®

Day One

8:30am – breakfast available
9:00am – workshop
12:00pm – lunch
1:00pm – workshop
5:00pm – networking reception

Day Two

8:30am – breakfast available
9:00am – workshop
12:00pm – lunch
1:00pm – workshop

Day Three Advanced Workshop (additional registration fee)

8:30am – breakfast available
9:00am – workshop
12:00pm – lunch
1:00pm – workshop

Local Airports, Driving Directions, Hotels

This workshop will be hosted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Location details will be confirmed closer to the event.

Reference Materials & Resources


  • Payments News – Glenbrook’s curated daily news feed
  • Payments Views – Glenbrook’s commentary and opinion blog on topical issues in the payments industry
  • Payments On Fire® – Glenbrook’s podcast interview series featuring the latest and most interesting developments in payments
  • Glossary – Glenbrook has compiled an expansive industry glossary of key payments terms and acronyms
  • Attending Companies – view a list of companies who have attended Glenbrook Payments Education events


Debbie Bartoo

Debbie Bartoo

As part of Glenbrook’s education team, Debbie draws on professional and teaching experiences to help organizations be apprised of the foundations and innovations underway with payments.

Drew Edmond

Drew Edmond

Drew has years of experience managing global payments operations in marketplace and financial services environments. He brings a keen interest in identifying and executing optimal payments strategies for businesses throughout the payments value chain.