Chad Porter to Speak at EPCOR Payments Conference – Fall 2022

This year’s keynote for EPCOR Payments Conference – Fall 2022 is a speaker unlike any we’ve ever had! Chad Porter is one of the nation’s most inspirational and motivational speakers. He has been telling his amazing story of perseverance, creating better communities, sales training, team building, increasing self-esteem, goal setting and inspiring hundreds of thousands, for over 20 years.

Growing up, Chad had big dreams. He says, “Sports were my entire life. I had huge dreams of playing college and professional football, and before I knew it, I found myself in the arms of my 18-year-old friend, covered in blood and fighting for my life.”

Chad Porter was a young athlete when he endured a horrific tragedy and, in his darkest moments of despair, he had one question. He shares, “I asked why. I asked why me over and over and over and over again.” His dreams of being a professional athlete had vanished in an instant, and he felt hope was lost. But Chad’s story was unfinished. He explains, “What happened to me that day, and how I was eventually able to react to it… I wouldn’t go back and change that day for anything in the world. For me, it was a life changer. I cannot imagine a better life, and to be able to inspire, to motivate and to show people hope, that no matter what it is in the world that they’re going through, you can get through it.”

This teenage boy found the strength and courage to fight against seemingly insurmountable odds, and he realized that his story needed to be shared. Since then, Chad has helped others find the strength to persevere, the courage to realize their true potential and the heart to love each other despite differences.

During Chad’s keynote conference session, attendees will be able to experience how he overcame a horrific tragedy to not only survive but to defy all odds and turn, what most would find insurmountable, into a life of inspiring people across the globe. Chad says, “I have been called to train, keynote, coach and motivate individuals, corporate conferences and businesses around me to improve themselves and those around them. Together, we’ve produced measurable results and my story has left a lasting impression on hundreds of thousands of people.” Today, Chad travels the country sharing his inspirational story to groups of all ages, lifestyles and interests.

In recognition of his success with motivational speaking, Chad holds the distinct honor of being one of only a few Platinum Speakers on the Zig Ziglar International Team. Over the years, he has had the privilege of speaking for BMW, Toyota, sports teams like the Buffalo Bills and Clemson Football, military groups such as the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force, the Boy Scouts of America, Bayer and hundreds more.

If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill motivational speaker, you won’t find that here. Chad is going to touch your heart, your mind and your soul with one of the most inspirational accounts of finding hope in your darkest moments.

Register today so you don’t miss Chad’s keynote session during EPCOR Payments Conference – Fall 2022 on October 3 – 5 in Overland Park, Kansas! Whether your organization booked an early flight with RTP® or is boarding the FedNow launch in 2023, all payments participants will soon be landing at our final faster payments destination. Join us to hear speakers like Jane Larimer, Nacha as we discuss all things faster payments along with traditional payments rules, regulations and challenges. For more information, including a look at our first-class lineup, visit conference.epcor.org. We hope to see you there!