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Conference

SYNERGY2021

November 14-17 | Nashville, Tennessee
November 15-17 | Virtual

Welcome to Thomson Reuters Synergy User Conference 2021 for Corporate Tax and Trade Professionals

We're proud to announce that SYNERGY 2021 will take place in-person at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., with a virtual conference option for companies that cannot travel to Nashville. While the benefits of an in-person conference environment cannot be overstated, we're excited to offer the virtual option that allows more companies to participate.

Our annual conference is a unique opportunity to share expertise, energize your connections, and empower your circle of influence. You can attend educational sessions and learn from industry experts — plus, you'll spend several days earning CPE credit, getting hands-on training, learning about technology updates, and being inspired by your peers and industry leaders.

2021 Corporate Schedule at a Glance 

Sunday, November 14

Virtual begins Monday, Nov 15

  In person
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Registration opens
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sponsor exhibits open
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Experience zone open
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Welcome reception

For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact the SYNERGY Corporates Team at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com

Conference features

Welcome reception
Kick off the conference at our SYNERGY welcome reception. You'll mix and mingle with other Thomson Reuters customers and staff.

Social media
Join the conversation! Connect with us on social media by using #SYNERGYTaxandTrade 

Innovation Lab
Get a first-hand look at the latest ONESOURCE and Checkpoint technology developments and share your feedback and ideas.

Monday, November 15

  In person Virtual
6:00 - 6:45 a.m. Health & Wellness Activity Health & Wellness Activity
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Information Desk Chat & Email Support
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening General Session  Opening General Session by Live Stream
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits Sponsor Exhibits
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Experience Zone Experience Zone
9:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Educational Sessions Educational Sessions
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Sponsor Reception  
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. NEW! Table Talk  

For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact the SYNERGY Corporates Team at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com

Conference features

Sponsor Exhibits
Visit our sponsors! Both virtual and in-person, booths are staffed with industry experts, ready to collaborate with you on your greatest challenges.

Win at SYNERGY!
Virtual and in-person attendees can earn points and turn those points into prizes! We'll keep track on the leaderboard so everyone can get in on the fun.

Table Talk
NEW for 2021! More time for networking during this high energy round table event. Deep dive into the topics that interest you most while gaining insights and best practices from industry experts and peers.

Tuesday, November 16

  In person Virtual
6:00 - 6:45 a.m. Health & Wellness Activity Health & Wellness Activity
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Women in Tech Breakfast  
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Information Desk  Chat & Email Support
7:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits Sponsor Exhibits
7:30 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. Experience Zone  Experience Zone 
8:00 a.m. - 5:10 p.m. Educational Sessions Educational Sessions
8:30 – 11:00 p.m. Off Site Social Event/ Entertainment Event 9:30 p.m. Live Stream of Entertainment Event

For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact the SYNERGY Corporates Team at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com

Conference features

Women in Tech Breakfast
Join us for an inspiring discussion about technology trends that will define the future. This conversation is for women and their allies that are leading in technology roles or seeking breakthrough opportunities in tech.

SYNERGY Broadcast Booth
NEW for 2021! Live from SYNERGY. Hear directly from industry experts on the latest tech trends, global regulatory disruptions, and shared insights that will keep you informed and help you re-imagine the future for your business.  

Entertainment Event
Get ready for an authentic Nashville experience. Details coming soon.

Wednesday, November 17

  In person Virtual
6:00 - 6:45 a.m. Health & Wellness Activity Health & Wellness Activity
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Conference Information Desk Chat & Email Support
8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits Sponsor Exhibits
8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Experience Zone Experience Zone
8:45 - 9:30 a.m.  Closing General Session Closing General Session by Live Stream
9:45 a.m. –  3:10 p.m. Educational Sessions Educational Sessions

For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact the SYNERGY Corporates Team at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com

Conference features

Health & Wellness
We'll start each day with a health and wellness activity with yoga and a run/walk for  in-person attendees and fitness on demand  for virtual attendees.

Taxologist
Each year we honor tax and trade professionals that excel in the use of technology to maximize business effectiveness. Learn more about how you can join this elite group of recognized professionals.

Networking Lounge
Whether you are attending in-person or virtually, networking with your peers is a valuable part of the SYNERGY conference. Stop by the networking lounge to stay connected throughout the conference.

A look back at 2020

For four days, registrants engaged and interacted with users and tax experts from across the country. With over 50 speakers, 100 sessions, and 36 CPE credits up for grabs, attendees could truly customize their intake of information.

In addition to highlighting industry expertise, our annual conference is known for its great entertainment. And the 2020 virtual format certainly continued that tradition. Host James Corden kept everyone laughing, renowned musicians hosted an interactive virtual happy hour, four-time James Beard Award-winning Chef Andrew Zimmern explored the topic of wild foods while providing a live cooking demo, and the stars of Hamilton performed songs and answered audience questions.

As we look back at 2020, we can't help but look forward to 2021.

2021 Taxologist Awards

The Taxologist Awards recognize tax professionals like you who excel at using technology to maximize tax function effectiveness. This is an exclusive chance for you and/or your peers to gain professional recognition for outstanding accomplishments and to celebrate with us at SYNERGY this year. Don’t miss your chance to highlight the achievements of your best-in-class tax department and the individuals who are driving significant value to your organization with Thomson Reuters.

Judging information

A panel made up of industry and Thomson Reuters specialists will review and select winners for each award category after the nomination window closes on September 24, 2021.

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Nomination guidelines

Submit a detailed summary that lets us know why your nomination should win an award in the category you selected.

Nominations can be supplemented by supporting documents such as videos, presentations, graphs, etc. Email supporting documents to onesourcetaxologist@thomson.com.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate an outstanding Taxologist today!

Nomination entry

The deadline for nominations to be submitted is September 24, 2021. The winners will be announced at the SYNERGY Users’ Conference.

Nominee information:

Tell us the story:
The fields below are limited to 1999 characters. Nominations can be supplemented by supporting documents such as videos, presentations, graphs, etc. Email supporting documents to onesourcetaxologist@thomson.com.

Submitter information:
If you are submitting this nomination on behalf of someone, please provide your details below.

Taxologist of the Year Award categories

  • NEW! Corporate Trade Compliance Department and Key Individual Contributor (One Award): How has your trade compliance department and key individual contributor used technology to create more effective and efficient processes to help manage global trade for your organization?
  • NEW! Partner of the Year (One Award): Tell us how you have demonstrated commitment to delivering innovative solutions and business results for your market and your customers through partnership with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE suite of products.
  • Cutting Edge (One Award): Tell us how you, your tax department, a team member, or an industry peer have used ONESOURCE or Checkpoint for cutting-edge process automation innovations, including: use of RPA (robotic process automation), APA (analytic process automation through Alteryx), AI (artificial intelligence), and more.
  • Corporate Tax Department and Key Individual Contributor (Four Awards): Show how your tax department and a key influencer/contributor have challenged the status quo and improved the effectiveness of your tax department.
  • Global/Multi-National Corporate Tax Department and Key Individual Contributor (Four Awards): How have your global or multi-national tax department and a key influencer/contributor challenged the status quo and improved the effectiveness of your tax department?
  • Certified Implementer Program (One Award): Tell us how your Certified Implementer has mastered the knowledge and use of ONESOURCE™ to maximize tax function effectiveness at a corporation.
  • Trust Tax Management (One Award): How has the nominated tax professional or tax department demonstrated excellence by using ONESOURCE Trust Tax Management to automate the fiduciary tax process?
  • New Customer of the Year (One Award): New customers! Tell us how you, your tax department, a team member, or an industry peer have implemented ONESOURCE or Checkpoint to successfully transform their original process

Winner benefits

You are helping outstanding Taxologists get the recognition they deserve. We will make sure of it by:

  • Unveiling the winners at this year’s SYNERGY conference. Register now.
  • Inviting you to join an exclusive Future of Tax discussion during the SYNERGY conference.
  • Recognizing winners with press and social activities and providing an opportunity for them to share their best practices with the world.

Winners will be able to share the gift of networking and educational experiences with their team. They will receive two free conference passes for SYNERGY 2022, a one-year subscription to ONESOURCE University, and two exam passes for the ONESOURCE Certified User Program for themselves or a colleague.

Congratulations to the 2020 Taxologist winners!

The winners of the 2020 Taxologist Awards have been announced at the SYNERGY2020 conference.

Cutting Edge

  • Tonya Cicconi – DuPont

Corporate Tax Department

  • Jonathan Bentley – WestRock Company
  • Anastasia Brady – Thryv
  • Ryan Hayes – Wayfair
  • Ari Kevelson – NRG Energy

Global Corporate Tax Department

  • Francois Chadwick – Uber
  • Melody Clegg – Baker Hughes
  • Misty D'Amico – WEX Inc.
  • Fiona Gibson – Wiley

Certified Implementer Program

  • Harriet Hong – Crowe LLP

Trust Tax Management

  • Patti Crain – Trust Processing Solutions

New Customer of the Year

  • Angela Mortenson – Best Buy

Hotel

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN

SYNERGY2021 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you’re in the U.S. and prefer to place reservations over the phone, please contact Gaylord Opryland directly at (615) 889-1000 and indicate "Corporate" to ensure placement into the discounted room block.

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors

If you're interested in being a SYNERGY2021 sponsor, please contact London Keck at london.keck@thomsonreuters.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • SYNERGY will take place in-person at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN from November 14-17, 2021.

  • Client Registration: Full Access

    $1,995 USD early bird rate until August 31

    $2,195 USD regular rate beginning September 1

  • Credit Card payment is the only method of payment available and is required to complete and confirm your registration.

  • No, all lodging and travel fees are separate from the price of the conference and are the responsibility of the attendee.

  • Adult guests (over 21) are welcome to join us for following selection of evening events and meals:

    • Welcome Reception on Sunday, November 14: $175
    • Exhibitor Reception on Monday, November 15: $100
    • Entertainment Evening on Tuesday, November 16: $200
  • For each In-Person SYNERGY purchase, additional Client Registration passes to Virtual SYNERGY can be purchased for $500 each. A discount code will be provided in your confirmation email.

  • The Thomson Reuters discounted hotel rate is $229 USD per night (price does include the resort fee or tax) until October 19, 2021 and is based on hotel availability. Click here to book your hotel at our discounted rate. If you prefer to call, contact Gaylord Opryland directly at 615-889-1000 and indicate "Corporate" to ensure placement into the discounted room block. Please note, there is limited availability in the Thomson Reuters block.

  • Thomson Reuters will follow the guidelines set out by the CDC, as well as the guidelines set by the local health authorities in the geographical location of the event. Conference attendees should review government guidance to confirm eligibility to travel and stay at the Gaylord Opryland. Click here for updates and more information on what to expect at Gaylord Opryland.

  • The overall dress code for SYNERGY is business casual, however, we recommend casual attire for social events and receptions. We also recommend you bring additional attire if you plan to explore Music City.

  • Sessions will be available for selection in registration in July. Keep an eye on the SYNERGY 2021 Corporates website for more information as the conference draws near.

  • If you would like to cancel your existing registration for a full refund, a written cancellation request must be submitted to SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com by September 30, 2021. No refunds will be honored after this deadline.

  • The SYNERGY Corporates Team can be reached via email at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com.

  • November 15-17, 2021.

  • The pandemic has undoubtedly created some unique challenges for all of us. We are offering a virtual conference option for companies that cannot travel to Nashville. While the benefits of an in-person conference environment cannot be overstated, we're excited to offer the virtual option that allows more companies to participate.

  • Client Registration: Full Access
    Regular Pricing: $1,195 USD

    Preview Registration: Limited Access
    Regular Pricing: $0

    Preview Registration is complimentary but will only provide access to 5% of the content and is not intended for Thomson Reuters customers. We recommend Thomson Reuters customers register for Client Registration to get access to 100% of the agenda and content.

  • For each Virtual SYNERGY Client Registration purchase for $1,195 USD, additional Virtual SYNERGY Client Registration passes can be purchased for $500 each. A discount code will be provided in your confirmation email.

  • Credit Card payment is the only method of payment available and is required to complete and confirm your registration.

  • Sessions will be available for selection in registration in late summer. Keep an eye on the SYNERGY 2021 Corporates website for more information as the conference draws near.

  • If you would like to cancel your existing registration for a full refund, a written cancellation request must be submitted to SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com by September 30, 2021. No refunds will be honored after this deadline.

  • The SYNERGY Corporates Team can be reached via email at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com.

For additional information or assistance with registration, please contact the SYNERGY Corporates Team at SYNERGYsupport@thomsonreuters.com

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Professional Software & Service is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.