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

COVID Protocols for In-Person Attendees

As business leaders, we are all committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and business partners. Given the increase in cases due to the COVID-19 delta variant, we are requiring that all in-person conference participants are fully vaccinated.


In-Person attendees will be asked to confirm vaccination status as a part of the registration process.

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 

Meet our Keynote speakers

Linda Bernardi

Linda is a serial high-tech entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of IoT and the emerging hyperconnected world. She discusses the benefit of adopting emerging technologies in today’s consumer driven, “Know Me” economy. Linda is currently a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company Worldwide. Previously, she was Chief Innovation Officer at IBM where she helped IBM’s Fortune 100 clients effectively transform and disrupt their businesses, then moved on to hold executive positions in AI, Blockchain, and crypto-currency companies.

Linda Bernardi believes the impact of digital disruption is a huge positive for today’s business organizations. With highly engaged discussions, Linda raises the comfort level audiences have with embracing disruptive technologies.

Mike Walsh

As the founder of the consulting firm CEO Tomorrow, Mike advises his executive clients to re-imagine their companies for the future. He provides corporate leaders with new ideas that will support and guide their teams in a world transformed by automation, Artificial Intelligence, and algorithms. 

Mike travels the world as a consultant, creating case studies and gathering intelligence among scientists, writers, entrepreneurs, and other futurists. His weekly podcast Between Worlds explores these questions about emerging trends with thought-leaders. Futurist Mike Walsh shares his provocative view of the future of business – and how corporations can navigate and thrive while dealing with emerging technologies.

Sarah Kunst

Women in Tech Breakfast speaker

Sarah Kunst, managing director of Cleo Capital, is an investor and entrepreneur who has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel & Mohr Davidow Ventures. She founded LA Dodgers backed Proday and was a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine.

She is on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. Kunst has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Women in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch, honored as a top woman in STEM by Create & Cultivate and Marie Claire Magazine named her a Young Gun to watch. She has written for Techcrunch, Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Fortune and Entrepreneur.com. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.

2021 Taxologist Awards


Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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.

Conference entertainment

Authentic Nashville Experience

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel for a one-of-a-kind, intimate evening of songs and stories from elite songwriters in the country music industry!

Listen to our elite songwriters perform and hear about their songwriting experiences and inspirations for working with top performers in country music.

Thank you to our 2021 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

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.

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.