SYNERGY2017

See the future of tax and
accounting technology

November 8-11  |  Nashville, TN

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Join Us at Thomson Reuters SYNERGY User Conference 2017 for Accounting Firms

You are invited to join us in Nashville for SYNERGY, the Thomson Reuters users’ conference for tax and accounting professionals. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn, network, socialize and experience Southern hospitality at its finest. You’ll be able to attend workshops and learn from the best and brightest in tax and accounting — plus you’ll spend four days earning CPE credit, getting hands-on training, learning about technology updates and being inspired by nationally recognized accounting, technology and motivational experts.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Jon Baron’s keynote speech at SYNERGY every year is just outstanding. His knowledge of statistics and how we apply it to the products is one of the highlights of the conference."

— Amalie Ann George, CPA

"The most valuable takeaway from SYNERGY is bringing back ideas and concepts to the office that will make us more effective."

— Scott Nuttall, KNEG

"We’ve implemented a lot of new practices based on things I’ve learned at SYNERGY."

— Mark Martukovich, FMA

Hotel Reservations

Already registered for SYNERGY? Make your hotel reservation now for $181 a night.

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4 Days of Interactive Learning

Learn, discuss, share and have fun as you explore the future of tax and accounting with users and experts from around the country.

50Speakers
200Sessions
50Experts
17CPE Credits

Schedule

Explore the Full Potential of Your CS Professional Suite, Onvio and Checkpoint Products

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

Wednesday, November 8

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Pre-Conference Workshops
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.Product Demo Theater
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.Registration Desk
& Exhibit Area
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception

Conference Features

Welcome Reception

Join us to get acquainted with your colleagues and reconnect with old friends over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

My Schedule

Once you’ve registered, you can view and make changes to your schedule.

Pre-Conference Workshops

CS Professional Suite® and Onvio® software hands-on training.

Thursday, November 9

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Product Demo Theater
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Registration Desk
& Exhibit Area
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Opening Keynote – Jon Baron
10:00 – 11:40 a.m.Workshops
11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.Lunch
1:20 – 5:10 p.m.Workshops
8:00 – 10:30 p.m.Roundtable Discussions

Conference Features

Opening Keynote – Jon Baron

Join us as Jon Baron talks about the latest technology and changes for tax and accounting.

My Schedule

Once you’ve registered, you can view and make changes to your schedule.

Workshops

Choose from 100+ product-related and professional workshops.

Friday, November 10

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Product Demo Theater
7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.Registration Desk
& Exhibit Area
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Day 2 Keynote – Bruce Tulgan
9:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.Workshops
12:20 – 1:40 p.m.Lunch
1:40 – 4:40 p.m.Workshops
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.Special Evening Event –
Wildhorse Saloon

Conference Features

Wildhorse Saloon

Join us at the Wildhorse Saloon for an evening of barbeque, dancing, mechanical bulls and great music.

My Schedule

Once you’ve registered, you can view and make changes to your schedule.

Workshops

Choose from 100+ product-related and professional workshops.

Saturday, November 11

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Breakfast
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Product Demo Theater
7:00 – 11:30 a.m.Registration Desk
& Exhibit Area
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.Workshops
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.Closing Keynote – Scott Snook

Conference Features

Closing Keynote

Join us as Scott Snook from Harvard Business School discusses what it takes to become a world-class leader.

My Schedule

Once you’ve registered, you can view and make changes to your schedule.

Workshops

Choose from 100+ product-related and professional workshops.

Don't Miss the Special Friday Evening Performance — LOCASH

Get ready for an exciting evening of live country music with LOCASH, as they perform their chart-topping hits during the Friday night event at the historic Wildhorse Saloon!

This energetic duo has appeared on the Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and is well known for their smash hits, “I Know Somebody,” “I Love This Life” and "Ring On Every Finger." So grab your cowboy boots and a dancing partner for a night of feel-good music from two of Nashville’s quickest-rising songwriters. If dancing isn’t your thing, you can enjoy lots of other fun activities like a mechanical bull or a special green screen where you’ll become a superstar in your own music video.

Learn more

Register by August 31 and Save $100

Registration includes the Welcome Reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the Roundtable discussions, five meals, your selection of workshops (does not include pre-conference workshops) and up to 17 hours of CPE credit.

$1,495 For Each Additional Firm Attendee

FREE Financing
Available until August 31, 2017
Pay 50% now and 50% on October 3, 2017

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Customer Superstar Awards

Calling all SYNERGY attendees!

We’ve known for years that our customers are the superstars of the accounting profession — and we’ll recognize these outstanding firms at SYNERGY with the third annual Customer Superstar Awards*.


  • The Taxologist Award

    Recognizing the firm that has mastered the use of cloud technology to create maximum tax workflow effectiveness.

  • The Ideas Community Award

    Recognizing the individual whose collective Ideas Community suggestions received the highest number of votes over the last 12 months.

  • The Rookie of the Year Award

    Recognizing a first-year Thomson Reuters firm that had the most successful implementation of products and is represented at SYNERGY for the first time.

  • The Excellence in Tax and Accounting Research Workflow Award

    Recognizing the firm who mastered their tax, accounting or audit research and workflows to produce new levels of firm efficiency and client benefits.

  • The Innovation Award

    Recognizing the firm that did the most in the last year to innovate, invigorate, and grow their business.
    Nominate your firm

  • The myPay Solutions Partner Award

    Recognizing the firm that did the most to grow their business through a partnership with myPay Solutions.
    Nominate your firm

SYNERGY Users’ Conference is a time for customers and Thomson Reuters staff to come together and celebrate our unique partnership. Nominations for the Innovation Award and the myPay Solutions Partner Award are open now, so tell us why your firm is a superstar, and let's get ready to celebrate our Customer Superstars once again!

*Judging Procedures: Awards are open to SYNERGY attendees only. Nominations for the Innovation Award will close on August 31, 2017. A panel of Thomson Reuters judges will select the winners in the Taxologist, Rookie of the Year, Innovation and myPay Solutions Partner award categories. The Ideas Community Award is determined by number of votes per the criteria shown above. Winners will be notified in advance of the conference, and recognized at the SYNERGY Opening Keynote session on November 8.

Keynote Speakers

Return to your firm with new ideas, tools and energy after attending SYNERGY. That’s why this year’s speakers are widely recognized for their deep knowledge, extensive experience and limitless enthusiasm.

Jon Baron

Managing Director, Professional Segment, Tax & Accounting

Jon has more than 40 years of experience providing technology solutions for the accounting profession in both technology development and executive management. Every year he provides SYNERGY attendees with a detailed look at current tax and accounting development and where the profession is heading.

Bruce Tulgan

Thought Leader, Rainmaker Academy

Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as a leading expert in the tax and accounting space. He specializes in the topic of young people in the workplace, and is one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer.

Scott Snook

Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

During this year’s closing session, Professor Snook will share his research on leadership, leader development, change management, organizational systems and failure and culture. His unique military background allows him to tap into impactful stories of military leadership challenges that are sure to inspire.

Get Ready to Be Inspired

This year’s speakers have a vast amount of tax and accounting and leadership experience and knowledge. Are you ready to introduce fresh ideas and energy to your firm? Come listen, learn and take all the new ideas you'll hear back to the office.

Discover the Gaylord Opryland Resort

Book Your Stay

Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Enjoy the resort’s extraordinary service and superior amenities, including multiple dining and entertainment options, a spa, fitness center and pool.

Make Your Room Reservation Today — A limited number of discounted hotel rooms, starting at $181 for stays November 8-11, 2017, are available until October 16, 2017. Make your reservations online or call the hotel directly at 877.382.7299 and ask for the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Professional Conference group rate (Code: TR1).

When you reserve your room by August 31, 2017, you’ll be entered into a drawing for: 1) A four-night stay in a luxury suite at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, 2) Two tickets to our special Friday evening event at the Wildhorse Saloon or 3) One of two $50 American Express gift cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

How do I register?

Click on the 'Register for SYNERGY' button and complete the registration form.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

A full refund will be issued if registration is cancelled on or before October 10, 2017. Email cs.service@tr.com to cancel.

What workshops are available?

You can view all available workshops here.

Hotel

What is the special hotel rate?

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center, starting at $181 for stays between the dates of November 8-11, 2017, are available until October 16, 2017.

How do I book a hotel room?

You can book a hotel room directly with the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center online or by calling 877.382.7299 and asking for the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Professional Conference group rate (Code: TR1).

How can I make changes to my room reservation?

You can make changes to your hotel reservations by calling the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center at 877.382.7299.

Travel

Is the hotel or travel fee included in the conference price?

No, the hotel and travel fee are separate from the price of the SYNERGY 2017 conference.

What airport is closest to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Conference Center?

The Nashville International Airport is closest to the resort and conference center.

Where can I find information on Nashville?

Find more information about Nashville by visiting visitmusiccity.com.

Agenda & Workshops

Where can I find an agenda for the event?

The agenda is available above in the schedule section of this page. Workshop descriptions are available here.

How do I register for workshop sessions?

Workshop registration is available on the registration page.

Will there be online streaming of the event?

The opening keynote session from Jon Baron will be streamed live on this page on November 8.

Friday Night Event

How do I register for the Special Friday Night Event?

Friday Night Event registration is part of the main SYNERGY 2017 registration. However if you did not sign up when you first registered, or you pre-registered, you can add it in the My Schedule section of the website, contact customer service or stop by the registration desk during the first two days of the conference to purchase your tickets.

How much does the Friday night event cost?

We’re pleased to sponsor this optional evening event and offer you and your guests an unforgettable evening at a reduced rate. The cost is just $115 per adult, which includes transportation, dinner, drinks and entertainment.

What time is the Friday night event?

Buses will leave the hotel at 6:30 p.m. We’ll arrive back at the hotel around 10:30 p.m., but shuttles will run all evening just in case you’re ready to hang up your cowboy hat early.

Will there be food at the event?

Yes! You’ll enjoy cocktails and fine Southern food from an award-winning culinary team.

Do I need an I.D. to enter the Wildhorse Saloon?

Yes. Please make sure to bring your I.D. — it is required for entrance.

Miscellaneous

How do I download the SYNERGY 2017 conference app?

You’ll receive an email with specific instructions for downloading the app in October.

Can I bring a guest, spouse or children?

Attendees are welcome to bring guests. Guests may attend the Welcome Reception and Friday Night Event, but must register and purchase tickets in advance. (Guests cannot attend conference workshops, keynotes, roundtables or meals.)

What is the recommended attire for the event?

The dress code for the event is business casual. We recommend you bring additional attire if you plan to explore the city. The Friday Night Event is casual.

What should I bring?

We recommend you bring what you would normally pack for a business trip. However, we encourage you to bring extra chargers for electronic devices, any printed materials you may want for workshops (SYNERGY 2017 workshops will be paper-free) and extra business cards.

What if I still have additional questions?

Email additional questions to cs.service@tr.com.

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting Corporate Software & Services 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.