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Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Conference 2017

We invite you to join us in Nashville for ONESOURCE SYNERGY 2017 — 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 from the tax industry — plus you’ll spend four days earning CPE credit, getting hands-on training, learning about technology updates and being inspired by tax and technology experts.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"What I’ve liked about SYNERGY the most is the chance to talk to other users, and interact with it. [Thomson Reuters] actually pulls different users that are about the same level together to talk, offline, and that’s been very helpful and I’ve really enjoyed that."

— Ford Motor Company

"The sessions are great and well organized. Offering hands-on sessions enhances the attendee’s knowledge and allows for a true testing environment. Also, the conference allows for participants to network."

— Fiduciary Trust Company International

"The course content was valuable. The opportunity at the Innovation Labs and interactive sessions to see prototypes of the future software and give feedback was a great opportunity."

— BP

"I always walk away from SYNERGY with new ideas or better ways of doing things to implement at work which has been extremely valuable over the years."

— Verizon

"Great networking; wonderful insight to the suite of tax applications; opportunity to provide user insight to innovative ideas; impressive conference chain."

— Express Scripts

Justification Letter

We’ve put together a letter to help you make a compelling case on why attending SYNERGY will benefit you and your organization.

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4 Days of Interactive Learning

Grow your expertise with educational sessions and hands-on activities, connect with other leaders at networking events and more.

17CPE Credits


Explore the Full Potential of ONESOURCE

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

Sunday, November 12

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.Registration Opens
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.Sponsor Exhibits
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Welcome Reception

Conference Features

Welcome Reception

Kick off the conference at our SYNERGY welcome reception. You’ll mix and mingle with other ONESOURCE users as well as Thomson Reuters staff.


Taxologists are tax professionals who embrace technology to yield remarkable results. Be sure to nominate yourself or a colleague for this year's Taxologist Awards. The nomination site opens mid-July!

Innovation Lab

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

Monday, November 13

7:00 a.m.Registration
7:15 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Opening General Session
10:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Sponsor Exhibits
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Educational Sessions
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 6:00 p.m.Educational Sessions
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.Exhibitor Reception

Conference Features

Exhibitor Reception

Visit with our SYNERGY sponsors while enjoying a cocktail and light snack.


Taxologists are tax professionals who embrace technology to yield remarkable results. Be sure to nominate yourself or a colleague for this year's Taxologist Awards. The nomination site opens mid-July!

Innovation Lab

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

Tuesday, November 14

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.Sponsor Exhibits
8:30 – 11:45 a.m.Educational Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:30 – 6:00 p.m.Educational Sessions
7:00 – 10:30 p.m.Tuesday Night Event

Conference Features

Wildhorse Saloon

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


Taxologists are tax professionals who embrace technology to yield remarkable results. Be sure to nominate yourself or a colleague for this year's Taxologist Awards. The nomination site opens mid-July!

Innovation Lab

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

Wednesday, November 15

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Closing General Session
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Educational Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Educational Sessions

Conference Features

Closing General Session

Join us as we wrap up an eventful conference, and enjoy one last opportunity to connect with staff and other attendees.


Taxologists are tax professionals who embrace technology to yield remarkable results. Be sure to nominate yourself or a colleague for this year's Taxologist Awards. The nomination site opens mid-July!

Innovation Lab

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

Special Tuesday Evening Event: Wildhorse Saloon

Grab your cowboy boots and a dancing partner for a night of lively music and dancing at the Wildhorse Saloon! Located in the heart of Music City, the Wildhorse Saloon is deeply rooted in country music traditions. It’s a 66,000 square-foot refurbished warehouse that is now a restaurant, bar, concert site, dance venue and television studio with over 1.5 million visitors annually. Over a normal year, the Wildhorse uses around 3,000 gallons of barbecue sauce and has served 2 million pickle slices in their famous fried pickle recipe.

You’ll enjoy cocktails and fine Southern food from an award-winning culinary team, while the band plays a low-key acoustic set, perfect for dinner conversation.

After dinner, prepare to scoot around the dance floor. But if dancing isn’t your thing, head up to the second or third levels to enjoy a number of other fun experiences.

We’ll arrive back at the hotel around 11:00 p.m., but shuttles will run all evening just in case you’re ready to hang up your cowboy hat early. Make sure to bring your I.D. — it is required for entrance.

Early Bird Registration Until 8/31/17

Registration includes:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Keynote Addresses
  • Exhibitor Reception
  • Educational Sessions
  • Up to 17 Hours of CPE Credit
  • Special Tuesday Evening Event
  • Seven Meals
Register for SYNERGY

Taxologist Awards — Honoring Excellence

Winners of the third annual Taxologist Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 8 at SYNERGY 2016. The Taxologist Awards program recognizes outstanding tax departments and individuals who have excelled in maximizing tax function effectiveness and driving significant value to their organization together with Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE™.

Congratulations to the 2016 Taxologist Award Winners!

  • Taxologist of the Year – Corporation
    Danielle Colabella
    S&P Global, Inc.
  • Taxologist of the Year – Certified Implementer
    Brad Ford
    Deloitte Tax LLP
  • Excellence In Using Technology To Manage New Regulations
    John Sommer
    Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina
  • Most Transformative Tax Department
    Gary Abellard
  • Excellence in Managing Tax Transactions Across The Supply Chain
    Lennie Siscoe
    C&J Energy Service Inc.
  • Excellence in Tax Research
    Jeanette Scott
    Ingram Industries
  • Excellence in Global Collaboration
    Corri Dickerson
    The Brinks Company
  • Excellence in Trust Tax Management
    Peggy Chmura
  • New Tax Department of the Year
    CDK Global Inc.

Winning Benefits

Nominations for the 2017 Taxologist Awards will open soon. We can't wait to hear from you, so make sure you check back in July for more information. In the meantime, explore the benefits that Taxologist Award winners receive.

  • Winners will be announced and recognized at SYNERGY.
  • Receive a Thomson Reuters trophy to commemorate your success.
  • Receive a one-year subscription to ONESOURCE University (valued at $500 per product).
  • Receive a free catered lunch for their tax department (valued at $1,500).
  • Participate in promotional and press activities with Thomson Reuters partner and media channels.
  • Gain recognition within your own organization and community for tax industry excellence.
  • Winners receive a free pass to SYNERGY 2018.

Discover the Gaylord Opryland Resort

Book Your Stay

Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Make Your Room Reservation Today — A limited number of discounted hotel rooms, starting at $181 for stays November 12-15, 2017, are available until October 23, 2017. Make your reservations online or call the hotel directly at 877.382.7299 and ask for the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Corporate Conference group rate.

Enjoy the resort’s extraordinary service and superior amenities, including multiple dining and entertainment options, a spa, fitness center and pool.

Interested in 2017 Sponsorship?

Contact Terry Storholm at or call 651.687.7327 for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register?

Click on the orange Register for SYNERGY button located in the top right corner of this web page and complete the registration form.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

If you need to cancel your registration, you may process that directly via the website. To view the refund policy, please go to registration, select the Fees & Policies tab and then click on the Details link next to the conference fee and registration date that apply to you. No refund is provided if you registered after September 30, 2017.

If you have registered for the conference and are unable to attend, you may substitute another person from your company. The original registered attendee must submit a written cancellation request, including their substitute's first name, last name and email address to or call 703.738.9146.

How do I register for the Special Tuesday Night Event?

Tuesday Night Event registration is part of the main SYNERGY registration. Guests, 21 and over, are welcome for a fee of $175. You can add and pay for your guest during the online registration process.


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 12-15, 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 Corporate Conference group rate (Code: TR2).

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.


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 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

Agenda & Sessions

Where can I find an agenda for the event?

The SYNERGY agenda is available under the Agenda tab on the registration section of the website.

How do I select sessions?

Session selection is available as you register for SYNERGY. If you have already registered for SYNERGY, but have not selected your sessions, simply return to the registration section using the link in your confirmation email.

To simplify and speed up your session selection, make sure you take advantage of the advanced search capabilities. Check out the how-to video to learn how.


How do I download the SYNERGY conference app?

You’ll receive an email with specific instructions for downloading the app in advance of SYNERGY.

Can I bring a guest, spouse or children?

Your adult guests (over 21) are welcome to join us for the following selection of evening events and meals:

  • Welcome Reception: $150
  • Exhibitor Reception: $100
  • Entertainment Evening: $175

Guest selection includes food, beverage and entertainment for selected meals and/or events. It does not include access to general and breakout sessions. Guests are responsible for their hotel accommodations, air and ground transportation, other meals and optional activities.

All registered guests must wear a conference guest pass to be admitted to events in the guest program.

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 Tuesday 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 sessions will be paper-free) and extra business cards.

What if I still have additional questions?

Email additional questions to or call 703.738.9146.

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:

All complaints should be submitted to Tonya Clark, Director, ONESOURCE University for resolution. Complaints regarding content or delivery of sessions will be reviewed by SYNERGY staff and Product Management. All other complaints will be reviewed by SYNERGY staff and ONESOURCE University management. Corrections made will follow the standards that are stated in the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) CPE administration policies. All interested parties: CPA, State Board, etc. are then notified of the resolution.

Tonya Clark, Director ONESOURCE University
ONESOURCE University