Join Us at SYNERGY2018

SYNERGY is where you deepen your knowledge, make connections and share ideas. This year we will bring together hundreds of Thomson Reuters government software users for five days of learning, networking and socializing. With more than 100 sessions designed for beginner and advanced user education, you’ll spend five days learning about functionality and process updates, getting hands-on training and being inspired by expert panel discussions.

What Attendees Say

"Well done, thought provoking, allows us to see what could be coming our way."

"What I like most about SYNERGY is the networking and getting to meet new people attending the conference for the first time. The social event was pretty fun too!"

"I really enjoyed the opportunity to network with other Jurisdictions and presenters."

Justification Letter

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Five Days of Interactive Learning and Networking

Deepen your solution knowledge, learn side-by-side with fellow power users from across the country and gain new perspectives to better serve your community.

25Speakers
100Sessions
60Experts

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5

Sunday, September 16

2:00 pm – 5:00 pmRegistration
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Welcome Reception
Exhibits and Sponsor Meet and Greet

Conference Features

Welcome Reception

Kick off SYNERGY with light bites and libations as you greet old friends and network with peer users and Thomson Reuters staff.

Meet and Greet

Discover new solutions and mingle with sponsors and exhibitors during our Welcome Reception.

Monday, September 17

7:30 ‐ 8:30 amBreakfast
8:00 am ‐ 5:00 pmRegistration
8:30 ‐ 9:30 amKeynote Speaker
9:30 am ‐ 5:00 pmSponsor Exhibits
9:45 am ‐ NoonEducational Sessions
10:00 am ‐ 1:30 pmSenior Leadership Symposium (SLS)
12:00 ‐ 1:30 pmLunch (on your own)
1:30 ‐ 5:00 pmEducational Sessions
7:00 ‐ 10:00 pmConference Social Event

Conference Features

Social Event

Join us for a memorable evening of networking and fun. Heavy appetizers and drinks will be served. Transportation provided.

Expert Zone

Meet face-to-face with Thomson Reuters product team and support specialists. Bring your questions and feedback.

Innovation Lab

What’s new with Thomson Reuters government solutions? Come see. We welcome your feedback and ideas.

Senior Leadership Symposium (SLS)

During our Senior Leadership Symposium, peer government officials, industry associations, media partners, and senior Thomson Reuters technologists will hold roundtable discussions on governance challenges and technology trends.

Tuesday, September 18

7:30 ‐ 8:30 amBreakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration
8:30 – 9:30 amKeynote Speaker
9:30 am – 5:00 pmSponsor Exhibits
9:45 am – NoonEducational Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch (on your own)
1:30 – 5:00 pmEducational Sessions

Conference Features

Jack Dangermond - Keynote Speaker

Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri), founded and lead by Jack Dangermond, creates cutting-edge GIS and GeoDesign technologies used in every industry to make a difference worldwide.

Expert Zone

Meet face-to-face with Thomson Reuters product team and support specialists. Bring your questions and feedback.

Wednesday, September 19

7:30 ‐ 8:30 amBreakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration
8:30 – 9:30 amKeynote Speaker
9:30 am – 5:00 pmSponsor Exhibits
9:45 am – NoonEducational Sessions
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunch (on your own)
1:30 – 5:00 pmEducational Sessions
6:00 – 9:00 pmAwards Banquet

Conference Features

Public Sector Champion Awards Banquet

Celebrating those who serve their communities with excellence, leadership and accountability, join us as we recognize the 2018 Public Sector Champion Award winners. Dinner and drinks will be served.

Expert Zone

Meet face-to-face with Thomson Reuters product team and support specialists. Bring your questions and feedback.

Innovation Lab

What’s new with Thomson Reuters government solutions? Come see. We welcome your feedback and ideas.

Thursday, September 20

7:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast
8:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration
8:30 am – NoonCommunity Outreach Activity
8:30 am – NoonEducational Sessions
NoonConference concludes

Conference Features

Community Outreach Activity

Serve the Riverside community alongside your peers and Thomson Reuters staff as we partner with community outreach program to beautify a Riverside County neighborhood. Supplies, transportation and refreshments will be provided.

Riverside Convention Center

The Riverside Convention Center offers 65,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting and exhibit space, wide and beautiful upper and lower concourses, and twenty-two meeting rooms, accommodating groups from 10 to 3,000. The Center’s outdoor meeting and relaxation area – 20,000 square feet, including a sprawling open-air plaza and nearly two acres of lawn and garden – provides the opportunity to take advantage of Riverside’s beautiful year-round weather.

The Riverside Convention Center is located just 17 miles from Ontario International Airport (ONT), home to seven major airlines, serving fourteen destinations with non-stop service, and offering 400 weekly departures. ONT makes travel easy, offering large airport amenities with small airport convenience, including easy exit and entrance, quick ticketing, and gate access.

With its central location, Riverside is also served by:

  • John Wayne Airport, Orange County – SNA (45 miles)
  • Long Beach Airport – LGB (56 miles)
  • Palm Spring International Airport – PSP (56 miles)
  • Bob Hope Burbank Airport – BUR (66 miles)
  • Los Angeles International Airport – LAX (66 miles)

Conference Hotels

We have negotiated with three conveniently located hotels within walking distance to the Convention Center.

Riverside Marriott

Located in the heart of historic downtown Riverside, the Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center offers luxurious accommodations within walking distance to many of the top attractions in the area.

The guest room rate is $149 per night (including guest room Wi-Fi and access to fitness center and pool) plus tax.

Make your reservations online or call the hotel directly at (951) 784-8000 and ask for the Thomson Reuters conference room block.

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The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa

Framed by its breathtaking Spanish Mission-style architecture, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa welcomes you to a destination where rich history and classic elegance exist in perfect balance with contemporary luxury and comfort.

The guest room rate is $179 per night (including signature Mission Inn robes and bath amenities) plus tax.

Make your reservations online or call the hotel directly at (951) 784-0300 and mention 2018 Synergy Aumentum User Group Conf.

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Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown

At Hyatt Place you are located directly in the historic downtown Riverside where you can shop and dine at antique stores, specialty shops and over 50 eateries. Within blocks you will find so much to do to keep you inspired in the heart of the Inland Empire.

The guest room rate is $159 per night (includes hot breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and $8 parking) plus tax. Simply enter your dates of stay and ensure the Corporate/Group Code has G-SYGV to obtain this rate.

Make your reservations online or call the hotel directly at 1-888-Hyatt-HP and mention group code G-SYGV.

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Nominations are open. Deadline is June 28, 2018.

The Public Sector Champion Awards recognizes individuals and jurisdictions that have achieved excellence in planning, leadership, and service. The Awards Banquet is a culminating event for the conference in which we celebrate winners as selected by an independent industry judging panel.

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SYNERGY Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for all of their support in making SYNERGY such a success.

Connecting with peers, sharing ideas and deepening knowledge is the goal of SYNERGY. Networking with SYNERGY sponsors is one more way to maximize your SYNERGY participation and return to your community with fresh inspiration. Discover new solutions and explore services and capabilities when you connect with our sponsors and exhibitors during our networking events and throughout the conference. If you're interested in being a sponsor for this year, please contact Terry Storholm at terry.storholm@thomsonreuters.com or call 651.687.7327 for more information..

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Top 10 things to do in Southern California

  1. Walk the stars on Hollywood Boulevard
  2. Get thrilled at Universal Studios Hollywood or meet Mickey at Disneyland
  3. Catch a ballgame at Dodger Stadium
  4. Taste your way through Temecula Valley wine region
  5. Relax in the spa at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside
  6. Explore Joshua Tree National Park
  7. Golf in Palm Springs
  8. Go behind the scenes at Paramount Studios or attend a taping of your favorite show
  9. Learn to surf at Venice Beach or walk the historic Santa Monica Pier
  10. Find inspiration at the Getty Museum

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

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 guest policy?

Guests must be registered in order to have access to ticketed events. Adult guests (over 21) are welcome to attend select, ticketed conference evening events and meals: Welcome Reception, Conference Social Event and Public Sector Champion Awards Banquet. Guest registration does not include access to general and breakout sessions nor hotel and travel accommodations. All registered guests must wear a conference guest pass to be admitted to events in the guest program.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

If you have registered but cannot attend the conference, we allow a substitute from your organization. Please submit a written cancellation request with the name and email address to be cancelled along with the full name and email address of the substitute attendee to synergy.gov@thomsonreuters.com.

To be able to receive a full refund of the registration amount paid, the registration must be cancelled by August 17, 2018. No refund is provided for registrations after August 17, 2018. Please contact synergy.gov@thomsonreuters.com to confirm your cancellation and request for refund.

Hotel and Travel

What is the SYNERGY conference hotel rate?

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available at the Riverside Marriott, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, and Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown for stays between the dates of September 15-20, 2018. Reservations must be booked by August 2018 to ensure the contracted rates.

How do I book a hotel room?

You can book your hotel room directly with one of the following:

  1. Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center online or by calling 951-784-8000 and asking for the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Conference group rate.
  2. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa online or by calling 951-784-3000 and mention 2018 Synergy Aumentum User Group Conf.
  3. Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown online or by calling 1-888-Hyatt-HP and mention group code G-SYGV.

How can I make changes to my room reservation?

You can make changes to your hotel reservations by calling:

  1. Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center at 951-784-8000
  2. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa at 951-784-3000
  3. Hyatt Place Riverside Downtown at 1-888-Hyatt-HP

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 and are the responsibility of the conference attendee.

What airport is closest to the Convention Center?

  • Ontario International Airport (ONT) - 17 Miles
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 45 Miles
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 56 Miles
  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) - 56 Miles
  • Bob Hope Burbank Airport (BUR) - 66 Miles
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 66 Miles

Agenda & Sessions

Where can I find the conference agenda?

Coming soon! Please check back in the Spring for more information.

How do I register for sessions?

Once session registration is open, we will send you an email to select your sessions online. If you have registered prior to sessions being available, you will be notified of their availability.

Miscellaneous

How do I download the SYNERGY conference app?

Registered attendees will receive an email with specific instructions for downloading the app in advance of SYNERGY.

What is the recommended attire for the event?

The overall dress code for the conference is business casual. However, for the Social Event we recommend casual attire and The Public Sector Champion Awards Banquet will be business attire. We also recommend you bring additional attire, if you plan to explore Riverside.

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 synergy.gov@thomsonreuters.com.


Conference Bundle Program



Starting now, you can lock in early bird prices for SYNERGY 2019 by adding conference registration fees to your Thomson Reuters annual support contract.

Simply decide on the number of seats to include in your support contract, and each year your office will receive a voucher registration code to register your team. Get a jump on your SYNERGY planning process now by securing your seats for next year.

This program takes effect in 2019 and beyond, so make sure you register for this year's SYNERGY separately.

Benefits

  • Support your annual planning process by securing registrations for your applicable user conferences in advance.
  • Obtain separate approval for the registration and avoid having to issue a separate payment to attend the conference.
  • Automatically lock in SYNERGY early bird registration fees and savings.

Program terms

  • Conference registration fee(s) will be included on your annual support Invoice and will auto-renew every year unless canceled in accordance with the terms of your support contract.
  • Conference fee(s) are subject to the annual support increase per the terms of your support contract.
  • Fee(s) are non-refundable. 
  • Early bird discount rates will apply to the program.


How to sign up


Any official with budget authorization may sign up for this program.

  • Select the Sign-up button below. 
  • Complete the form. 
  • Select the conference and the number of corresponding registration vouchers.
  • Once submitted, the application will be in "Pending" status while your application is reviewed.
  • You will be notified via email within 10 days of your submission, regarding the status of your submission.
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