New Attendees


Over 25% of the Annual Conference attendees are new members or first time attendees to the SYTA Annual Conference.

SYTA is excited to welcome you to your first SYTA Annual Conference. We know you are going to meet new people, develop new connections and have a great time. Your first experience with SYTA matters; this is why you will find opportunities online and off to engage with SYTA members.

Review the schedule, attend the pre-conference webinars and connect with your mentor so that you can make the most of your first SYTA experience!


First-time attendees may request a mentor to help them navigate their first SYTA Annual Conference. The request is included as an option in your conference registration. If you missed signing up for a mentor, it’s not too late. Please send an email to Amy at [email protected].

New Attendee Questions Onsite

Volunteers will be available at SYTA Central to answer any questions you have as a first time attendee and/or new SYTA member. You may also look for staff, members of the SYTA Conference Committee or the SYTA Membership Committee to help answer any questions you may have.

First Time Ribbon

Be sure to adorn your badge with a New Member and/or First Time Attendee so others know to welcome you to the conference.

New Attendee Webinars

SYTA offers a series of Webinars to help attendees prepare for Annual Conference. These are designed for first time attendees, but anyone is welcome to attend.  If you miss attending these webinars live, we will post the link to the recordings.

Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Your
Appointments During SYTA’s Annual Conference!

June 27th, 2023. 1:00 PM EDT.


Learn What to Expect at SYTA’s Annual Conference in Winnipeg!

July 25th, 2023. 1:00 PM EDT.


SYTA Annual Conference Mentor & Mentee Meet Up #1

July 13th, 2023. 1:00 PM EDT.


SYTA Annual Conference Mentor & Mentee Meet Up #2

August 3rd, 2023. 1:00 PM EDT.


New Attendee Tips

Take Advantage of Your Mentor

Mentors are assigned to new attendees to help navigate the SYTA Annual Conference. If you would like a mentor or you requested one through registration and haven’t heard from them, please contact SYTA Staff at 703-610-1263 or [email protected]

Grow Your Network

There is no substitute for a quality network. It takes time to grow a personal network and if you’re advocating for your company, then community development is also ongoing. Participating in the pre-conference webinars, joining the Friday ice breaker and attending all evening events is a ``must`` for new attendees. View the information and webinars on our Webinars page.

Get Smarter

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, professional development is a sure way to be successful both personally and professionally. The education sessions will help you do your job better while providing additional time with buyers who rate the education sessions as their number one reason for attending annual conference.

Talk About It

Visit SYTA’s engage page and get signed up for all the social media you can pre-conference, during and post-conference. Extend the value of your SYTA Annual Conference investment.

Share Smarts

The explicit purpose of attending conferences is to hear industry experts share advice and insights into topics that your business can benefit from. Collecting actionable tips, statistics and other useful information form conferences to share with your team, clients and other groups in your organization can multiply the value of one person attending an event. If multiple people attend, the value can be even greater.