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!


You’re not alone! 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.


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 or members of the SYTA Conference or Membership Committees 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. Dates to be announced.