SYTA’s Leadership Symposium

Introducing SYTA’s Leadership Symposium – Nashville 2021


There has never been a more important time to come together and confront our current challenges. These last few months have tested us both mentally and physically in ways that we never thought we would experience. As a result of this pandemic, we need each other now more than ever. In a city that has seen it’s fair share of trials and tribulations, Music City will host our first annual SYTA Leadership Symposium on January 21-23, 2021 in downtown Nashville.

Nashville’s creative atmosphere will lead us into two days of education and roundtables to help you move forward in a time where it may seem impossible. Student travel tour operators and key partners will gather to exchange resources, strategies, solutions and more while lifting each other in spirit and camaraderie. We ask you to join us in Nashville as we focus on recovery and finding inspiration while growing as leaders in the industry.

The symposium is designed as an in-person meeting and SYTA’s  No. 1 priority is ensuring attendees can connect in a safe environment.  We will continue to monitor the local situation and keep attendees informed of any changes.

Registration will open in September and there will be no cancellation fees as the situation is ever-changing and we understand you may be hesitant to register in advance. Individuals will make their own hotel reservations and The Drury is offering a 24 hours in advance cancellation policy. At this time there is not a virtual registration option but we will keep members informed as this becomes available.

Date: January 21-23, 2021

Registration Options

$295.00           Tour Operator
$995.00           Supplier

Leadership Symposium Agenda

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Staff Arrivals

Thursday, January 21, 2021

  • Attendee arrivals
  • Optional Tours – Tour Operators
  • Informal meet up at X bar
  • Board Meeting – Tentative

Friday, January 22, 2021

  • Networking Breakfast
  • General Sessions and lunch during the day
  • Afternoon Group Activity – Tours
  • Cocktail Reception and Dinner at hotel

Saturday, January 23, 2021

  • Breakfast on Own
  • General Sessions and lunch
  • Offsite Dinner

Sunday, January 24, 2021

  • Departures

Host Hotel

Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown 
300 Korean Veterans Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37201
(P): 615-259-7881

Located in the heart of “Music City” the Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown is the perfect location, set minutes away from local attractions. The new 22-story property features a 24 hour gym facility, indoor/outdoor pool and convenient access to Nashville’s best sites, such as Bridgestone Arena, Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium.

Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am

Group Hotel Rate: $129 per night single/double occupancy (exclusive of taxes) 
Reservation link to come soon.

For questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact:
Cate Marr
[email protected]

Self-Parking: Complimentary parking is available in the hotel’s garage

SYTA’s group rate is available three days before and three days after the Leadership Symposium, based upon availability.

Air Travel

The Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown is located 8 miles or 15 minutes from the Nashville International Airport.


The average temperature in January in Nashville varies between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

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