Synchrony Global Diversity Symposium
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Participant Guide

Congratulations! You are among a select group of Diversity Network members and company leaders chosen to attend the 2018 Synchrony Global Diversity Network Symposium. This invitation is in recognition of your contributions and support of our collective diversity efforts.

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to enrich your development and share your unique perspective with peers across Synchrony. We hope this participant guide will help as you prepare for the experience.

Symposium App

Download the 2018 Symposium app today!

Click here for more information.

What you should have done by now:

Registered for the Symposium
Made hotel reservations
Booked your travel arrangements, including transportation to and from the venue

What to do next:

Review each tab of this website
Develop and practice your elevator speech
Prepare for leadership workshops
Get ready to have a great time!

Dress for success

Consider packing the following:
  • Smart business casual attire for regular sessions and the opening dinner
  • Casual attire for the volunteer event; a volunteer t-shirt will be provided
  • Workout attire for fitness activities
  • Cocktail party attire for our Closing Celebration. Come as glam and dapper as you wish, but please no shorts, jeans, athletic wear or shoes.

Prepare your elevator speech

An elevator speech is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for and how you benefit your company or organization. It's typically about 30 seconds (80-90 words), the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator.

Social Media

Official Hashtags

Facebook and Instagram
Use the official hashtags above when posting about the Symposium on your personal Facebook or Instagram account. Be sure to also tag @Synchrony !

Tag Synchrony’s official handle, @synchrony, on Twitter.

We will have a Global Diversity Network Symposium branded Geofilter. The branded Geofilter is only available within the “geofence” of our venue. Synchrony does not have an official presence on Snapchat.

We encourage you to share your “snaps” in your Snapchat story, with your Snapchat friends, or download the photo and share via Facebook or Twitter and leverage the hashtags listed above.

Tips for Social Media Photos
Photographs must not conflict with the tenets of our Synchrony Brand. Examples of inappropriate photography include photos with alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. Photos of non-employees intended for social media require the subject’s written consent. Photos of employees for use on social media do not require written permission.

One word of caution: Don't get so caught up in social media that it takes away time you could be networking with others at the conference.


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