Tick tock, tick tock. At just five weeks away … do you have your Citrix Synergy itinerary locked and loaded? Here are three more reasons you’ll be glad you attended the industry’s premier conference on virtualization, networking and cloud computing.

First, and something I’m personally very excited about, we’re going mobile! This means you can use your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android or whatever your smartphone of choice may be, to manage and maximize your conference experience. With the first-ever Citrix Synergy Mobile Network, you can access and adjust  your schedule, get real-time updates on sessions and breaking news, set reminders, view maps, find exhibitors, and participate in surveys. Not only is this extremely convenient, but we can also save a lot of trees by reducing the need to print custom schedules. That’s a win-win.

Second, in another “first ever,” we’re holding a competition for the best new products and services from event sponsors. With help from Computerworld magazine – a publication of IDG Enterprise, industry analysts and other experts, we’ll highlight the technologies and solutions that exemplify business efficiency, workforce productivity, and process improvement. And, of course, we’ll bestow the coveted Best of Show award. Synergy attendees will be able to vote to help determine the winners, which will be announced during the Day Two keynote. I should add that, yes, our competitors will indeed be considered for the Best of Synergy Award. Would any other vendor be so bold? As I’ve said before, Synergy is truly an open industry event.

Third, it’s worth mentioning that Synergy is in San Francisco this year. This is truly the place where technology leaders meet. As such, we’re offering some excellent registration promotions to help you get to the event. We’re offering a few different packages to make it cost effective for you to attend the entire conference, or just one day.  We also created special deals for groups, public sector employees and Citrix Certified professionals.  And, we’ve negotiated hotel room discounts up to 35 percent off regular rates, and government employees can stay within their per diem. Plus, there are direct flights to SFO from more than 66 cities and 30 countries, and public transportation (BART) to the Moscone Center is cheap and convenient.  There are lots of ways to save!

Need I say more? Well, how about the fact that San Francisco has been voted the #1 city to visit by Conde Nast for 17 years in a row.

And there is one more thing:  desktop virtualization!  As an IT professional, it’s on your agenda, and your CIO’s as well. Synergy is THE PLACE to learn more about desktop virtualization and how it can be THE WAY you upgrade your organization to Windows 7.

Whatever your primary motivation, there are plenty of reasons to attend this year’s Synergy. Don’t delay!  Register now for the one industry event where you can interact with the foremost experts in virtualization, networking and cloud computing, and learn how to position your organization for the on-demand IT services era.

Hope to see you there!


P.S.  I know I said three, and you got five.  Additional value…standard at Citrix!