A seat at a Hands-on Learning Lab remains the hottest ticket at Synergy! This year, we’ve doubled the number of instructor-led classes over last year, and they have already reached full capacity. We even extended the hours to accommodate more attendees by including a night class, and this one has also filled up!

We appreciate your interest in the Learning Labs program, and we’re hoping those of you who are registered get the most out of these hands-on technical classes.

Important reminder to Learning Lab registrants: Scan your badge at least 15 minutes before starting time to confirm class enrollment and secure your seat. Otherwise, your seat may be reclassified as “standby” and offered to another eager attendee. Remember that the Hilton, where the Learning Labs will be held this year, is a 7-10 minute walk from the Moscone, so make sure you plan ahead! More details here.



Fly standby for a Hands-on Learning Lab

If you’re not registered for a Hands-on Learning Lab, there is still a possibility for you to get into one on site. Here’s how it works: If a registered attendee does not scan their badge at their designated classroom at least 15 minutes before the class starts to confirm their enrollment, their seat will revert to standby. If you are looking to fill any open, unconfirmed seats, you should go directly to the classroom of the specific lab you would like to attend and wait in the standby line. Open seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Hands-on Learning Labs are “bring your own laptop” (BYOL) so make sure to bring your laptop and power cord.



Much, Much More!

The Learning Labs are only one part of a tremendous amount of great technical content at Synergy, including Self-paced Learning Labs, technical breakout sessions, Geek Speak Live!, and a free exam worth up to $300!

Beyond the Hands-on Learning Labs…



Stop by the Self-paced Learning Labs – no reservation required

For all of you do-it-yourselfers out there, try the Self-paced Learning Labs that are similar to the Hands-on Labs, only without an instructor. With 200 seats and workstations on & ready to go, this no-reservation-required option offers a convenient way to get in-depth technical training on a variety of topics.

Hours of operation are:

Wed., May 25: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thu., May 26:  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri., May 27:   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Choose your agenda from 75+ technical breakout sessions

The technical breakout sessions at Synergy will be held from Wednesday – Friday and will cover the complete virtual computing story, by taking a deep dive into the individual technologies at play. Choose a virtualization, networking or cloud-oriented session, and you’ll get a comprehensive examination of your topic including technical features, business value, case studies and product roadmaps.



Don’t miss Geek Speak Tonight! and the Geek Speak Track sessions

At Synergy San Francisco, there will be four days of Geek Speak Live! sessions… that’s right, four days! The ever-popular Geek Speak Tonight! event will kick off Synergy on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:30 – 6:30pm (and Summit attendees are also welcome). Geek Speak Tonight! will be followed by three full days of 45-minute Geek Speak Track sessions that will be held alongside the normal breakout sessions from Wed., May 25 at 8am through Fri., May 27 at 3pm. So get ready to get your geek on… at Geek Speak Live!



Take your free exam at the Citrix Testing Center

Benefit from the convenience of the on-site Testing Center to help you pursue your Citrix Certification. Attendees are entitled to one complimentary exam, a savings of up to $300! Pre-register for your exam here.



Make an appointment for a Citrix Consulting workshop

Enterprise customers, take advantage of a unique opportunity to participate in a free, personal white-boarding session with Citrix Consulting Architects. Each workshop will last 45 minutes, and space is limited. If you’re interested, send an email to request an appointment. Please include your business name and address, along with a description of the Citrix products and the business challenges you’d like to discuss with the architects.



Ask Tech Support in 1:1 technical whiteboard meetings

If you have technical questions about your current Citrix implementation, you can meet one-on-one with Citrix Technical Support’s most knowledgeable engineers. At each AskSupport 50-minute whiteboard session, two Technical Support engineers will show you how to accomplish specific tasks. Attendees provide information and topics prior to the meeting, so their individual needs can be addressed. These meetings have limited availability and must be scheduled in advance, so register now!



Visit the Solutions Expo for hands-on product demos

At the Solutions Expo, Citrix and other leading technology organizations will showcase their latest products, services and solutions in up to 60 planned exhibits, giving you lots of opportunities to view live demos, evaluate new technologies and get all of your questions answered.



Great content, lots of options… Hope to see you in San Francisco!



Laura Whalen
Citrix Systems, Inc.
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