Lately the Citrix Synergy buzz has been about Synergy Barcelona, which looks to be a great event with an awesome line-up of the best and brightest in cloud computing, virtualization and networking. If you are not coming to Barcelona (or even if you are), it is not too early to think about Synergy San Francisco 2012, May 9-11. The Call for Topics for Synergy San Francisco will open in mid-November and close in mid-December, so now is the time to start putting together your session abstracts. 

We continually get feedback that the content and the people are what sets Synergy apart from other conferences. Sure, Citrix provides part of the content, but what makes Synergy sizzle is that anyone can present their story. That is what the Call for Topics is all about. People come to Synergy for sessions that are deep-dive technical presentations with practical implementation examples that can help IT professionals survive and thrive in today’s dynamic environment. They want to hear from you – the thought leaders and innovators pushing the limits and challenging the status quo in cloud computing, virtualization and networking. 

Extreme opinions are cool, but topics that cover more mundane subjects, like planning, design and migration best practices, the things you do to get projects done and help your businesses succeed are also in demand. Our attendees want to hear about key technology areas – cloud infrastructure, desktop virtualization, mobile app delivery, service delivery networking, real-time collaboration, to name a few.  And cool solutions – how-to migrate to virtual desktops and apps, mobile device support, BYO, business transformation, real world clouds – anything that demonstrates how you have helped your business grow and adapt by leveraging cloud computing technologies.

So start thinking about what you want to share at Synergy and stay tuned for the Call for Topics submission site to open in mid-November. We are giving you the heads-up now because there will be a quick turnaround deadline, especially with the holidays. Also, if you have topic suggestions for Synergy San Francisco but don’t want to take center stage, we still want to hear from you.  Leave a comment here or send me a tweet @merisummers.  And, be sure to follow me on Twitter for Synergy content updates.