BIG NEWS… the Citrix Synergy San Francisco 2012 Call for Topics is now open! If you have a great tech story—about mobility, cloud computing, virtualization or networking—that demonstrates innovation and customer success, Citrix wants to know about it.

As a thought leader, innovator or hands-on expert, you push the limits and challenge the status quo every day. We invite you to tell your peers and other industry experts how you do it. Accepted lead presenters will be our guests at Synergy San Francisco, May 9–11, 2012.

The content (your story) and the people (you) are what set Synergy apart from other conferences. Synergy offers attendees a 360 degree view of IT innovation and the hottest technologies because it’s an open conference that welcomes presenters from all different viewpoints to participate. Synergy Call for Topics is the open door for IT professionals like you to share your insights and success.

We encourage you to submit topics that provide deep-dive technical and practical implementation examples and planning, design and migration best practices or showcase key technology areas such as cloud infrastructure, desktop virtualization, mobile app delivery, service delivery networking or real-time collaboration.

If you’re not sure what story to submit, here’s a hint… Synergy attendees have indicated that they want to learn about virtual computing solutions, such as:

  • real world clouds
  • mobile device support
  • how to migrate to virtual desktops and apps
  • business transformation
  • BYO

This is just a sample of what we are looking for, so feel free to submit any topic, as long as it fits the criteria. Can you demonstrate how you’ve grown your business and adapted to the rapidly changing needs of your organization? Then now is the perfect opportunity to help others learn from your example and emulate your success.

The Call for Topics submissions will be judged by a panel of independent customers and analysts who will base their decisions on the relevance and interest of the topic, skill and experience of the speaker, and the other proposed details.

Take action today. Submit your proposal here to tell your story in San Francisco next May. We’ve got the mic, the stage and a great big audience waiting to hear from you. But hurry… the Call for Topics submission site is scheduled to close at midnight Eastern on Friday, December 2nd.

Now…. about Geek Speak Live!

I’m also accepting session ideas for Geek Speak Live! at Synergy San Francisco 2012! IMPORTANT: As always, this submission process is different from Call for Topics. To submit your proposal(s) for the Geek Speak Live! track, leave your session ideas as a comment on this post, email me directly, or contact me via Twitter to share your ideas. Remember, Geek Speak Live! is the technical un-conference at Synergy so, in addition to proposing a hot technical topic on the thought leadership level, think:

  • informal session format
  • unscripted discussion
  • healthy, passionate debate
  • limited or no PPT
  • lots of audience interaction

I’d be happy to help you figure out if you should submit your session idea directly to me for Geek Speak Live! or through the formal Call for Topics process, so feel free to ask me for my input. The sooner I receive your Geek Speak Live! proposal, the greater the chance it has of being accepted.

I encourage you to leave a comment here or contact me via Twitter if you have any questions or suggestions. Follow me on Twitter for more on Synergy and Citrix Community updates!

Laura Whalen
Citrix Systems, Inc.
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