2014 marks the 16th year that Citrix has attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Event and we’re doing it bigger than ever this year. Last year we were hard to find. You may have stumbled across our little booth as you were navigating through the crowd on a trek to the bathroom. This year, however, our booth size has doubled, our technology tripled, and our focus on education quadrupled. We’re excited to hear how you are promoting innovation through technology and here’s a sneak peak of the innovation you’ll see from us.

1. Meet with universities that are using Citrix to improve the learning experience for students

Our solutions for the education industry are awesome, but why should I tell you that when our customers can say it better? Come to our in-booth presentations to learn how the University of Central Florida and the University of South Florida are making learning more accessible and affordable for students and increasing efficiency for IT. Stop by our booth at 10am on Tuesday to meet JP Peters, IT Director, and Craig Froehlich, Division IT Manager, from the University of Central Florida and learn how they united the university around their student-focused UCF Apps program.  Also, be sure to see Jason Hair, Assistant Director of IT at USF, at 5:30pm on Tuesday and ask him how USF solved “the backpack problem” on campus.

2. Experience the future of on-demand learning through our day-in-the-life of a student demo

The average student owns 3 or more mobile devices, but the reality is they interact with many more devices on daily basis. Visit me and my team any time during expo hall hours to experience what it would be like if you could provide 24/7 access to learning and productivity resources, seamlessly, across devices and locations. Your students want to work on a PowerPoint presentation and AutoCAD from a coffee shop on their Chromebook? Got it. Your students want to roam that same session over to an iPad once they’re on the bus to campus? We can do it. They want to roam that session, again, over to a thin client in the computer lab? You can make this happen and see it in action in our booth.

3. Hear how our partners are joining Citrix to solve mobility challenges on campus

As amazing as Citrix is, we couldn’t paint the full mobility picture with just a Citrix paintbrush. We need our partners to add their talents and services to complete the vision. This year, we are partnering with Cisco, NetApp, Dell, Google and NVIDIA to bring you the top solutions and best customer party. Join us throughout the show to see presentations, demos and enter to win great prizes! After the expo hall closes on Tuesday, be sure to eat, drink and be merry with us at Howl at the Moon.

While we are proud and excited to show you our latest and greatest, we are more eager to hear from you—your stories, challenges, questions. Visit our booth, 737, to engage with customers, partners, solution experts and engineers that can help you accomplish the innovation you envision for your school. Also, tweet us your EDUCAUSE experience using the #CitrixEDU hashtag.

See you there!

For more information on how schools are leveraging Citrix to power student mobile workspaces, please visit citrix.com/education.

Related education content:

Back to school with new technology: schools empowering students with Citrix Mobile Workspaces

[On-demand webinar] Capture the benefits of “IT as a service” in education

[On-demand webinar] Education IT Best Practices and Lessons Learned: The Journey to a Mobile Campus, Indiana University

About the author

Nicole Nesrsta – Manager, Vertical Solutions Marketing & Strategy, Education

Nicole Nesrsta is a leader in solutions and vertical marketing and strategy in the high-tech industry. At Citrix, Nicole is responsible for designing and executing global, company-wide go-to-market strategies for the education market. With a passion for solving business problems with technology solutions, Nicole has enjoyed 5 years in various solutions sales and marketing roles—targeting audiences at all levels: executive, line of business, and IT. Nicole holds a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Florida. You are welcome to connect with her via twitter.