Every great idea needs a champion. For real change to happen, someone must take the idea, guide it past all resistance, and persist until it becomes an innovation. That’s what Citrix champions do every day. They see possibilities where others see obstacles, and they use Citrix products to solve business problems creatively. Their stories—your stories—of innovation are what drive us as a company and inspire other customers.

That’s why I love this time of year, when the Synergy Call for Topics opens, and the speaker proposals start coming in. We get to hear about completely original applications of our solutions and see how the products we work on every day are shaping the future of work for our customers around the world.

If you’ve had some big implementation wins this year, share the secrets of your success as a guest presenter at Citrix Synergy 2018, May 8–10 in Anaheim, California. Our judges are looking for great stories about how you solved the toughest challenges, and your peers are looking for wisdom they can use in their own deployments.

Champions wanted

As a Synergy speaker, you’ll need to be comfortable in front of your peers, sharing practical guidance on planning, design and implementation and supporting your talk with case studies and demos. Your proposal has the greatest chance of being selected if it’s a deep-dive technical topic in one of the following categories:

  • App virtualization and VDI
  • Enterprise mobility
  • File sharing and collaboration
  • Application delivery & cloud networking
  • Cloud services
  • Security
  • Analytics

All proposals are carefully reviewed by our Dream Team of enterprise IT professionals who will choose based on the relevance of the topic and the experience of the speaker. Be sure your proposal includes technically rich content, offers insights and lessons learned—and avoids sales pitches.

Submission deadline is November 3, 2017

The online proposal is short and easy to complete. You’ll need a presentation title, a short abstract and a bio that shows why you’re the best person to present the topic. The lead presenter of each selected session will receive a complimentary full conference pass to Synergy 2018 Anaheim. The deadline for submissions is November 3, so get started today! I’m looking forward to reading your proposal and seeing you at Synergy: get all the submission details today.