In a season when many are reflecting on what we are grateful for, I’m thinking about how lucky we are to have people like you, who are just as passionate about this company and our mission as those of us who work here. I get to talk to many of you at our annual conference (it’s my favorite part!) and I hope to see you again at Citrix Synergy 2018, May 8–10 in Anaheim, California.

We work all year long to build programs that will inspire you, train you on new technology, and connect you with others who will make a meaningful difference to your company. Breakout sessions and labs for Synergy 2018 are still in the planning stages, but you have a chance now to register early for incredible savings of over 30%. This is the lowest rate we offer, so if you have any 2017 training dollars, now is the time to use them!

Transformation is in the air

As Citrix completes its transformation to a cloud-first company, we’re focused on giving customers and partners the confidence to embrace the opportunity in constant change, and to prepare for the future of work. That means smarter strategies, and being prepared for the unexpected.

How do we do that? You’ll hear more about it in the Vision and Technology keynotes. Citrix leaders will talk about our innovation in cloud, security, and strategic IT, and show you how your company can incorporate new technology into your existing infrastructure and tackle digital transformation at a pace that’s comfortable for you. They’ll also introduce you to the secure digital workspace, which delights end users, as well as IT (really! just wait until you hear about the new security framework). Also, the exciting Innovation Super Session series that everyone loved at Synergy 2017 is back—look forward to getting new perspectives on technology trends from notable and inspirational speakers.

Build your knowledge, grow your network

The strength of Synergy is in the people it brings together: you won’t find as diverse a group of thought leaders and technology experts anywhere else. You will learn as much from one another as you do in formal training, so we’ve packed the conference with one-on-one meetings and small group discussions, including Match.Geek and Fireside Chats, to give you the opportunity for conversation and sharing ideas.

There’s also lots of time for unstructured networking in Synergy Park and the Event Connection Lounge, and a new program, Braindates, that enables you to crowdsource topics for on-the-fly discussions with a group of your peers. The Navigators Reception was a huge success this year so we’re bringing it back to help first-timers and alumni plan their time wisely and get the most from the conference.

Learn by doing at Synergy

Constant change requires a new approach, and the intensive training at Synergy will take you deep into the core technologies that are driving digital transformation. You can kick off the week in the Instructor-led Learning Labs pre-conference workshop on Sunday and Monday, then turn your focus to breakout sessions delivered by subject matter experts as well as some sessions developed by you through the Call for Topics. The Citrix Booth Experience will offer an immersive experience of Citrix technology in real-world environments, so you can see exactly how our solutions are transforming the workplace in different industries.

There’s a lot happening, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you as we finalize more details. At Citrix, we measure our success by yours, and I hope we’ll have the chance to talk more at Synergy 2018 in Anaheim next May about how your organization is turning big ideas into reality (and crushing your competition, of course). Be sure to get your hands on these end of year rates before they’re gone, and follow me on Twitter @merisummers for Synergy updates.