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The NewsGator Collective 2013 to feature social workplace experts and best practices that deliver #SocialThatWorks

DENVER, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the NewsGator Collective 2013, an exclusive gathering of business leaders from the world's most recognizable companies sharing strategies that help reap the big dividends of a social workplace.  

An annual three-day event in Denver, Colorado, the Collective brings together NewsGator clients, colleagues, thought leaders, partners, and technologists for interactive workshops, networking events, success stories, and thought leadership sessions focused on the challenges of defining and building the ultimate high-performance workplaces using social technologies.

NewsGator is seeking customers and partners to present on the Collective 2013 theme #SocialThatWorks; going beyond tools and features to share social workplace successes, expertise, and results that demonstrate the quantitative and qualitative business value of social. The goal of each session is to build and nurture the NewsGator community, foster new ideas, and motivate attendees to make social a reality within their organizations. The Call for Speakers submission deadline is Friday, January 4, 2013.

NewsGator is proud to have Microsoft as its exclusive Title Sponsor of the 2013 Collective, reaffirming the strong partnership between NewsGator's solutions and the entire Microsoft stack. NewsGator is also thrilled to have Webtrends as its Event Sponsor and new partner, focused on analyzing user behavior and helping companies drive adoption of social tools throughout their organization. In addition, Constellation Research is the exclusive Analyst Sponsor of the 2013 NewsGator Collective. Ray Wang, CEO and principal analyst, and Yvette Cameron, VP and principal analyst, will be on-site to provide objective thought leadership and real-time event coverage.

Past NewsGator Collective events have attracted the best and brightest minds from companies like Accenture, Altarum Institute, American Family Insurance, Cardinal Health, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase, Kraft Foods, Merck, Microsoft, Nokia Siemens Networks, Oakley, OppenheimerFunds, Sanofi, and Unisys, among others. Attendees from these organizations speak highly of the value in attending:

"I really enjoyed the activities and the presentations at the Collective 2012. It's one of the best conferences I've been to! We have learned about many good ideas to help us implement NewsGator in the next few months." – Larry Cobler, director of Project Management Office, Altarum Institute

"The NewsGator Collective was so inspiring and amazing! My head is swimming with ideas that will hopefully be implemented at OppenheimerFunds. Thank you so much to everyone at NewsGator who works so hard to make the Collective such a huge success! The food was divine and the venue resplendent!" – Colleen Bridges, senior developer, OppenheimerFunds

A highlight of this year's event will be the opportunity to meet NewsGator president and CEO, Daniel Kraft, and hear how an innovative, human-centric approach will reshape how businesses embrace the social workplace. Among the new developments showcased will be an integration with SAP to meld business processes together within social streams, as well as new NewsGator solution offerings that will help drive adoption and recognize business value.

"The Collective is the prime event for NewsGator customers and partner to share, learn and celebrate the journey to a more social future. All of past attendees surveyed say they simply love coming to the Collective, enough that they want to come back year after year. Where else can you get so much social business knowledge from experts at Fortune 2000 organizations who live and breathe social every day?" said Daniel Kraft, president and CEO, NewsGator. "Our clients want to get together, share ideas, and shape strategies that will make their business more social, more productive, and yes, even more fun. It's a social experience that should not be missed."

The Details

When: March 5-7, 2013

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, 1881 Curtis Street, Denver, CO, 80202

To register, see the agenda, submit a speaking proposal, or sign up for a sponsorship, click here.

About NewsGator

NewsGator is helping over four million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. NewsGator delivers advanced social computing capabilities to Microsoft productivity and collaboration platforms, including SharePoint, Windows 8, SQL, Azure, Windows Phone 7, Lync, Office 365 and Dynamics. NewsGator was honored as Microsoft's 2011 U.S. Partner of the Year and, more recently, a Globally Managed Partner. Follow us on Twitter @newsgator and at


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