Code of Conduct

The Steering Committee has developed this code of conduct for all members, event attendees and presenters. Its purpose is to strengthen our community and help us achieve our mission of education, networking and influence.

Member Guidelines

  1. Support the CUGC mission.
  2. Never use a CUGC position for marketing purposes or financial gain.
  3. Protect the privacy of CUGC member information.
  4. Be honest and forthright with fellow members.
  5. Share knowledge and know-how with fellow members.
  6. Abide by CUGC Presentation Guidelines found below.
  7. Abide by the policies that guide leadership positions within CUGC.
  8. Receive an individual’s approval before utilizing their work and recognize them in using it.
  9. Display identification at events and abide by event rules.
  10. Raise concerns of inappropriate behavior with CUGC leadership.
  11. Be respectful and courteous to fellow members, attendees and staff in all communications.
    Be mindful that CUGC leadership are volunteers.
  12. We welcome Citrix partner employees with technical expertise to contribute to technical discussions at our local group meetings. As a courtesy, we ask that partner sales employees not attend our local meetings.


Blogging Guidelines

Users set the agenda at CUGC, which means we aim to provide content that is technical, educational, relevant, and free of marketing pitches.

  1. All content must adhere to the CUGC Code of Conduct and Content Principles.
  2. Submissions must be comprised of original content, not re-posted from another blog or submitted simultaneously to other blogs and websites.
  3. Articles are to be exclusive to CUGC for a short period of time, determined by CUGC HQ and the author.
  4. When referencing work that isn’t yours, remember to give credit to the work done by others. (CUGC may ask for clarification prior to publication.)
  5. CUGC will proofread and make minor grammatical corrections, but will consult with the author for more significant changes or questions.
  6. Blogs that are clearly intended to advertise products or services will be rejected. No marketing allowed.
  7. Blogs containing links that do not pertain to the topic or technology, such as promotions or advertisements, will be rejected. Links to external sites collecting contact information will be removed prior to posting.
  8. You may link to your social media accounts (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.), to your personal blog, and to technical discussions and white papers on company-owned blogs that do not require contact information for marketing purposes.

These guidelines apply to all members of CUGC, including end users, sponsors, partners and Citrix employees. Failure to adhere to these guidelines can result in account suspension or deactivation.

Want to blog for CUGC? Submit your idea here.


Presentation Guidelines

CUGC offers members, Citrix employees, Citrix partners and CUGC sponsors the opportunity to present to members through meeting presentations, webinars and similar forums. Our members are interested in content that is technical, educational, relevant to them and free of marketing pitches. The CUGC Content Working Group has developed these principles to help and guide presenters:

  1. CUGC will work with presenters to identify topics of interest.
  2. Presenters should avoid marketing content.
  3. Presenters will provide a summary for review before the event.
  4. Presenters should receive an individual’s approval before utilizing their work and recognize them when using it.
  5. CUGC may ask for improvements in a pending presentation.
  6. Live demos are encouraged; short videos are acceptable as backup.
  7. CUGC may record and share presentations on the CUGC YouTube channel and on
  8. CUGC will not provide presenters with attendee contact information, unless attendees elect to provide it.
  9. Presenters may request business cards or circulate a sign-in form (such as requesting information for a raffle); the request must be opt-in.
  10. Individual presenters must have the technical capacity required for the audience.
  11. If circumstances require a substitute presenter, that person should possess similar technical knowledge and expertise.

Want to present at a local group meeting, XL event or webinar? Submit your idea here.