The Race to Accelerate 2013

Race to Accelerate

Well, all, it’s that time of year….Accelerate 2013!

It’s time for all of us to pack our bags; trek to Clark County; Nevada; and appreciate the 28th largest city the United States offers.

I, for one, am excited to visit the canals of Venice; go on a hot-air balloon ride to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris; relax in the baths of Rome; and end the night following that bright blue beacon of hope to the Great Sphinx of Giza.

Sound familiar?  No?  Good, because if you did that in past years or find yourself near the Spinx at the end of your night this year, you’re in the wrong hotel.  We’re not judging… We hope you enjoy yourself thoroughly.  It’s all about perspective, my friends.  In the wise words of smooth-talking Vince Vaughn in the movie classic ‘Swingers,’ I’m talking about ‘Vegas, baby, Vegas’.

If you’ve been lucky enough to make this annual pilgrimage with us, you understand the joy and sensory overload that is about unfold.  It’s called Accelerate 2013, and it’s taking place here:

Lenovo knows there’s no better way to host our largest Channel Partner Forum, unveil the latest in cool technology, industry trends and partner programs than in the lap of luxury.  Enter the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino—a hotel so opulent that when you look out its windows onto the Vegas strip, you’ll notice a gold hue because the windows have been lined with actual gold leaf (I can’t make this stuff up!).  This is the only hotel in Vegas where you can hobnob with celebrities, Miss America, and ‘Lenovians’ alike.  It boasts a 1.6 million gallon tank brimming with sea life, Shark Reef Aquarium; 11 acres of sand and a sparkling wave pool, Mandalay Bay Beach; and the fifth-largest convention facility in the United States.  You’ll be happy to know that Lenovo’s festivities will be taking over all of this!

Whether you’re with us in person or spirit, the production crew and I will be your guide to Accelerate 2013.  Tune in here, on the Lenovo Partner Network Reseller Blog, follow us on Twitter (@LenovoChannelNA), or check out our official Accelerate 2013 site ( to hear the latest on Lenovo’s largest annual conference.

We’ll be your eyes and ears on the ground--bringing you in-depth coverage, interviews, and snapshots from the week.


Annabelle Thuan
NA Channel Marketing Manager