User Group Lounge, User Groups At Macworld Expo, & More

The MUG Center has updated their site with information about the schedule for the User Group Lounge, the User Group University pre-registration deadline, more user groups joining the Macintosh User Group Booth at the Macworld Expo, and the announcement of the participants in the User Group University Vendor Panel. The MUG Center is a Web site devoted to collecting Macintosh User Group (MUG) information from all over the country, and all over the world. From The MUG Center:

The Weekis Front Page News At The MUG Center

USER GROUP LOUNGE SCHEDULE FEATURES MAC CELEBRITIES & WORKSHOPS

The schedule for the User Group Lounge has been announced and features a host of Mac industry notables, as well as workshops and sessions for MUG leaders and enthusiasts. Sessions and guests include:

  • David Pogue
  • Andy Ihnatko
  • Jason Snell & Jennifer Berger, Macworld Magazine
  • Chris Breen
  • Shawn King
  • Adam Engst
  • Tom Negrino & Dori Smith
  • Derrick Story
  • Bryan Chaffin - The Mac Observer
  • Jim Dalrymple & Dennis Sellers - MacCentral
  • Ted Landau
  • Ilene Hoffman
  • The Campus Group Advisory Board
  • The User Group Advisory Board

Complete details on each session are available on the User Group Lounge page. Watch for more sessions and guests to be announced soon.

USER GROUP UNIVERSITY PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

The deadline for User Group University pre-registration is fast approaching. You can register on the Acteva registration page for $35 until 7 AM PST on January 1. After that, registration will only be available on-site for $50. Space in this yearis class is limited, so donit count on being a walk-in - register now.

MORE GROUPS JOIN THE USER GROUP BOOTH AT MACWORLD EXPO

More user groups have joined the Macintosh User Group Booth, the MUG presence on the Expo show floor. They include:

  • The Josephine County Macintosh Users Group
  • MacFilmmakers
  • MacValley Users Group
  • Digital Edge

These additions raise the number of groups participating to 25, the largest, most diverse participation in any user group booth at any Macworld Expo. Be sure to stop by the booth while youire in San Francisco and meet the groups who are representing MUGs everywhere to the Expo crowds.

USER GROUP UNIVERSITY VENDOR PANEL PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

Vendor support is one of the one of the most important issues every MUG leader deals with. The best way to gain the knowledge necessary is through direct contact with vendor representatives. The Vendor Panel session and Vendor Reception at User Group University are perfect opportunities to do just that. The Vendor Reception allows MUG leaders to talk directly with representatives from the sponsoring vendors of UGU, find out about their specific programs and what they offer. The Vendor Panel session is designed to allow the vendors to communicate, as a group, about what the MUG community means to them, how interaction can be improved for the benefit of all, and to answer questions from attendees. The panel for the sixth User Group University has been announced, and includes representatives from some of the MUG communityis strongest supporters, as well as some vendors new to the MUG experience. A complete list, with photos, is available on the UGU Syllabus page.

You can get more information at The MUG Centeris Web site.

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