Mac User Group Center Offers Tons Of MACWORLD Related Information

The MUG Center has updated its Web site with a lot of information on the goings on at this weekis MACWORLD New York. There are many meetings, speaker sessions, a raffle, an ice-cream social, and more. From the MUG Center:

MACWORLD EXPO MUG EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Whereis the best place to get information on all of the user group events at this weekis MACWORLD Conference & Expo on a single page? Check the special MACWORLD Expo MUG Event Calendar for a quick roadmap to when and what all the events are. Additional details on any event are only a click away.

TWO SESSIONS AND PRIZES ADDED TO MACWORLD EXPO USER GROUP LOUNGE
Two additional sessions have been added to the schedule of presentations in The User Group Lounge at MACWORLD Expo:

Dave Marra, Apple Senior Systems Engineer will present Welcoming Windows Users, a natural extension of the "Switchers" ad campaign.

Chuck La Tournous of RandomMaccess will talk about Maintaining Your Groupis Web Site With Little Or No Help.

Throughout the show, there will be random prize drawings in the Lounge, thanks to the generosity of these vendors who support the MUG community and the MUG events at MACWORLD Expo:

  • Aladdin Systems
  • Bare Bones Software
  • Broderbund
  • Casady & Greene
  • Futurosity
  • Microsoft
  • OiReilly
  • Riverdeep

The complete list of all-star guests and presentations is available on the User Group Lounge page.

ANOTHER SPONSOR JOINS USER GROUP UNIVERSITY Netscape has joined the list of vendors who are sponsoring User Group University at MACWORLD. The are looking for feedback from the MUG community on a new product, and will get it through the UGU Vendor Reception. You can hear more about Netscape and all the vendors supporting UGU in the new edition of The User Group Report and see a complete list of supporting vendors on the UGU Sponsors page.

MEGA-MUG MEETING WILL FEATURE RAFFLE The Mega-MUG Meeting at MACWORLD Expo will offer more than just a chance for user group leaders and members to get together and talk about all facets of MUGs. It will offer more than an opportunity for anyone interested in finding out about MUGs to learn from active user group enthusiasts. It will also offer a raffle of products from some of the industryis leading vendors, with a grand prize of an iPod!

Vendors supporting the raffle include:

  • Aladdin Systems
  • Bare Bones Software
  • Broderbund
  • Casady & Greene
  • Futurosity
  • Microsoft
  • OiReilly
  • Riverdeep

Complete details and rules are available on the Mega-MUG Meeting page. (7/10)

SECOND MUG FOCUS GROUP HELD BY ADVISORY BOARD The second in a series of focus groups was conducted by the User Group Advisory Board on July 9. These sessions allow individual MUG leaders to interact with the UGAB members, Regional Liaison Team, and the Apple User Group Program on a direct basis and provide feedback and recommendations on a variety of designated topics. This session discussed issues of involving MUG leaders in existing resources, how to locate those resources, and ways to communicate that information to new MUG leaders. Participants included:

  • Macbeth Vannoy North Coast Macintosh Users Group of Ohio
  • Arman Assa North Carolina State University Mac Users Group
  • George Engel Upstate Apple Users Group
  • Sid Pevear Macintosh Chico User Group
  • George Carbonell Hartford User Group Exchange Learn more about these MUG leaders on the Focus Group #2 page.

NORTHWEST UNITED STATE REGIONAL LIAISON UPDATE Steve Welsh has filed his latest report from the Northwest United States with details of a swap meet, a regional conference, the latest incarnation of the legendary You Donit Know Mac Oregon statewide trivia contest, and his own appearance at a MUG in his territory.

Coming Up This Week On The MUG Event Calendar

  • July 15 User Group University Kickoff - Ice Cream Social
  • July 16 User Group University
  • July 17, 18, 19 MACWORLD Conference & Expo User Group Events too numerous to name. For complete list and links: http://www.mugcenter.com/mugcalendar
  • July 20
    • Houston Area Apple Users Group - Swap Meet
    • Annapolis Apple Slice Macintosh Users Group - Apple Senior System Engineer Aaron Davis
  • July 21 User Group Night At The Apple Store In Soho

You can find more information on all of these events at the MUG Centeris Web site.