User Group Report, User Group University, & More

The MUG Center has updated its Web site again with a lot of information. First up is the return of the User Group Report, an audio report presented by the MUG Center, a report from Europe, User Group University information, and more. From The MUG Center:

THE USER GROUP REPORT RETURNS! This monthly audio interview series is back after a two-month hiatus and features an interview by Dave Game of Gold Coast Mac. Dave talks about Gold Coast Macis attendance at and participation in the opening of the Apple Store in Miami, and their upcoming December meeting featuring presentations by Apple and Microsoft.

Michael Corgan, Apple Regional Liaison for Northern Europe, has updated his RLT Report with details and photos of last weekis MacExpo in London, and the User Group Conference organized by Apple.

USER GROUP UNIVERSITY UPDATE: More vendors have been announced as sponsors for User Group University: General Sponsors Macworld Magazine ScanSoft Partner Sponsors Dantz Hewlett-Packard PowerOn Software

"On November 17th, Macintosh User Groups made sure the rumblings heard from the Great Northwest were not just from erupting volcanoes or the ripples and floods of constant rainfall. No, these rumblings were generated by 2 states and its MUGs rubbing playfully against each other in their own version of plate tech-tonics. The "rumbling" consisted of laughs, Apple and Mac trivia, quick (or sometimes slow) wit, and a day full of Mac users having what appeared strikingly like an annual family reunion. This was "You Donit Know Mac!" 2001 -- the 3rd annual Oregon statewide user group celebration and trivia event." See pictures and the complete story on the "You Donit Know Mac" web site.

This is the last full week for user group members to take advantage of the special discounts to attend Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco in January. Register for 50% off an Exhibits-Only pass or 15% discount on all conference packages by using the user group code which has been e-mailed to leaders of Apple-recognized groups. Offer ends December 10.

The Coming Week On The MUG Event Calendar:

  • December 4
    • User Group Leader Chat - World Without Borders Guest: Ken Bereski of the Boston College Macintosh User Group
    • Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group Guests: The Final Cut Pro Team
  • December 5
    • User Group Focus - The Mac Show Topic: User Group Events at Macworld Conference & Expo
    • Gold Coast Mac Guests: Appleis Presentation of MacOS X 10.1 by MacOS X Product Manager Chris Bourdon and Microsoft Office by a member of the Office X Development Team.
    • Lewiston Auburn Macintosh User Group Annual Christmas Party and presentation by Wacom
  • December 8
    • The Houston Area Apple Users Group Guest: "Dr. Mac - Bob Levitus
    • Washington Apple Pi Winter Computer Show & Sale

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