On Dec. 13
MacCentral reported that User Group University, the semi-annual conference for Macintosh User Group (MUG) leaders, had changed its location due to Apple CEO Steve Jobs moving his Macworld San Francisco keynote up a day. Well, the location has changed yet again, though it will still take place on Jan. 7.
“In order to accommodate both the rescheduled keynote by Steve Jobs and the substantial influx of new attendees, User Group University has again been relocated, this time to the Argent Hotel at 50 Third Street in San Francisco, one block from the Marriott, and near the Moscone Center,” said Chuck Joiner, editor-in-chief of
The MUG Center, an online resource for Mac user groups. “The UGU schedule has been redesigned to allow attendees to watch the keynote live at the Moscone Center or via Webcast at the Argent (for UGU attendees only).”
Meanwhile, the schedule for the User Group Lounge has been updated with more guests and sessions, including: Members of The Apple Regional Liaison Team who will do a session entitled, appropriately, “Meet your Regional Liaison”; Dan de Grandpre, editor-in-chief, and Jim Adams, content editor, both from dealmac, who will do two sessions on deals, new products, and consumer awareness; Kristina DeNike, lab director, Macworld Labs; Adam Engst, publisher of TidBITs; Joiner himself who will do a session on “Insurance: Why It Is Essential For Your MUG.”
There will also be a panel discussion on “Virtual & Online User Groups,” hosted by Sandy Foderick of VMUG and featuring a panel of virtual and online MUG leaders.
MUGs are good places for making new friends, finding Mac-loving buddies, boning up your technical expertise, finding solutions to technical problems, and sometimes finding a good deal on used hardware. For more info on MUGs, and to find the location of the one nearest you, go to Apple’s
User Group Web page.