Apple and Adobe have announced their user group breakfast for July’s Macworld New York. The breakfast will be held at The New Yorker Hotel, a 10-minute walk from the expo at the Javits Convention Center.
The Adobe breakfast will be held on Thursday, July 18, and the Apple breakfast will be held on Friday, July 19. Registration information has been sent to leaders of Apple-recognized Macintosh User Groups. Two ambassadors per user group may attend the breakfasts, so check with your group’s leadership and then register to attend, said Chuck Joiner, editor-in-chief of The Mug Center, an online resource for Mac User Groups (MUGs)
Also, you can register now for User Group University, which will be held on July 16 in New York in conjunction with the Macworld Conference & Expo. User Group University is the one-day seminar for user group leaders. Presentations, panel discussions and speakers from the community and beyond teach user group enthusiasts how to be better, more effective leaders, Joiner said.
Presented by The User Group Advisory Board, the event is sponsored by some of the Mach industry’s leading vendors. You can register before June 1 at the Early Bird rate and save some money. Go to the MUG Center Web site for details.
Finally, in other MUG news, Alain Pougeoise has been appointed as regional liaison for Northern Europe. He’s the president and founder of InterMac and a co-founder of MacEurope, a network for European Apple User Groups managers. Pougeois is an engineer and expert in quality management. He lives in Lambersart, suburbs of Lille, north of France, near the Belgium border. He replaces Michael Corgan of the London Macintosh User Group.
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.