The schedule and faculty roster for the User Group University that will be held in conjunction with Macworld New York has been announced. The university will be in session July 17 in New York City.
User Group University (UGU) is a daylong seminar designed to assist Macintosh User Group (MUG) leaders in managing, operating and growing their organizations. Held the day before Macworld New York, UGU draws attendees from all over the world, according to Chuck Joiner, president of the MUG Center, the resource site for MUGs. At Macworld San Francisco in January, UGU boasted representatives from over 100 user groups from five continents, he told MacCentral.
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. User Group University is open to all Macintosh User Group leaders and interested parties.
UGU New York 2001 will feature 11 separate sessions on two tracks with topics ranging from user group finances to sessions addressing community interaction. A special event will open UGU on the evening of Monday, July 16. Tuesday, July 17, will feature a keynote address followed by the session tracks. A vendor reception will conclude the event that evening.
Complete faculty listings and schedule information can be found on
The MUG Center. The UGU Faculty includes members of Apple’s User Group Advisory Board, Regional Liaison Team, and Apple User Group Program Manager Garr Reynolds.
UGU New York 2001 is sponsored by such vendors as Apple, Adobe, Macworld Magazine, WACOM Technology, Casady & Greene, Quicken, Strider Software, CE Software, and O’Reilly Books. “Early Bird” registration is available for US$25 until 11:59 p.m. (Pacific), May 31. Normal registration is $40.
Macworld New York 2001 will run July 17-20 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. You can register by June 18 to save up to US$150 on the on-site registration prices. For complete pricing and registration info,
go to the show’s registration site.