Apple’s User Group Advisory Board will host an informal Macintosh User Group (MUG) gathering this month for an evening of networking and entertainment. It’s open to the public and will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, during the MacDesign Conference in Chicago.
The Apple User Group Advisory Board is a group of leaders who run successful MUGs in their communities. The group is chartered with providing feedback and advice on issues related to the Apple User Group Program.
The MacDesign Conference offers three days of training in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, After Effects, Avid, and Mac OS X. “Early bird” registration, which is still available, is US$399.
The MUG gathering in Chicago will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (formerly the Rosemont Convention Center). Advisory Board members Lesa Snyder and Lorene Romero will discuss topics such as how to get free Apple giveaways for MUG meetings, how to offer feedback to Apple’s management, successful techniques for growing a MUG, and the benefits of MUG membership. Attendees will get free copies of Mac Design Magazine, t-shirts and book giveaways.
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.