Audio files of the sessions conducted at the User Group Leadership Conference that was held in conjunction with last month’s Macworld CreativePro Conference & Expo in New York City are now online, in both MP3 and QuickTime formats. You can find them at
The MUG Center, an online resource for Mac user groups (MUGs).
Sessions include: “UGLC Welcome,” “Terry White’s MUG Web Site Workshop,” “Getting Along With Others: How to Get Vendors to Support Your User Group,” “The Lost Art of Board Building,” “Creating A Useful CD for Your User Group,” “Inter-MUG Relationships: How To Make Them Work,” “Welcoming Windows Users,” and “What Would You Do If: A Workshop To Address MUG Challenges & Opportunities.”
In other MUG news, registration is open for the second annual O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference, which will be held on Oct. 27-30, in Santa Clara, CA. The four-day conference will include one day of in-depth tutorials and three days of conference sessions covering all aspects of MacOS X. Among those conducting sessions and tutorials will be David Pogue, Adam Engst, Malcolm Crawford, Dan Wood, Andy Ihnatko, Robb Beal, and Dan Frakes.
Apple User Group members who register before Sept. 12 can get a double discount, a total of 30 percent off the regular price (up to US$447). User group leaders should contact their Apple Regional Liaison for the special MUG-only registration code to take advantage of this offer.
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.