Macworld Conference & Expo Boston
just around the corner,
Macintosh User Group (MUG) Center
editor Chuck Joiner has been adding a lot of news about the upcoming show from a MUG perspective. His latest posts cover information about traveling to Macworld on a limited budget, an announcement that volunteers are still needed to man the User Group Booth at the show and the schedule for the User Group Leadership Conference being held during Macworld. In addition, Joiner notes that he will host the “Cool Resources Created by Macintosh User Groups” session being held July 14, and he’s looking to include in his presentation any MUG that has had a unique event during the past year; contact him through the MUG Center site if you want your group represented.
On July 12, the
Boston Final Cut Pro User Group
will present “HD in Motion” at Parris, located in the rotunda of the Quincy Market Building in Boston’s Fanueil Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event will kick off at 6:30, when industry professionals Anne Renehan, of Boris FX, and Apple’s Dion Scoppettuolo will show off Apple’s new Motion application and explain how it can be integrated with Boris Continuum Complete 3. In addition, members of the New England Aquarium’s Conservation Department will talk about their creation of a high-definition digital IMAX film set underwater. Visit the group’s Web site to learn more and register for the event, which is required if you want to attend.
The week before Macworld, Jefferson City, Mo.’s
will hold a swap meet and “upgrade-a-thon” and New Mexico’s
will cover productivity tools at their July 6 meetings;
will feature a report on WWDC at their July 7 get-together; Pasadena, Calif.’s
Digital Design Group
will discuss workflow with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator documents on July 8; and
Atlantic City Area MUG
Denver Apple Pi
will host picnics on July 9 and 11, respectively. Visit each group’s Web site to learn more about meeting times, locations and attendance costs, if any.
Macintosh User Groups interested in seeing their events listed on MacCentral are welcome to
send us their news. We post roundups of MUG events and gatherings each week.
If you’re wondering what user group events are happening in your area, visit the MUG Center’s
online calendar. Apple also hosts a
user group site
where you can look for a MUG near you or find out how to start your own group.