Leaders

Many resources are available to user group leaders. Be sure to register your group so you can receive exclusive benefits and tools. Also, take advantage of the many other resources for getting news, meeting other leaders, getting tools and finding presenters.
Register
Register with Apple
Register your user group with Apple to receive news, information, resources, tools, access to events and more.
Register with Other Vendors
Dozens of companies recognize the value of user groups and offer a variety of resources including speakers, information and discounts. Check with your favorite companies to see what support they offer specifically to user groups.
Get News
Apple User Group Leader Bulletin
Receive the latest user group news, special offers and announcements. Only leaders of recognized groups are eligible to receive this Bulletin.
User Group Advisory Board Website
Check out the Apple User Group Advisory Board’s website for information on events, resources and special offers for Apple User Groups.
User Group Market Report
Listen to the Apple User Group Advisory Board’s User Group Market Report podcast.
The MUG Center
Find coverage of the latest user group news and events at The MUG Center, an independent resource site for Macintosh user groups.
Communicate
Discussion List
Join an email list that lets hundreds of user group leaders discuss their successes, strategies, tips and questions.
Contact Us
You’re encouraged to share your questions and ideas with the Apple User Group Advisory Board, the Apple Program Manager of Worldwide User Group Relations and others.
Apple User Group Regional Liaisons
Apple Regional Liaisons build relationships with user groups in their local areas. Make sure you’re in contact with your Regional Liaison so you can partner with groups in your area.
Find Groups Near You
Make sure that you’re aware of other groups in your area. Consider partnering for larger presentations or other regional events.
Resources
Third Party Resources
Check out these useful links to user group-related third party resources.
Retail Stores
Apple Stores are all over the U.S. and in some other countries as well. You may want to contact the manager of a store in your area to discuss ways you can work together. If you need help, write to usergroups@apple.com.
Request Merchandise
Is your groups hosting a special event? Your group’s ambassador may request giveaways such as pens or notepads on Apple Sales Web. (Subject to availability.)
Apple Sales Web
User group ambassadors can access training materials, product information and more by logging into Apple Sales Web. Each recognized Apple Ambassador receives access to ASW. If you have questions about this service, we likely have the answers.
Other Companies
Several companies are interested in sending promotional and demonstration materials to user groups. Stay tuned to the Apple User Group Bulletin for discount and sponsor information.
Find a Speaker
Apple Consultants Network
Members of the Apple Consultants Network are often excited to present to user groups. These experts can provide dynamic presentations, up-to-date information and access to some of the latest technology. Create partnerships with ACN members in your area.
Apple Resellers
Apple authorized resellers also enjoy creating partnerships with local user groups. Apple Specialists or other resellers in your area may help with presenters and equipment. Also, many CompUSAs feature Apple-badged employees who would like to learn more about your group.
Local Universities and Schools
Consider inviting students, faculty, or administrators to present at your meeting. Not only would these presenters do a great job, but they could also promote your group to the school.
Other Companies
Many companies send presenters to user groups whenever possible. Others can send demonstration materials and scripts that can help you offer exciting, informative meetings.
Your Group
Often, some of the best presentations are from your own user group members. They can use resources from Apple available through Apple Sales Web, or they can showcase their own material.

Register
Register your user group to receive news, information, resources, tools, access to events and more.

Check with your favorite companies to see what support they offer specifically to user groups.

Get News
Apple User Group Resources
The source for news, events, resources and special offers for Apple User Group leaders and members worldwide. Check the website often, or subscribe to the RSS feed

Apple User Group Leader Bulletin
Receive a summary of the latest user group news, special offers and announcements. Only leaders of recognized groups are eligible to receive this Bulletin.

The MUG Center
Find coverage of user group news and events at The MUG Center, an independent resource site for Macintosh user groups.

Communicate
AUG Discussion List
Join an email list that lets hundreds of user group leaders discuss their successes, strategies, tips and questions.

Resources for Apple User Group Presentations and Newsletters
This blog for newsletter editors and presenters offers meeting presentations, newsletter articles and reviews provided by Apple User Group members for other groups to use.

Find Groups Near You
Make sure that you’re aware of other groups in your area. Consider partnering for larger presentations or other regional events.

Contact Us
You’re encouraged to share your questions and ideas with the Apple User Group Advisory Board, the Apple Program Manager of Worldwide User Group Relations and others.

Other Resources
Apple Retail Stores
Apple Stores are all over the world. You may want to contact the manager of a store in your area to discuss ways you can work together. If you need help, write to usergroups@apple.com.

Apple Sales Web
User group ambassadors can access training materials, product information and more by logging into Apple Sales Web. Each recognized Apple Ambassador receives access to ASW. If you have questions about this service, we likely have the answers.

Request Merchandise
Is your group hosting a special event? Your group’s Ambassador may request giveaways such as pens or notepads on Apple Sales Web. (Subject to availability.) Information for group ambassadors’ requests can be found on the password-protected Special Offers page on this site.

Other Companies
Several companies are interested in sending promotional and demonstration materials to user groups. Stay tuned to the Apple User Group Resources website for discount and sponsor information.

Find a Speaker
Apple Consultants Network
Members of the Apple Consultants Network are often excited to present to user groups. These experts can provide dynamic presentations, up-to-date information and access to some of the latest technology. Create partnerships with ACN members in your area.

Apple Resellers
Apple authorized resellers also enjoy creating partnerships with local user groups. Apple Specialists or other resellers in your area may help with presenters and equipment.

Local Universities and Schools
Consider inviting students, faculty, or administrators to present at your meeting. Not only would these presenters do a great job, but they could also promote your group to the school.

Other Companies
Many companies send presenters to user groups whenever possible. Others can send demonstration materials and scripts that can help you offer exciting, informative meetings.

Your Group
Often, some of the best presentations are from your own user group members. They can use resources from Apple available through Apple Sales Web, or they can showcase their own material.

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