What is APCUG?
The Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG) is an organization dedicated to helping member computer user groups succeed. The APCUG helps to foster communications by operating as an informal network between user group organizations and also with companies that provide computer related and Internet related goods and services. The APCUG also assists member groups in the fulfillment of their educational missions and activities by sharing with officers of member user groups, the knowledge of what it takes for user groups to better serve their members. The APCUG operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
What kinds of things does APCUG do?
APCUG has established and maintains a National Registry of PC User Groups and provides this information to participating groups, publications, and vendors. By making this information available, more groups will be able to take advantage of services provided by manufacturers, publishers, and publications.
APCUG encourages hardware manufacturers and software publishers to establish formal user group support programs and provides them listings of other APCUG member user groups to facilitate the implementation of such programs.
APCUG also plans and coordinates user group activities at major computer shows and expositions. Currently, user group activities are conducted the weekend prior to and during Spring PC Expo and Fall COMDEX. These activities include a series of professional development seminars for user group officers; computer product showcase and exposition exclusively for user group officers; the APCUG Summit Meeting held during Fall Comdex; computer industry sponsored technology briefings; and sponsored breakfasts, luncheons and receptions.
Our group is a member of the Association of Personal Computer User Groups (APCUG), an international platform-independent, nonprofit corporation (incorporated in Washington, DC) devoted to helping user groups throughout the world. Almost 400 user groups
are members of APCUG.