Are You Interested in Local Articulate User Groups?

Hey gang,

I'm looking to gauge level of interest in starting some local Articulate user groups; I mean interest in terms of attending, participating, and/or hosting these groups.

A user group is a gathering of people with a shared interest, in this case, Articulate software. These would be fun, casual, and informal get-togethers that allow people to network with other Articulate and e-learning professionals, learn new things, and share cool discoveries or projects they've created.

Let me know if you're interested in this idea and what city you'd like to see the user groups in by leaving a comment below. 

Thanks!

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John Nixdorf

To those folks who indicated an interest in a Chicagoland group. Articulate staffer indicated she'd set up a "Meetup" group.

Those of you who live in the Chicago area know the almost insuperable difficulty involved in setting up a physical location that everyone in the group can meet at.

The Loop is central, but it's a nightmare to get to if you work in the burbs. The burbs are convenient to anyone who lives close to the meeting venue, but a nightmare for anyone who doesn't. Who wants to drive from Northfield to Naperville for an evening meeting, or vice versa?

So my thinking is to rely on LYNC, or some other web conference utility so people can join in from remote locations. Folks in places like Springfield and Indianapolis who expressed an interest would be able to participate.

My thinking for the first couple of meetings is open with some chit-chat, then someone does a show and tell of an Articulate project they've either completed or have in progress. This would include demo of the finished product as well as a "peek behind the scenes" of the work files. End with Q&A

I've gotten a few e-mails on my jnixdorf @ yahoo.com address. Anyone interested should e-mail me there as well as posting here and I'll collect an e-mailing list. It was sending a vacation message but I turned that off and am checking it.

Cheers.

Jay Yearley

Hello John,

 

I'm also in the Chicago area (near north burbs).  Used to go to the "Chicago Instructional Design, E-Learning and Training Meetup" in the city that met at a nice space at Columbia College on S. Mich. Ave.

 

The organizer recently announced he's moving from the Chicago area, and is not leading the group anymore.  (He did indicate he wants someone else to take it over, in case you are interested. Maybe you could piggyback off of that meetup group as it has a decent amount of members already). 

 

In any case, I'm looking for an E-learning / Instructional Design meetup group to attend as well.

 

Just saw your previous message here, and that's good news that Articulate is considering starting one too.  Please keep me in the loop on that if/when it's started.

 

I feel an in-person group would be better, though feel free to let me know if you plan to kick off a group meeting remotely as well.  Please feel free to add me to the mailing list:  jyearley@e-learningdesign.net

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT:  Just editing my post to indicate I've found the Articulate User Group meetup for Chicago, in case any one else is interested too:

 

https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Articulate-User-Meetup-Chicago