11th Annual
Southwest Computer User Group Conference
San Diego, California
August 6 – 8, 2004

Fun in the Sun & Computers, too!


Newport I
Newport II
Malibu II
Malibu I
Saturday, August 7
BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:15
9:30 –
Injecting Youth into Your User GroupOfficer Liability / InsuranceTour some of the best Medical Sites on the WebDigital Photography
BREAK – 10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:45Getting to Know APCUGLearning to use your color printer = better picturesComputer Fraud, How to Prevent It
LUNCH 12:00 – 1:15
1:30 – 2:45Building Corporate / UG Alliance ProgramsThe right paper = better picturesHow to have a Trouble Free PC
BREAK – 2:45 – 3:00
3:00 – 4:30WebmastersViewSonicSmartComputing
SUNDAY, August 8
BREAKFAST – 8:00 – 9:15
9:30 – 10:30VENDOR PANEL
BREAK – 10:30 – 10:45
10:45 – 11:45PresidentsOfficer Burn-oute-Bay
LUNCH – 12:00 – 1:15

Building Corporate / User Group Alliance Programs. Find out why a Company would work with your UG, and what is important to them as well as how to get a Company to present or sponsor a UG meeting or event. How to write an unbiased review—keeping both company and readers happy, three things you must do immediately after receiving a review product and four things you must do after writing your review.
Bruce Pechman

Computer Fraud, How to Prevent It. This is a topic that really touches all of us. You will learn much about how to protect yourself.
Terry Currier, President, WINNERS

Digital Photography
In 2003, digital cameras outsold film camera for the first time. Yet, how many of us really know how to get the most out of our digital cameras?

The Digital Photo Guy (TDPG) workshops are aimed at normal people who want to get the most out of their digital cameras and digital photos. Whether you are a complete “newbie” or an advanced amateur, TDPG Workshops will help you understand how a digital camera works, what you can do to take great photos and how you can best share & display your photos.

This workshop will cover Digital Camerea Tips, Tricks & Hints and is aimed at anyone who wants to know how to take better digital photos. The workshop is light on theory and heavy of practical advice. Throughout the workshop, humor and anecdotes are used to hold attention and drive home points.
Lee Otsubo

e-Bay. Charlotte buys & sells on e-Bay almost every day. Come learn her secrets and share your tips & tricks with the group.
Charlotte Semple, President, Los Angeles Computer Society

Getting to Know the APCUG. Learn about the resources & benefits APCUG has to offer your group. Take a tour of the APCUG website & find out how to update your group’s information.
BOD & BODA Officers

How to have a Trouble-Free PC
Learn 15 things that one should do to keep their PCs running smoothly as we struggle to avoid viruses, spyware, worms, etc.
Gene Barlow
User Group Relations

Injecting Youth into Your User Group
This workshop will spearhead ideas and programs for youth involvement with your UG. There is a symbiotic relationship teens and university students can bring to your organization — find out how. Youth involvement with User Groups brings a fresh perspective for balancing and growing innovative ideas and sharing resources. We will explore plans, strategies, and tips for recuiting generation X.
Bruce Pechman

Officer Burn-out. In any volunteer organization it is hard to get help so you need to make tasks easy and inviting and tailored to the individual who can do the job. This session will attempt to cover as many bases as possible and we welcome your ideas on how you solved the problem.
Dr. John Hanson, Greater South Bay User Group

Officer Liability / Insurance. Should your group have insurance? Where can you get it? Should officers have club-provided liability insurance? Does your club own its web site? These questions and more will be answered.
Todd Martin, Director – Los Angeles Computer Society

Presidents, Past Presidents, Potential Presidents Rap Session
Marian Radcliffe, President, TUGNET
Judy Taylour, President, Santa Clarita Valley PC Group

Smart Computing. Come spend fun and dynamic time with the Smart Computing folks, including Publication Editor Rod Scher and Marcy Gunn, User Group Program Coordinator. You will learn everything you need to know about Smart Computing and more, including all of the Smart Computing subscriber benefits.

The Care & Feeding of Our Special Vendors. Vendor expectations. They ask us, we ask them; improving vendor relations with regional sharing.
Patricia Hill, Treasurer, APCUG

Touring the Best Medical Sites. Dr. Garry Sexton, Greater South Bay User Group, will take you on a tour of web-based medical sites.

This workshop will feature webmasters from 3 User Groups leading the discussion on how to ……….

Subject to change at time of conference.