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MTUG hosts free monthly educational events

Traditionally on one or two Wednesdays each month from September through April (and in May, MTUG hosts an annual conference), MTUG's meetings are offered at no charge and take place either online as Webinars or at an eating establishment in a Maine metro area.  Our in-person meetings are held several times in Portland, and 2-3 others each year are held in various metro areas across Maine, such as Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston, etc.

Meeting topics over the past few years have included:

  • Voice over IP
  • Data security
  • Cloud computing
  • Virtualization
  • Broadband access in the state
  • Disaster recovery
  • Regulatory issues
  • And many others

Attendees can participate in meetings either in-person or via an online remote access connection that provides access to audio, video and presentation slides. Pre-registration for meetings is available and encouraged but not required.

Do you have an interesting idea for one of our monthly Webinars? Feel free to use our Monthly Workshop RFP form (MS Word .docx) to submit your idea for consideration!

As a general rule, all MTUG Webinars should be about 45-50 minutes in length, and must include an "end-user" either the primary or a prominent presenter (end-users are IT administrators or managers who are implementing a technology at a NON-tech-sales organization). Webinars can have 20-50 viewers. Most Webinar presentations are recorded and posted online on the MTUG Library Archives.

MTUG's Peers & Beers events occur approximately four times per year.

Peers & Beers events feature brief 15 minute "tech spotlight" presentations and a single co-branded co-sponsorship opportunity per event. The events run about 2 hours in total, host between 20 and 50 people, and are an excellent opportunity to mingle and hear from fellow IT professionals.

Presenters are end-users or acting as end-users (such as other user groups or hobbyists), per MTUG's independent user group mission. During these 15 minutes, presenters may demonstrate a problem, feature a solution they are trying, or share/demo any other technology they believe the group will be interested in. At this time, Peers & Beers presentations are not recorded / archived.

People interested in presenting at a Peers & Beers may use the same Monthly Workshop RFP form (MS Word .docx) to submit an idea. The volunteer MTUG board and Programming Committee will consider proposals throughout the year.

Companies interested in co-sponsoring an MTUG Peers & Beers event should review the Peers & Beers Co-Sponsorship Information Sheet. These sponsorships are nonspeaking, but Sponsors will enjoy co-branded visibility (with a special MTUG/sponsor co-branded logo), press releases, outreach to multiple listing sites, and visibility to the MTUG mailing list. Sponsors may give the director a brief statement about their organization delivered during the event, may offer door prizes, and may bring a small display and handouts/giveaways.

To see MTUG’s upcoming meetings, check out our Calendar.

Webinar or online-broadcast events are recorded and posted in MTUG's Meeting Archives here.