Tom Piper

AWUGU Meeting Report about Hybrid Meetings
by Tom Piper, Coordinator

This Apple World User Group University online gathering of Apple user group leaders was held at 5:00pm CDST, on May 16, 2022, via Zoom. We had 40 participants for the topic of “AUG Hybrid Meetings” (see attached JPG image and PDF attendance list). The 65-minute video can be viewed at: (unlisted on YouTube).

This session opened with my welcome, plus a quick review of the meeting protocols. Doug Smith, Chair of the Apple User Group Advisory Board (AUGAB) provided backup support during the call.

I opened the presentations with a brief overview of how we use in-person and Facebook streaming together since November 2021 to hold our appleJAC User Group monthly Tuesday night meetings (visit for more information). This was followed by a 30-minute slideshow presentation provided by Josiane Morel (KHapplclub of Knokke Heist, Belgium) about their experiences and recommendations about doing in-person and Zoom meetings (PDF slideshow attached). Frank Salvatini and Jeff Scheibe of Suburban Chicago Apple Users Group provided more information about their experiences and mishaps in starting hybrid meetings. This was followed by questions and experiences by a number of other participants, several of whom also shared information about their experiences and suggestions.

Additional questions were asked, experiences shared and suggestions made by other user group leaders with the following links providing further information on this meeting’s topics:

Russ Conte:
George Brooks Atlanta,USA :
Dan Wassink:

We are very pleased with this fifth meeting of 2022. Files related to this meeting are available on our AWUGU shared folder:

In order to discuss all of the software and hardware which will be announced during the June 6 World Wide Developer Conference keynote, our next meeting topic will be “WWDC Followup”. Additional topics for future meetings are always welcome, just send suggestions to me. This meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 20, 2022, at 5:00pm Central Daylight Saving Time (all current AWUGU registrants will receive an invitation to all future meetings).

To become a participant, any interested Apple User Group leader must first register with the AWUGU Coordinator by emailing their name, location, and user group name and web link to Registration must be received by June 18 in order to receive a Zoom Meeting invitation (a download of the free Zoom app in advance is also necessary, and an update will be important for existing users).