CS6 Adobe User Group Launch Parties – Boston & Kansas City–May 2012

 

First leg of the CS6 Adobe User Group tour began in Boston with the Boston Design Camp.  Kirsten Rourke was the organizer of this event; we had been working on the organization of the event since February.  It was nice to see it all come together.  The event was cross-promoted among the local Adobe User Groups: Adobe Boston User Group (ABUG), Boston InDesign User Group, and Central MA Adobe User Group.  Boston is a tough and expensive place to hold an event, so hats-off to Kirsten Rourke for finding the Harvard Medical Center (Joseph P. Martin Conference Center) to host our event. We had a nice “roomie” theater with comfortable seating; and, a nice lobby area in which to set up the sponsor tables. Great Turnout: 200 attendees at this event and lots of interest at the Adobe table. We had the new Creative Cloud t-shirts and the 15% off Adobe User Group member discount cards for folks wishing to upgrade to CS6 after seeing all the cool content and features from our Adobe Community Professional (ACP) Speakers.  The previous evening we held a speakers and Boston User Group manager’s dinner at the Marriott hotel in Quincy MA.  Special thanks to the ACP and Adobe Freelancer speakers who came out to help me support this first-ever Adobe Design Camp in Boston.   The camp served a duel purpose, since organizer Kirsten Rourke was starting up a new Adobe User Group from this event: “Central MA Adobe User Group. She already has gained some new members from the Boston Design Camp event and has planned her first meeting.

Boston Design Camp Speaker Resources:

 Kevin Stohlmeyer (ACP)

 Chana Messer (ACP)

Chana’s Presentation

 Kirsten Rourke

 Pariah Burke (ACP)

Pariah’s Presentation

 Rick Zanotti

Rick’s Presentation

2012 - Boston Design Camp Speakers, Organizers, & Sponsors

D2W & Kansas City AUG CS6 Launch Event 16-18 May 2012

D2W 2012 is the 3rd installment of a very unique conference. It’s one of the few technical conferences that I know of that focuses on “Workflow” between developers and designers.  This year it was actually TWO events.  On the night of 16May12, the local Kansas City Adobe User Groups got together at the Berg event space for a nite of Lightening Demos from the D2W speakers.  Every speaker had 10 min to present (2) of their favorite features from the CS6 release.  There were rock star speakers that came out before D2W to do a warm-up event with the area local user groups: KCWebCore, KCDesignCore, KCDevCore, Adobe Digital Photography UG, and KCVideoCore. The AUG CS6 Party with the User Group 150 attendees and the D2W (main) event had 150 attendees for a total of 300 attendees for both events.  Special thanks to Buck Summerkamp and Dee Sadler for organizing the events.

Rock, Paper, Scissors — Software!

For D2W we decided to give away the CS6 Master Collection software in a different way.  The Inspiration from James Polanco who got the idea from Ben Forta (via Adobe event in Japan). We gave away #CS6 MC using Rock-Paper-Scissors game. See how it went here with this video: http://bit.ly/JhL1eH