The website for next European Google Apps User Group meeting on 15 June is now live at:
the programme is starting to fill up, we are still very interested in
getting more speakers. If you have a Google Apps story from your
institution that you would like to share with the group, please do let +Martin Hamilton know!
We invite you to join us to the first annual Google Apps EDU New Zealand Summit (http://nz.gafesummit.com/) to be held at the Albany Senior High School on Oct. 9th, 2012 as a uLearn pre-conference event. This high intensity one day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google Apps for Education team, including Google Australia's +Suan Yeo! See the attached flyer below for more information, and feel free to pass this announcement along.
Register at http://nz.gafesummit.com/ today! Also, if you're interested in presenting, you get free registration! Submit your presentation athttp://goo.gl/PLCsn!
+Wendy Gorton +Molly Schroeder +Mark Wagner +Julia Stiglitz +ANZ Student Ambassadors +Google in Education
The Google Apps NorthWest Users Group event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 for an informal meet-up event at a local eatery & pub and the core event on Thursday, June 14. Adrian Sannier will be the keynote speaker on Thursday morning. To attend this event, you must be a current or committed Google Apps corporate or education customer whose organization has signed Google’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA). You must register by filling out this form and receive an email confirmation in order to attend. Room is limited so please register early.
Boise State University, Education Building 1st floor Room 112.
Wednesday, June 13 (Optional)
|4:00 PM||Boise State Campus Tour||Mark and Peter|
|5:00 PM - ???||Informal Meet-up at local eatery and pub||Max and Peter|
Thursday, June 14
|7:30 to 8:30||Registration and Light Breakfast||Boise State Staff|
|8:30 to 10:00||Welcome, Introductions, Keynote Speaker||Peter & Adrian Sannier|
|10:00 to 10:15 ||Break|
|10:15 to 11:30||Customer Stories ||TBD|
|11:30 to 12:00||Future of the NorthWest Google Apps Users Group||Peter & Chinam (Virtually)|
|12:00 to 1:00||Lunch (Provided)|
|1:00 to 2:30||Discussion on Google+ and Google Drive OR |
App Script with Hackathon (1 to 4:30 PM)
|2:30 to 2:45||Break|
|2:45 to 4:30||Discussion on Support & Administration (Help Desk, Enterprise Support, Control Panel) and Managing & Supporting Mobile Devices||TBD|
|4:30 to 4:45||Break|
|4:45 to 5:00||Judge Hackathon Results||The Group|
|5:00 to 5:50||Community Best Practices for Google Apps ||TBD|
|5:50 ||Closing Remarks||Peter|
TRAVEL & CONTACT INFORMATION:
Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725
PARKING:Boise State's visitor parking lots include the following three options (sort by proximity to our meeting rooms):
Full Parking Details can be found at http://transportation.boisestate.edu/parkvisitor.shtml
- Brady Parking Garage
- Closest parking location to where conference is held.
- Pre-Pay Parking, $10.00 a day
- Administration Lot
- Attended Parking 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Pre-pay outside those hours, $10.00 a day
- Lincoln Parking Garage
- Pre-Pay Parking, $10.00 a day
We have a block of rooms at each of the hotels below. Please identify yourself as participant of the NW Google Conference. Each hotel is within 2 miles of the conference location on campus. The conference rate for a single room is $89.00 plus tax rate of 13%. The block of rooms will be held until Tuesday, May 29, 2012. After that date, room rates cannot be guaranteed. Residence Inn By Marriott Boise Downtown (10 rooms blocked)1401 South Lusk PlaceBoise, ID 83706(208) 344-1200Click here to reserve a Studio Suite for $89.00+tax, a nightClick here to reserve a Penthouse suite (only 2 rooms) for $149+tax, a nightWithin 5 blocks walking distance of conference locationCourtyard by Marriott (30 rooms blocked)222 South Broadway Ave.Boise, ID 83702(208) 331-2700Click here to reserve a standard room with 2 double beds for $89.00+tax, a nightClick here to reserve a room with a king bed for $89.00+tax, a night2 miles from conference locationHotel 43 (10 rooms blocked)981 Grove StreetBoise, ID 83702(208) 342-4622 Click here to reserve a standard room (10 rooms) for $89.00+tax, a nightWithin 2 miles of conference locationNever been to Boise? See the Boise Visitor’s Guide
The Google Apps Australia-New Zealand Kickoff Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 8 2012 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Google Sydney Office. To
attend this event, you must be a current or committed Google Apps
corporate or education customer whose organization has signed Google’s
non-disclosure agreement (NDA). You must register by filling out this form and receive an email confirmation in order to attend.
Google Sydney, Wharf 7, 3rd Floor, Touch Base Conference Room
ANZ Leads and Googlers
Welcome from Google
Jordan Pedraza, Suan Yeo, Miriam Schneider
Welcome from ANZ Group Leads
Michael Deayton (Griffith University)
Lisa Marsh (Monash University)
Customer Stories - deployment path, environment, lessons learnt, use cases
William Wang - Sass & Bide Pty Ltd
Messina Richards/Michael Deayton - Griffith University
Lisa Marsh - Monash University
Customer Stories Continued
Peter Herrmann - Mortgage Choice
Ian Gregory - CENet
Google Apps Product Roadmap
Lunch and Table Topics - Integration/Development, Support, General Administration/Provisioning, Mobile/Chromebooks, Consumer Apps, Legal/Compliance
Attendees will sit at certain tables and are encouraged to ask each other questions and/or share knowledge around given topics
Hot Topics -
#1) ABCs of Marketing Google Apps
#2) Consumer Apps, Legal Issues, Feature Requests/Suggestions, Change Management
For #1, Miriam Schneider from our Marketing team will present on best practices for marketing and promoting Google Apps.
For #2, Group Leads will facilitate discussion on the hot topics remaining. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions, share experience.
Industry Breakout - Challenges, Opportunities with your Industry + Google + Technology
All - general questions will be presented to spark conversation
Future of Group and Meetings
Led by Group Leads - reflect on meeting, discuss future collaboration
Level 3, Wharf 7
58 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
Phone: +61 2 9374 4000
We recommend the street parking in Trouton Place, Darling Island Road or Wharf Crescent. Alternatively, there are paid parking stations at the Wilsons Promontory (19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont), Wilsons Harbourside (100 Murray Street, Pyrmont) or Secure Parking Pyrmont (320 Harris Street, Darling Harbour).
Public Transit Information:
- Tram/Monorail: The closest tram stop is CASINO (also referred to as STAR or STAR CITY) which is right across the road from Workplace 6
The Google Apps Canada Kickoff Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 26 2012 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Google Toronto Office. To attend this event, you must be a current or committed Google Apps corporate or education customer whose organization has signed Google’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA). You must register by filling out this form and receive an email confirmation in order to attend.
Google Toronto, LIFE, 6th Floor, Algonquin Park Conference Room
| Time|| Agenda Item|| Who|
| 9:00-10:00am|| Registration, Breakfast|| Googlers will greet and direct you to room|
| 10:00-10:15am||Welcome from Google ||Jordan Pedraza and John MacDonald|
| 10:15am-10:25am||Welcome from Canada Group Leader ||Andy Serwatuk, |
| 10:25am-11:15am||Customer Stories|
- Lessons Learned
- Use Cases
| Delta Hotels|
University of Alberta
| 11:15-11:25am||Break ||All |
| 11:25am-12:00pm||Customer Stories Continued|| Toronto District School Board|
|12:00pm-1:00pm ||Lunch and Table Topics|
- Consumer Apps/Google+
- Development/APIs/Apps Script
- General Apps Use Cases in Education or Business
- Others can be polled day of event
| 1:00pm-2:30pm||Google Apps Roadmap ||Jordan Pedraza |
| 2:30pm-3:15pm|| Industry Breakout||All |
| 3:15pm-3:45pm||Hot Topics|
- Managing Mobile Devices
| All, Led by Group Leader|
| 3:45-4:00pm||Wrap Up|
- Feedback on event
- Future of the Group
- Parking Lot Items
| All, |
Led by Leader and Jordan Pedraza
10 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5B 2G9
Phone: (416) 915-8200
We are located in the heart of downtown Toronto, at the northeast corner of Yonge Street and Dundas Street.
Although Google Toronto does not have a dedicated parking lot, there are three nearby parking garages within walking distance.
Ryerson Parking Garage (300 Victoria Street), Entrance for parking is located on Victoria St, North of Dundas
- $3.50 / hour
- Between 7am to 6pm, Flat Rate of $15
- Between 5pm to 7am, Flat Rate of $6
Atrium on Bay Parking (Yonge St. and Edward St.), Entrance for parking is located on Edward St, between Yonge St and Bay St.
- $3.25 /hour
- Between 6am to 7pm, Flat Rate of $17
Dundas Square (Municipal Parking), Entrance for parking is located on the first eastbound street south of Yonge/Dundas
Public Transit Information:
- $2.50 for half hour
- From 7am to 6pm, Flat Rate of $19
- By Subway:The closest subway station is Dundas Station (which is just downstairs) which is located on the Yonge subway line. Northbound if you are traveling from Union Station. Southbound if you are traveling from Finch Station.
- By Streetcar: Google Toronto is on the 505 Dundas Streetcar route.
Courtyard Toronto Downtown
475 YONGE ST. TORONTO ONTARIO
T:+ 1 (416) 924-0611
Booking Reference Code: GGL
Pantages Suites Hotel & Spa
200 VICTORIA ST. TORONTO ONTARIO
T:+ 1 (416) 362-1777
Booking Reference Code: GOOGLE
Delta Chelsea ($135)
33 Gerrard Street West
Ontario, M5G 1Z4 Contact:
*mention this is for the Google Apps event in the Canada office.
We have exciting news - please save Tuesday May 8, 2012
as the date for our Google Apps Australia-New Zealand Users Group Kickoff Meeting! This event will be at the Google Sydney office and open to higher education, large primary/secondary school districts, businesses, and non-profit organizations currently using Google Apps in the region.
The User Group leaders will be sending out a registration form very soon for RSVPs and to collect input on the agenda, so stay tuned! Be sure to subscribe to the Australia-New Zealand mailing list
if you haven't already.
Thanks and we look forward to getting everyone together next month!
You are invited to the upcoming North Central Google Apps User Conference in Chicago, IL. If you’re planning to attend the Midwest Regional EDUCAUSE conference in Chicago from March 26-28, you might want to stay in town for the Google Apps conference on March 29.
WHERE: Google Chicago, 20 West Kinzie, 8th Floor, High Fidelity Tech Talk Room (badges will be issued on the ground floor)
WHEN: Thursday, March 29 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
View location, parking, directions, transportation, and hotel information.
The North Central Google Apps User Conference features a variety of presentations, demos, and roundtable discussions, and provides ample time for networking with attendees who are current Google Apps customers and representatives from Google.
The purpose is to share expertise and best practices for getting the most out of Google Apps for your organization. This conference allows you to connect with other Google Apps administrators within the North Central US to collaborate on best practices for maximizing your productivity with the tool set.
To attend this event, you must register by Friday, March 23. You will need to fill out and submit the Online Event Registration Form to be included. To be eligible to attend, you must be a current or future Google Apps corporate or higher education customer whose organization has signed Google’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Feel free to share this invitation with other qualified participants who would benefit from attending this conference.
Do you have suggestions for other topics of discussion at this meeting? Reply to the sender of this message with your ideas.
JOIN THE GROUP
Join the North Central Google Apps User Group to stay informed at https://groups.google.com/a/appsusersgroup.com/group/northcentral, and also the North America list at http://groups.google.com/a/appsusersgroup.com/group/northamerica.
Customers that have participated in the North Central Google Apps User Group include:
- Motorola Mobility
- Brady Corp
- Kohl's Department Stores
- Takeda Pharmaceutical
- The Cleveland Institute of Art
- University of Michigan
We look forward to seeing you at the March 29 North Central Google Apps User Conference!
Calling all teachers, faculty, and other educators using Google Apps for teaching and learning - please forward to anyone who may be interested. This summit is more targeted for end-users and Google Apps.
NY/NJ Google Apps Education Summit March 22 - 23, 2012, Sponsored by the School for Global Education & Innovation at Kean University
Using Google Apps in the Classroom
Overview of Google Apps Education Edition
Google Apps in Higher Education
The Google Apps Education Team
Google Certified Teachers
Google Apps Certified Trainers
Please direct all questions to Lisa Thumann at firstname.lastname@example.org
In lieu of a Google Apps meetup for the Northwest and Southwest Regional User Groups this year, we are inviting members to attend our Customer Connect Conference at Google’s Mountain View headquarters on April 10-11 2012. This event is intended for Google Apps administrators from organizations who have deployed or committed to deploy Google Apps in the Northwest or Southwest regions of the U.S. and Canada. Regional breakdowns for the groups can be viewed at appsusersgroup.com.
Register for event here:
- Google Apps Roadmap
- Apps Script Hackathon
- Customer Stories and Best Practices
- Engagement with Product Managers and the Google Apps team
- Free Lunch, Dinner, and Social Events
Registration is limited to 2 attendees per organization (no exceptions!) and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please send any questions to email@example.com.