Sunday, January 06, 2013

Relaunch Update - January 2013

Happy New Year and welcome to 2013!!  I hope you and your families had a wonderful Holiday season!  I wanted to give you all an update on where we are with the relaunch of the St. Louis Revit Users Group.  Back before Thanksgiving last year we had our first official St. Louis Revit Users Group Steering Committee meeting.  This was a meeting of a group of Revit professionals and some of the leaders of the original Gateway Autodesk Users group to discuss ideas and topics on ways to make our group successful and exciting for all the members, as well as some of the basics of how, when and where the group will operate. The meeting was extremely productive and I am very appreciative of all the volunteers that contributed their time and ideas to this meeting.  We developed a lot of great ideas as well as a lot of additional questions that we need to answer before this group relaunches.  We all agreed that rushing this group to a relaunch before we have all of the ideas and questions answered was not a good idea, because most of the continued success of a User group is based on the excitement and interest that is generated from the first meeting.  Therefore we agreed that we would need to have a minimum of one (or more) Steeing Committee meetings before we set the date for our first official meeting. I hope to have the next Steering Committee meeting in the next few weeks which will hopefully give us a better idea when the first offical meeting might be.  We still hope to have the first official STLRUG meeting sometime in the first quarter of 2013. In the meantime, I will be updating this website to include some additional links to some great Revit resources to help this be your "one stop shop" for Revit training and support resources.  I will also be posting some of the discussion points and ideas from the Steering Committee meeting for your comments and review.  Please note too that the St. Louis Revit Users Group is officially a registered Local User Group on AUGI's website.  So as we continue to work towards a relaunch, keep checking back to the website for updates.  I will also post these updates in the LinkedIn group as I get them completed.  Let's make 2013 a great year for the St. Louis Revit community, as we continue to grow and learn together.