These regional users meetings are designed to discuss various topics of interest specific to the region and members. Note these dates and plan to attend to recieve all the benefits that these local meetings offer.
Now that Siemens is not sponsoring these events with a Stipend, we should have some talk about how to raise money? We need to consider raising money differently.
One idea to use as a example like my ASME dues, add a voluntary check button when we sign up for the USA PLM world Event, maybe a small $10.00 dollar charge. Then we have a little money coming in for seed money.
I am not a marketing person, but charging an entry fee for our conferences and only a few vendor fees may not be enough to keep the boat floating on small groups.