Thursday, October 6, 2011

MPSA Sponsors Splinter MpS Group, that does not exist...

Almost a year ago, deep within bowels of a super-secret, underground bunker, difficult even for the attendees to find - the first No Rules MPS meeting convened.

No Rules
No PowerPoint
No Ego's

This improbable collection of bleeding edge adopters, consumed adult beverages and spoke the forbidden language of collaboration.

DOTC style.

Weeks of 'Thirsty-Thursday's", private, encrypted and scrambled online collaboration sessions resulted in the second No Rules MPS session being held in "No Rules, Eastern Command" - Tennessee.

The MPSA took note, and agreed to sponsor the third iteration of No Rules MPS in Vegas, January 2012.

As a wild, untamed, right of the bell curve loosely connected gang of MpS'rs, No Rules prided themselves on just that - No Rules.

Can this rebellious tone continue with the backing of the only MPS association?

Will the big Mother Ship devour her young hellions?

Like injecting the 24th Chromosome, will No Rules enhance the association's DNA, producing a faster, healthier, more nimble warrior?

Or will this 24th chromosome reveal the worst of all worlds and collapse?

In the end, it's up to you - get to Vegas.  Like you need another reason...

Press Release Below:
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Managed Print Services Association Sponsors Special Workshop for MPS Professionals

Unique small-group format encourages dynamic discussions and interaction with MPS peers

Columbus, OH – October 3, 2011 – the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) will sponsor the first small group MPS workshop January 16, 2012 in Las Vegas. This unique gathering follows the intimate format successfully used by the “no rules MPS” peer group meetings in 2011. Participants praised these previous workshops for their open forums and fresh, honest discussions. Now, through the sponsorship of the MPSA, the next workshop will be open to any active MPS professional with two or more years of experience and who engages with end-user clients on a daily basis.

Registration is free for members of the MPSA, “no rules MPS” and LeopardONE, and $149.00 per person for non-members.

Small Groups Allow More Personal Interaction

Networking is a powerful way to learn more about any craft, and this intimate workshop setting takes that interaction to a new level. The workshop is a true small group experience. The venue focuses on content, substance and discussion, without the distractions and scheduling commitments of a larger professional conference.

“The small group workshop format of the previous no rules MPS workshops received very positive feedback from attendees. Now MPSA is making this discussion-focused, peer-to-peer experience available to a broader community of MPS professionals. Participants are encouraged to ‘come as they are’ for a relaxed interactive, but intense experience,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier.

Based on Groups of 12

Each group will have 12 participants and an assigned leader who facilitates open discussions on pertinent topics chosen by attendees in advance of the event. The leader will summarize the best practices from the individual groups to be shared later with all participants and the MPSA membership.

Participation is limited to the first 120 qualified professionals, and all attendees must participate in the group sessions. There will be a maximum of eight one-hour sessions, each covering a separate topic. Beverages and light lunch will be provided.

Requests to participate can be sent to Joe Barganier at buckeyefenn@att.net.

MPS Workshop Details

Date: Monday, January 16, 2012

Location: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Cost: Free for MPSA, “no rules MPS” and LeopardONE members;

$149.00 per person for non-members

Meals: Beverages and a light lunch will be provided

Hotel: Special event rate of $69.00 per night at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Deadlines: Participation cut-off is November 31, 2011

Harrah’s special event rate cut-off is December 12, 2011

Workshop topics – January 2, 2012

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MPSA Media Contacts:

Joe Barganier, buckeyefenn@att.net, 614-882-4121

President, Managed Print Services Association, http://yourmpsa.com/

Carro Ford Weston, 859-771-5091 , carrof@earthlink.net

About the Managed Print Services Organization

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.







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