The People.

From our keynote speaker, to all of the speakers in the general sessions, tracks and labs, MacTech Conference draws from the best and brightest in the industry. Our speakers come not only from all over the country, but from several countries. A world-class line up of world-class talent. Don’t take our word for it: ask around. Want to be a speaker? Fill out the speaker application and let’s talk.

The Team.

There’s an entire MacTech team behind the scenes starting with customer service all the way through on-site at the event making sure things work as smoothly as possible, keeping everyone fed well, and taking care of your needs. But, you’ll be seeing a few of us on stage. This on-stage team will not only be your emcees, but they are responsible for selecting the best speakers, sessions, introductions, and more.

Neil Ticktin

Neil Ticktin


Neil not only plays host for all MacTech events, but aids the session chairs for all MacTech events (over 80 events since 2010). Neil has been the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of MacTech Magazine since 1992. With both a technical and business background, Neil has authored hundreds of articles including most of MacTech’s well known benchmarking articles.

Ed Marczak

Ed Marczak

Conference Sessions Chair

Ed is the Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine, the author of several books, and Worldwide Mac Operations Dude at Google. As MacTech Conference’s Sessions Chair, Ed heads up the sessions, and lab content.

Nadyne Richmond

Nadyne Richmond

Co-Sessions Chair

Nadyne is a user experience expert with extensive experience in Macintosh and client/server software. Currently at Genentech, Nadyne has also worked from VMware, Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit, and IBM. Her specialties are user-centered design, usability, user research, user experience, human-computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, and of course, Apple technologies. Nadyne has been an advocate in the community, and formerly served on the MacIT Conference advisory board member, and has spoken at USENIX Women in Advance Computing, Google DevFest, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, Macworld Expo and many other events.

The Speakers.

Some of the most talented, experienced, and insightful people in the industry have consistently come to MacTech Conference to share their experiences, and teach their craft to you. This year will be no different. At Apple’s WWDC in June, we expect to see the latest crop of announcements for new products, technologies and services. We expect MacTech Conference is the first event after Apple ships these products — where reality meets anticipation. As such, the bulk of the speakers will be announced after WWDC.

Even More Speakers Coming.

Speakers are being continually added.
Interested in presenting? Use the “call for speakers” application form.