Engaging Sessions

Face-to-Face with Key Vendors

Group Activities

New Experiences.

Building Relationships

So. California in November

Some Awesome Surprises

A Healthy Dose of Fun

Main Conference:
Wed-Fri, Nov 15-17, 2017

Pre-Conference Workshops:
Tue, November 14, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

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The most amazing event for…

Apple IT Pros, Enterprise, consultants, and techs.

MacTech Conference is a 3-day, immersive, technical conference specifically designed for Apple IT Pros, Enterprise, techs, and consultants.

“The whole idea of MacTech Conference is to allow members of the Apple community to meet and exchange ideas,” says Edward Marczak, Lead Sessions Chair and Executive Editor of MacTech Magazine. “This will be spurred on by presentations from some of the best and well-known experts in the community.”

MacTech Conference has a combination of joint sessions, two concurrent tracks, and labs/forums targeted for IT Pros, Enterprise, consultants, and techs. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile, as well as macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS.

“In addition to the awesome content, we strive to create a unique environment at MacTech Conference — one where collaboration, spending time with one’s peers, and new knowledge and connections are fostered,” said Neil Ticktin, Conference Organizer and Editor-in-Chief of MacTech Magazine. “Based on the response from our attendees, I believe we’ve exceeded our mark — year after year, after year.”

Each year, MacTech Conference gets better and better. Want to know more? Ask around in the community, or check out comments from attendees or tweets from past years. Our events have been acclaimed, right from the start.

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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.

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.

Andy Espo

Andy Espo

Co-Sessions Chair

In 1988, while running a successful event production company, Andy Espo realized his business’ need for a computer system. With experience in professional audio, video, theatrical lighting and scenery, Andy was determined to add the automation of his own business to his technical repertoire. In 1998, Andy transitioned out of event production and into being the full-time, “Mac-Guy”. Today, Call Andy! Macintosh Consulting retains an array of clients in the public relations, retail, legal, marketing, architecture, advertising and design sectors.

Sean Costello

Sean Costello

Event Daemon

Sean has been supporting Macs in business since 1993. Based in Ottawa, ON, Sean currently owns and manages both IronGate and BackgroundBackup.com. Sean is also the Producer of SpaceFlightInsider.com’s live show, streaming SpaceX, NASA and ULA launches live from Cape Canaveral in Florida.


The main part of the conference is three solid days: all day Wed, Thurs and Fri, Nov 15-17, ending at 5pm on Friday. Session categories and full session descriptions are on the sessions page. See full speaker bios and Pre-Conference Workshops pages for their details.

Sessions are held back-to-back, maximizing content and packing in all that we can. In addition to the sessions listed, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in labs and birds of a feather discussions. No worries, however, there’s plenty of breaks and networking time as well!

Topic Categories

Sessions cover a variety of topic categories. Here’s a way to understand the sessions, with sessions listed in alphabetical order with details below the categories.


Don’t take our word for it, hear what people say…

TestimonialPict Allen Hancock Watchman Monitoring

MacTech Conference promises to have all the knowledge sharing of other events, but without the distractions of that come with companies targeting consumers. I am looking forward to seeing my fellow Apple Consultants Network members, as well as putting faces to so many other new names I’ve seen in the past year.

TestimonialPict Charles Edge krypted, Bushel and JAMF

Now, let’s go ahead and book our flights early for MacTech!

TestimonialPict Tim Nyberg The MacGuys+

I don’t know how they do it, when you figure out how many meals we eat, all the activities and events during MacTech, it is an amazing value. Getting one gold nugget of information to help improve your business or workflow makes the entire event worth while all on its own, all combined it is a great value and an amazing event.

TestimonialPict Greg Neagle MacEnterprise and Walt Disney Animation Studios

Thanks to #mactechconf crew for another great conference. Looking forward to next year!

TestimonialPict Mike Boylan AFP548

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to attend MacTech Conference every year since it’s inception, and trust me, it is not an event you’ll want to miss. MacTech Conference consistently has some of the best session content from some of the most talented speakers in the industry along with the best evening networking-building events you’ll ever experience, period.

Talk with Key Vendors

MacTech selects key vendors to be a part of our events. Speak to representatives from companies about the solutions they offer not only in the hallways, or at their sponsor tables, but our excellent Sponsor Forums! It’s a unique opportunity to make contacts within these companies and get your questions answered.


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The content. The people. The experience.