MacTech Conference is known for packing in a lot of content as well as ample time for networking, activities, and more. We don’t force talks to conform to an arbitrary block of time that works for the conference, but focus on what’s best for the attendee and presenter. Due to this, we list approximate times, but it’s typically a good estimation. This invites discussion from participants and allows a natural flow to the event.


The detailed schedule is below, but for an overview for general travel planning purposes, here are times you may want to know.

Tue, November 14th, 2017:
Pre-Conference Workshops
8:30am: Pre-Conference Registration (No Conference Registration Please)
9:00am: Workshops Begin Workshops include morning break, lunch, and afternoon break.
5:30pm: Estimated End

Apple Certification Exams
2pm: Exam Registration (No Conference Registration Please)
2:15pm: Study Group
3:30pm-5:30pm: Exam Exam Certificates included.

Proactive Support Professional Certification
5:30pm to 8:30pm

Evening Activities

No specific MacTech activities, but hotel is making shuttle available to Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Leaves front of hotel on the hour starting at 5pm (e.g., 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm). Returns from Third Street at pickup location (same as drop off) on half hour (e.g., 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm).

Wed, November 15th:
8am: Conference Registration Begins, Sponsor Exhibits Open
10am: Keynote Begins
Schedule includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon break
Dinner and evening activities.

Thu, November 16th:
8:30am: Breakfast
9:30am: Sessions Begin
Schedule includes full breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break
Dinner and evening event party.

Fri, November 17th:
8:30am: Breakfast
9:30am: Sessions Begin
Schedule includes full breakfast, morning break, lunch, and afternoon break.
5pm: All Conference Activities Conclude.

The best way to see the schedule, with coloring and faster updates is by subscribing to the calendars, and setting for more frequent updates (see instructions to left).

The web-based detailed schedule for MacTech Conference is at Detailed Schedule.

BEST METHOD: The best method to get the calendar is to subscribe to EACH of the four calendars below.

Subscribe to General Schedule
Subscribe to Track 1 – Joint Session
Subscribe to Track 2

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to set your automatic refresh to something reasonable. 15 minutes or an hour is suggested. If you don’t, for all three calendars, it won’t update properly. No more frequent than 10 minutes, however.

Post Event: Fri-Sat
Official activities conclude by 5pm on Fri, but many attendees stay for informal or ad hoc gatherings, enjoy the nearby eateries for dinner, or enjoy the Southern California climate before they return home on Saturday or Sunday. Attendees are responsible for their own plans post-event, but there is a negotiated hotel guest room rate to give you the best deal.