As a MacLife reader, we’ve arranged for you to get a special discount — on us! — for this year’s event. Just a couple of weeks away, MacTech Conference 2011 is November 2-4 at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles. This amazing event is well regarded in our industry not just for the content, but also for the opportunities to meet and interact with others.
The hotel block is almost full, and there’s a limited number of discounts that we have available, so you need to act quickly to get the 9 deal (Save 0 off the onsite registration price). Simply use this link to register: http://www.mactech.com/conference/special-reg_MacLife
Here are some more details about what you can expect to learn at the conference, and links to find out even more…
World-Class Speakers with world-class content: Literally and figuratively. As an international event, we have over 40 speakers from half a dozen countries — the true leaders in the industry — with content specifically designed for IT Pros, Enterprise, and developers. See for yourself all the speakers and sessions descriptions at http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions
Built to interact. From beginning to end, MacTech Conference is built to help you network with peers, and meet new contacts. The atmosphere MacTech builds around breaks, meals, and evening activities (which include a tour of Hollywood’s most famous backlot on the iconic tram and conference party) is designed to make it easy for you to network.
Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud. As the first major industry event after all these have actually shipped, MacTech Conference is a great opportunity for you to find how others are dealing with deployment, migration, and support of these new technologies.
Start Off Right. Industry legend Guy Kawasaki will kick off the event with the keynote speech at MacTech Conference 2011. Guy Kawasaki is the author of the New York Times bestseller Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions, and the former chief evangelist of Apple. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/keynote for more.
Designed for Attendees. Attendees of the 2010 event loved it. Their highest compliment when surveyed is that 100 percent would recommend the conference! What are MacTech Conference 2011 registered attendees saying? See for yourself at http://www.mactech.com/conference/activities.
Packed Schedule, Morning till Night. MacTech is known for packing in value. As an immersive conference, we’ll have you busy from morning until night. On the first evening of the event, the iconic Universal Studios Tram will pick up conference attendees at the hotel to begin this private adventure. We’ll go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore Hollywood’s most famous backlot in the world’s largest working movie studio. Then Paul Cuoco, Universal’s Technical Manager responsible for show theatrical systems and media integration, will be on hand to talk to attendees about some of the behind-the-scenes technology that creates the magic. And on the second evening, we’ll take a walk from the hotel down Universal’s CityWalk to Jillian’s. At Jillian’s, we’ll enjoy all that Jillian’s has to offer (bowling, Guitar Hero room, arcade, billiards and more). See http://www.mactech.com/conference/activities.
Hand-picked Sponsors. MacTech Conference invites the sponsors that we believe our attendees are interested in seeing. These people not only have solutions that you can use, but also give you ways to do more or increase revenue. Often, you get the opportunity to talk to the core personnel from these organizations and get real answers, and give real feedback.
MacTech Select Awards. As a developer, it’s hard to get recognition for products. At MacTech Conference, attendees can submit their products for a vote by Conference attendees for their favorite technologies. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/awards.
Special Presentation by Code 42. Right after the conference ends on Friday, Code 42 will be making a special presentation. In this special two-hour event, Code 42 Software and IT thought leaders from two of the world’s leading technology companies will discuss the challenges of protecting data in an ever more mobile and platform diverse world. (We can’t publicize the names of the companies, but trust us, you know them.) As an added bonus, Code 42’s CEO, Matthew Dornquast will be presenting an advance look at the upcoming major upgrade to their flagship product, CrashPlan PROe. And, as if that wasn’t enough, there will be free lunch, and every attendee will get a free five-seat license to CrashPlan PROe. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/code42.
Get Apple Certified. The new Lion exams are out, and after the event ends, you have the opportunity to update your Apple Certifications. You can take any Apple Certification Exam that is currently available at the time of testing (2-hour exams only). See http://www.mactech.com/conference/certification.
All Meals Included. Space is Limited. MacTech Conference is priced economically including food, a MacTech Magazine subscription, a schedule packed full of sessions, exclusive entertainment, and more. The hotel block is nearly sold out, so you need to act fast.