Registration is now open for MacTech Conference 2012. The annual conference, which is a great learning and networking experience for IT professionals and developers, will be held October 17 – 19 in Los Angeles. A pre-registration discount is available for anyone who registers by the end of August.
The conference is sponsored by MacTech magazine and was launched in 2010, the year that Apple chose to focus its annual Worldwide Developers Conference solely on iOS. Since then, the conference has grown into a major event for IT professionals that need to support Macs and/or iOS devices in business, enterprise, and education environments. The conference has also become a serious event for Mac and iOS developers.
The success of the conference has led MacTech to plan a number of smaller events throughout the country, each focused on specific topics like mobile device management, network design and troubleshooting, and OS X Server.
This year’s conference will include two tracks – one for IT professionals and one for developers. Both tracks feature a range of sessions.
A number of key business and enterprise technology vendors that are helping to sponsor the event will be on-hand to discuss solutions with attendees including Microsoft, Adobe, and JAMF.
For IT professionals and consultants attending the conference, MacTech and partner v.2 Consulting will be offering the option to take any of Apple’s IT certification exams. Registration for the exams is separate from conference registration. It includes a one-hour study and networking session prior to the exams, but doesn’t include any training classes.
Registration for the conference is priced at $1,299 with a $300 pre-registration discount for those who register before August 31. On-site registration will be available if space permits.
A reduced education price of $699 is available for Students, Educational Institution Staff, and Faculty though there is a limited number of such registrations available. Full and partial scholarships are also available for students (applications must be submitted on or before Sunday, August 19).