There is no shortage of Apple-focused conferences for professionals to gather with their peers. We've re-assembled details – or at least dates – for all Apple-related conferences we can find; If we have missed something, let us know in the comments so we can add them. We have sorted them by date so you can browse and see which ones fit into your schedule.
As for our presence, Adam Engst will be at the ACEs conference in May and will probably go to the MacTech Conference in October. If regular TidBITS contributors are asked to speak at other conferences, we will make sure to mention it in a future article.
MacTech Pro: February-September 2019
A regional event series from the peoples behind the MacTech Conference, MacTech Pro was developed for Apple Techs professionals and consultants. Events are single-track, hotel-based semipnars, and the entire day schedule includes lunch. MacTech Pro events take place in 1
- 13. February in Los Angeles
- 13. March in Seattle
- 3. April in Boston
- 24. April in Denver
- 22. May in San Francisco
- 26. June in Washington, DC
- 17. July in Chicago
- 31. July in Atlanta
- 28. August in Houston
- 18. September in New York
Appdevcon: March 12-15, 2019
Formerly known as Mdevcon, Appdevcon in Amsterdam is arranged for mobile app developers, with sessions for both iOS and Android developers.
iOSCon: March 21-22, 2019
IOSCon returns to its sixth year in the CodeNode arena in London for two days. The program includes a number of sessions on building apps with Swift.
try! Swift Tokyo: March 21-23, 2019
try! Swift is an international community that gathers in Tokyo to learn about the latest advances in Apple's Swift programming language.
Mac Admin & Developer Conference UK: 26-27. March 2019
The Mac Admin & Developer Conference is, as they say in the UK, just what it says on the tin. Now in its third year, two-day conference sessions on Terminal, Automation, Security, Device Management and other topics of interest to Mac IT professionals. It was held near Borough Market in London.
NSNorth: 26-28. April 2019
The Canadian conference NSNorth is back after a three-year hiatus. Used at the St. James Theater in Old Montreal, the conference offers a wide range of topics of interest to developers and designers.
App Builders Switzerland: 29-30 April 2019
Another conference for mobile app developers, App Builders Switzerland will take place in Lugano. It offers two tracks: one for iOS developers and another for Android developers.
Command-iT: May 15, 2019
If you work in Apple IT and speak French, check out the two-day command-iT event at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris, France. The first day provides eight sessions of dedicated French speakers on the challenges, obstacles, and culmination of Apple's product management, security, and deployment. On the second day, four workshops give the opportunity to put the lessons to the previous day in practice.
LiveCode Conference: 20-22. February, 2019
As a TidBITS reader puts it, the LiveCode development environment is the spiritual successor to all things HyperCard, and it can create applications running under macOS and iOS, not to mention Windows, Android, Linux and HTML5. The LiveCode conference takes place in San Jose shortly before WWDC.
UIKonf: May 26-29, 2019
Invoiced as "Berlin's independent conference for serious iOS developers", UIKonf focuses on groundbreaking topics in IOS development, mobile
ACEs conference: June 4-6, 2019
Organized by Apple Consultant Justin Esgar moves the ACE Conference to Kansas City, Missouri for its fifth year and promises to be "the place of inspiration, ideas, business networking and immediate current knowledge." Focus on ways Apple consultants can expand their IT businesses have previous topics including benefits and disadvantages of managed services, content marketing (from Adam Engst) and business productivity (by Jeff Porten). TidBITS readers can save 10% on tickets.
WWDC: June 2019
Apple's worldwide developer conference has taken place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose in recent years (see "WWDC 2018 Returns to San Jose on June 4 through March 8, 13, 2018). have not yet announced dates, but in early June it is likely.
Tickets are usually distributed by lottery to registered developers wishing to participate, but historical ticket costs $ 1599, but Apple also offers scholarships for students, including lodging.
MacDevOps: YVR: June 14-14, 2019
MacDevOps: YVR is hosted in Vancouver, Canada on campus at Simon Fraser University If you are coded as part of managing Apple devices, check out this conference. over 20 educational sessions; 10 hour networking an evening reception; and breakfast, lunch and snacks.
MacAdmins: July 9-12, 2019
Hosted at the Penn States Hotel and Conference Center in State College, PA, MacAdmin's Conference " for anyone who runs and manages Macs and IOS devices. "Registration will include workshops, breakouts and networking events when it opens in March.
Macstock Conference & Expo: July 27-27, 2019
Macstock returns to his fifth year in Woodstock, IL, giving one of them get conferences focused on end-user productivity. Former speakers have included Bob. Mac "LeVitus, videographer Wally Cherwinski and podcasts Allison Sheridan.
FileMaker Developer Conference: August 5-8, 2019
This is quite specific, but since the FileMaker Developer Conference is open to the public and FileMaker is an Apple subsidiary, We include it, taking place at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, offering more than 80 sessions to help you create FileMaker apps for mobile, cloud and premise environments.
360 | iDev: August 25-28, 2019  Claim to be "the leading indie iOS / Mac (and watchOS and tvOS) develop conference," 360 | iDev happens at the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver.
iOSDevUK: September 2-5, 2019  Focused on iOS development topics, find the ninth section of iOSDevUK in Aberystwyth, UK Tickets will go on sale in March
try! Swift New York: September 2019
try! Swift New York: September 2019
try! Swift is an international community that gathers in New York to learn about them say advances in Apple's Swift programming language. Former speakers have included Ash Furrow of Artsy, Erica Correa from XO Group Inc and Sebastiaan de With, formerly of Apple.
Digital Book World: September 10-12, 2019
Digital Book World takes place at Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Sessions cover all aspects of the publishing industry, but often with a special focus on Apple and Apple Books.
MacTech Conference: 16-16. October, 2019
The move from November to October offers the Los Angeles-based MacTech Conference attending three days of sessions, seminars, and vendor interaction, as well as conference rooms and a couple of superlative evening activities. We have participated many times (see "MacTech Conference 2012 opens mental doors", October 22, 2012, "MacTech Conference 2013 is in the process of networking and fun", November 11, 2013 and "Three highlights of the MacTech Conference 2015," 9). November 2015) and highly recommend it to Apple IT professionals.
Jamf Nation User Conference: November 12, 2019
Much of being an Apple IT administrator these days involves device management. Jamf, one of the leading device management systems vendors with Jamf Pro and Jamf Now, sets the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC) to "provide people, transform business processes and make IT life easier."
Held in the center of Minneapolis, JNUC provides product demo and preview sessions, depth technical sessions, sessions dedicated to apple services and certification courses. We wrote about it in recent years in "JNUC 2018: How Organizations Use Apple Devices as a Change Tool" (November 9, 2018 (and "JNUC 2017: A Glimpse into Apple Enterprise World" (November 3, 2017).  No Details Available Yet
There are quite a few conferences that have not explicitly canceled or announced details for 2019 so far. We update this article as we learn more.
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- AltConf and AltConf London
- iOSDevCamp Colorado
- iOSDevCamp DC
- MacTrack Legal
- Swift By Northwest
- Try! Swift San Jose
- X World
If we have missed some notable Apple-focused conferences open to the public and attracting participants from a wide geographic area, please let us know in the comments and we will look into adding them .