There is no shortage of Apple focused conferences for professionals to gather with their peers. We've once again gathered 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 seminars, 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.
Xojo Developer Conference: May 1-3, 2019
The Xojo Developer Conference will take place at Marriott Biscayne Bay in sunny Miami. Originally called REALbasic, Xojo is an object-oriented cross platform development tool that can create native macOS, iOS, Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Web apps. Look forward to 30+ educational sessions, networks and two evening social events.
Command-iT: May 15, 2019
If you work at 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 culminations 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. 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 themes 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 3-7, 2019
Apple's worldwide developer conference will again take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 3-7. Tickets, which cost $ 1599, are again divided into lottery tickets for registered developers wishing to participate. Apple also offers study grants that include lodging.
AltConf: June 6-6, 2019
AltConf is a free community-run event that takes place at the San Jose Marriott along with WWDC, offering multiple calls and events for those who were not fortunate enough to enter the WWDC or who want a break from Apple's Reality Distortion field. The tickets are free, but the $ 360 donation guarantees a seat if the space is filled up. New this year is a keynote-themed escape room.
If you can't make it to San Jose, there are now four one-day AltConf events across Europe, all June 3, 2019. Viewing the main note is free, but Admission to the rest of the sessions costs £ 60 or € 60, which includes lunch.
Team: 3-5 June, 2019
A conference for designers, Layers is "about design, technology and all tasks that lie between." This three-day conference takes place at the Montgomery Theater, opposite the WWDC. The conference pass costs $ 850, although you can take $ 150 off with the coupon code REPRESENT if you "identify with a group that is under-represented in this community." Speakers include Khan Academy Principal Designer Raphael Arar, Lift Product Designer Linzi Berry and Sketch Founder Pieter Omvlee.
try! Swift San Jose: June 7, 2018
Another event taking place in parallel with WWDC, try! Swift San Jose offers free presentations from Swift open source contributors at the Hilton affiliated with the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. It's free, but if you donate any amount, you're guaranteed entry.
MacDeployment: June 10-11, 2019
The two-year MacDeployment conference returns this year at the University of Calgary. This year's focus will be on Mobile Device Management and how to distribute the Macs equipped with the T2 chip. The two-day conference fee is $ 299, and lunch, coffee and snacks are included both days.
MacDevOps: YVR: June 14-14, 2019
MacDevOps: YVR is held in Vancouver, Canada on campus by Simon Fraser University. If you are coded as part of managing Apple devices, check out this conference. Tickets provide over 20 educational sessions; 10 hour network 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 is "for anyone running and managing Macs and IOS devices." Registration will include workshops, breakouts and networking events when it opens in March.
Macstock Conference & Expo: 27-27. July, 2019
Macstock returns to his fifth year in Woodstock, IL, giving one of the few conferences focused on end-user productivity. Former speakers included Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, videographer Wally Cherwinski and podcast 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. It takes place at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida, and offers more than 80 sessions aimed at helping you create FileMaker mobile, cloud, and environment apps.
iOSDevCamp DC: August 9, 2019
iOSDevCamp DC is a one-day one-time conference focusing on the iPhone and iPad development in McLean, Virginia.
360 | iDev: 25-25 August, 2019
Claiming to be "the leading indie iOS / Mac watchOS and tvOS) develops conference," 360 | iDev is 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 is an international community that gathers in New York to learn about the latest 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 particular focus on Apple and Apple Books.
MacSysAdmin: October 1-4, 2018
MacSysAdmin is the premier event for Mac and iOS system administrators in Europe. in Gothenburg, Sweden. Lectures are aimed at system administrators in companies, schools and institutions, along with technical consultants, consulting firms and distributors. All sessions are held in English. Speakers include many well-known names in the Apple sysadmin world.
Macoun: October 4-6, 2019
For German-speaking Apple developers, the 12th annual Macoun conference in Frankfurt, Germany, is worth checking out. Up to 500 participants will spend three days focused on all things iOS, macOS and watchOS.
MacTech Conference: October 16-18, 2019
Relocated from November to October, Los Angeles-based MacTech Conference offers attendees three days of sessions, seminars, and vendor interaction, plus pre-conference workshops 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).  hoist MacDev: December 3-5, 2019
In another opportunity for German-speaking Apple developers, hoist MacDev is a new conference in Karlsruhe, Germany, to cover all aspects of software development for Apple devices, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch and Apple TV.
No details available yet
There are quite a few conferences that have not explicitly canceled or advertised details for 2019 so far. We are updating this article as we learn more.
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- iOSDevCamp Colorado
- MacTrack Legal
- Swift By Northwest
- X World
If We Missed Some Notable Apple focused conferences open to the public and attracting tendees from a wide geographical area, please let us know in the comments and we will look at adding them.