Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals is Open

The 2015 MacAdmins Call for Proposals is now open! We’re looking for engaging, well-crafted sessions and workshops that showcase the latest tools and strategies for managing Macs and iOS devices. From technical deep dives, case studies, and soft skills, to workflow improvements, tool overviews, and essential admin skills – we want to showcase your knowledge and experience at one of the premier Mac and iOS conferences in the world.

  • Pre-conference Workshops – Full-day training sessions, typically taught by a group of speakers. 5.5 hours of content, divided into two morning and two afternoon sessions. The deadline to submit is Friday, January 30, 2015.
  • Conference Sessions – 75 minutes, focusing on a specific tool, service, skill, or experience. The deadline to submit is Monday, March 30, 2015.

Submit a workshop or session proposal today!

*Accepted speakers receive complimentary registration for the pre-conference and conference sessions.

Example Topics

Sessions can be anything related to the management and deployment of OS X, iOS, and IT related topics. Below are some session suggestions:

OS X

  • Yosemite
  • Integrating with Directory Services
  • Dual Booting
  • Security/System Hardening
  • File Vault 2 Full Disk Encryption
  • Disk Management

iOS Management

  • Profile Manager
  • Apple Configurator
  • Remote Management of Mac OS X via iOS devices
  • Apple Deployment Programs
  • Mobile Application Management

Scripting/Programming

  • Scripting Intro/Advanced Scripting
  • High Level Programming Languages
  • Rapid Application Development Tools
  • System Automation
  • Version Control

Career Skills

  • Time Management
  • IT Lessons Learned
  • Career Development
  • Working with Teams
  • Creating Documentation

System Management

  • Migrating from Windows to OS X
  • System Imaging
  • Inventory/Asset tracking
  • Packaging
  • App Deployment
  • Creating/Deploying Images
  • Disaster Recovery

Server Management

  • Configuration
  • Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Migration, Upgrading
  • Load Balancing
  • Virtualization

Fundamental Technologies

  • Networking Forensics
  • WiFi
  • Filesystem Deep Dive
  • IPv6
  • Systems Monitoring