updated 11:00 am EDT, Wed October 18, 2006
The meeting of Mac fans -- MacFair 2006 -- is returning to southern California, featuring over 28 presentation seminars and 15 training workshops. The event is taking place at Cerritos College in Norwalk on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th. MacTech Magazine Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Neil Ticktin will keynote the event alongside presentations from Peter Mellow, senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and winner of the Apple Outstanding Tertiary Educator Award. Arthur Maddalena, lead "Mac genius" at Apple will present an overview of the known features and benefits of the new Mac OS X Leopard, Apple's latest version of Mac OS X which is due to ship in early 2007. Workshops will cover Adobe Photoshop; Adobe InDesign; Final Cut Pro; Aperture; Mac OS X Server/Client; FileMaker Pro; Keynote; DayLite; and Flash. Advanced online registration for the vendor expo, presentation seminars and door prize entry is priced at $17.
Hands-on workshops and classes are scheduled Friday and Saturday, November 3-4. The vendor expo and presentation seminars are Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The more than 40 companies which are participating at MacFair 2006 include Xerox, ProVue Development, MacAlly, Prosoft Engineering, R/com networks, FastMac, VersionTracker.com, Elgato Systems, ADS Tech, and MacSupportExperts.com.
Full and half day classes are taught by instructors such as James Rea, Stephen M. Burns, Scott Immerman, Marni Melrose, David Barrett, Erica Gamet, Philip Staiger, and Michael Levin. Advance registration is encouraged due to limited Mac stations in each lab. MacFair is also inviting users to register in advance online using priority code 'PK964' to save 10 percent on all registration fees.