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We're pleased and excited to announce the 2nd Annual Mac Networkers Retreat returning this Fall with an all new line-up of intensive two-day workshops, lectures, and discussion groups designed to empower IT professionals who deploy and maintain Macs in their enterprise. Last year's event provided attendees a unique learning and networking experience - questions were answered, problems solved, contacts made - and everyone walked out better prepared to run their networks. This year we look forward to providing you even more valuable, useful information.

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In a world where technical people have 24/7 access to a multitude of information resources online, the value of getting together face-to-face can have more impact - but you have to do it right. We've designed The Mac Networkers Retreat to be a fun and immersive educational environment. Fun because the information is delivered in the best spirit the Mac community (factual and no holds barred) - in a location that is conducive to learning and educational networking, The Seascape Resort on the shores of Monterey Bay in Northern California. Immersive - well, we'll have over 10 hours of educational content to offer you each day.

Network professionals from across the country will once again be gathering at the Mac Networkers Retreat and attendance is limited to the first 125 people so be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to attend a.s.a.p.

General Information
October 30 - November 1, 2005
Seascape Resort, Monterey Bay
Sunday, October 30
Lectures/Discussion Groups
Monday, October 31
Workshop Day One/Discussion Groups
Tuesday, November 1
Workshop Day Two
Who Should Attend
The Mac Networkers Retreat is designed for CIO/CTO’s, IT Managers/Administrators, Executive Network Managers, Technical Staff, Network Consultants, Lab Managers, or anyone responsible for providing network services to an organization with fifteen or more Macs. The Mac Networkers Retreat will provide an opportunity for these professionals to immerse themselves in three days of training courses and interactive discussions on state of the art techniques for deploying Apple networking products. Course hours will run from 9 - 5 each day and evening discussions from 7 - midnight led by experts from the user community as well as from the developer community.
Event Overview


We begin this year's event on Sunday afternoon, October 30 by diving right into the nitty gritty details of OS X forensics and vulnerability analysis. No pie in the sky theory here - these sessions get right to the meat of the matter and present the hardcore technical assessment information that you need to understand and protect against in the world of today's threats. Our lectures continue during our evening sessions with more practical advice and direction on a host of key topics. See the Conference Agenda for a complete listing.

Discussion Groups

The Mac Networkers Retreat is an immersive meeting experience - we cram as much as we can into your time with us, so the education doesn't stop when the sun goes down! Join us after dinner for our evening discussion group series. You'll select from a variety of topics ranging from Network Management, The Future of Wireless Networks, Security and many others! These informal gatherings give you the opportunity to ask questions of the experts and to trade tips and techniques with other attendees who are implementing solutions similar to yours and may have already solved that nagging problem you've been wrestling with! It's where social networking meets computer networking. See the Conference Agenda for a complete listing.


On Monday and Tuesday you will immerse yourself in the technology of your choice during the intense two-day workshops. Taught by recognized industry experts, these courses will take you deep into the technology that interests you most. Click on the workshop title to view a full course syllabus.

W1: Advanced Mac OS X Tiger Server Administration
Schoun P Regan
  W2:   Advanced Wireless Networks  
Bill Wiecking
  W4:   Open Directory Administration  
Michael Bartosh
  W5:   Intermediate Macintosh Administration Bootcamp  
Philip Rinehart, Lance Ogletree
Pricing for this three day event is $795 and includes:
  • Two-day workshop, evening discussions and lectures
  • Conference materials
  • Mac Networkers Retreat CD with handout notes from all workshops
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and catered breaks each day
Plus, if you register before September 30 you will save $100 bringing the cost to only $695!
Register Online Today!
Why Should You Attend?
Learn from the best instructors in the Mac Networking world!
Up to twelve hours of Mac Networking content - PER DAY!
Essential concepts of Certification Courses at a fraction of the cost.
Visionary lectures, educational workshops and group discussions cover all aspects of Mac Networking - helping you make informed buying decisions!
Face-to-face networking, learning and discussions against the backdrop of beaches and beautiful Monterey Bay.