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Tips & Tidbits for Attending the Conference

Conference Wiki

The Mac OS X Conference wiki can be found online here.

Conference Program for iCal

Subscribe to the Mac OS X Conference sessions via iCal.

Rendezvous Lounge

The Rendezvous Lounge (Bayshore room, located on the Mezzanine level) hosts a large display of Apple computers, all installed with Panther and available for your use during the Mac OS X Conference. Whether you're checking email or viewing Panther's sleek new features, the Rendezvous Lounge is the place to be.

Monday:7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday:7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday:7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday:7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Hours

Registration Check-in Hours are:

Monday:7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday:7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday:7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Thursday:7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Hours

The Exhibit Hall is open:

Tuesday:10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Wednesday:10:00 AM - 4:15 PM

802.11b Wireless Connectivity

We are providing wireless connectivity to the Internet at this conference via 11Mb high-speed devices. You are welcome and encouraged to use your own wireless equipment to access our network, available throughout the conference area in the Hotel. We are unfortunately unable to provide technical support or assistance with wireless connectivity.

To connect, be certain that you are running the latest drivers and firmware for your wireless device. In practice, the overwhelming majority of connectivity issues have been resolved by installing the latest drivers and firmware.

Please take note that each user on the network is responsible for his or her own security. As this is an open network, you are advised to disable any open ports or shares you do not want exposed. For privacy, we recommend that you use a secure tunnel through a trusted server when accessing network services such as email and web sites.

OS X users please be certain that Internet Connection Sharing is turned off: Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet -> Press "Stop" if indicated.

Online Evaluation Forms

Speaker evaluation forms and conference evaluation forms are available online.

The combination of a wireless network and online evaluation forms means that you can evaluate a session while it's taking place. Complete an evaluation form for every tutorial or session you attend and complete a conference evaluation to rate your overall experience. We want to hear from you, as some of the best ideas for improving our events have come from you - the attendee.

By completing an evaluation, you will be entered into a drawing to receive one of two free passes to an O'Reilly conference of your choice.

Conference Session Files Online

For a limited time after the conference, session files will be available for download.

Conference Coverage

Get the scoop on the latest news, blogs, and photos from the conference at's Conference Covereage page.

Tips for Conference Goers editor Derrick Story is a veteran of many conferences, and his Top Ten Tips for Mac Conference Goers can help you maximize your investment at the upcoming Mac OS X Conference, or just about any other Mac gathering.

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