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Bound for MacAdmins Conference at Penn State University

Many roads lead to State College, but where we’re going, we don’t need… roads. Because we’re flying.

Be a part of the Minnesota delegation to the MacAdmins Conference at PSU this year! A group of us flies out late Sunday morning, June 26, and returns the following Thursday evening around 9:00 p.m. If this is your first time attending, you’ll be traveling with folks you already know. And knowing somebody is the first step to meeting more of your colleagues from around the globe.

This conference is for professionals in both education and enterprise and has a good mix of attendees from both markets. It covers a broad range of topics from OS X to iOS, packaging to deployment, and commercial to open source solutions.

Organizers have dedicated the first day to all-day workshops, which are already posted. These are in-depth and sometimes hands-on workshops ranging from the fundamental to the downright nerdy. The remaining 2-1/2 days include up to 60 75-minute presentations from community members and conference sponsors.

If you’re planning to attend or want more information, let us know in the comments below or join the conversation in the #mspmacadmins channel in the MacAdmins team on Slack.

Registration Information

Registration is $599 until May 3, then the price increases to $799.

Flight Information

You’re certainly not obligated to pick these days and times, but a few of us have already booked them and they really are the best options available.

Delta Airlines
Sunday, June 26, 2016
DL946MSP > DTW11:10 a.m.1:57 p.m.
DL4064DTW > SCE3:46 p.m.5:02 p.m.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
DL4064SCE > DTW5:27 p.m.6:49 p.m.
DL1914DTW > MSP8:19 p.m.9:15 p.m.

Hotel Information

PSU recommends four hotels, including the Penn Stater Conference Hotel where they hold the conference. After registering for the conference, you’ll receive a group code for a discounted rate. If possible, book either at the Penn Stater or the Nittany Lion Inn. They offer shuttle services between the hotels as well as different areas of State College.

Car Information

You really don’t need to rent a car for this conference if you’re staying at the Penn Stater or Nittany Lion Inn. Both hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the airport as well as between the hotels. Call your hotel the week before the conference and request airport shuttle service. Someone will be waiting for you when you arrive.

Dining Information

The conference provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Monday through Thursday afternoon. Come hungry.

Approximate Cost

What’s the bottom line? You save the most money by registering, booking your airfare and booking your hotel early.

MacAdmins at Penn State University Costs
Conference Registration$599
Airfare$875
Hotel$450
Rental Car$0
Meals$0
Incidentals (Sunday evening meal, ice cream and beer)$50
Approximate Cost$1974

Approximate Value

Priceless.

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