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IMPORTANT UPDATE (updated 2/28/2021): Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Macstock has been officially postponed to a future date yet to be confirmed. I’m targeting the 4th weekend of July 2022.


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Can “work” be something to love?

Whether working for yourself or for someone else, studies have shown that fostering a fun work environment through music, games, or hobbies often leads to increased productivity. When you attend Macstock, you’ll hear community-leading experts consider the theme “Play” and share innovative new ways to make life more enriching, happy, and playful!

And because this is Macstock, you’ll also have a unique opportunity to meet other members of the Apple community from around the globe who’ll also be visiting Macstock this summer!

Be sure to join us for the 6th Annual Macstock Conference coming your way soon!

Coming to Macstock!

2 Days of Talks

Macstock has something for everyone, from beginners to experts! With this year’s theme Play!, we’ve got a schedule designed to appeal to Mac and iOS fanatics of all skill levels.

Macstock Film Fest

Do you have an original short (1-2 min) film shot or edited on your Mac or iPhone within the past year? Submit it to the 2nd Annual Macstock Film Fest and share it at Macstock!

More info here!

More Planned!

We like to celebrate milestones at Macstock and this year is no different! Though not finalized yet, we’re working on a surprise that we think will delight!

15+ years in the making….

Meet Our Speakers

 Our First Round of Macstock Speakers will be announced soon!

Sign up for our Newsletter or follow on Twitter to find out who will be taking the stage at Macstock this summer!

Macstock’s Venue

Macstock will be held in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake IL.

In addition to the main auditorium, Macstock features breakout rooms giving speakers the opportunity to take “Deeper Dives” on their topic with a smaller, more intimate, group of Macstock attendees (limited seating).

McHenry County College (MCC)
8900 U.S. Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, IL 60012-2761

Where to Stay

Hampton Inn of McHenry is partnering with Macstock as our Preferred Partner Hotel!

Please visit our Lodging page to learn about the special rates available to Macstock attendees as well as other area hotels to choose from.

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