About X World

X World is our conference for people who manage or administer macOS & iOS installations in support, lab manager, network technician, systems administration and related roles. X World is a public event – anyone who works in the space is welcome to attend.

X World 2018 will be back for it’s 16th year in 2018, and will held at the University of Technology Sydney (Broadway City Campus) on June 27-29.

The conference includes workshops and plenary sessions, and there are plenty of opportunities for delegates to meet and interact, share experiences, and learn about projects they are working on. Networking and meeting other people who share similar interests is a major part of X World and one of the main reasons people return every year.

Special Guests

We’re delighted to announce our first international guest this year is Ed Marczak! Ed has spent much of his life thinking about people, processes, and technology. His experience spans several companies and roles, including developer, sysadmin, manager, and project manager. An early advocate of Apple products, Ed has written two books focusing on Mac management, co-founded MacTech Conference, and is a familiar face at Apple-related events all over the world.

Ed spends his non-compute cycles with his family, and improving his music and photography skills.


Our second special guest this year will be Arek Dreyer. Arek has been delivering courses and training in the Apple environment since 2001. He’s a consultant, author, course developer, trainer, and integrator. Arek provides coaching and mentoring for people that use iOS devices and Mac computers in complicated environments, and is the coauthor of many books and courses, including macOS Support Essentials 10.13, and Managing Apple Devices. He and his wife live in Chicago, USA with their little dog.

Arek is a long-time supporter of the X World community, and while we’ve lost count of the exact number of times he’s travelled to be with is, we’re sure that this is at least his fourth appearance, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back!

Women of X World Breakfast Meetup

This year, one of our attendees, Tania Dastres, will be running a ‘Women of X World’ breakfast, as a chance for women attendees to get to know each other outside of the bustle of the conference crowd. If you would like to attend, and identify as a woman, please fill out this form by June 15th, and she will get back to you with further details.

Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for attending X World other than a good working knowledge of macOS (exposure to 10.12/10.13 recommended) or iOS and a basic understanding of UNIX concepts such as file structures, directories and basic networking. If specific sessions have skills prerequisites, we’ll list the details along with the session description.