About X World

Important Update #2: In light of the continued uncertainty the world faces with Covid-19, we have reviewed our earlier decision to move X World to the end of October, and instead we are rolling all three annual events (X World, /dev/world, and CreateWorld) into a single online event known as EveryWorld. Learn more at the EveryWorld web site.

Important Update: In light of the uncertainty the world faces with Covid-19, we have decided that holding X World at the end of June will not be prudent. Even if the domestic situation has normalised by that time, it is still very likely that travel for our international guests will be impacted. Our highest priority is ensuring that our community members are able to participate in a safe event that provides significant value, and delaying X World, while regrettable, is the best option we can see for ensuring that.

The new dates for X World 2020 are October 28-30, 2020.

Our CFP remains open, and we look forward to delivering the 18th X World – just a little later than we’d originally planned.

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 2020 will be back for its 18th year in 2020, and will held at the University of Technology Sydney (Broadway City Campus) on June 24-26October 28-30.

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.

Check back soon for more information.

Who should attend?

There are no prerequisites for attending X World other than a good working knowledge of macOS (exposure to 10.14/10.15 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.