the MacGathering logoThe Regional Macintosh Gathering
Computer Expo for Southern California
Computer Expo & Seminars ~ May 14 -15, 2005
Pro Intensive Classes ~ May 13

The MacGathering™...
Southern California’s own full-fledged computer convention,
covering most things Mac and Apple — for all levels of Mac user.

1⁄2 our seminars are for Windows too! Small business owners, expand computer skills.
No matter what size business, you and employees can gain time-saving knowledge.

Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn
4222 Vineland Ave, N Hollywood, CA 91602
Immediately at the Vineland Exit of the 101
Phone: 1-800-Beverly (not for reservations)
Call Laura at 818-255-7491 for reservations
Intensive Classes
   Friday, May 13, 2005
Exhibits, Free Features & Seminars
   Saturday, May 14, 2005 from 10 - 6
   Sunday May 15, 2005 from 10 - 6


Register now for Advance pricing and our drawing
See the prizes here.


What you can expect

An excellent opportunity for networking. Folks who know my Party For The People at Macworld Expo know I like giving people opportunities to meet.


Special Offer for out-of-towners

Live too far to drive in for the day?
Get a free 2-day pass when you stay at the hotel for 1 night.

Room are just $105 + tax, under our code - MAC.
(The national reservation system is not working for us! We do have rooms.)

To take advantage of this offer:
Book saying it's for the MacGathering (code MAC). Then your confirmation number and contact info. Bring proof of payment to will-call to receive your seminars pass. (This offer is limited, so act fast.)


Free Friday seminar!

Are you on a PC, wondering whether you can switch to a Mac but needing to run a couple of Windows-only apps?

Are you on a Mac, wanting to run that one great app that just isn't available for the Mac?

Or perhaps you're a web developer, needing to see how your pages look on both platforms? Even on other Intel-based operating systems.

If you're at all curious about Virtual PC, here's an excellent opportunity to learn whether Virtual PC will handle your Windows needs — learning from one of the main VPC programmers live and in person!

But there's more...
Virtual PC isn't the only thing you'll learn about in this 3-hour session. It's also your chance to learn about using Entourage to the fullest and learn how to use Entourage with an Exchange Server for business. Whether you're on the Mac end of this equation or you're the Exchange Administrator needing to understand the Mac end, this seminar may prove invaluable. We'll also just happen to have the Word Product Manager on hand too.

To clarify, this seminar is 100% free — you don't need an Exhibits or Seminars pass to attend!
2pm - 5pm. Full details.

While walk-in attendance is welcome and we encourage you to invite everyone who may be interested, we would appreciate it if you would That'll help us plan properly.



FileMaker Pro Bootcamp: FileMaker from soup to nuts — Friday, 10-5 — $199 (lunch included!)
Ready to start using FileMaker Pro to track your data, run your business, move up from Excel, or such — except for the fact that you don't really know FMP yet? Anton is one of the best people to learn from and this is a rare opportunity. A bonus discussion will take place through lunch. Full description. Instructor bio. Register.

Painter Bootcamp: — Friday, 10-1 + 2-5 — $199 (lunch included!)
No one has been teaching Painter longer than guru Karen Sperling. On this day she's game to spend the entire day sharing her years of acquired knowledge with you. For example, there are over 400 brushes in Painter. Karen will share her Top 10 favorites with you. She'll also introduce you to cloning. The class will be relevant to both artists and photographers. Full description. Instructor bio. Register.


The first ever MacGathering was held April 2003.

What folks said about the first MacGathering in Southern California...

“Just to say again that I found the classes I attended
very useful. Thanks! Keep me posted about future gatherings.”
~Wendy M.

"Last year's event gave me easy access to vendors I'd have sought out at Macworld Expo but without travel hassles & hotel costs. The seminars I attended were excellent & I took advantage of some vendors' discounts to shop. I look forward to this year's Mac Gathering being bigger & better & hope it will become a dynamic annual event."

“Congratulations on the first Mac Gathering. A success, especially for a first go. The day zoomed by quickly.”

"Hey, Deb....
That was GREAT !!! Congratulations to you on a big league effort. THANKS for regenerating a wonderful spark!!"

Want to exhibit or sponsor the MacGathering?

If you're like to attend as a vendor,

Sponsorships are also available. We also have a special long-distance sponsorship offer for those who want to participate but cannot make it to LA for this show.

Sponsored by

Mac Business Unit


Mac Gathering Marketing Consultant
Joyce Schwarz, JCOM
emerging entertainment & media marketing

Fender Audio
Makers of the excellent
Passport Sound Systems

Thanks to our special supporters — supplier of all Deb Shadovitz presents... photographic banners

RoadTools — maker of the CoolPad, an indispensable item for laptop users. All laptop-owning Mac Gathering speakers will receive a CoolPad podium in their thank you package. — maker of the Pod Shield, a great way protect your shiny silver iPod's surface. All iPod-owning speakers will receive a 3-pack of Pod Shields.






Special supporters who can't make the show:


If you have a question and can not find the answer on this site, please feel free to ask Deborah Shadovitz.

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This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 12:51am.

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