This year’s Mac Expo 2012, the largest expo of its type in the Bay Area, will be held on October 6 at the Petaluma Community Center.

After 19 years, the Expo continues to delight with world-class speakers, sponsors and opportunities for learning, networking and more. The first MCE included a few hundred attendees. Last year’s Expo saw a few thousand attendees enjoy a day of education and fun as MCE continued to grow. This year continues the tradition.

Want to meet vendors and learn about new products? NCMUG has a great relationship with vendors far and wide and the MCE sponsor list is impressive, including Smile Software, SnapScan, Parallels, Mac|Life, Adonit, Noteboom Productions, WellRedApps, Boinx Software, Data Rescue Center, Hewlett-Packard, Macworld Magazine, Micromat, O’Reilly Media, Prosoft Engineering, SwingChair, The Mac Observer, TUAW and many more.

Want to hear from great speakers? The MCE speaker list includes many of the best-known names in the Macintosh community, including Derrick Story, Allison Sheridan, Chris Breen, Jeff Gamet, Tom Negrino, Kerry Rego, Bert Monroy and NCMUG Vice President Ronnie Roche (as of press time).

Are you interested in service to the community? As part of the Expo, Data Rescue Center is offering a chance to win a free iPad; attendees can earn one raffle ticket for each drive turned in for recycling in addition to helping the environment. Good Will Industries will have an eWaste recycling drop off area as well.

Want to learn about interesting topics? This year’s topics include a panel discussion of women in technology, a presentation on parenting in the mobile internet age and another on accessibility.

Will there be fun discussions, educational offerings and great networking? Of course!

The team regularly releases information about additional speakers, sessions and sponsors. So, keep an eye on the Mac Expo 2012 web and Facebook pages for announcements.

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