NSNorth 2015

Fairmont Le Château Montebello, Québec, Canada

April 10 - 12, 2015

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Tickets for NSNorth 2015 are now available.

A unique experience at a reasonable price.

Conference pass:

$699.00 CADplus tax
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  • Full event pass for access to all sessions and activities
  • Your food and drinks for the weekend***

Rooms starting as low as:

$179.00 CADplus tax per night*
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  • Beautifully appointed and comfortable rooms
  • A quick indoor walk to and from the sessions
  • Free parking and complimentary internet access

Companion tickets:

$299.00 CADplus tax**
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  • Food and drinks for the weekend***
  • Bring your significant other, family, or a friend
  • Join us for fun after-hour group activities
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*Accommodations must be reserved at time of ticket purchase. Due to the conference's remote location, guests will be required to stay at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello for a minimum of two nights (Friday and Saturday). A limited number of rooms with multiple beds are available for sharing with other conference attendees. An additional $5.50 per person daily charge also applies.

**Companion tickets also available for the other members of your family. Each ticket covers food and drink and participation in any group activity for the weekend for one family member. For children 6-12, companion tickets are $149 CAD. Children 5 and under are free.

***Includes gratuities. Includes all non-alcoholic beverages, and a limited amount of alcoholic beverages.

A Different Direction

NSNorth is Canada's independent conference crafted specifically for developers and designers who specialize in Apple's platforms of iOS and Mac.

NSNorth is taking an exciting new direction for 2015. We are preparing a weekend experience that will have you learning, socializing, dining, and relaxing in rustic elegance at the beautiful Fairmont Le Château Montebello, a five-star resort situated along the Ottawa River, mid-way between Ottawa and Montreal.

Be inspired…

Sharing stories and experiences has been central to all cultures throughout the ages. NSNorth exists to carry on this tradition and also pay homage to the giants whose shoulders we stand on in the work that we do.

While at NSNorth you will hear from a variety of well-respected experts who wish to share their experiences and perspectives on numerous topics.

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The Perfect Place to…

With everyone at our 5-star resort together for the weekend, you will foster some wonderful relationships that will last far longer than NSNorth itself.

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You will love the Château’s architecture and charm and you will be well taken care of with all the modern amenities expected.

Everyone on-site

Once tickets are available for purchase you will be able to obtain both your event pass and reserve your hotel room directly from this website. You will be able to share a room with a friend or family by adding another conference pass, or a special companion ticket which will cover all meals at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello.

There are several types of rooms available at reasonable rates to accommodate every budget.

Bring your entire family as there will be lots of fun activities for everyone to do throughout your stay.

The Speakers

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  • Jim Dalrymple
  • Georgia Dow
  • Gordon Fontenot
  • Matt Klosterman
  • Ash Lindquist
  • Chris Liscio
  • Vanessa Logan
  • Christa Mrgan
  • Ashley Nelson-Hornstein
  • Mark Pavlidis
  • JP Simard
Jim Dalrymple

Jim Dalrymple

The Loop

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Jim has been following Apple and its products for the last 17 years, first as one of the original members of MacCentral, then at Macworld. He held several positions at Macworld over the 10 years, including his final job as Editor at Large, before leaving in May 2009. Jim’s work has been in many publications including Macworld, PC World, Computerworld, Macworld UK and many others. He’s also appeared as an expert on several television stations including CNN, Fox, CBS and ABC.

Georgia Dow

Georgia Dow


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By day, Georgia Dow is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice and motivational speaker. By night, she’s a senior editor at iMore, where she covers Apple and related products. She’s also co-host of the Isometric, Review, and Vector podcasts, where she discusses how games, media, and technology intersect with the human experience, and a 2-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Gordon Fontenot

Gordon Fontenot


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Gordon Fontenot is a native Texan transplanted in Boston. He works as an iOS Developer at thoughtbot. He enjoys functional programming, test driven design, lifting heavy weights, and drinking fine bourbons.

Matt Klosterman

Matt Klosterman


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Matt hails from Dallas, TX and is an iOS and Apple Watch app developer at Infofission LLC. Matt got his first taste of mobile development in 2004 working with real-time weather data. He released his first iOS app in 2008 and since 2010 has focused on consulting. He is currently the lead developer on the American Airlines Apple Watch app.

Ash Lindquist

Ash Lindquist


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Ash is an iOS Engineer for Storybird, one of the worlds largest storytelling communities for writers, readers and artists of any age. With a degree in computer science and a background in web design she loves transforming design concepts into delightful user experiences. When she’s not working on awesome projects, she enjoys inspiring others to listen to their hearts and follow their dreams, no matter how outrageous they may seem.

Chris Liscio

Chris Liscio


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Chris is located in Waterloo, ON and develops the SuperMegaUltraGroovy products Capo, Capo touch, and FuzzMeasure—which just recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Needless to say, he knows a thing or two about bending and analyzing audio.

Vanessa Logan

Vanessa Logan

Sago Mini

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Vanessa Logan is a technical artist at Sago Mini, a top 10 kids app developer focused on making engaging play experiences for preschoolers. As a technical artist, Vanessa sits at the intersection of art and programming, handling asset integration - converting art, animations and sound into adorable experiences that make kids laugh. Based in Toronto, she has a background in web design and interactive art installations.

Christa Mrgan

Christa Mrgan

Rogue Amoeba

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Christa Mrgan has a background in video compositing and graphic design, and has been designing user interfaces since 2008. She’s passionate about creating software that's functional and friendly, and brings that passion to Rogue Amoeba, where she designs audio software, and to App Camp for Girls, where she teaches teen girls about icon and interface design. She’s also written for Macworld and The Magazine, and lives with her husband and two children in Portland, Oregon.

Ashley Nelson-Hornstein

Ashley Nelson-Hornstein


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Ashley Nelson-Hornstein is an iOS developer at Dropbox. Despite numerous attempts to avoid being a programmer, Ashley fell in love with the iOS platform at Apple, and later developed a passion for crafting intuitive user interfaces as a lead at a news startup named Circa. When not driving new features or advocating for accessibility at Dropbox, Ashley enjoys reading, weightlifting, and trying really hard not to let her blog go stale.

Mark Pavlidis

Mark Pavlidis

Flixel Photos Inc.

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Mark is a co-founder and VP Technology at Flixel Photos Inc, makers of Cinemagraph Pro and winner of an Apple Design Award in 2014. Prior to Flixel, some of Mark’s work included making it easier for people to read digitally, contacting help in an emergency, and reverse engineering the control system of a nuclear reactor. When not making with software, he is likely making something with coffee, cocktails, or wood.

Jean Pierre Simard

JP Simard


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JP is an Objective-C and Swift engineer at Realm, a fast mobile database. He's also the creator of jazzy (the Swift and Objective-C documentation tool Apple forgot to release) and a co-organizer of the SLUG, the largest Swift user group in the world.

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