While the evenings and nights of KansasFest are renowned for their spontaneity, the mornings and afternoons are reserved for sessions spanning a variety of uses, extensions, and applications of the Apple II family. Just as varied as these sessions are the good people who volunteer to present them. If you have a topic you’d like to present, fill out the session proposal form at:


Some sessions already on the dock for this year include:

  • Boot-tracing: a fun method of de-protecting games
  • Track-center tuning of 5.25? floppy drives
  • Disk II theory of design and functionality
  • Teaching US Kids to program
  • Apple II hardware-hacking innovations
  • Build your own MAME/MESS cabinet in 30 minutes
  • Document scanning (with an eye to preserving Apple II history)
  • A technical look at the Apple III
  • Apple II copy cards
  • MPW IIgs cross development

Do you have a topic you would like to see presented, even if you aren’t the one to do it? Email us your idea at sessions@kfest.org.

Past sessions have included hardware, software and game demonstrations and tutorials; integration of the Apple II with other devices; emulators; programming; Apple II history; or any subject that would be of interest to Apple II users.

We are especially interested in and prioritize sessions that focus on Apple II-related topics, but as space allows, we also love Mac, iOS and a stray Windows or UNIX session or two.

Sessions are typically 30 to 60 minutes in length and are held at various times throughout the daytime hours.

If you’ve never done a session, check out a sample of past year’s contributions at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/.