How to Make the Most of the Adobe MAX Conference

By Clea Badion August 22, 2018 at 12:30pm

If you’re a creative professional and want to build your skills and get inspired, attending the upcoming Adobe MAX conference is a great option. With more than 300 sessions, labs, workshops and preconference events, there’s no shortage of things to do and learn.  

And here’s another reason to go to Adobe MAX: Getting out of your regular work routine and being around practitioners in your field can help you ramp up your creativity and make you better at your job.

This year’s conference, taking place October 15-17 in Los Angeles, will draw around 12,000 attendees, including graphic, web and multi-disciplinary designers; creative and art directors; film, video and motion graphics pros; photographers; and creative leaders.

Adobe MAX speakers

There’s an exciting lineup of keynote speakers at this year’s Adobe MAX, including producer and director Ron Howard, actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish, comic book artist Nicola Scott and photographer Albert Watson. 

Featured speakers include designers John Maeda, Natasha Jen, Jessica Hische and Annie Atkins – even more motive to attend!

Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group, will be leading a session on the future of work and will discuss how technological and business trends will impact your workplace and career in the years ahead. 

Something for everyone

There are five different session tracks this year, and you can attend any to create a customized learning experience. Tracks include:

  • Creative careers
  • Graphic, web and UX design
  • Illustration and creative imaging 
  • Photography
  • Video

Registering for Adobe MAX? Use discount code “MI8PCG” for $400 off your registration fee!

Tips for first-time Adobe MAX attendees

Here are some ways to make the most of your first time at Adobe MAX:

  • Book your sessions now. Check out all the great content and book your courses early so you don’t miss out. Be sure to get on a waitlist if a session you want to attend is full. 
  • Share your work. You can upload your profile when you register to highlight your work so others can see it, and see their work as well. 
  • Don’t overextend yourself. You’ll get more out of the conference if you focus on key sessions you’re interested in instead of packing your schedule every day. You’ll also want time to visit the Community Pavilion where there is art, exhibits, sponsor offers and giveaways. 

Need help convincing your boss you should go? Find some advice on how to do that

The Creative Group will be at Adobe MAX! Please come by our booth #524 and say hello. Diane Domeyer, executive director of The Creative Group, will be there along with other team members with giveaways, including water bottles, charging cables, pop sockets and playing cards.

Image courtesy of Adobe.

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