A conference built by the creative and for the creative, Adobe MAX seeks to inspire and teach you a new way to work, imagine and create. Adobe brings in top talent and experts from field come from all over the world to share their knowledge with over 9000 attendees. If you’re thinking of registering, do it. This is your chance to meet with the most influential photographers and designers in the industry.
The conference itself runs from November 2nd-4th filling each day with more creative know-how than you can shake a stick at. This year Adobe is bringing to the plate a heaping handful of CreativeLive’s greats to speak and lead workshops for conference goers.
Here are the five you MUST not miss seeing in person:
Long time CreativeLive instructor and fashion photographer, Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, Elle, InStyle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally, teaching on the industry’s largest platforms and most prestigious events. A Canon Explorer of Light, her work is marked by a clean, bold and graphic style. Lindsay is renowned for her creativity and collaborating with designers and stylists in order to create fresh looks. An author of four books, she is always working on new ways to share her passions and knowledge with others. Each year she teaches to tens of thousands of photographers world-wide through prestigious events such as CreativeLive’s very own Photo Week 2016.
Named “one of the most influential designers working today” by Graphic Design USA, Debbie Millman is also an author, educator, brand strategist and host of the podcast Design Matters. As the founder and host of Design Matters, the first and longest running podcast about design, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators, including Massimo Vignelli, Milton Glaser, Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Pink, Barbara Kruger, Seth Godin and more. In the 11 years since its inception, the show has garnered over a million download per year, a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and—most recently—iTunes designated it one of the best podcasts of 2015.
Chris Burkard is a thirty-year-old travel, landscape, and adventure photographer who makes his home on California’s Central Coast. But if you are one of the more than 1.7 million who follow Chris on social media, you’d be excused for thinking that he was permanently on the road. Chris’ work has been published in National Geographic, The New Yorker, GQ, Men’s Journal, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and Surfer Magazine, where he is a staff photographer. Chris has also published or contributed to several books: The California Surf Project (2006); Plight of the Torpedo People (2012); Russia: The Outpost Vol. I (2013); Distant Shores (2013); and, most recently, High Tide: A Surf Odyssey (2015). Last year Chris was honored to speak at TED in Vancouver. The title of his talk: “The Joy of Surfing in Ice-Cold Water.”
Abba Shapiro is an Adobe Master Trainer, certifying university and training center instructors to teach Adobe Premiere Pro. Abba is the author of Adobe Premiere Pro Essential Training on Lynda.com. Abba is also an award winning Writer, Producer, and Director with 30 years experience in video and film production. He has done work for a wide range of commercial, corporate, and federal clients, including USA Today, The Associated Press, NASA, Univision, and CNN. In addition to production, Abba teaches video editing on a variety of platforms, DSLR production and post, scriptwriting, Photoshop for video, and production workshops at venues such as NAB.
Chris Orwig is an author, teacher, photographer, and creator of more than 100 courses online. He has a down-to-earth and natural teaching style that makes learning difficult topics a breeze. His most recent book, THE CREATIVE FIGHT, is about creating your best work and the pursuit of living life to the fullest degree. He is a regular speaker on the topics of creativity and photography and has been invited to speak at places like the Google headquarters and on the TEDx stage. Whether shooting photographs, speaking, or writing books, he inspires others to become more creative and to lead better lives.
Attending Adobe MAX in person can truly change your creative trajectory in both your personal and professional life. Go so far as to tell your boss how much attending will help you, and if you happen to find yourself unable to come up with convincing reasons, don’t worry, Adobe’s got your back there too.