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  • What is Adobe MAX?

    Adobe MAX is the leading global creativity conference, a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience. A free and virtual event, MAX features live and on-demand content, including more than 400+ sessions, labs, keynotes, musical performances, special guest appearances, and a sneak peek at things being worked on in Adobe labs.

  • What is on-demand content?

    The majority of sessions and labs will be available on demand after they premiere. On-demand content will be available at no cost for all registered attendees to watch over the coming year. Some Mainstage Broadcast sessions featuring celebrities will be available during the event only.

  • What are the dates of Adobe MAX?

    In Americas and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, MAX will be held from October 26–28, 2021. In Asia Pacific and Japan, MAX will be held from October 27-28, 2021.

  • Is there a charge for registering for MAX?

    No, Adobe is offering MAX 2021 at no charge.

  • How do I register for MAX?

    Click the ‘Register/Sign in’ link. Registration requires an Adobe ID. You can create a free Adobe ID during the registration process. If you have an account, register using the email associated with your Creative Cloud Account. If you don’t remember your password, click Reset your password after entering your email.

  • Can I share on-demand sessions with someone who is not registered for the event?

    Yes, all on-demand sessions are available to anyone.

  • Do I need to have a Creative Cloud subscription?

    Adobe MAX is open to everyone regardless if you have a free or paid account. As long as you have an Adobe ID, you will be able to register.

  • Is there a mobile app?

    Yes, MAX will use the free Adobe Creative Cloud mobile app. Users will be able to view the mainstage broadcast and access the virtual event.

  • What platform is being used and do I need to download anything prior to the event?

    All sessions will be hosted on adobe.com and no download is necessary.

  • What is the Adobe MAX agenda?

    The agenda includes 3 days of Mainstage Broadcast content covering creativity, technology, and entertainment, and featuring a MAX keynote and Sneaks. It also includes more than 400+ live and on-demand sessions. For specific agenda details, check out the Agenda page.

  • What are the dates of Adobe MAX?

    In Americas and Europe, Middle East, and Africa, MAX will be held from October 26–28, 2021. In Asia Pacific and Japan, MAX will be held from October 27-28, 2021.

  • What is included in the Adobe MAX experience?

    • Available to all
      • 29 hours of Mainstage Broadcast including keynotes (by regions of Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Japan) and Sneaks
      • 400+ sessions
      • Live events including celebrity and musical guest appearances
      • Fun and interactive breaks
      • MAX Marketplace – shop handmade treasures from artisans around the world
      • MAX Store – special MAX-branded merchandise
      • Access to content brought to you by top brands and generous sponsors
    • Requires free registration through an Adobe ID
      • In addition to the above:
        • Access to instructor files and presentation downloads
        • Exclusive attendee-only special offers and giveaways from sponsors
        • Opportunities for attendee engagement including live chats during sessions
        • Access to instructor files and presentation downloads
        • Opportunity to win great prizes with the MAX Game
        • Meet the Adobe Teams sessions
        • Networking with Braindate
        • Inspiring Insights - short videos featuring inspiration, latest trends and product demos
  • What are Content Journeys?

    Content journeys are recommended sessions and activities based on a specific industry or topic of interest and are designed to guide attendees through an optimal MAX experience. You can find content journeys for these topics:

  • What is the Mainstage Broadcast?

    The Mainstage Broadcast includes a keynote (by 4 regions of Americas; Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Japan), Sneaks, workshops, luminary and celebrity sessions, and musical performances. Check the session catalog frequently for updates to broadcast segments and speakers.

  • Where do I find the Mainstage Broadcast schedule by region?

    Visit the Agenda page for broadcast times by region.

  • What is the difference between the various session types offered?

    • Mainstage Broadcast: a livestream of keynotes, Sneaks, special guests, luminary speakers, and musical performances
    • Sessions: 20-30 minutes each. Session premieres contain live chat. Register to add sessions to your schedule.
    • Labs: Learn on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. 60 minutes each. Register to add labs to your schedule.
    • Luminaries: Hear from creative luminaries. 15-30 minutes. Watch live or on demand.
    • Creativity Workshops: Watch your favorite designers in action as they share how they work. Featured in the mainstage broadcast or watch on demand.
    • Inspiring Insights: short videos featuring inspiration, latest trends, and product demos. 1-4 minutes. Register to view.
    • Community Live Lounge: Chat live with MAX speakers and join First Takes to see how the pros use the newest features. Register to add sessions to your schedule.
    • Meet the Adobe Teams: Meet with the folks behind your favorite products and get your questions answered.
  • Where can I find the lineup of keynote and session speakers?

    The full list of conference speakers can be found on the Speakers page.

  • What are the session tracks?

    • 3D and AR
    • Collaboration and Productivity
    • Creativity and Design in Business
    • Education
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration and Digital Painting
    • Photography
    • Social Media
    • UI and UX
    • Video
    • Meet the Adobe Teams

    View the track descriptions

  • What does my experience level need to be for sessions?

    Sessions range from beginner to advanced. Attendees should have a general familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud and the particular tools featured in the session.

    To help select sessions that are appropriate for your skill level, MAX technical levels are defined as follows:

    • Beginner: This product or topic is either new to you or you’d like to brush up and focus on basic and essential skills, techniques, and industry standards.
    • Intermediate: Take your skills to the next level with content geared to refining and expanding your mastery of basic skills of the featured product.
    • Advanced: You live in this featured product every day and consider yourself a master of its tools. These sessions will provide the latest and most advanced techniques to enhance your workflow.

  • How do I find my individual session schedule?

    Log in to the Attendee Dashboard(opens up in a new window) with the Adobe ID and password you used when you registered. Scroll to the Sessions section to view any sessions you have scheduled and favorited.

  • Can I download my MAX session schedule to my personal calendar?

    If you wish to download your schedule of events, you can do this from your Attendee Dashboard(opens up in a new window). Click the Calendar Integration button to add a MAX calendar to your mail client. Please note, should you make any changes to your schedule within MAX, your personal calendar will be automatically updated, but updating your personal calendar (on your computer) will not update your MAX schedule.

  • How do I schedule sessions and build my MAX schedule?

    Log in to the Attendee Dashboard(opens up in a new window) with the Adobe ID and password you used when you registered. Scroll to the Sessions section. Click View all sessions to go to the session catalog(opens up in a new window) where you can sort and filter to find content relevant to your interests.

  • Do I need to schedule sessions in advance?

    While you are not required to schedule sessions, we recommend registering so you can schedule your sessions and make the most of your time through the MAX experience.

  • Do I need to add sessions to my schedule to watch them?

    No; however, adding sessions to your schedule helps you plan your personal MAX journey.

  • Will sessions fill up?

    No, sessions and labs will not fill up.

  • How do I delete or swap a session on my schedule?

    Delete a session:

    • Remove a session in My Schedule view:
      1. Click on the session you’d like to remove from your schedule and click Scheduled and Yes, Remove Session.
      2. Note: Upon confirming this action, the session will be removed from your schedule.
    • Remove a session in the Session Catalog:
      1. Search and find the session you’d like to remove.
      2. Click Scheduled and Yes, Remove Session.
      3. Search for other sessions to schedule in its place. Apply the Day filter to narrow your search.

    Swap a session:

    • Swap a session in My Schedule view:
      1. Click in the time block behind the session that is on your schedule.
      2. Find the new session you’d like and click Add to Schedule. Confirm if you want to replace the scheduled session with the new one or not and click Schedule Session.
    • Swap a session in the Session Catalog:
      1. Find the new session you’d like and click Add to Schedule. If you have a conflict at this same time, you will be prompted to confirm which session you would like in this timeslot. Confirm if you want to replace the existing scheduled session with the new one or not.
      2. Make your selection and click Schedule Session to update your schedule.
  • Will I get copies of the presentations and materials?

    Session and lab files will be available on the individual session pages. Attendees must be registered and have an active Creative Cloud account to access files.

  • How long will sessions be available online?

    Most MAX sessions will be available for one year after the event.

  • How can I connect with others during the conference?

    You must be registered and logged in to connect with other attendees during the conference. There are a few different ways to connect while at MAX.

  • Can I connect with speakers and other attendees during a session?

    All sessions will have chat capabilities via a live chat pod during the premiere of the session, so you can ask questions of speakers, moderators, or product experts from Adobe. You will also have the opportunity to chat live with MAX speakers and evangelists in the Community Live Lounge. Request to speak to sponsors directly on their sponsor page.

  • What teams will be available during Meet the Teams?

    Meet the teams behind your favorite products. You’ll learn about all the newest product updates. The teams will also host an open Q&A, so you can have your questions answered by experts responsible for each product.

  • What is the Community area?

    Community is the place to extend your MAX experience and includes multiple engaging experiences with other fellow attendees.

    • Community Live Lounge
      • Meet the MAX speakers – chat live and get your questions answered
      • First Takes – see how professional designers use the newest features
    • Networking with Braindate – set up 1:1 or group meetings with like-minded creatives
    • CoCreate downloads – download the free assets created by the Adobe CoCreate: MAX program
    • Behance profiles – check out all the portfolios from other talented MAX attendees
    • Podcasts - hear our favorite design podcasts featuring interviews with luminary speakers
    • Visual Conversations – see what creative people around the world have to say using only images

  • What are the activities that will be available within Take 5 and Shop?

    • Keynote highlights – catch the celebrity breaks again
    • Art walks – see how art has revitalized cities around the world
    • Sponsor giveaways and MAX Game – get free giveaways, plus win prizes playing the MAX Game
    • MAX playlist - curated by Adobe to inspire creativity, ignite passion, and promote focus
    • Puppy cam – relax and watch puppies at play
    • Shop
      • MAX Store – MAX and Adobe-branded merchandise for sale
      • MAX Marketplace – unique items from Adobe’s global creative community
    • Digital photobooth – use fun filters to upgrade your profile pic

  • Do you have sponsorship opportunities?

    Yes, there are unique sponsorship options available. Complete the form on the Become a Sponsor page and a sponsorship sales rep will reach out to you.

  • Are there any free offers or giveaways?

    Our generous sponsors will be offering free giveaways, sweepstakes, and discounts just for you. Check out these amazing offers on the Sponsors Giveaways page during MAX.

  • How can I get help with accessibility during the registration process?

    Adobe is committed to ensuring that MAX is an inclusive event that all people, including people with disabilities can participate in. If you experience any problems during registration or in accessing information on the MAX website, please reach out to Event Support and we will connect you with a representative who can assist you.

  • What is Adobe’s accessibility commitment?

    Adobe welcomes the participation of individuals with disabilities and will make every effort to create outstanding web experiences that is accessible to everyone. We are committed to producing rich, engaging content that is accessible to all and will make accommodations with reasonable modifications to ensure Adobe MAX is inclusive to everyone that participates.

  • Where can I find translated session titles and descriptions?

    Visit the session catalog to find session titles and descriptions that are available in English and Japanese.

  • Will the sessions be translated into other languages?

    For sessions presented in English:

    • Live Keynotes, Sneaks and Broadcast Premieres will have English closed captions
      • On-demand Opening Keynote will have English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish closed captions after MAX starting on Oct. 26.
      • On-demand Broadcast sessions will have English, French, German, and Japanese closed captions after MAX starting on Oct. 26.
      • On-demand Sneaks will have English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish closed captions.
    • Live and on-demand sessions will have English, French, German, and Japanese closed captions.

    For sessions presented in Japanese:

    • The Japan keynote will have Japanese subtitles for the English-speaking portions.
    • Live and on demand sessions presented in Japanese will have Japanese closed captions.
    • Premiere sessions will have live chat.

  • What is the MAX T-shirt Sweepstakes?

    When you register for MAX, before October 15, you have the chance to opt-in to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be selected prior to MAX and sent an email with a single-use code to redeem their prize. The Sweepstakes will end on October 16. For winners, the code will expire on October 29, so redeem your prize before that date. Winners will be contacted if you are selected as a winner. Here are the Adobe MAX 2021 T-shirt Sweepstakes rules: English(opens up in a new window), Japanese(opens up in a new window), French(opens up in a new window), Spanish(opens up in a new window), German(opens up in a new window)

  • What is the MAX Sneakers Sweepstakes?

    When you register for MAX, through October 26, you have the chance to opt-in to the Sweepstakes. Winners will be selected after MAX and sent an email. The Sweepstakes will end on October 26. Winners will be contacted if you are selected as a winner. Here are the Adobe MAX 2021 Sneakers Sweepstakes rules: English(opens up in a new window)

  • How do I opt in to the sneakers sweepstake?

    to your MAX attendee dashboard to opt into the sneakers sweepstake.

  • Does Adobe MAX have a code of conduct for the event?

    The Adobe MAX virtual conference is dedicated to providing a fun, engaging, and safe event for everyone. All attendees, speakers, sponsors, vendors and Adobe staff (“participants”) are required to comply with the Adobe MAX code of conduct.

    By attending Adobe MAX, you are agreeing to abide by this code of conduct. Anyone found to be violating this code of conduct may be expelled at the discretion of organizers.

    Adobe has a zero-tolerance policy and will not tolerate any harassing or abusive behavior towards any participant. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

    • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or harassment
    • Pornographic material or explicit content (sexual or violent in nature)
    • Disruptive behavior, especially during talks, presentations, events, or activities
    • Hateful or highly offensive content, including personal insults or content that attacks or dehumanizes a person based on gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or political affiliation
    • Profanity
    • Spam
    • Misleading, fraudulent, or deceptive content
    • Illegal content or activities

    If in doubt, please keep it positive and professional and be mindful of the information that you choose to share with other participants. Please report any abusive content or behavior to maxsupport@adobe-events.com.

    We ask all participants to help create a safe and supportive environment of inclusiveness, and we look forward to your attendance.

  • How do I stay current on MAX developments?

    If you’re not already a member of the MAX mailing list, sign up. In addition, follow MAX on Facebook(opens up in a new window), our blog(opens up in a new window), and Twitter(opens up in a new window) for 2021 updates and great content all year long.

  • How can I connect with our community on social?

  • Where can I download the Creative Cloud product apps?

    Sign in to your Creative Cloud account, locate the product app you want to download, and click Install. If you do not have a Creative Cloud account, create one for free. For help with download or install issues, ask the community(opens up in a new window).

  • What is the Behance attendee profile page?

    The Behance attendee profile page is a collection of Behance portfolios from other MAX attendees. Show your appreciation for their work or connect with them through social media. Share your Behance portfolio link when you register or log back in to add it.

  • What is the CoCreate: MAX program?

    Adobe CoCreate pairs creators from around the world with highly-visible paid opportunities. It’s one of the ways Adobe empowers and amplifies diverse and emerging creative talent. So whether you’re an illustrator, designer, motion graphics artist, or something in between, we’d love your help bringing Adobe MAX 2021 to life as a part of the CoCreate: MAX team. Apply here(opens up in a new window).

  • How do I contact Event Support?

    Email us regarding event support issues. Inquiries will be answered as quickly as possible but there may be delays on event days due to the number of incoming emails.

  • How do I apply to be a session speaker at MAX 2022?

    You can submit your MAX 2022 proposals starting the beginning February 2022.

  • Who do I contact about becoming a sponsor?

    Complete the Sponsorship Inquiry form.

  • Where should I send a media inquiry?

    Please email your media inquiries to our PR team.

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