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First timer? Here’s how to live your best MAX.

Welcome! Whether you're just starting out in your career, or you're an old pro, we want MAX to be a great experience for you.

Here is our bag of tricks for navigating the conference. Get ready to get inspired, connect with your peers, and learn more in one week than you ever thought possible.

  1. Book your sessions early

    There's a TON of great content at MAX — everything from hands–on labs taught by product experts to inspirational sessions given by your design heroes. Choose the courses that are right for you, and book as soon as possible for the best chance to get your first choices. Attendees can register for up to 3 labs and 1 workshop. If a session is full, don't panic. You can always sign up for the waitlist, and there are hundreds more options to choose from.
  2. Book your hotel early

    Downtown LA is a happening place. Book early at the nearby hotels we're partnering with to take advantage of special pricing and you'll be close to all the action.
  3. Highlight your work

    Include your Behance profile name when you register so other MAX attendees can see your work — and you can view theirs.
  4. Don't overbook

    It's tempting to pack your schedule with all the sessions. But make some time to visit the Community Pavilion — for art, exhibits, sponsor offers, and giveaways. This is also the place to get hands-on with all the latest product features, and talk directly to the experts. And don’t forget to visit the MAX Marketplace — buy directly from all the artists in this huge collection of pop-up shops.
  5. Don't miss the MAX Bash!

    This is the ultimate party — food trucks, art installations, live music, and so much more.
  6. Get social

    MAX is filled with people who live, breathe, and eat creativity — meet them on the MAX Facebook and Twitter channels and onsite. Or join the conversation on Facebook to get tips from other attendees.
  7. The details

    Lots of walking! Bring comfortable shoes.
    Conference spaces can sometimes be cold — bring layers so you're prepared.
    Save room in your suitcase. You'll leave with tons of great souvenirs — make sure you grab a poster tube to take your art home.

"Creativity is probably one of the hardest metrics to measure. Being at MAX always gives me a sense of validation; I’m worth it!"

– MAX 2018 attendee