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Feed your brain with 300+ sessions, labs, and creativity workshops.

Browse all breakouts in the Session Catalog. Register now to build your schedule — sessions will fill up quickly.

Mix and match

Mix and match across these seven tracks to learn new skills you need to get ahead.

  • 3D & Immersive

    Enter the world of 3D design and Augmented Reality and push the boundaries of creativity with brand new tools. Directly inspired by the VFX and gaming world, 3D and AR are taking over design pipelines and transforming digital content. Prepare for the next wave of authoring tools. Learn how to take your first step in 3D with Adobe Dimension to design product visualization images directly from your favorite CC apps (Ps and Ai). Bring your content into the Aero app and explore the new medium of Augmented Reality. Take your 3D skills to the next level with the Substance tools to create sophisticated texture and materials on 3D models in the context of product design, media, and entertainment.

    The tribe

    3D artists, VFX artists, product designers, graphic designers, concept artists, new media artists and other creative pros who want to learn how to create 3D designs and interactive immersive experiences.

    Featured speakers

    Jeanette Mathews, Product Manager, Adobe
    Jeanette Mathews

    Product Manager, Adobe

    Elizabeth Barelli, Senior Marketing Manager, 3D & AR, Adobe
    Elizabeth Barelli

    Senior Marketing Manager, 3D & AR, Adobe

    Wes McDermott, Integrations Product Manager, Substance, Adobe
    Wes McDermott

    Integrations Product Manager, Substance, Adobe

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  • Creativity & Design in Business

    The Creativity & Design in Business track focuses on how to grow your creative career and build strong businesses that are focused on design and creativity. Learn how to step up and lead a team, overcome setbacks, and get inspired to tackle personal passion projects. Hear from leaders from top brands and agencies who will share how they’re driving business success and advancing the cause of design through unique strategies and techniques, creative campaigns, and innovation.

    The tribe

    Leaders across graphic, web, UX, and multidisciplinary design; art and creative directors; video, film, and motion graphics pros; photographers; tech or business strategists; and other creatives who want to build a meaningful career.

    Featured speakers

    Paula Scher, Designer, Founder, Pentagram
    Paula Scher

    Designer, Founder, Pentagram

    Mike Rigby, SVP, Global Head of Brand Transformation, RG/A
    Mike Rigby

    SVP, Global Head of Brand Transformation, RG/A

    Adam Morgan, Author, Exec. Creative Director, Adobe
    Adam Morgan

    Author, Exec. Creative Director, Adobe

  • Drawing & Digital Painting

    If you’re a beginner looking to learn from creative experts who draw, paint, and illustrate, this track teaches you tactical skillsets and insider tips you can use right away. If you’re an experienced professional, you’ll learn industry secrets and discover new specialties from the top names working today. Either way, join this track for ideas, inspiration, and skill building from leading digital artists who will share their insights, trade secrets, and processes.

    The tribe

    Anyone interested in digital art including illustrators, digital artists, 3D designers, graphic artists, creative directors, art directors, beginners, and students.

    Featured speakers

    Anna Daviscourt, Illustrator
    Anna Daviscourt

    Illustrator

    Rob Generette, Illustrator
    Rob Generette

    Illustrator

    Spencer Nugent, Industrial Designer Illustrator
    Spencer Nugent

    Industrial Designer Illustrator

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  • Graphic Design & Creative Imaging

    Make the most of Creative Cloud by learning key techniques, time saving tips and tricks, and innovative ways of working across multiple design disciplines. Topics include image compositing, retouching, photo modification, print design, digital publishing and, of course, spectacular graphic designs. This track will be led by pioneers and thought leaders in the design space who will inspire you by sharing their strategies and techniques.

    The tribe

    Graphic designers, graphic artists, print designers, creative directors, art directors, publication designers, print production pros, and students.

    Featured speakers

    Daniel Scott, Founder, Bring Your Own Laptop
    Daniel Scott

    Founder, Bring Your Own Laptop

    Julieanne Kost, Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe
    Julieanne Kost

    Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe

    Lisa Carney, Retoucher, Finisher, and Compositor
    Lisa Carney

    Retoucher, Finisher, and Compositor

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  • Photography

    Spark your passion for photography with sessions that will help you improve your photography skills and create great photos with your smartphone camera or DSLR. Learn how to transform your photos to look exactly as you imagined or create different looks from a single photograph. See how you can easily edit, share, and organize your photos from anywhere, and effortlessly move your images, along with your edits, between your mobile devices and desktop. Gain ideas, inspiration, and training from leading photographers and Adobe experts in exciting sessions and hands-on labs.

    The tribe

    Anyone interested in photography and in making their photos look their best.

    Featured speakers

    Jack Davis, Author, Designer, and Photographer
    Jack Davis

    Author, Designer, and Photographer

    Katrin Eismann, Artist, Author, and Educator
    Katrin Eismann

    Artist, Author, and Educator

    Sean Duggan, Visual Alchemist
    Sean Duggan

    Visual Alchemist

    Julieanne Kost, Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe
    Julieanne Kost

    Digital Imaging Evangelist, Adobe

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  • UX & Web

    Learn how to design at the speed of thought. If you're new to UX or an experienced UX designer, join us in sessions and labs that will guide you to the future of UX design. You’ll learn tips, tricks, skills, and best practices from the XD product team and other experts, while getting a close look at the secrets of responsive design, animation, and voice control for immersive user experiences. See how to quickly design, mock-up layouts, add objects, symbols, and navigation, and wire up multiple artboards for interactive prototypes. Learn how to harness the power of sharing and collaboration with design specs, design systems, and more. Learn to customize XD with plugins and integrations that automate work and connect you to powerful web services.

    The tribe

    UX designers, UI designers, graphic designers, product designers, mobile app designers, web designers, developers, interactive designers, creative directors, pros, beginners, design students, and the XD product team. Anyone interested in user interface and experience design.

    Featured speakers

    Val Head, Design Evangelist, Adobe
    Val Head

    Design Evangelist, Adobe

    Jonathon Pimento, Sr. Product Manager, Adobe
    Jonathon Pimento

    Sr. Product Manager, Adobe

    Bradley Gabr-Ryn, Product Designer, Facebook
    Bradley Gabr-Ryn

    Product Designer, Facebook

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  • Video

    Learn how you can take your post-production skills to the next level with a focus on how to capture, edit, and finesse your clips with the video tools available in Creative Cloud. Learn how to use the complete toolset for video post-production that scales easily for any type of video content creation, from individual YouTubers, to small production teams, to Hollywood filmmakers and broadcast enterprises.

    The tribe

    Editors, motion graphics designers, VFX artists, post-production professionals, broadcast professionals, educators, photographers, designers, and other creative pros who want to learn how to work with video.

    Featured speakers

    Ian Robinson, Owner/Creative Director, SoftBox Media
    Ian Robinson

    Owner/Creative Director, SoftBox Media

    Robbie Carman, Lead Colorist & Owner, DC Color
    Robbie Carman

    Lead Colorist & Owner, DC Color

    Valentina Vee, Director
    Valentina Vee

    Director

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A better experience

To give more access to sessions and labs for everyone, we’re offering a number of larger design luminary sessions with our most popular speakers. This year, attendees will be limited to 3 labs and 1 workshop.

Sessions Sessions

Sessions

Usually a presentation followed by Q&A. 75 minutes.

Creativity workshops Creativity workshops

Creativity workshops

All about exploring and playing. Materials provided. 120 minutes.

Creative Super Sessions at Microsoft Theater Creative Super Sessions at Microsoft Theater

Creative Super Sessions at Microsoft Theater

New this year! Super Sessions featuring our most popular speakers. 75 minutes.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) labs Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) labs

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) labs

Learn on your own laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Device requirements will be sent to attendees prior to MAX. 90 minutes.

Labs Labs

Labs

We give you a dedicated PC or Mac to work on, preloaded with the software and files you need. 90 minutes.

"I left MAX on a creative high after being loaded up with new skills and tools to rapidly achieve my career goals."

– MAX 2018 attendee