An explosion of color with enough stimulation for your mind go into overload while hanging out with over 12,000 other like minded creatives all in under one roof.
Last October, on behalf of Agency MABU, the company I worked for at the time, gave me the privilege to participate in my first ever Adobe Max Conference at Sands Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada along with my buddy Ed Sargeant.
Can you say inspirational…I am a North Dakotan, who lives in what most people call a small-rural town. Words cannot express enough how much I needed to be in an environment such as Adobe Max. Being around people that enjoy the same things I do and being in an environment that is technically elite. This conference was not just thrown together or on a budget. This event was completely designed as a whole until the very end. It felt nice to be apart of such an event and hang out with so many creatives from all walks of life.
During the conference, you either see those who complain because their company made them go or those that have been to so many conferences in the past, they end up being bored with them. As for myself, besides having to leave early??, I enjoyed myself and I am appreciative of the opportunity.
Adobe Max was three days of jam-packed excitement such as keynotes with special guests and celebrities like Jon Faverau and Kumail Nanjiani. You can’t go to a creative conference and work the whole time, they provided a lot entertainment such as the Adobe Bash with acts like Saints Motel and Music Producer, Musician Mark Ronson who put on a crazy good concert all while you eat dinner with a Alice and Wonderland theme. I learned a lot, probably took in more than I needed to or could handle, but I definitely maximized my time.
First of three days, it all started with us arriving to the conference center getting a light breakfast then heading upstairs to line up for the first keynote with CEO and Vice President of Adobe along with a few others that spoke about what Adobe has been up to. Intro and full Keynote presentation below.