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, I was privileged enough to participate in my first ever Adobe Max Conference at Sands Expo in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada along with my buddy Ed Sargeant on behalf of the company I worked for at the time, Agency MABU.
Can you say inspirational…I am a North Dakotan, who lives in what most people call a rural small town. The words cannot express enough how much I needed to be in an environment such as Adobe Max. Being around people that enjoyed the same things as I do and in an environment that is technically elite. This conference was not just thrown together or on a budget, this event was designed completely and as a whole until the very end. I felt nice to be part of such event and hanging out with so many creatives from all walks of life.
The conference, you see those who complain because their company made them go or that they’ve been to so many conferences in the past and end up being bored with them. Speaking for myself, besides getting sent to go from my company, i enjoyed myself and I was appreciative of the opportunity.
Adobe Max was three days of jam packed excitement with exciting keynotes along with special guests and celebrities such as 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 in a while eating dinner with a Alice and Wonderland theme. I learned a lot, probably took in more than i needed too 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.