Adobe MAX returns for its first-ever digital conference to bring the creative community together

This October, Adobe MAX - The Creativity Conference moves online, welcoming a host of leading names to its virtual stage – such as Wes Anderson, Ai Weiwei and Shawna X.

8 October 2020
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As the colder months sweep in and the pandemic continues to confuse and loom above us, what better way to spend a few days than by absorbing some wise words on creative inspiration? Moving online and taking place on October 20-22, the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference is here to do just that – and this time its talent-driven program has an even bigger line up, all available to view for free.

After several successful iterations in LA, Adobe MAX is back but digitally and offering a belter online conference. This time we’re seeing an impressive roster of talks from the likes of Wes Anderson, Ai Weiwei, Shawna X, Annie Leibovitz, Taika Waititi and Mark Seliger, plus celebrities from the entertainment industry such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda July, Stanley Tucci and Tyler, the Creator. Further speakers include Common, Kenya Barris, Naomie Harris, Nick Offerman and Zach Braff, as well as Roxane Gay, Shepard Fairey, Sumina Studer and Ava Du Vernay.

Marked as the world’s largest and free creativity conference, hundreds of thousands are expected to tune in over the three days for a whole host of creativity – featuring keynotes and talks from industry heavyweights, celebrity appearances, musical performances, global collaborative art projects and over 350 sessions online.

Hosted virtually, Adobe’s programs are designed to shed insight into the ways in which we can stay resilient throughout these testing times – proving that a time of crisis doesn’t necessarily mean a lag in creative inspiration. The sessions include a myriad of topics ranging from 3D and AR, Graphic Design, Illustration, Digital Painting, Business Productivity, Photography, Video, UI and UX Design – plus a whole bunch more.


Adobe MAX: The Creativity Conference

With the ability to broadcast and communicate digitally, this has meant that the Adobe MAX event is able to reach an even wider audience – not forgetting a stellar line-up of creative luminaries from across the globe. So whether you’re a practicing artist, working designer, someone who’s looking to go that little bit further in their medium or even someone just looking for that spark of inspiration, then this will be the event for you. At no cost and with flexibility to watch the live-streams from home, the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference welcomes the creative community from all corners of the globe, even if we’re very much apart right now.

Alongside the wide-spanning curation of insightful discussions and programs, American comedian and actress Chelsea Handler will be hosting the Adobe MAX Sneaks live stream, which is set to offer a sneak peek at the creativity tools and technology currently being developed in Adobe Labs – be it feature prototypes to AI-powered magic.

“The pandemic has sparked an outpouring of creativity, productivity and innovation unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” says Alex Amado, VP of experience marketing at Adobe in an announcement. “Creativity has the power to bring people together, mobilise movements and create lasting change. We’ve designed Adobe MAX to be a hub for the community to come together to learn, be inspired and even co-create. We’re excited to be able to host this unique and uniquely creative event.”

An exciting turn, and a firm example of what can be achieved in the midst of a pandemic, the Adobe MAX Creativity Conference is an exemplary display of digital experiences. To register or find out more about the event, please visit

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Adobe MAX – The Creativity Conference – is a free virtual event from Oct 20 – 22. Watch keynotes, celebrity speakers, product sneaks and workshops on demand here.

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