Adobe Max 2021 dates officially announced: how to get your free ticket

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The dates for the Adobe Max 2021 conference have now been officially announced. From 26–28 October, you can attend the event for free to watch talks with Oscar-winning producers, creative directors and illustrators from around the world.

Every October Adobe puts on the world’s largest creativity conference, designed to inspire, connect creators and teach people how to bring ideas to life. However, when the pandemic hit, the event moved online and was made free for all. 

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This year's three-day event is headlined by Chloe Zhao, the writer and director of Songs My Brother Taught Me and Casey Neistat, a YouTube personality, filmmaker, and the co-founder of multimedia company Beme.

Other notable sessions come from Katrin Eismann, an author, artist, and educator who creates Lightroom tutorials and Skottie Young, a comic book artist, illustrator, and writer that uses Photoshop to color in his illustrations.

Whether you’re a photographer, graphic designer, filmmaker or animator, Adobe Max is bound to teach you a few tips and tricks and enable you to take your ideas to the next level. Take part in a mix of live and on-demand sessions, be first to find out what updates and innovations are coming to Adobe Creative Cloud, or sit back and relax with videos of musical performances and special guests. 

The session catalog is already available to view online and you can even add events that interest you to your schedule by registering with your Adobe ID. There is also an opportunity to have your work featured on the Adobe Max website by including your Behance username when you register. 

Last year over 200 countries joined the conference, with 99% of people saying they would like to attend another one. We've put together a list of some of the sessions that we think are unmissable so whether you're just starting out, in need of a refresher, or a pro looking to sharpen your skills take a look below. 


Advanced Techniques for Lightroom Classic - L457
Behind the Scenes with a National Geographic Explorer - S561
Color Me Impressed: Making Color Adjustments in Lightroom - L461
Essential Editing Techniques for Creating Realistic Composites - S358
Five Steps to Creating Unique Portraits with Photoshop - S622


Creating Impactful Videos That Connect with Your Audience - S802
The Secrets to Amazing Video Transitions Using Premiere Pro - S566
Video with Chloe Zhao, Bryan Cranston, and Aaron Paul - MB133
Premiere Pro Features, Shortcuts, and Tips for Advanced Users - L580
Using After Effects 3D Tools to Make Even Richer Motion Graphics - S934

For more information head to the Adobe Max website

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Hannah Rooke
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Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.