Adobe MAX 2021 featured speakers

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Adobe MAX is coming. Join us — virtually — October 26 through 28 for information, inspiration, education, and community.

This year’s speakers are a highlight. Creative experts, design superstars, thought leaders, social warriors, barrier breakers, inspiring personalities — we’re bringing a diverse group offering a range of viewpoints. They’re bringing their brilliance. Here’s a taste of what 2021 will bring.

Our keynote launches the event. Adobe CEO and president, Shantanu Narayen Chairman, joins Scott Belsky chief product officer and EVP, Creative Cloud, to bring a vision of what’s to come and look at how — together — we gather to empower the creative community.

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In the Mainstage Broadcast, we’ll hear from award-winning Scottish actress Tilda Swinton as she headlines a session on creative inspiration.

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And join Riz Ahmed — writer, producer, musician, and star of The Sound of Metal – as he discusses giving a voice to film and TV’s underrepresented communities.

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Other celebrity speakers include Saturday Night Live star and Kenan executive producer Kenan Thompson, actor and producer Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians and Snake Eyes, and Chinese writer, director, editor, producer, and two-time Oscar® winner for Nomadland, Chloé Zhao.

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And join Casey Neistat as he sits down in conversation with Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton. Casey is self-made and self-taught, his history is compelling. His vision will inspire you as he talks about creativity for good — how creative integrity, interaction, and action make good things happen.

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See the entire speaker roster at the MAX site.

We’ll also have music performances from Young Thug and Imagine Dragons, our popular — and adorable — puppy play break, and a special mixology lesson from Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

Join us for Adobe MAX 2021, an extraordinary virtual experience where you’ll connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Registration is open to all at no cost.