First-Ever "Creative Suite" Conference

March 14, 2005 - 2:00am ||| 0 Comments | Add new
One month after the InDesign Conference, the same producer ( is mounting the first-ever independent conference devoted to the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and GoLive.

Creative Suite Conference
July 19-23, 2005; Las Vegas (baby!)

When I heard about it, I was like, D'oh! What a great idea! And then I went, "D'oh! I want to do a seminar there!" hahaha … I guess I had such a great time speaking at last year's Mac Design Conference and then the Adobe Partners in Publishing thing that I kind of got the public speaking bug. (I wish my high school speech teacher could see me now…)

I suggested to them that a good seminar would be one that looked at all the programs' web site design/production abilities (as opposed to their print design/production ones), and they said, "sounds good!" My seminar will be "Web Site Solutions and The Creative Suite."

I'm just a minor star in the constellation of guru speakers at the event though. Other seminars will be given by the world's top experts — Bert Monroy, Deke McClelland, Russ Brown, Kacey Crouch, Mordy Golding — plus Adobe's own Lynn Grillo and Adam Pratt, plus many of the top InDesign gurus from the ID conference like Blatner, Cohen, McCue, Werner… it'll be mind-boggling! Bring your autograph books.

The very coolest thing about the Conference is that everyone's fingers are crossed (though no official Adobe announcement yet) that the new version of the Creative Suite apps will be out by then. If so, you can expect the speakers to be using the newest versions of Photoshop, InDesign, etc. in their seminars. What an opportunity this would be for the design community to get an unbiased take on the new features!

As for the InDesign Conference, the show producer is allowing me to offer a DesignGeek discount code ($45 off) for anyone who wants to register for the Creative Suite Conference. (Per Show policies, I can't post it on my web site. I have been/will be including it in the e-mail versions of DesignGeek. Subscribe today, it's free!)

If you register for the show before April 15, not only do you get the discounted early-bird rate that's posted at their site, but you can use two discounted codes to chip away at that fee: The DesignGeek one, and one that's posted on the show site's home page. The registration form has spaces for both codes. If you can't commit before then, no problem, the DesignGeek code doesn't expire.


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