on Monday announced
the MAX Conference
and the MAX Awards.
The MAX Conference is a new event that will combine elements of the past DevCon (which was targeted to Web designers and developers) and UCON (a user conference) shows. It will be held Nov. 18-21 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is designed to help developers and designers get info about new Macromedia products — including the
MX 2004 product line
— and network with industry peers. Registration is US$1,095; however, if you register by Sept. 26, you can save $200.
The MAX Award will “showcase and recognize the most innovative digital experiences built with Macromedia technology.” A panel of Macromedia employees and talent from the user community will judge entries based on design and development and the return on investment that projects brought to the entrant’s organization. Categories include: Advertising; Business; Branding; Customer-Facing Applications; e-Learning; Education; Government and Non-Profit; and Media, Entertainment, and Gaming. Submissions are due by Sept. 26, and you can
The conference will feature 89 workshop and hands-on sessions divided into four tracks, as well as technical support labs, a cyber cafe, and special events. Presenters for the workshop sessions include Angela Buraglia, co-author of “Dreamweaver MX Killer Tips”; Ben Forta, senior product evangelist at Macromedia, and Simon Horwith, chief technology officer of eTRILOGY Ltd.
What’s more, Macromedia will host its annual Partner Briefing at Macromedia MAX 2003 on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The agenda will include updates on strategies for building a practice with Macromedia technology, future direction and program updates from Macromedia executives and the Alliance Partner team. To attend the Partner Briefing, you have to be a Macromedia Alliance Partner. You can register for this event during the MAX Conference registration process.