As we enter the official dog days of summer, the sweltering haze makes us long for the brisk autumn days. But the weather isn't the only thing that makes the fall cool -- it's full of exciting industry events designed to help us develop skills, drain expense accounts and double our frequent flier miles. One of the cool conferences featured this fall will take you to San Francisco during November 16-19 for Adobe MAX 2008. Forward-thinking designers, developers, and other industry experts will gather to connect, discover and inspire. If you're interested in expanding your skills in architecting, designing, developing or otherwise creating a rich, engaging experience for web and mobile formats, all while using Adobe projects, Adobe MAX is just place. An intense schedule of pre-event labs and sessions, as well as receptions, awards, and exhibits lends itself to the dynamic and inspiring nature of the event. Speakers scheduled to present include Adobe evangelists, experts, and users who be on hand to provide tips and tricks. Sessions are designed around relevant Adobe products and follow three tracks: * Envision: Learn about Adobe's vision for digital experiences and discover how your organization develop and deploy more engaging and strategic experiences. * Design: Dive into the art and science of designing across media, including web, interactive, video, mobile and print. * Develop: Learn best practices for architecting, building, and deploying next-generation web, mobile and enterprise applications. One of the highlights of Adobe MAX 2008 is the 2008 MAX Awards, which is a global awards program that recognizes the best uses of Adobe Software for creating engaging experiences. You can enter your own project or nominate others. Project categories include: * Advertising and Branding * Enterprise * Mobility and Devices * Public Sector * Rich Internet Applications * Video If you're an avid Adobe product user or want to become more familiar with what they have to offer and how they can enhance your skills, register for Adobe MAX 2008 today. Early bird registration is still on.