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Clint Balsar
Communication/Media Arts Teacher

Photoshop World 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia

Is anyone going to PSW in Atlanta?  I have been to several and would be glad to give any advice or suggestions for a first time attendee. I would love to go, but it looks like it won't fit in my schedule this year.

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Dan Armstrong

Posted on 3/5/14 1:02:21 AM   Permalink


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I went the first time when it was in Orlando last year. I did a post while I was fresh in the moment last year on the Adobe Education Leader Blog found here.

As far as the networking bit go to a pre conference. I did the photo safari and I was able to make friends with Moose Peterson and his sons that helped put it on. It helped later when I did a workshop with David Black because I already knew the individuals doing the training. If you want to make a lasting connection do a pre-con.

The sessions were good but you should be warned this is a photographers conference. It is not a heavy graphic design conference. They do have one graphics track but it if it's a bust for that one session then you may find your choices limited.

Last of all make sure you get the access pass that allows you to sit in the front two rows. There are tons of people and it gets crowded. You don't have to show up very early to the session and you are guaranteed a seat at a table which is a must because the sessions are BYOD. You want a table.

You'll learn tons and it is a great conference, not an every year conference perhaps but at least once every two. If it is design you want to learn a great place is Adobe MAX. Also I have looked into the How Design conference and it seems pretty legit as well but I have never been.

Hope it helps.

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Tyler Dockery

Posted on 5/13/15 9:39:56 PM Permalink

Any suggestions for 2015? I'd still love to hear those!

Jeremiah Baumann

Posted on 9/5/14 12:30:34 PM Permalink

I love going to Photoshop World. As a designer and photographer, it was an amazing experience that I've gone to a few times now. It is definitely worth a go. Great atmosphere, lots of fun, and one of the cheaper routes. Sadly I was not able to go this Fall as I am going to Adobe Max and the boss wouldn't cover both. If you get a chance, definitely get out to Photoshop World, take a pre-con, go to all the extras like Midnight Madness, the After Party, and the photographer panel. Attending really gave me focus on where I wanted to take my photography and design work.

Dan Armstrong

Posted on 3/5/14 1:02:21 AM Permalink


Best Answer

I went the first time when it was in Orlando last year. I did a post while I was fresh in the moment last year on the Adobe Education Leader Blog found here.

As far as the networking bit go to a pre conference. I did the photo safari and I was able to make friends with Moose Peterson and his sons that helped put it on. It helped later when I did a workshop with David Black because I already knew the individuals doing the training. If you want to make a lasting connection do a pre-con.

The sessions were good but you should be warned this is a photographers conference. It is not a heavy graphic design conference. They do have one graphics track but it if it's a bust for that one session then you may find your choices limited.

Last of all make sure you get the access pass that allows you to sit in the front two rows. There are tons of people and it gets crowded. You don't have to show up very early to the session and you are guaranteed a seat at a table which is a must because the sessions are BYOD. You want a table.

You'll learn tons and it is a great conference, not an every year conference perhaps but at least once every two. If it is design you want to learn a great place is Adobe MAX. Also I have looked into the How Design conference and it seems pretty legit as well but I have never been.

Hope it helps.

Mel Wolverson

Posted on 3/3/14 8:39:49 PM Permalink

I wish! I'll be at the one early this fall, if all goes as planned.

Clint Balsar

Posted on 3/3/14 11:54:01 PM Permalink

You'll love it. My advice; get lots of business cards and network, network, network (and have fun doing so.)