Adobe has announced dates and locations for its MAX 2008/2009 series of events. MAX offers a chance for designers, developers, and companies to get together to learn more about Adobe's current and future technologies.

MAX 2008/2009 will be held in San Francisco, Milan, and Tokyo. The series begins November 16 to 19 in San Francisco, followed by events in Milan from December 1 to 4, 2008, and Tokyo from January 29 to 30, 2009.

Under the theme, "Connect. Discover. Inspire." the San Francisco event will feature keynotes from CEO Shantanu Narayen and CTO Kevin Lynch, as well as technology "sneak-peeks," business discussions, technical sessions, hands-on workshops, exhibits and networking events. More than 200 sessions will engage designers, developers and business strategists on the topics of:

- Designer/developer workflow

- Cross-media design, including Web, video, mobile, print and interactive

- Rich Internet applications

- Services, components and tools

- Designing for multiple screens

Adobe has also launched its call for entries for the 2008 worldwide MAX Awards program, which recognizes the most innovative work from designers and developers around the world. Entries are being accepted through September 5, 2008.
The 2008 MAX Award winners will be announced on November 18 at an awards ceremony during the US event.