Washington DC Adobe CS4 launch event 10/16

MacMedics Locations in Severna Park & Lanham

MacMedics will be offering a door prize drawing on an Apple iPod touch. We’ll also have show specials on popular Macintosh hardware (including the new MacBooks), discounts on new hard drives, and other give away items. Be sure to stop by our booth to enter and collect your fair share of goodies.
If you’d like assistance on pre-ordering or upgrading your Adobe software, please get in touch with your local MacMedics office.
On October 16th, Mac Medics is sponsoring the DC-Area InDesign User Group’s all-day Creative Suite 4 launch event (The first one in the country!) This year it will be held in Sidney Harman Hall (across from the Verizon Center on F Street), which seats more people then previous venues. The nominal registration fee of $49.95 covers refreshments in the morning and afternoon as well as a goody bag full of useful information and offers. All profits from this event go to support the activities of the DC-Area InDesign User Group.
Creative Suite 4 is full of new features that will really make you more productive by speeding you through functions and helping prevent common mistakes. Attendees will be among the first to learn about the new InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator features. And everyone will appreciate the enhancements made in Adobe Bridge CS4. Video pros and Web designers alike will be impressed by the changes made to Adobe Premiere Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and other components within the Creative Suite family.
This release of Adobe Creative Suite is all about productivity, not just whiz-bang features. The focus will really be on providing you with what you need to do things faster and better, and now with schedules more compressed than ever!
In addition to presenting Creative Suite up close, the October 16 event will also feature a number of sponsor/exhibitors, many of whom will have special promotions and offers exclusively for attendees.
This is one event you can’t afford to miss, so register now. It’ll be assigned seating, so the sooner you register, the better your seats. (Hint: Assigned seating also means you can spend more time visiting the exhibitors and chatting with friends and colleagues.)
Noha Edell
Noha was an Adobe enthusiast long before joining Adobe Systems in 1996. With over 20 years experience in the prepress and graphics industry, her background includes operating her own training and consulting business, managing the educational services department for an Apple reseller, and working as an instructor at Parsons School of Design in New York. She is an Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PageMaker, and Acrobat.
At Adobe, she has pioneered the development of the InDesign User Groups throughout North America as well as advancing the growth of the international User Group community, fostering relationships and vitality among InDesign users.
Noha’s knowledge is great, her enthusiasm infectious, and her unique ability to deliver the message of the power and accessibility of Adobe creative applications inspiring. An unflappable, engaging presenter, she is a frequently requested and popular speaker at Adobe-sponsored events and industry and professional organizations’ conferences.
Jerome (Jerry) Silverman
Jerry is an Adobe Solutions Engineer with over a decade of experience producing videos and applications for a diverse body of corporate, broadcast, retail, e-learning and sales training companies. Formerly a Producer and Project Manager with a focus on live networked multimedia event production, Jerry is currently an evangelist and instructor of Adobe’s web solutions, sharing his expertise and passion for technology with knowledge workers and educators across North America. He is a frequent presenter at Adobe customer events and industry conferences, offering demonstrations and tutorials to web designers, developers, IT managers, and professional trainers and coaches.
David Helmly
David has worked for Adobe Systems, Inc, for nearly 14 years and has specialized in Digital Video and Digital Imaging products for over 22 years. He was also involved at the early stages of Adobe’s entry into the DVD and Blu-ray software scene. Prior to Adobe Systems, David worked for a digital video pioneer, Radius Inc, a well-known hardware company developing Digital Video and Digital Imaging accelerator products for Adobe’s award winning line of software.
Currently David is working as the Sr. Business Development Manager for DV/DI for North America. In addition to his Sr. BDM role, David also manages the North American Field Sales and Support team for Dynamic Media. He occasionally travels abroad giving lectures and participating in various Panel Discussions. You can watch his latest videos on http://tv.adobe.com (or Adobe Media Player).He also has his own blog site on Adobe.com where he discusses new hardware and software tools and workflows for Adobe’s Video, Imaging, and Audio applications. http://blogs.adobe.com/davtechtable.
Steve Whatley
Steve Whatley is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Dynamic Media at Adobe. Steve travels the United States presenting Digital Video software and solutions to Adobe customers. You may have seen him at Digital Video tours and seminars, tradeshows like NAB, or an Adobe eSeminar where he presents Adobe software as well. You can also see Steve on the web with his blog called “aftereffectscookbook” and AdobeTV.
Steve’s career started in the 70’s as a commercial airbrush illustrator. 20 years of Illustration and design gave Steve the opportunity to work as Art Director and creator of most of the aftermarket Posters for the original 3 StarWars movies. After 20 years in his own Graphic Design Studio doing both print design and photography, Steve started moving into Video and Animation in the early 90’s. Steve worked in both 2D (After Effects) and 3D for corporate and Broadcast Television, with a stint doing nightly news graphics for the Fox Network. Steve is a multi-platform guy working with Mac, PC and SGI computers.
October of 2000 Steve was recruited by Adobe to become a Systems Engineer for Dynamic Media.
Steve is an Adobe Certified Expert in; Photoshop, Illustrator, PremierePro, After Effects, InDesign and is an Adobe certified Video Specialist.
So, register right now. Don’t wait. Visit http://www.dc-id.org to start the process.

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