When you are doing great work and someone else notices it and wants to shout it out publicly, you feel great. Now, imagine the “who” is Adobe — the folks who brought us Photoshop, Creative Cloud, Premiere, Spark. And more. The company that is synonymous with creativity and storytelling.
Well, when Adobe first approached us about highlighting Planet Forward as a Changemaker we were honored. But when they nominated Planet Forward for a session on the main stage at their renowned global creativity conference, Adobe MAX, we were astonished and thrilled.
In 2020, because of the pandemic, Adobe MAX went online. And then they removed one of the biggest barriers to attending: the cost. This allowed the work we do with our network of educators and communicators to reach a broad audience — tens of thousands of live viewers!
“The Future is Creative Storytelling,” ran on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 pm ET. This session features yours truly, as well as one of Planet Forward’s rock stars: former Senior Correspondent and 2020 Storyfest winner Deepti Bansal Gage, who is now gainfully employed as an environmental lawyer. You can now watch the event here!
Adobe singled out Planet Forward for several reasons: our teaching, use of media, sustainability, and creativity. I'm incredibly honored by this — it shows how this project is distinctive, embodies fabulous experiential learning, and enhances the student experience in so many ways.
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