Distinguished Lecture Series

The Adobe Distinguished Lecture Series brings our industry’s most eminent researchers and creative professionals to the Adobe campus for a lecture and full day of informal discussions. Sponsored by the Adobe Research, the series provides an opportunity to meet and learn from visionaries at the cutting edge of digital media.

Free and open to the public. Two-way videoconferencing to Adobe offices worldwide.

July 28, 2020

1:00-2:00 PDT

Robert Pepperell

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June 23, 2020

1:00-2:00 PDT

Helena Sarin

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May 15, 2019

3:00-4:00 PM

David Sklar (Tumblr)

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February 26, 2019

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

David Eagleman (Stanford)

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October 25, 2018

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Ge Wang (Stanford)

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July 24, 2018

1:00pm – 2:00pm PDT

Fran Kalal and Bryn Imagire (Pixar)

June 29, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Daniela Gerson

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March 13, 2018

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)

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August 17, 2016

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Ramesh Raskar (MIT Media Lab)

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April 20, 2016

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Ed Catmull, Co-Founder of Pixar

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March 15, 2016

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST

Ben Davis

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January 18, 2016

6pm

Mike Hawley

November 17, 2015

Tiffany Schlain

October 23, 2014

Stu Card (Stanford)

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September 09, 2014

Aude Oliva (MIT)

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August 07, 2014

Neil Gershenfeld (MIT)

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January 29, 2014

Brenda Laurel

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December 23, 2013

David Misch

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November 21, 2013

Ge Wang (Stanford)

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September 26, 2013

Martin S. Banks (Berkeley)

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June 07, 2013

Danny Rubin

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May 14, 2013

Thomas Banchoff (Brown)

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March 14, 2013

Batya Friedman (University of Washington)

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September 20, 2012

1:30pm

Alan Kay

March 20, 2012

1:30pm

Ed Chi (Google)

February 01, 2012

4pm

Barry Katz (California College of the Arts)

January 05, 2012

Terry Winograd (Stanford University)

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December 07, 2011

4pm

Enrique Godreau III (Voyager)

November 16, 2011

Rick Smolan (Against All Odds Productions)

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October 12, 2011

Oren Etzioni (University of Washington)

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May 24, 2011

Kevin Kelly (Wired)

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March 03, 2011

Genevieve Bell (Intel)

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February 24, 2011

Trey Ratcliff (Stuck in Customs – Travel Photography Blog)

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December 02, 2010

12:30 p.m.

Mary Czerwinski (Microsoft Research)

October 14, 2010

2pm

Jamy Ian Swiss (Magician)

September 21, 2010

1pm

Nathan Myhrvold (Intellectual Ventures)

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August 26, 2010

4pm

Stephen Few

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June 24, 2010

4pm

John Sexton (Photographer)

May 17, 2010

4pm

Andy Wilson (Microsoft Research)

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April 22, 2010

1pm

Joe Marks (Disney Research)

February 23, 2010

4pm

William Moggridge (IDEO)

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January 27, 2010

1pm

Hany Farid (Dartmouth)

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December 08, 2009

1pm

Joe Marks (Disney)

September 15, 2009

4pm

William Sutherland

July 27, 2009

4pm

Stu Maschwitz (The Orphanage)

June 09, 2009

12:30pm

Steve Sullivan (Industrial Light and Magic)

May 14, 2009

4pm

Jeff Hawkins (Numenta)

March 05, 2009

4pm

Bob Taylor

February 05, 2009

12:30pm

Scott Kim (Shufflebrain)

October 28, 2008

12:30pm

How Magic Works – Jamy Ian Swiss

May 12, 2008

4:30pm

Howard Rheingold

March 28, 2008

Bill Freeman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

November 13, 2007

4pm

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio

February 20, 2007

4pm

Takeo Igarashi (University of Tokyo)

May 05, 2006

Shree Nayar (Columbia University)