Adobe, Wacom, Lynda.com to Showcase Industry Innovation at Lake Washington Tech's Free Fifth Annual Adobe Day

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Public and media invited back to school to learn from the experts

Kirkland, WA -   Industry innovation meets job preparation at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in a meetup mashup on May 14 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Multimedia Design & Production program hosts a panel of experts and break-out sessions on trends, tools, portfolio design and the flipped classroom.

“This is one of the most popular events we host all year,” said Nancy Dick, Dean of Instruction, Lake Washington Institute of Technology. “It’s an opportunity to hear directly from industry leaders, ask questions and see what we need to learn right now to prepare our students for the rapidly changing creative industry.

  • Rick Miller from Adobe Systems will show off latest innovations in Adobe Voice, Muse, Edge and Digital Publishing, industry tools to create beautiful mobile-ready content without writing code.
  • Laurie Burress from Lynda.com discusses innovation and how students move from school to industry in her keynote, and walks through Lynda.com’s vast libraries to create classroom curriculum and tech-savvy employees. For students, she demonstrates how to move from school to industry.
  • Iola Stetson of Wacom.com and MMDP students show Wacom drawing tablets that unleash creativity.
  • Finally, a panel of recruiters, business owners and regional creative directors will share what they’ve learned about portfolios, social networking, getting a job and staying current.

“Our goal is workforce education. It’s education for today’s careers and tomorrow’s opportunities. This event meets our mission and supports job creation,” said Dr. Amy Morrison Goings, President of Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

The event is free and open to the public at LWTech’s West Building #404. Sessions run hourly. More information and a breakdown of breakout sessions can be found online. Bring your own device for hands-on tutorials.

 Follow Adobe Day on May 14 on Twitter at #lwtechadobeday.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.