Join LAdobe on Thursday night, November 19th at 7pm at the Art Institute of California-Hollywood on 5250 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood. Parking is available for free Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

For our final meeting of 2009, we’ll be looking at more of the news that came out of the Adobe MAX Conference in LA last month, as well as looking at some of the new betas now available at Adobe Labs including Adobe Social which is a new way to incorporate Social Media from Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo! into your Flash and Flex applications.

Alan GilbertsonFrom there, we’ll look at an exciting piece of collaboration software called Flow from Gridiron Software, It’s 1 a.m., you’re on an insane deadline, and you’ve already saved over the earlier version your client now wants to use. Local designer Alan Gilbertson (G&G Creative) will demonstrate how GridIron Software’s Flow application works with typical InDesign workflows to simplify organization and be a life saver when you need it. Alan was involved in the beta testing of Flow from quite early in the development cycle, and if pressed will swap war stories with anyone interested. In the normal course of things, he works with and occasionally teaches Photoshop, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver and Illustrator.

We will have two exciting prizes to giveaway along with our usual assortment of swag. We will have a pass to attend Editors Retreat 2010 in Miami, FL in late January. You will be responsible for travel expenses but the conference admission itself is over $1600 so this should be an excellent chance to network with new colleagues and learn all sorts of editing features in one of the greatest cities out there. You must be able to commit to attending Editors Retreat in order to win this prize. In addition, we will have a copy of Flex Builder 3 to stuff into your virtual stocking for the holidays as well. So we hope you will be able to celebrate the holidays a little early and be part of our first meeting in our new home in NoHo on the 19th!