Creative Developers Summit

8 June, 2018
New Orleans

The Creative Developers Summit is the premier annual event for anyone who creates or implements custom software solutions for creative professionals. The Summit is the place to meet, share, and learn about our industry’s tools, resources and direction.

This Dev Summit Is For You

You know the Creative Developers Summit is for you if:

  • you write software to extend the functionality and/or automate tasks or workflow by creating scripts, extensions, plug-ins, add-ons, or custom applications;
  • you are responsible for ensuring that technical things are working properly, so that creative minds don’t have to worry about them;
  • you deal with software updates, OS compatibility, and Creative Cloud teams;
  • you’re charged with making sure that the file server keeps running and has sufficient disk space, the network pings, the pages get paginated, and the scripts do not crash.

The Creative Developers Summit offers something for all levels of experience and all specialities—it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginning scripter, a C++ developer, or a seasoned IT manager. At the Creative Developers Summit you’ll learn about current and future technologies, and solutions for problems you encounter every day. Why spend hours scouring search engines for solutions when you can attend The Creative Developers Summit and come away with time-saving know-how and a brand-new support network of knowledgable peers!

Read what Kris Coppieters from Rorohiko has to say about why developers should attend the Creative Developers Summit.


Whatever days are included in your pass, you have access to all sessions and tutorials on those days!

For example: If you have a “PePcon 3-day” pass, you can go to any session or tutorial on Wednesday through Friday, including the Creative Developers Summit!

Note: The Creative Developers Summit is an NDA session and therefore not available as an online event through the Virtual Pass.

About Us

While The Creative Developers Summit is partially sponsored and attended by Adobe, it is an independent event, run by and for DevOps and IT professionals.


NOTE: The Creative Developers Summit community organizers are working with the Adobe Creative Cloud Partner Platform & Ecosystem team to come up with an awesome program for you. We will announce the final agenda for the 2018 Creative Developers Summit as details unfold.

Thursday, June 7

  • 12:00–1:30 pm: Lunch roundtable discussions: Adobe & Developer Community
  • 6:00–7:30 pm: Drinks happy hour, hosted by Adobe, at the Pelican Bar in the hotel lobby.
  • 7:30–9:00 pm: Creative Wow! Come see and/or share software demos from around the world. Do you have a software challenge that you’ve been working on in your spare time? Or some feature, tool, or service that you’ve developed that is just so cool you have to share it? Come show it at the CreativeWow! reception, Thursday night. The rules are simple: You have 5 minutes to fire up and demo your stuff in front of an audience of your peers.

Friday, June 8

  • 7:30 – 9:00 am: Breakfast (provided)
  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Ecosystem Updates (Chuck Weger and Ash Ryan Arnwine)
  • 9:15 am – 12:00 pm: Adobe-led content, including:
    • Future of Extensibility
    • CEP and ESTK: Best Practices
    • Roadmap for InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
    • Adobe I/O
    • The new Adobe Exchange and Partner Program
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm—4:00pm: Adobe and community-lead content, including:
    • Cloud extensibility case study: Storage API + I/O Events
    • Adobe AMA (Ask me anything Q&A)
    • Improving the Developer Experience
    • CEP panel techniques
    • ExtendScript discussion
    • Debugging
    • Installers

Some of the extraordinary events that will take place during The Developers Summit are:

  • Adobe Ask Me Anything Session: What do you want to say to Adobe? What does Adobe want to say to you? Here’s a rare opportunity to sit down with Adobe engineers, management, and developer support, ask questions, and find a path to partnerships.
  • Where is Adobe Headed Now? You can’t code if you don’t know what Adobe is planning on doing tomorrow. Learn about the Chromium Embedded Framework, the future of ExtendScript, and more.


Here are a few of the amazing speakers you can expect to see at the Creative Developer Summit:

Ari Fuchs, Adobe

Ash Ryan Arnwine, Adobe

Carmen Sutter, Adobe

Chuck Weger, Appo Group

Jim Birkenseer, Premedia

Kerri Shotts, Adobe

Kris Coppieters, Rorohiko

Mike Zahorik, Adobe

Minson Chen, Adobe

Tom Ruark, Adobe

Register Today!

The Creative Developers Summit is co-located with PePcon: The Print + ePublishing Conference, during CreativePro Week. To register, either:

Important: Because of the sensitive nature of the information being shared at the Creative Developers Summit, all attendees will be required to sign an Adobe non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Download here and email scanned copy to

Program note: This page features a preliminary list of conference sessions and speakers. Speakers and session descriptions are currently being confirmed and are subject to change. Sign up for our email list and you will be notified as information becomes finalized.