Macromedia has announced its Max 2003 conference for developers and designers that employ the company's products.

The event takes place in San Diego in November, and will feature 89 extensive workshops, training and one-on-one sessions looking at the use of Macromedia's new MX 2004 product line-up.

The company has also announced its new Max awards, which "showcase and recognize the most innovative digital experiences built with Macromedia technology," the company said. A panel of judges will assess entries based on design, development and return on investment criteria.

"We look forward to welcoming the most talented and imaginative users of Macromedia technology to the conference and the Max Awards," said Al Ramadan, executive vice president, Macromedia. "Our customers have always embraced the challenge of taking the digital experience to the next level and we can't wait to see what they will do with our new MX 2004 products as well as all our other tools and server offerings."