There's a bunch of people in Adobe's community programs that volunteer a good deal of their spare time answering questions, blogging, organizing a local user group etc. If you are planning to attend Adobe MAX and want to help them make it there as well -- its easy. When registering for the conference, just be sure to put their name in the "Community Membership" section of the contact page.
When five people register under their name, they get a free pass to Adobe MAX.
Before you do, please make sure:
- the person wants to attend MAX
- is a member of the community programs (User Group Managers, Community Experts, ...)
- is not already a MAX speaker or has a ticket
- is eligible under the following terms:
"The Promotion is open to all user group managers, association leaders and Adobe community experts (“Participant”) invited to participate age 18 years or older who are legal residents of the United States, Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec), Australia, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom who are in good standing with the Adobe community, as determined by Adobe in Adobe’s sole discretion."
If you don't know who to support: check with your local user group manager, someone who's been particularly helpful on a mailinglist or forum etc.
Still don't know anybody? My fellow community expert here in Belgium, Cyril Hanquez, is still looking for some people to register so he can attend the conference (he already has his flight and hotel). I'm sure he'd be happy to buy you a beer as a thank you.