Max's Speaking Credits

Online – Workshops, Master Classes, Seminars and Student Project Reviews

Bournemouth University – Master Class - Fern Barrow, UK
Escape Studios – Student Project Review - London, UK
Hong Kong Baptist University – Student Project Reviews/Master Classes - Hong Kong, China
Stuttgart Festival – Pre-recorded Master Class for Online Presentation 

Keynote, Lecturer and Motivational Speaker

2D or not 2D Festival – Seattle, Washington
42nd International Film Festival – Goa, India
ACE Fair – Gwangju, Korea
ACME New Wave Learning – live via video conference
Animation Film Festival – Tallinn, Estonia
Animation Magazine’s “Feature Summit” – Marina del Rey, California
Animation Production Seminar – Gwanju, South Korea
Animation Workshop – Viborg, Denmark
Animayo International Film Festival – Canary Islands
Animex – International Festival of Animation & Computer Games - Middlesbrough, UK

Animex – Southeast Asia Conference – Kuala Lumpur
Annecy - International Animation Film Festival - Annecy, France

Arena Dilsukhnagar Animation – Hyderabad, India
ASIFA India – Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design - Jerusalem, Israel
Buck’s New University – Buckinghamshire, UK
Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cartoon Masters – Potsdam, Germany 

Center Stage Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
Children’s University – Middleborough, UK
Collin College - McKinney, Texas

Communications University of China, Nanjing
Contemporary Animation – Warsaw, Poland

CTNX Animation Expo – Burbank, California

DAVE School - Orlando, Florida

DDU Animation (DreamWorks) – Bangalore, India
DeTao Master Program – Shanghai, China
DigiPen Institute – Seattle, Washington
Disney Cast Member Anniversary Presentations

Disney Dimensions – Program for Walt Disney Executives

Disney Way I – Program for executives from non-entertainment industries

Disney Way II - Program for Walt Disney Management

DreamWorks Animation – Bangalore, India
Drug Prevention Initiative – Network Television

DSK Supinfocom - Singapore
DSK Supinfocom – Pune, India
FAS Screen Training – Dublin, Ireland
Festival du Cannes – Cannes, France
FICCI Frames – Mumbai, India
FIRE - Future in Review Conference - Palos Verdes, California
Full Sail University - Winter Park, Florida

Games Academy – Berlin, Germany
Ghent Film Festival - Ghent, Belgium

Global Animation Forum - Moscow, Russia.
Greenlight Summit – On-line Guest Speaker
Hainan University – Hainan, China
Hawaii Department of Education – Honolulu, Hawaii
High Tech Industry in West of Mexico –Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
HKBU (Hong Kong Business University) – Hong Kong, China
ICAE – International Conference on Animation Education - Beijing, China
ICAT Institute – Bangalore, India
IFFI (International Film Festival India) – Goa
Independent Animation Production – Stuttgart, Germany
International Animation Forum – Zhengzhou, China

International Creative Content Fair – Seoul, South Korea
International Digital Content Conference – Seoul, South Korea
Internationales Trickfilm Festival - Stuttgart, Germany
Iolani School - Honolulu, Hawaii

ISA (Irish School of Animation) – Dublin, Ireland
Kiev Media Week – Kiev, Ukraine
Kingston University – London, UK
KROK International Film Festival – Kiev, Ukraine
Lunch Club - London, United Kingdom

Manipal University - Bangalore, India
Next Step Career Conference - Sarasota, Florida

ORBIT Live International VFX Animation Festival – Mumbai, India
Orlando Film Festival - Orlando, Florida

Peking University – Beijing, China
ReAnimania International Animation Festival - Yerevan, Armenia
Red Stick International Animation Festival – Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ringling Bros. School of Art & Design – Sarasota, Florida

SAE Institute - London, United Kingdom

Savannah College of Art & Design – Master Class – Hong Kong, China
Shanghai International Film Festival
Shanghai Library – Shanghai, China
STI - Screen Training Ireland – Dublin, Ireland

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film – Stuttgart
Technicolor – Bangalore, India
Teleseminars via Internet
The Games Academy – Berlin, Germany
Toonz Media Group – Academy Students – Trivandrum, India
Trojan Horse was a Unicorn – Valletta, Malta
Tsinghau-Nikkel Institute – Beijing, China
Tsinghua University – Beijing, China
UCFTI Expo – Los Angeles, California
UH Academy for Creative Media & Kapiolani Community College - Honolulu, Hawaii
UNICEF Cartoon Symposium – Prague, Czech Republic

VAFA – Warsaw, Poland
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts – Vancouver, Washington
Whistling Woods Institute for Film, Television and Animation - Mumbai, India

Woodbury University – Burbank, California
World of Animation & VFX Summit – Los Angeles, CA
ZhengZhou International Animation Forum – ZhengZou, China


Festival de Cannes – Moderator of Producer’s Network
Global Animation Forum - Moscow, Russia.
Master of Ceremonies, Southern California Cricket Association’s Annual Aware Ceremony
Off de Cannes – President of Jury – Cannes, France


Animation Magazine – Pitch Contests
Annecy Film Festival - Annecy, France
ARPA International Film Festival – Armenia
ARPA International Film Festival – Los Angeles
Children and Young People’s Film Awards - Peterborough, United Kingdom 

CTNX Animation Expo – Burbank, California

Escape Studios – London, UK
FICCI Frames – Mumbai, India
FIRE Future in Review – Palos Verdes, CA
Forum International des Technologies de l’Animation – Angouleme, France

Global Animation Forum - Moscow, Russia.
HollyShorts – Los Angeles
Hollyshorts – Online
Hong Kong Student Film Festival – Hong Kong, China
INFOCOM – Calcutta, India
ITV Film Festival – Los Angeles
KIPPA Seminar on CGI Animation - Seoul, South Korea

KIPPA South Korean Animation Initiative, Seoul, South Korea
KOCCA Global Project Judging Committee - Seoul, South Korea
Media Factory’s “Let’s Make a Movie” - Canada
Off du Cannes – Cannes, France
Shanghai International Film Festival – Shanghai, China
Student International Film Festival -Tel Aviv, Israel
World Animation Celebration – Los Angeles, California


  • Animated Film Society, ASIFA Hollywood Award for services to the art, craft and industry of animation.
  • Animex International Festival Award – for services to the animation industry.
  • Guest of Honor - "Be Our Guest" Disney Legend dinner.
  • Honorary Doctor of the Arts – Teesside University – UK – in recognition for services to the animation industry.
  • International Co-Production Film Market Award - for services to animation film production in Florida.
  • UNICEF award for benefiting children through the use of animation to communicate health and social issues in developing third world countries.
  • United National Children Fund Award - for services in acknowledgement and recognition for the UNICEF animated film program.


  • Animation Nation’s Animation Night – Guest of Honor – Burbank, CA
  • Created several shorts films for UNICEF ‘Johnny Sad Boy’, ‘Maximo’, Alone we are Nothing’
  • Euroscript Screen and Stage Competition – Announcer – UK
  • Featured on numerous Radio and TV Shows, including NBC’s The Today Show.
  • Organized the UNICEF Animation Development Workshop at Walt Disney World.
  • Roy Disney’s liaison officer to UNICEF’s “Rights of Child” initiative.
  • Supervised the award-winning design for The Mighty Ducks team logo.