ClickCon Nation

Join us for 8+ months of virtual education STARTING AUGUST 9th!

ClickCon Nation is featuring over 40 of the best speakers and educators from all over the world covering photography, videography, model, make up and hair education. Stay in touch with our vendors through our virtual trade show floor and get involved in one of our many Nation meetups! Get more info and your affordable ticket now!

NEW FOR 2021!

1 Full week of education in Chicago, IL

The ClickCon Conference will be 3 full days with the optional Max Day on day 4. 90 minute classes.  30 minute breaks. NEW class attendance control for hands-on outdoor classes. A 3 day trade show. Twice as many exhibitors now in two rooms. Twice the amount of shooting bays. Twice as many models. Exclusive model dedication to our Models On Loan program. Presidential Suite for boudoir classes. Two parties. Max Day excursions even cooler than last year. You won’t want to miss out on ClickCon 2021!

ClickCon | August 10-12, 2021 | Chicago, IL

Welcome to ClickCon – A photography and videography conference where the community comes together to innovate, create, and collaborate.

ClickCon is featuring some of the best speakers and educators from all over the world, over 150+ models for you to use to help build your portfolio, over 50 scenic and historic Chicago locations where you can photograph the models, themed workshops and excursions, and three days of an interactive trade show floor with prizes, top vendors and pros, themed shooting bays, and all the latest camera gear available for you to try out.

If all this isn’t enough, the best part about this conference is that IT’S A HANDS-ON CONFERENCE! This means most classes will be taught all around Chicago and not in a classroom. You will be able to get real hands-on instruction and learn some amazing new techniques by shooting side-by-side with the pro instructors while building an amazing portfolio for yourself.

Never has more been offered at a photography and videography conference. Tickets are limited so don’t miss this opportunity! Click here to register for ClickCon now!

ClickCon Max | AUGUST 13, 2021 | Chicago, IL

ClickCon Max is a bonus day of excitement featuring themed excursions at some of the most famous Chicago locations around! Take one of our tour buses and join us on your choice of our themed excursions that we will bring to life with our incredible design teams led by top area artists. There is something for everyone involved in this day of adventure.

The Palmer House - Chicago

The iconic Palmer House has the most amazing atmosphere and amenities for our attendees. Best of all, this hotel is located in the middle of everything downtown Chicago has to offer (including expansive parks and dynamic cityscapes). Months of planning went into the selection of the Palmer House for this conference. We wanted a location that would allow our attendees to shoot in the rain or shine while being cozy enough to allow for high levels of interaction and openness.

17 E Monroe St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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ClickCon | A Photo & Video Learning Experience



85% of ClickCon classes will be taught as hands-on and not lecture-style in a classroom. Shoot in locations where they have produced movies such as Transformers, Divergent, and many others!


No Non-Sense

No listening to sales pitches, just learning from over 40+ top speakers from across the world who will be bringing you some of the best learning experiences you will ever receive.



Check out our Models On Loan program. Utilize one of ClickCon’s top models with costumes provided by top designers including Chicago Costume Company. We have over 150+ models you can shoot using Chicago as your backdrop.

Themed Shoots

Themed Shoots

Themed shoots stylized by ClickCon’s creative team, incredible hair and make-up artists and wardrobe by Chicago Costume Company. Extended theme shoots August 14th at ClickCon Max.



ClickCon has 40+ of the top speakers from across the world gathered together in one location to bring you some of the best learning experiences.


The Palmer House

Book your stay at the prestigious host hotel and backdrop of ClickCon, The Palmer House at 17 E Monroe St, for our specially-negotiated conference rate, $159 a night.



If having over 100 locations in Chicago to use isn’t enough, then you better get your ticket for MAX Day! Extreme excursions to practice all you have learned over the 3-day conference.



Network with attendees, models, artists, and speakers at exciting events to learn, innovate, create and collaborate at ClickCon.

Trade Show

Trade Show

The trade show floor will be jam-packed with multiple themed shooting bays, prize giveaways, top vendors with demo gear, and more.



The most elite hair stylists, makeup artists, and wardrobe designers gather from all over the United States to showcase and share their amazing creations for everyone to photograph in this non-stop portfolio building event.

ClickCon Tickets

Hurry up and get your discounted Super Early Bird tickets while they are still available!

Full Conference w/ Max Day

Early Bird $399

  Trade Show Access
  Access to Shooting Bays
  Four Day Full Access (8/10-8/13)
  All Classes, Workshops, & Photowalks
  Models on Loan
  Top Pro Q&A  Access to the Exclusive Parties
  Trade Show Contests
  With Ticket & Hotel Purchase, access
to the Premium Swag Bag
  ClickCon Max Day (Aug. 13, 2021)
  ClickCon Max Excursions
  ClickCon Bus Transportation

Full Conference

Early Bird $199

  Trade Show Access
  Access to Shooting Bays
  Three Day Full Access (8/10 – 8/12)
  All Classes, Workshops, & Photowalks
  Models on Loan
  Top Pro Q&A
  Access to the Exclusive Parties
  Trade Show Contests
  With Ticket & Hotel Purchase, access
to the Premium Swag Bag

Companion Ticket


 Trade Show Access
  ClickCon Parties
  After Hour Events

Does not include:
Photo walks
Models on loan
Access to teachers
Swag Bag
Max Day Excursions
Bus Transportation

*$0.99 processing free not included

Trade Show Only


  Trade Show Access
  Access to Shooting Bays

*$0.99 processing free not included

17 E Monroe St. Chicago IL 60603

(855) 760-0869

Reservations open September 30, 2021

Reserve online or call (312) 726-7500


ClickCon is the premiere hands-on photography and videography conference in Chicago. Don’t miss out!  Get your tickets today!


Click on Individual Sponsor for More Info


Sherry Hagerman

Wedding | High Fashion
ClickCon, CEO/Founder

Sherry Hagerman is an educator and photographer in the Chicagoland area and co-founder of ClickCon.

Joe McNally

Celebrity | Commercial | Editorial | Influencer

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning photographer.

Zach Dulla & John Bach

Marketing | Social Media | Videography

By day, the duo runs “the Shop” but by night they teach videographers and photographers.

    Skip Cohen

    Marketing | Advertising | Influencer | Mentor

    Founder of Skip Cohen University, host of several podcasts including "Mind Your Own Business".


      Zach Dulla & John Bach

      Marketing | Social Media | Videography

        Alexis Cuarezma

        Portrait Artist, Director

        Jen Rozenbaum

        Shamelessly Feminine | Boudoir Photography

          Michael Durr

          Video Educator
          Sponsored by Litra & PhotoPXL

          Misha Wynn

          Wedding Photographer
          Sponsored by Litra

            Nino Batista

            Graphic | Editing
            Sponsored by NBP Retouch Tools

              Will Cadena

              Fashion | Portrait

                Kim Ackerman

                Boudoir Photography

                  Charlie Kaufman

                  Increasing Your Portrait Business
                  Sponsored by Click Props

                  Anna Johnson

                  Sponsored by UAF Albums

                  Sandra Pearce

                  Master Artist | Master Photographer | Craftsman and CPP

                    Michael Novo

                    Light Painting l Portrait

                    Cathy Best

                    Real Estate

                      Johanna Kitzman

                      Family, Newborn, Maternity Portait Photographer
                      Sponsored by UAF Albums

                      Josh Russell

                      Wedding Photographer

                      Kevin Kuster

                      Social Impact Photographer | Humanitarian
                      Sponsored by Watts of Love

                        Rick and Katja Wright

                        Boudoir l High Fashion
                        Sponsored by FLORICOLOR USA & WANDRD

                        Carly Sullens

                        Digital Art & Editing
                        Sponsored by Litra

                          Tonya Bolton

                          High School Senior Portrait Photography

                            Amber Henry

                            Wedding | Portrait

                              Jerry Alt

                              Portrait | Head Shots

                                Ron McKinney

                                Dance | Portraits

                                  Robert Vanelli

                                  Sports & Portrait

                                  Sharon Morgenstern

                                  Dance Photography

                                    Paolo Cascio

                                    Cinematographer | Photographer

                                      Yuma Amador

                                      Video l Photographer l Portraits l Wedding l Children

                                        ClickCon Trade Show

                                        Housed in the The Palmer House Grand & State ballrooms and Exhibit Hall. The ClickCon trade show will host a multitude of unique events and educational opportunities for attendees to get hands-on with the latest gear from our vendors and sponsors.

                                        NEW GEAR DEALS

                                        Retailers of ClickCon, will have and be offering the best deals on all the latest gear on our trade show floor.

                                        HOURLY PRIZE GIVEAWAY

                                        Prize giveaways each day. Attendees must be present on the show floor to win.

                                        MEET THE PROS

                                        Stop by vendor booths for book signings, Q & A, quick tips, and more as our top pros hang out on the trade show floor.

                                        USED TRADE-IN PROGRAM

                                        Got old or unused equipment sitting in your closet? Bring it to ClickCon and TRADE IT IN! Vendors will be here to buy your used camera equipment. They pays top-dollar for your used cameras, lenses, gear and more + get a special trade-in bonus when you upgrade at the show.

                                        MEET THE REPS

                                        Meet our sponsors and exhibitors on the ClickCon trade show floor! You will be able to meet the reps, demo the latest gear and more! View the exhibitor’s list and get more details here.

                                        DEMO GEAR

                                        Stop by ClickCon’s vendor booths for an amazing opportunity to check out and demo the latest equipment including cameras, lenses, lighting and more.

                                        PORTRAIT & LIGHTING SHOOTING BAYS

                                        Stop by the portrait and lighting bays to get hands-on with equipment and live models while top brand reps walk you through their latest products.

                                        Stylized by our creative team, our hands-on shooting bays are a great opportunity to test out vendor’s demo gear firsthand all while grabbing some amazing portfolio images.

                                        ONSITE SENSOR CLEANINGS & MICRO ADJUSTMENTS

                                        Bring your camera with you to the trade show floor for a cleaning before your next class to ensure your shots look incredible! If you have never had or thought about getting your camera sensor cleaned, there is a good chance that small debris is deteriorating your camera’s images.

                                        EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

                                        ClickCon is the premiere hands-on photography and videography conference in Chicago. Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today!

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