GAME ON FOR 2021!!!

ULTRA EXCLUSIVE!!! Limited to only 800 attendees. The ClickCon Conference will be 3 full days with the optional Max Day on August 13th. Two and a half hour classes (1 hour of instruction and 90 minutes of shooting with mentorship and multiple models).  Classes limited to 50 students. Classes are 90% hands on at iconic Chicago locations. A 3 day trade show with multiple shooting bays to build your portfolio. Exclusive model dedication to our Models On Loan program. 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 the 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



90% 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 30+ 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 100+ 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. Extended theme shoots August 13th at ClickCon Max.



ClickCon has 30+ 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 2021 AND 2022, 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 vendors, 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, top vendors with demo gear, pros 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


  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 (if allowed)
  Trade Show Contests
  V.I.P. Seating in all sit down classes
  ClickCon Max Day (Aug. 13, 2021)
  ClickCon Max Excursions
  ClickCon Bus Transportation

Full Conference


  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 (if allowed)
  Trade Show Contests

Companion Ticket


 Trade Show Access
  ClickCon Parties (if allowed)
  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

17 E Monroe St. Chicago IL 60603

(855) 760-0869

Reservations open NOW

Reserve online or call (312) 726-7500 (mention ClickCon room block)


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



Adding more speakers each day…

**in the case of a Covid emergency, speakers may change**

Sherry Hagerman

Wedding | High Fashion
ClickCon, CEO/Founder

Skip Cohen

Marketing | Advertising | Influencer | Mentor
Sponsored by Platypod

Scott Robert Lim

Internationally acclaimed master photographer
Sponsored by Light & Motion

Michele Celentano

Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Canon

Tom & Mario Munoz

#1 Wedding Photographers in South Florida
Sponsored by Elinchrom

Will Cadena

Fashion | Portrait
Sponsored by Westcott

Eric Robinson

High Fashion / Portrait
Sponsored by ToCAD

Pierre Stephenson

Fashion and Fitness

Kim Ackerman

Boudoir Photography

Michael Durr

Video Educator
Sponsored by PhotoPXL, Cotton Carrier, Insta360 & Aluminyze

Misha Wynn

Wedding Photographer

Charlie Kaufman FSWPP Hon.

International Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Click Props

Anna Johnson

Sponsored by UAF Albums

Matthew Sutherland

Wedding & Corporate Filmmaker
Sponsored by Light & Motion

Gilmar Smith

Creative Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Platypod

George DeLoache

Portrait Photographer

Collin Pierson

Wedding Photographer
Sponsored by Bay Photo Lab

Marcie Reif

Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Tamron


Fine Art Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Click Props

Michael Anthony

Wedding Photographer

Josh Russell

Wedding-Portrait Photographer
Sponsored by Westcott

Carly Sullens

Digital Art & Editing
Sponsored by Click Connections

Tonya Bolton

High School Senior Portrait Photography

Travis Heberling

Wedding Videography
Sponsored by Photo Flash Drive

Amber Henry

Wedding | Portrait
Sponsored by MagMod

Jerry Alt

Portrait | Head Shots


Sports & Portrait
Sponsored by Skylum & Luminar AI

Judy Host

Portrait Photography

Daryl Wilkerson Jr.

Street Art / Portrait

Yuma M. Amador

Video l Photographer l Portraits l Wedding l Children

ClickCon Trade Show

Housed in the The Palmer House Grand & State Ballrooms, the ClickCon 2021 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.


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


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


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


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 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.


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


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.


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.

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