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Top Dollar for your used equipment!

The Camera Exchange will be on-hand buying or exchanging your used equipment.  One of the easiest ways to upgrade to the latest gear is by trading in your old cameras and lenses. When you bring your equipment to trade-in, you can get up to 75% of your current resale value to put towards your new purchase!

ClickCon | A Photo & Video Learning Experience



The majority of ClickCon classes will be taught hands-on and not lecture-style in a classroom. Shoot in fantastic locations throughout the City of Chicago.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Themed Shoots

Themed Shoots

Themed shoots are stylized by ClickCon’s creative team, incredible hair and make-up artists, and wardrobe. Extreme themed shoots August 4h during ClickCon Max.
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The Intercontinental Chicago

Book your stay at the prestigious host hotel and backdrop of ClickCon 2023, The Intercontinental (505 Michigan Ave), for our specially-negotiated conference rate of $199 a night.
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Network with vendors, attendees, models, artists, and speakers at exciting events to learn, innovate, create and collaborate at ClickCon.
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The most elite hairstylists, 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.
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ClickCon Tickets

Full Conference w/ MAX Day

$ 499 Early Bird Expires 2/28/2023
  • Trade Show Access
  • Access to Shooting Bays
  • Four Day Full Access (August 1-4, 2023)
  • Classes, Workshops, & Photowalks
  • Models on Loan
  • Top Pro Q&A
  • Access to the Exclusive Parties
  • Trade Show Contests
  • V.I.P. Seating in all sit down classes
  • ClickCon MAX Day (August 4, 2023)
  • ClickCon Bus Transportation
  • Lunch on Max Day

Full Conference

$ 299 Early Bird Expires 2/28/2023
  • Trade Show Access
  • Access to Shooting Bays
  • Three Day Full Access (August 1-4, 2023)
  • All Classes., Workshops, & Photowalks
  • Models on Loan
  • Top Pro Q&A
  • Access to the Exclusive Parties
  • Trade Show Contests

One Day Ticket

$ 169 Early Bird Expires 2/28/2023
  • Trade Show Access
  • Access to Shooting Bays
  • One Day Full Access
  • Same day All Classes, Workshops, & Photowalks
  • Same day Models on Loan
  • Same day Top Pro Q&A
  • Same day Trade Show Contests

ClickCon Educators

Sherry Hagerman
Wedding | ClickCon Founder
Shawn Black
Tonya Bolton
High School Senior Portraits
Sean Lara
Tom & Mario Munoz
Wedding | Portrait | Seniors
Anna Johnson
Paolo Cascio
Cinematographer | Photographer
Judy Host
Photographer, Educator, Lecturer, Portrait Specialist
Kiati Plooksawasdi
Boudoir, Dance & Fine Art Portrait
Henry K. Batdeleg
Film Portrait | Boudoir | Double-Exposure
Carly Sullens
Digital Photo Artist
Portrait and Lighting Expert
Heather Larkin
Kids | Teens | Maternity
Charlie Kaufman FSWPP Hon.
Portrait | Fashion
Jeff Goldberg
Portrait, Travel and Nature
Lori Probst
Underwater Portraiture
Kim Ackerman
Seniors | Boudoir | Portrait
Jenn Smith
Boudoir Photographer | Educator
Ashleigh Taylor
Portrait Photographer & Educator
Claude Jodoin
4 Dimensinal Light/Color
Jenny Elaine
Maternity | Boudoir | Wedding
Daryl Wilkerson Jr
Portrait | Wedding | Street
Josh Russell
Wedding | Portrait
Kelly & Kalina Schneider
Fine Art Portrait Photography
Rick Friedman
CJ Chandler
Headshots | Veteran Liaison Sponsored by the Wounded Warriors Project
Katarzyna & Yuma M Amador
Boudoir l Portraits l Wedding
Steven M. Koch
Expressive Portrait Photography
Arica Lipp
Dance | Portrait | Fine Art | Branding
Jakievious Phillips
Seniors, Headshots, Branding, and Business-Systems Operations Sponsored by Sprout Studio
Daniel Livingstone
Commercial Fitness & Wellness
Tanya Smith
Boudoir Photographer | Educator
Charlene Sligting
Real Estate Photography Sponsored by Platypod
Travis Heberling
Wedding Videography
Michael Durr
Content Creator
Alonzo Alcaraz
Light Painter | Filmmaker
Daveed Holmes
Cultural Photographer


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The Intercontinental- Chicago Magnificent Mile

Immerse yourself in luxury at the InterContinental® Chicago Magnificent Mile. Blending its grand roaring twenties architecture with cosmopolitan style, our iconic downtown Chicago hotel offers elegant rooms with sweeping views. With a prime location on the Magnificent Mile, indulge in fine dining and shopping. Discover nearby sites like Millennium Park and Navy Pier. Admire the Wrigley Building and Chicago Tribune Building architecture or enjoy spectacular views from the John Hancock Center.

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. $199/nt during the conference days and more…July 31st – August 5th, 2023.

505 Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60611

(312) 944-4100
Reserve online or call (312) 944-4100 (mention ClickCon room block)

ClickCon Trade Show

Housed in the The Palmer House Grand & State Ballrooms, the ClickCon 2022 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! The Camera Exchange will be here to buy your used camera equipment. They pay 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! 

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 the vendor’s demo gear firsthand all while grabbing some amazing portfolio images.


Bring your camera with you to the trade show floor for 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.