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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. Extended theme shoots June 24th at ClickCon Max.
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Palmer House

Book your stay at the prestigious host hotel and backdrop of ClickCon 2022, The Palmer House at 17 E Monroe St, for our specially-negotiated conference rate, $159 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
  • Trade Show Access
  • Access to Shooting Bays
  • Four Day Full Access (June 21-24, 2022)
  • 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 (June 24, 2022)
  • ClickCon Bus Transportation

Full Conference

$ 299
  • Trade Show Access
  • Access to Shooting Bays
  • Three Day Full Access (June 21-23, 2022)
  • All Classes., Workshops, & Photowalks
  • Models on Loan
  • Top Pro Q&A
  • Access to the Exclusive Parties
  • Trade Show Contests

One Day Ticket

$ 109
  • 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
Joe Edelman
Portrait | Fashion | Beauty
Michael Stoller, LCSW
Mental Health Awareness
Shawn Black
Anna Johnson
Kiati Plooksawasdi
Boudoir | Dance
Rick Friedman
Tatiana Lumiere
Portrait | Fine Art
Kim Ackerman
Seniors | Boudoir | Portrait
Judy Host
Portrait | Dance
John Gress
Jerry Alt
Portrait | Head Shots
Carly Sullens
Art Photographer | Digital Painter
Charlie Kaufman FSWPP Hon.
Portrait | Fashion
Casey Dittmer
Charlie Sligting
Real Estate
Jeff Goldberg
Portrait | Wildlife
Tonya Bolton
High School Senior Portraits
Josh Russell
Wedding | Portrait
Portrait | Fine Art
Michael Novo
Jakievious Phillips
Sprout Studio Ambassador
Travis Heberling
Wedding Videography
Katarzyna & Yuma M Amador
Boudoir l Portraits l Wedding
Marcie Reif
Family | Commercial
Anthony P Roberson
Boudoir | Portraits
Amber Henry
Wedding | Portrait
Michael Durr
Photo | Video
Chris Marz
Alonzo Alcaraz
Light Painter | Filmmaker
Meiling Jin
Influencer | Social Media Marketer
Eric Eggly
Advertising Photographer
Paolo Cascio
Cinematographer | Photographer
Nino Batista
Glamour | Fashion
Daryl Wilkerson Jr
Portrait | Wedding | Street
Yulia Denisyuk
Heather Larkin
Sigma America Ambassador
Jared Platt
Adobe Lightroom Track Speaker
Tim Arroyo
Adobe Lightroom Track Speaker
Errin Austin
Speaker on Model Education Day
Jessilyn Chow
Speaker on Model Education Day
Leslie Robinson
Speaker on Model Education Day


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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. $159/nt during the conference days.

17 E Monroe St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

 (312) 726-7500
Reserve online or call (312) 726-7500 (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.