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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

Hands-On

Hands-On

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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Models

Models

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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Speakers

Speakers

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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MAX Day

Excursions

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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Learn

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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Hotel

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

Networking

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

HMUA

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

$599
$ 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
LIMITED #

Full Conference

$399
$ 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

$199
$ 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
Boudoir
Anna Johnson
Boudoir
Kiati Plooksawasdi
Boudoir | Dance
Carly Sullens
Digital Photo Artist
Paolo Cascio
Cinematographer | Photographer
Claude Jodoin
Portrait
Kim Ackerman
Seniors | Boudoir | Portrait
Charlie Kaufman FSWPP Hon.
Portrait | Fashion
Gary Hill FSWPP FBIPP MCGPP
Portrait | Fine Art
Jenny Elaine
Maternity | Boudoir | Wedding
Henry K. Batdeleg
Film Portrait | Boudoir | Double-Exposure
Sean Lara
Wedding
Heather Larkin
Kids | Teens | Maternity
Tom Munoz
Wedding | Portrait | Seniors

Sponsors

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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.
NEW GEAR DEALS

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

PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

Prize giveaways. 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! 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 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! 

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 the 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 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.