Welcome to ClickCon

Get ready for a conference like no other! We spent months conducting focus groups asking YOU what YOU wanted in a conference. We heard you loud and clear and are here to deliver!

ClickCon is an experience dedicated to inspiring and educating photographers and videographers using a no-nonsense approach. New to the business? We’ve got you covered! With ClickCon you’ll be able to learn from the ground up with classes designed for you! Whether you prefer to learn hands-on, in a classroom, or by going out and shooting on your own, we have something for everyone. By bringing together your ideas and suggestions, ClickCon will not disappoint. Welcome to YOUR conference.

INSTRUCTORS

Learn from the industry’s top instructors on everything from posing and lighting to editing and marketing.

CLASS LEVELS

Classes are marked beginner, intermediate, or advanced, ensuring you get the most out of your education.

TRACKS

We’ll create suggested tracks to help keep you focused on everything you need to know from start to finish.

CLASS TYPES

ClickCon offers a variety of class types including lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on shooting. Classes take place in the hotel and on location.

100+ MODELS

Sign up for a genre and wardrobe style while we find your perfect model! Enjoy 60-minute hands-on independent shooting in small groups.

LOCATIONS

Choose from dozens of scouted locations within a five-minute walk from the hotel that will provide the most amazing photographic experiences.

DEMO GEAR

Want to try before you buy? No problem! Check out and test the latest demo gear from our sponsors.

PHOTOWALKS

If photowalks are your thing, ClickCon will not disappoint. Check out the skyline during sunset or the gorgeous architecture in one of our photowalks.

PARTIES

Grab your camera, some snacks, and a drink while you enjoy our opening and closing parties where characters come to life right before your eyes.

SHOOTING BAYS

Hit the trade show floor and stop by one of our themed shooting bays where you’ll get to test your skills firsthand. New models every two hours.

MEET THE PROS

Our pros will hit the trade show floor in a unique informal meet-and-greet where they will share some of their best kept secrets on how to achieve success!

TWO-PART SERIES

Want to learn how to get your shot and then edit it all in the same day? Sign up for one of our two-part series classes.

REAL WORLD SHOOTS

Want to try your hand at underwater photography or learn bridal boudoir in our suite? At ClickCon you’ll get real world education in real world locations.

TECH REP DEMOS

Interested in testing out the demo gear but not sure how to use it? Check out the hands-on gear demos taking place on the trade show floor.

LOW-PRICE DEALS

In the market for some new gear? Look no further as vendors and retailers have made specific deals on products exclusively for the show.

FREE STUFF

Grab a swag bag (if staying at the hotel) or stay awhile at the trade show floor for our contest drawings. Prizes will be given away each day!

Shooting Locations

Canal Riverwalk
Canal Riverwalk
Along E Wacker Drive, from State Street east to Lake Michigan
Water Tower
Chicago Water Tower
806 N Michigan Avenue
Nature Boardwalk
Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk
2121 N Stockton Drive
Chicago Theatre
Chicago Theatre (Exterior)
175 N State Street
Michigan Ave
Michigan Avenue Street Shots
400 N Michigan Avenue
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Wrigley Building
410 N Michigan Avenue
Buckingham
Buckingham Fountain
301 S Columbus Drive
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Grant Skate Park
Located south of Hilton Formal Gardens
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North Garden
111 S Michigan Avenue
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North Garden
111 S Michigan Avenue
Chi-180
Palmer House
Host Hotel
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Chicago alleys
(various addresses)
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The “L”
(various locations)
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North Avenue Beach & Pier
Chi-205
Civic Opera House Exterior
20 N Upper Wacker Drive
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Adler Planetarium & Skyline
1300 S Lake Shore Drive
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Chicago Graffiti Wall
2226 N Milwaukee Avenue
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Ping Tom Park
1700 S Wentworth Avenue
Don’t miss out! Register today.