Who can attend?
Any illustrator at any level in any country will benefit from our conference. In particular those who have been in the field 1 to 5 years.
Why is the conference online?
The online conference format allows us to have speakers from across the globe and it makes it more affordable for our attendees. Eliminating the travel costs associated with our traditional conference.
Why should I attend?
Illustration is a business, the more you know about how a real illustrator works and what art directors look for, the faster you can succeed in your own career.
We covered business in school, how is this conference different?
The reason we started this conference is we found that too many young illustrators felt they weren’t properly prepared for the real world of illustration. Even if you’ve have been exposed to classes on business, you’ll walk away with a better sense of how to set up your business.
Why do I need to know about business practices?
Because you are a business owner the minute you graduate. You’ll have to find clients, negotiate fees, bill and collect your fees, pay taxes, secure health insurance and plan for your future. As an independent illustrator you’ll be doing everything.
What areas of illustration are you going to cover?
Our speakers will cover the areas of editorial illustration and children’s books from both the illustrator’s point of view and an art director’s. We’ll talk about licensing, how to approach the US market from abroad and the ins-and-outs of artist representation. And we’ll get one illustrator’s point of view on changing styles and another offers tips on setting up your business and the basics of investing.
Do you offer any discounts?
We have an early-bird sign-up that ends on September 9. Payment plans are available, email us if you’re interested.
Will I be able to ask questions?
Yes, in the chat module you’ll be able to ask questions of our speakers during the conference when you watch live. And you can chat with other attendees. In fact we encourage you to make a list of questions you’d like to ask our speakers specific to their topic ahead of time so they can address your concerns in their talk.
Can I contact the speakers after the conference?
Yes but keep in mind they are busy people, try to make the most of your time with them at the conference.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you have until 24 hours before the Conference to update your registration information. See the instructions
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may transfer you registration. You have until 24 hours before to Conference to do so. See the instructions
What are the technical requirements to view the conference?
You’ll need an up to date browser and broadband connection. You will receive a confirmation email once you’ve reserved your spot. As the event draws closer you’ll receive a full schedule and information to help you take full advantage of your conference experience.