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TOPCON 2019

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The Camp House

149 East Martin Luther King Boulevard

Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Topcon is a TWO-Day ANNUAL CREATIVE CONFERENCE HELD IN CHATTANOOGA, TN hosting speakers from across the country in creative fields.

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Topcon is a TWO-Day ANNUAL CREATIVE CONFERENCE HELD IN CHATTANOOGA, TN.

We host speakers from all over the country in various creative fields who share their stories and experiences in the creative industry with a broad audience. Attendees include artists, photographers, designers, writers, developers, business owners, teachers, and students from Chattanooga and across the Southeast.

Our mission is to educate, inform, and inspire others with the intent focus of fostering a creative community.

After six years, we couldn’t be more proud of what the event has become and what it means to everyone who attends. Because of our sponsors, our partners and everyone who attends, we’ve been able to host some of the biggest names in art and design.

Date: November 8 & 9, 2019

Conference Location: Camp House (149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402 )

Conference Time: 9-5pm (Registration 8:45 am - Show starts at 10am)

www.thecamphouse.com

200 available seats / $75 Entry / $50 Student

• ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

THE WORKSHOPS: Friday, November 8, 2019

WORKSHOP #1

Letterfarm presents - The Vector Machine

A Path to better Beziers with Bob Ewing

(2-3 hrs) / 25 available seats / $35 Entry

1pm @ The Fifth Floor @ The Edney www.theedney.com

(1100 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402)

You’ve been practicing your hand lettering skills with pencil & paper, but what’s next? In this workshop we will fine tune your inner vector machine and transform those analog ideas into functional digital artwork. You will leave with a tips and tricks to masterfully create vector artwork and have the rest of your life to practice.

Things you'll need:

Laptop with Adobe Illustrator

Power cord

Sketch of a piece of lettering to vector (we will provide if you don't have any to bring)

WORKSHOP #2

"More Than Words to Show You Feel That Your Love for Me Is Real"

A Crashshop in Brand Articulation With Caleb Ludwick

Location: The Fifth Floor @ The Edney

(90 min) / 30 available seats / $25 Entry

3pm @ The Fifth Floor @ The Edney

Calling all freelancers, in-house marketing teamers, and business owners! Join this skills workshop for a deep dive into the process of articulating a brand. Whether you're just starting out or looking for a refresh — whether you've got a client in mind or want to take a hard look in the mirror — we'll walk through building out your vision, connecting with the right audiences in the right ways, and letting your freak flag fly. You'll learn tips and tricks from 26 Tools' work with corporations, start-ups, and nonprofits, but the real focus is hands-on building your own brand. Come with a pencil and paper, an open mind, a willingness to laugh, and curiosity about what you can dream up in 90 minutes.

FULL CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

THE KICKOFF PARTY: Friday, November 9, 2019

Let’s get this party started.

Join us at The Crash Pad to say hi to old friends, make new ones and have fun all around.

7pm / The Crash Pad / Free Entry to TopCon attendees

www.thecrashpad.com

(29 Johnson Street, Chattanooga TN 37408)

THE CONFERENCE: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Registration starts at 8:45am

Speakers start at 10am

200 available seats / $75 Entry / $50 Student

• ALL TICKETS ARE NONREFUNDABLE

SPEAKERS

BOB EWING

LETTERER, DESIGNER AND PHOTOGRAPHER

Bob Ewing is a hand lettering artist, designer and illustrator. He first introduced his lettering chops by sharing daily custom hand lettered words on social media. With a prolific body of work, Bob has mastered a unique style of bold, curvy and sharp lettering.Bob is a strong believer in artistic development in schools. He co-founded INCH x INCH, a monthly button subscription. Proceeds go to art programs in K–12 schools.

CALEB LUDWICK

CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BRAND STRATEGIST / 26 TOOLS

Every great client, every project, every award, that Caleb has won has been through collaboration with talented designers. 15 years ago he was a PhD student starting out in copywriting, pairing up with art directors. Today he calls himself a "brand voice guy," working with UX designers to unearth simple truths and connect business with creativity for clients like Square, IDEO, Food TV, and Dalit Freedom Network.

TRACIE CHING

ILLUSTRATOR, VECTOR ARTIST

Living and working in Washington, DC, Tracie Ching is a self-taught digital artist specializing in complex, graphic portraiture. Her work often involves a limited palette – a tendency-turned-style after years of working in the medium of silkscreen prints.

While commissioned for a wide range of projects including commercial athletic apparel, editorial illustration, and gallery work, Tracie Ching is best known for her alternative movie posters.

JULIA ROBBS

COMMERCIAL, LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER

Julia Robbs is a commercial and lifestyle photographer living in New York. She grew up in the French Alps, and has also lived in Atlanta, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Curiosity for the world and adaptation is as much a theme in her life as it is in her work. Working both in studio and on location for clients in the fashion, beauty, and lifestyle industries has led to a diverse and varied portfolio. Her projects have taken her on shoots all over the world, including Spain, France, Ireland, England, and all across the United States. Although she has no acting experience, you may have recently seen her in a Jaguar commercial.

DAN CEDERHOLM

CO-FOUNDER OF DRIBBBLE

Dan is the co-founder of Dribbble, owner and maker at Advencher Supply Co., and founder of SimpleBits. He previously worked with YouTube, Microsoft, Google, MTV, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Blogger, Fast Company, and more. Dan has written five books on the craft of creating websites. He collects hobbies and is a dad in real life.

THE AFTER PARTY: Saturday, November 9, 2019

We did it. Now let’s party!

Join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages at the Event space at FEED Co. First drink is on us! Let’s hug necks and start preparing future collaborations with each other. We’re inspired, so let’s make something happen!

7pm / FEED Co. Event Space / Free Entry to TopCon attendees

(201 West Main Street Chattanooga TN 37408)

www.feedtableandtavern.com

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