WORK + PLAY

THE ILLUSTRATION CONFERENCE

July 9-12, 2014  •  Portland Art Museum  •  Portland, Oregon

Poster by conference artist, Carson Ellis

AT-A-GLANCE

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

  • Pre-conference Workshops, PNCA
  • Educator's Paper Presentations, PNCA
  • Party at PNCA

THURSDAY, JULY 10

  • Pre-Conference Workshops, PNCA
  • Educator's Papers Presentations, PNCA
  • Educator's Symposium, PNCA
  • Opening Ceremonies & Keynote, PAM
  • Roadshow Bazaar and Party, PAM

FRIDAY, JULY 11

  • Conference Breakfast
  • Main Stage Presentations, PAM
  • Party at Portland Art Museum

SATURDAY, JULY 12

  • Conference Breakfast
  • Main Stage Presentations, PAM
  • Closing Keynote & Procession, PAM
  • Party at Crystal Ballroom

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration includes all Main Stage presentations, Educator's Symposium, Roadshow Bazaar, breakfasts and parties. Tickets at each price level are limited.

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WORKSHOPS

Workshops are a la carte and require an additional fee. Schedule and registration will open in 2014.

SPEAKERS

Over 50 Illustrators, Designers, Art Directors, Educators, Reps, Publishers, and Makers will inform and entertain you from our main stage. Many more to be announced.

Christina Amini

Chronicle Books

Sam Arthur

Nobrow

Mac Barnett

Author

Kate Bingaman-Burt

Illustrator

Josh Boston

Art Director, Wieden + Kennedy

The Clayton Brothers

Artists

Calef Brown

Illustrator

Lisa Congdon

Illustrator

Kelsey Dake

Illustrator

Jennifer Daniel

Illustrator, Graphic Interperlator

Alicia DeSantis

Educator, Editor

Georgeanne Deen

Artist

Andrea Dezsö

Artist

Carson Ellis

Illustrator

Leo Espinosa

Illustrator

Vivienne Flesher

Illustrator

Cole Gerst

Art Director

Susie Ghahremani

Illustrator

Janet Hamlin

Author, Illustrator

Kristen Hewitt

Chronicle Books

Jason Holley

Illustrator

Thomas James

Illustrator

Victor Juhasz

Illustrator

Linda Joy Kattwinkel

Artist, Attorney

Jon Klassen

Author, Illustrator

Nelson Lowry

LAIKA

Brian McMullen

McSweeney's

Justin Morrison

Scrapperstown

Victo Ngai

Illustrator

Robynne Raye

Modern Dog

Lilla Rogers

Lilla Rogers Studio

Elisa Ruffino

Designmatters

Souther Salazar

Artist

Paula Scher

Pentagram

Owen Smith

Artist, Educator

Aaron Smith

Artist, Educator

David Tillinghast

Art Center College of Design

Lisa Wagner

Artist

James Yang

Illustrator

Alexandra Zsigmond

Art Director, The New York Times

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THE ROADSHOW

The ICON8 ROADSHOW is a pop-up event and marketplace showcasing the work and wares of over 60 exhibiting illustrators and artisans. Book signings, installations, and unusual books and handmade objects will all play a role in this high energy, exciting evening Opening Night cocktail event at the Portland Art Museum! Interested in applying?

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EDUCATION

Exploring the future of illustration July 9 at PNCA

From Art Making to Art Thinking: Making Yourself Essential in the 21st Century

Bryn Barnard, American International School of Kuwait

Bringing the Archive into the Digital Classroom

Alison Barratt, Design Centre, University of Sunderland, UK

Carey Fluker Hunt, The National Centre for Children’s Books, UK

Stop ‘illustrating’ and Start Making Work

Brian Cairns, The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK

Bits and Pages; Online Illustration for New Editorial Formats

Bart van Leeuwen, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Nannette Hoogslag, School of Communication, Royal College of Art, London

The Classroom in the 21st Century Community: The Illustration Student as Creative Collaborator and Entrepreneur in Beleagured Cities and Communities

Don Kilpatrick III, College for Creative Studies

Mapping Color

Robert Meganck, Virginia Commonwealth University

Looking Towards Illustration as a Hybrid Practice

Roderick Mills, Illustration University of Brighton, UK

Hello New Media, My Name is Illustration: Why Illustration Programs Need Motion and 3D Components

Adam Osgood, Columbus College of Art & Design

Space. Time. Continuum? The Principles of Constructing the Illustrative Gag Within the Parameters of Comic Expression

Andrew Selby

Alastair Adams, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, UK

Illustration as an Art Form

Marshall Arisman, SVA

MFA Illustration as Visual Essay

Educating Illustrators in the 21st Century

Jim Burke, New Hampshire Institute of Art

Moving Forward by Looking Back: Emphasizing the History of Illustration in a 21st Century Curriculum

Susan Doyle, Rhode Island School of Design

Women in Illustration: The Art of Inclusion in Illustration History

Guin Thompson, Indiana University Kokomo

Smart Image, Social Impact: Teaching Illustration and Design Responsibility for Social Change and Innovation

Martha Rich

Esther Pearl Watson, Art Center College of Design

Illustrated Journalism: from Cave Paintings to Interactive Non-Fiction and Why the Medium's Time is Now.

Wendy McNaughton, Art Center College of Design

Developing an Effective Illustration Program for the 21st Century

Mark Tocchet, The University of the Arts

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PORTLAND, OREGON

Stumptown, Rose City, Penny City, “Where young people go to retire,” home of the rain, of the weird, bigfoot, tall bike riding hipsters, beervana, coffee, kicks, cart food, a vibrant illustration and design community is the home to ICON 8. The will be held at three venues within walking distance of each other: the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland Art Museum (PAM), and McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.

STAY

The Benson Hotel

Celebrating its 100th year in 2013, The Benson Hotel in Portland has graciously welcomed celebrities, CEOs and U.S. presidents. And now catering to a better class of people, The Benson welcomes illustrators, educators and image makers from around the world for ICON8. The Benson named Best Portland Hotel in 2012 by The Oregonian, is the official hotel of ICON8 and a block of rooms is reserved for attendees at $169 per night (dbl occ.). Learn more at www.bensonhotel.com


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THE ILLUSTRATION CONFERENCE

ICON brings together top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration.

MISSION

The national Illustration Conference, ICON, is committed to providing a forum for an ongoing dialogue that serves the illustration, design, publishing, advertising, and academic communities. Its purpose is to provide a platform for the most influential illustrators and industry leaders to address, in a timely manner, the most pervasive issues facing the profession. Illustration Conference (ICON) is a 501 C-6 nonprofit organization of illustrators and is an entity in itself. ICON remains the only national conference specifically for illustrators and the graphic arts community providing an unprecedented forum for the creativity, inspiration and drive that captivates the profession.

HISTORY

Since 1999, we have produced conferences in Santa Fe, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Providence. These Conferences have continued to probe and discuss the issues relevant to the field of illustration and design. They have examined specific topics such as copyright, product development, children's books, promotion and contracts. The Conferences have maintained the standard of convening the industry's best and brightest talent to present and talk about their work, their business, their lives and their passion for illustration. They have also grown to include inspiring, informative and topical main stage sessions and pre-conference tours and workshops.

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