ICON 9 The Illustration Conference

July 6-9, 2016 Austin, Texas, USA

Over four full days of conference ICON brings a programme of speakers and events reflecting the independent spirit of the Lone Star State – top illustrators, designers, educators, representatives, and art buyers to explore The Future of Illustration. The venue for ICON9 is the Austin Hilton Hotel in the heart of the city’s thriving entertainment district. The city’s bustling arts vibe, World famous music scene and Tex-Mex infused culture makes Austin a natural destination for ICON9.


The four day program brings;

Main Stage Speakers: ICON9 presenters include over 50 illustrators, artists and creative professionals curated from the highest ranks in our industry who will take the main stage to inform, entertain and enlighten you.

Scheduled speakers include; Selina Alko, Lilli Carré, Gemma Correll, Eleanor Davis, Henrik Drescher, Camille Rose Garcia, Anita Kunz, Roman Muradov, Moonbot Studios Virtual Tour, Melinda Beck, Kayla E (Nat Brut)., Jessica Hische, Shelly Jackson, Geoff Peveto, Svein Størksen (Magikon Forlag), Paul Windle, Alexandra Zsigmond (New York Times), Sean Qualls, Julia Rothman, Martha Rich, DJ Stout (Pentagram), Michael Thompson, Jonathan Tobin On Orphan Works, Sam Weber, Calvin Wong, Kyle Webster, Ping Zhu, and more.

Varoom magazine is a media partner of ICON

For the full programme and ticket registration see ICON blog


ICON9 image illustrated by Eleanor Davis

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