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TypeCon is the annual event of the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA).
TypeCon is held in a different host city each year. SOTA partners with local and international organizations to produce a low-cost event featuring some of the brightest names in type, design, and the related disciplines. TypeCon offers a warm and inviting atmosphere where students and novices can mingle comfortably with seasoned professionals.
TypeCon allows type lovers from all walks of life to get together - to listen, to learn, to teach, to network, and to take renewed inspiration into their own work.
TypeCon has been held in North American cities to date, but draws a growing number of speakers, exhibitors, and attendees from outside North America.
The growing flickr TypeCon pool documents not only the event but local venue signage and other lettering as well.
Conference venue history:
TypeCon1998 - Westborough, Massachusetts
TypeCon2000 - Westborough, Massachusetts
TypeCon2001: r/evolution - Rochester, New York
TypeCon2002: The Medium and the Message - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
TypeCon2003: Counter Culture - Minneapolis, Minnesota
TypeCon2004: Type High - San Francisco, California
TypeCon2005: Alphabet City - New York, New York
TypeCon2006: The Boston T Party - Boston, Massachusetts
TypeCon2007: Letter Space - Seattle, Washington
TypeCon2008: Punkt - Buffalo, New York
TypeCon2009: Rhythm - Atlanta, Georgia
TypeCon2010: Babel - Los Angeles, California
TypeCon2011: Surge - New Orleans, Louisiana
TypeCon2012: MKE SHIFT - Milwaukee, Wisconsin