TypeCon is an annual conference presented by the non-profit Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA), an international organization dedicated to the promotion, study, and support of typography and related arts.
Since the inaugural conference in 1998, TypeCon has explored type for the screen, printing history, Dutch design, type in motion, Arabic calligraphy, the American Arts and Crafts movement, experimental typography, webfonts, and much more. Special events include the Type & Design Education Forum, and an exhibition of international type and design.
Along with a jam-packed main program, other events include the Type & Design Education Forum, a quartet of special presentations by Gemma O’Brien, Louise Fili, Nina Stössinger, and Lauren Hom, the popular Type Quiz, the SOTA Silent Auction, drinks and noshes at the SOTA Spacebar, several international type exhibitions, plus the Type Crit featuring the typographic elucidations of Matthew Carter, John Downer, and Jill Pichotta. Workshops, presentations, panel discussions, networking events, tours, and other social gatherings will round out nearly a week’s worth of typographic adventures and inspiration.