Visual Connections Chicago 2016

Where Chicago, United States
Date Thursday, May 5, 2016
Times Keynote Q&A session: 10am–noon
Exhibit floor: noon–5pm
Lunch: 12:30–2:30pm
Prize drawings: 1:30, 2:45, 4:45pm
Production session: 1:45–2:30pm
Search & licensing session: 3–3:45pm
Dessert bar: 3:45–4:30pm
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour 5-7pm
Venue The Ivy Room
Address 12 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611 (map)
Directions One block away from Grand subway station (Red Line).

Discover and learn about stock and commissioned photography, footage and illustration

Visual Connections will be back in Chicago on May 5th at the beautiful Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

Creative directors, designers, editors and producers will all find plenty of creative inspiration, from the wide range of exhibitors, the varied sessions program, and the opportunity to network with other creatives from advertising, design, publishing, and TV production.

New this year is a focus on production with ten artists reps exhibiting and a dedicated session with two leading producers. This is thanks to having as our Principal Sponsor Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators.

Over twenty of the exhibitors are new to Visual Connections Chicago, representing the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, illustration and motion.

The day will include a prize drawing to win valuable prizes and will conclude with a Cinco de Mayo-themed Happy Hour in the courtyard garden, sponsored by Workbook.

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About this event

Visual Connections visual media expos are recognised internationally as the leading professional development events for image/footage/art buyers and researchers.

  • Discover inspiring new sources of still and moving imagery, from specialty editorial collections to creative stock.
  • Discuss your needs for custom content with artist reps and production companies.
  • Attend educational sessions programmed through the day.
  • Network with visual creatives from advertising, design, publishing and TV production.
  • Enjoy lunch on us, plus snacks and drinks throughout the day, and wine and beer from 5pm.
  • Take part in the prize drawing, with a valuable top prize.

Principal Sponsor

Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns.
— Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook

Media Partners

Chicago 2014
The backgrounds of the panelists made for a very interesting and comprehensive discussion.
— Phillip Ross, Neodeco, Inc.
Chicago 2014
Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better then any other regular event I know of.
— Doug Brooks, Image Research Team
Chicago 2014