November 13-14

Tickets: $50 / $25 (For students) / All Tickets will be $60 day of.

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TopCon is Back!

TopCon is an annual creative conference held in the Scenic City—Chattanooga, TN. Founded by a ragtag group of designers on a mission to bring the brightest stars of the creative community together for one day of raucous fun and free-flowing inspiration in their own backyard. Three years into this adventure, TopCon is still a one stop shop for the creative masses wanting an insider peek at what makes artists, thinkers, and makers tick and get their juices flowing.

It’s not your average conference. Imagine your coolest cousin’s house party with a guest list that includes some of your biggest idols and a few hundred of your best buds. Throw it all in one of the South’s premier live entertainment venues and you’ve got a recipe for magic. Come see what all the hype is about at TopCon 2015. It’s gonna be fun!

The Speakers

Our powerhouse of inspiration. Meet the all-stars and up-and-comers sharing the TopCon stage this year.

Wayne White

Wayne is an artist, art director, illustrator, and puppeteer. In 1986, he became a designer for the hit television series Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and his work was awarded three Emmys. He also worked in the music industry, winning Billboard and MTV awards for his art direction on music videos for The Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Gabriel. The Chattanooga-native has recently had success as a fine artist and has created paintings and public works that have been shown all over the world. Learn more about Wayne.

James T. Edmondson

James is a type designer based in San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of California College of the Arts and the Royal Academy of Art TypeMedia program in the Netherlands. In August 2015, James launched the OH no Type Co., a type foundry focuses on expressive display fonts and a chill lifestyle. Learn more about James.

Bethany Heck

Bethany is a designer and the creative lead at Microsoft Power BI in Seattle, WA. She is also the creator of the Eephus League brand of baseball scorebooks. A graduate in Graphic Design from Auburn University, her work has been featured in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, and Wired among others. Learn more about Bethany.

Logan Faerber

Logan is a comic artist/illustrator/designer in Boston, MA who credits his early love for comics and cartoons as the reason for getting involved in the arts. His list of clients include Marvel, Converse, Adobe, Bud Light, Nike, Cartoon Network, EA, SquareEnix, and many more. Learn more about Logan.

Adé Hogue

Adé Hogue

Adé (pronounced ah-dae) is a Chicago, IL based art director by day, and a designer/letterer/maker by night. He has the wonderful job of blending the beautiful with the practical. Doing more than pushing pixels, he gets to take ideas and turn them into something physical. Learn more about Adé.

The Details

This year we're heading back to Track 29, Chattanooga's premier live music and event space located on the campus of the world famous Chattanooga Choo-Choo.

The Schedule

Friday Night

  • 7:00pm-7:30pm | Early Registration
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm | Kick-Off Party


  • 9:00am-10:00am | Registration
  • 10:00am-10:15am | Seating & Intro
  • 10:15am-11:15am | James T. Edmondson
  • 11:20am-12:20am | Logan Faerber
  • 12:20am-2:20pm | Lunch
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm | Adé Hogue
  • 3:40pm-4:40pm | Bethany Heck
  • 4:40pm-5:00pm | Short Break
  • 5:00-6:15pm | Wayne White
  • 6:15pm-7:30pm | Track29 After Party


Need a place to crash in the scenic city?

Chattanooga Doubletree

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown

The Chattanooga Choo Choo

The Chattanoogan

Kick-off Party

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Floor 5 of the Edney Innovation Center


Friday, November 13th, 7PM-9PM

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Join Us on the 4th Floor of the Chattanooga Public Library for a free screening of Beauty is Embarrassing

We'll be giving away a pair of TopCon tickets. Come hang with us downtown and learn more about this year's keynote speaker! More Info

Thursday, Nov. 12th | Show Starts at 6PM | Free to the Public

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