Press Release

February 4th, 2019

TypeCon Seeking Proposals for
2019 Conference

Focus will be on diversity and community when the type industry’s premier conference convenes in Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN — The Society of Typographic Aficionados is now accepting proposals for its 2019 TypeCon conference at the Hilton Minneapolis (August 28th – September 1st, 2019). As one of the largest and most diverse US events for typographic and lettering professionals, SOTA is seeking dynamic individuals with a background in type, calligraphy, lettering, and similar creative arts to share their expertise with conference-goers in a friendly and accommodating environment.

Submissions on any topic relevant to typography, lettering and design are welcomed, and may include a description of recent research or discoveries, an analysis of specific challenges facing the industry, or any other presentation that would benefit the larger type and lettering community.

Mary Catherine Pflug, SOTA Vice Chair, says, “I’m proud that TypeCon is an open, exciting, and friendly community of people who love letters. We’re committed to amplifying and showcasing traditionally underrepresented communities in type. First-time speakers are especially welcome!”

Open presentation opportunities include 20 minute talks, 20 minute Education Forum presentations, and a limited number of hands-on workshop sessions. Selected speakers will receive a number of benefits including complimentary admission to the main TypeCon program, as well as the opportunity to engage directly with industry insiders.

All proposals are due no later than March 1st, 2019. To submit a proposal, or learn more about becoming a TypeCon 2019 speaker, visit

The Society of Typographic Aficionados is the nation’s premier not-for-profit association of typographic professionals and educators. Founded in 1995, SOTA is dedicated to increasing accessibility and awareness in the typographic and lettering arts, both within the United States and abroad. Each year, the Society organizes TypeCon: a conference centered around typography, lettering, calligraphy and graphic design. For more information about TypeCon and SOTA, visit and


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