We’re putting the finishing touches on this year’s conference program and we’re eager to share it with you. Once again, we’ve gathered together some of the brightest names in type and design to bring their experience, skill, and stories to TypeCon2014, including:

Aaron Bell, Thierry Blancpain, Scott Boms, Matthew Carter, Nadine Chahine, Nancy Sharon Collins, John Collins, Carl Crossgrove, Silas Dilworth, John Paul Dowling, John Downer, Kimberly Elam, Rachel Elnar, Lauren Emeritz, Allison Fisher, Martina Flor, Tobias Frere-Jones, Kimya Gandhi, Victor Gaultney, Ryan Gibboney, Mitch Goldstein, Amber Goodvin, Mary Hart, Brockett Horne, John Hudson, Richard Hunt, Mark Jamra, Rob Keller, Sean King, Laura Kinneberg, Akira Kobayashi, Sarang Kulkarni, Alice J. Lee, Ann Lemon, David Lemon, Gerry Leonidas, Lara McCormick, Jennifer Messenger-Heilbronner, Aoife Mooney, Corinne Nakamura-Rybak, Hrant Papazian, Ashley John Pigford, Jeff Pulaski, Stephen Rapp, David Jonathan Ross, Rob Saunders, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, Debi Sementelli, Dustin Senos, Sang-Duck Seo, Nick Shinn, Mark Simonson, Gabriel Solomons, Michael Stinson, Sumner Stone, Dana Tanamachi, Tricia Treacy, Liron Lavi Turkenich, Guy Villa, Mila Waldeck, Brian Warren, Jim Wasco, Julian Waters, Terrance Weinzierl, Marcin Wichary, Xandra Zamora, and others to be announced.

Presentations and workshops will explore topics such as:

Defining culture with the alphabet; watercolor lettering; integrating letterpress into the classroom; designing for low literacy; making the connection between calligraphy and type; a celebration of Josef Müller-Brockmann, father of the International Style; considerations on Hebrew and Devanagari type; the romance of offset; Victorian-era calling card symbology; Glyphs.app mastery; 20th century metal type ephemera; behind the typography of Facebook and Medium; exploring octagonal letterforms; the business of independent type designers; teaching letter drawing and the expressive brush; food packaging in America; the current Swiss Style; and much, much more.

Keep an eye on the conference program, the education forum and workshop schedules, as well as the special events pages for the latest updates and additions.