Contrary Con 2017
ContraryCon is an anti-conference hosted by ISL that exposes unique thinkers while elevating the DC creative community.
ContraryCon III, Insert Unrest, will focus on those who deliberately agitate their respective disciplines—intentionally breaking best practice and making unconventional decisions to redefine the limits of their craft.
To insert unrest, one must first upset. How? By deviating from convention to agitate the status quo, likely making certain peers and onlookers uncomfortable in the process.
The “awe” of “shock and awe.” This is the moment when a new idea catches on in the face of doubt, and the naysayers eat their words
The aftermath of inserting unrest. The way in which we approach a practice has henceforth changed, thanks to some initial incendiary action. Now, the cycle repeats.
Set in Shaw's historic Wonderbread Factory, a bustling hub of creativity, ContraryCon will feature workshops, discussions, and keynotes from industry-defying artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and engineers.