The 13th Annual Illustration Research Symposium will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, November 2-4, 2023.

This event is jointly hosted by Washington University Libraries, the Dowd Illustration Research Archive, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, and the MFA in Illustration and Visual Culture program (IVC).

Registration & Program

Conference registration is open through October 20, 2023. Please visit our Program page for additional details about the workshops, panels, tours, and more. Our Attendee Information page includes key registration information and details about the conference hotel.

Send any questions to Blind Spots Program Coordinator Danielle Ridolfi at