In 2014, ISL’s design and development teams created a one day conference with one goal: challenge the conventions of our field. We felt, and still do, that hivemindedness and “my way is best”, dogmatic thinking can choke the spirit of originality, and that we should do something about it.

So, this June we’re bringing ContraryCon back in a much bigger way.

June 17th, 2016 ISL will host ContraryCon2 in our Wonderbread space. Designers and developers will gather to be inspired to defy the hive mind, take in and express controversial ideas, and learn new ways to think about our craft.



Our speakers include Ken Barber of House Industries, Eileen Tjan of Other Studio, and Superwaxx, with more to be announced soon. If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring, please email