MicroCon 2023

Ladonia is the host nation for the biennial conference of micronations this year in both Chicago and Ypres


Micronations (so far)




What is MicroCon?

MicroCon is a conference for micronational leaders, citizens, and interested parties that has been convening every other year (biennially) since 2015. Ladonia has sent a delegation to 3 of the first 4 events, missing only 2017. 2023 will be the fifth edition of the event, and Ladonia has won the honor of hosting both the USA gathering in Chicago, Illinois and the European event in Ypres, Belgium (the European conference is co-hosted by Ladonia and Flandrensis).

2023 MicroCon in both the USA & EU

For the first time, there will be two MicroCon events in the summer of ’23. The first will be the MicroCon USA event in the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Joliet June 30-July 2. The second event will be MicroCon EU in Ypres, Belgium on August 12. Tickets are now on sale for both events. Registrations will close on May 15 (for both events), and for the USA event, the special hotel rates that have been negotiated with the conference venue will close on May 9th. Hotel prices after the special group rate expires are expected to be quite high as there is a NASCAR race in Chicago that same weekend.

MicroCon Chicago

MicroCon Chicago (okay, technically Joliet) is scheduled for June 30-July 2, with July 1st being the BIG full day of conference talks, presentations, and the popular white-tie MicroCon Gala. Tickets are on sale now…

MicroCon Ypres

MicroCon Ypres will be the first MicroCon held outside of the US. Scheduled for August 12 (a little more than a month after the Chicago MicroCon in case you want to attend both!), Ypres promises to be picturesque and full of history.