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21st Annual AIGA San Diego Y Design Conference

Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2, 2016

Highlights from Y20

Y20 Thank You Heading

20th Anniversary video by Fernando Campos of Poetica Films

Y20 Velocity video by Al Lopez

Y20 Pixels of Fury video by Al Lopez

20 Years of the Y. In Under 2 Minutes.

A Big Thank You for an Amazing Conference

Bring Your Entire Department to the Y Design Conference

Are You Game Enough to Compete in Pixels of Fury at the Y Design Conference?

100 Hoopties: A Y Conference Story

The Conference

The AIGA San Diego Y Design Conference is a national-caliber design conference hosted by AIGA San Diego. The Y Conference brings together industry thinkers, innovators and change-makers for two days of creativity and collaboration.


The Y Conference has a reputation for featuring some of the most established names in design as well as up-and-coming talent. Recent Y-Conference keynote presenters have included Chip Kidd, Karim Rashid, Wayne White, Frank Chimero, Aaron Draplin, Patrick Coyne, and Michael Bierut.


The popular Thinkshops are also a highlight offering great interaction in smaller learning groups. Topics include hands-on sessions such as screen printing or designing for letterpress while other Thinkshops are professional growth seminars.

The Venue

The AIGA San Diego Y Design Conference takes place every year at the amazing Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice on the beautiful campus of the University of San Diego. There you are, up on a hill overlooking Mission Valley and the waters of Mission Bay. Wow. You can’t help but be inspired.

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How can I get involved?

The Y Conference Planning Committee always needs volunteers to help make this inspiring event happen. You’ll meet fellow creatives and enjoy a big discount on the conference as well. Want to help? Contact

Thank You to Our Y20 Sponsors

  • Basecamp logo
  • Adobe logo
  • Commarts logo
  • Shutterstock logo
  • Emigre Fonts logo
  • Domtar logo
  • Mohawk Paper logo
  • Yupo logo
  • Neenah logo
  • Vitamin T logo
  • Neyenesch logo
  • Clearstory logo
  • Quality Letterpress logo
  • San Diego Portfolio Studio logo
  • Emagine Digital Printing logo
  • SCAD logo
  • Skillshare logo
  • Uppercase Magazine logo
  • sappi logo

Check out the past Y Conferences

Y20 Velocity

Y19 Curiosity

Y18 Senses

Y17 Drive

Y16 Spark

Y15 Shift

Y14 Energy

Y13 Seeds of Change

Y12 Push

Y11 Play

Y10 X

Y9 Moxy

Y8 Proximity

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