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Design is Evolving at Dizzying Speeds

How do you navigate a dynamic landscape? How do you meet an accelerating future? Join AIGA San Diego at our 20th Annual Y Design Conference, a two-day event filled with creativity, collaboration and community.


Trustee/Educator: $365
Design Leader & Sustaining Member: $390
Supporter and Contributor: $415
Non-Member: $490
Student Member: (Student seating is full, purchase ticket at the Contributor level.)
Student Non-Member: (JOIN AIGA today and register at the Contributor level.)
Groups 5 or more: $390 per attendee (regardless of membership level)

American Express is not accepted online, please email your billing name and thinkshop selection to info@sandiego.aiga.org, along with a phone number where you can be reached to pay over the phone. Please provide a first and second choice thinkshop in case your first has sold out.

* For group registration contact info@sandiego.aiga.org to register.


Sometimes you just need a little nudge to keep things moving ahead. Come get inspired by forward-thinking folk like:

Moderated By:

Andrew Byrom


Gail Anderson

Anderson Newton Design

Michael Bierut


Sandra Equihua


Brian Gartside


Jorge Gutierrez


Justin Manor


Erik Natzke


Justin Skeesuck

The Disabled Traveler

Sharon Werner

Werner Design Werks

Julia Zeltser



The popular Thinkshops are also a highlight offering great interaction in smaller learning groups. Topics include hands-on sessions while other Thinkshops are professional growth seminars.

  • Calligraphy (SOLD OUT)
  • User Experience (SOLD OUT)
  • Quilling (SOLD OUT)
  • Block Printing (SOLD OUT)
  • Vine Video Making
  • Screen Printing (SOLD OUT)
  • “Designed” Aquariums
  • Human Centered Design (SOLD OUT)
  • Get the Clearstory on How to be a Better Designer for Digital Print
  • 5 things Print Designers need to know about Designing for Web

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 info@sandiego.aiga.org

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