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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 and Patrick Coyne.


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 info@sandiego.aiga.org

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Check out the past Y Conferences

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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