The Y 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.

Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and attendees who made our latest Y Conference, Y23, which took place on May 5-6, 2018, a huge success!

Y24 Design Conference – Yes!
The Alexandria Torrey Pines

March 8–9, 2019


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 Paula Scher, David Carson, Chip Kidd, Karim Rashid, Wayne White, Frank Chimero, Aaron Draplin, Patrick Coyne, Michael Bierut, and Louise Fili.


The Y Design Conference offers unique Thinkshops. They provide the opportunity to learn something new, interact with fellow attendees, learn about the business of design and maybe even get your hands a little messy. Our “Shops” are small intimate sessions limited to 25 people or less.

The Venue

The 24th annual Y Design Conference will be at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines.

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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