The Y Conference

Y Design Conference: April 3 & 4, 2020 - IMAGINATION

Mark your calendar for the 25th annual Y Design Conference on April 3-4, 2020. The AIGA San Diego Y Design Conference is a national-caliber design conference. The Y Conference brings together industry thinkers, innovators and change-makers for two days of creativity and collaboration.

The Venue

The 25th annual Y Design Conference will be at The Alexandria at Torrey Pines.


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.

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

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Check out the past Y Conferences.

Y24 Yes!
Y23 Illuminate
Y22 Illuminate
Y21 Distill
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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