Y14 Conference Venue: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego


Powerful. Persuasive. Problem-solving. That's creative energy — that's you — and that's Y14.

Listen, learn, and spark ideas with nationally recognized leaders — the lightning rods of design and business — all converging at one conference. The most important natural resource the world needs right now is creative energy; the force that develops ideas, discovers solutions and pushes business forward. During times of dramatic change, creative thinkers have always seized the opportunity to design the future; and now it's your moment to shine. Inject a shot of adrenaline to your life and your work at Y14. Be inspired! Feel empowered! Get energized! Don't miss out on this chance to recharge your creative energy!


Debbie Millman has worked in the design business for 25 years. She is a Partner and President of the Design division at Sterling Brands. She has been there for twelve years and in that time she has worked on the redesign of global brands for Pepsi, Gillette, Unilever, Colgate, Kimberly Clark, Nestle and Campbell's. Debbie is currently on the National Board of the AIGA and works as a mentor at the High School of Art and Design in New York for three years. She is an author on the design blog Speak Up, a contributor to Print Magazine and she teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2005 she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled "Design Matters with Debbie Millman" and it is featured on the Voice America Business Network. She is the author of two books, "How To Think Like A Graphic Designer," (Allworth Press, 2007) and the forthcoming "Essential Principles of Graphic Design" (Rotovision, 2008). Read More >>


Roshi Givechi


With roots in communication and new media design, Roshi Givechi currently serves as a design director at IDEO. Read More >>

Yolanda Santosa


Yolanda 'Yo' Santosa knew in high school that art was her calling when dissecting frogs, factoring prime numbers and interpreting Kafka failed to interest her. Read More >>

Liz Danzico

School of Visual Arts

Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst, and editor. She is chair of the new MFA in Interaction Design Program at the School of Visual Arts. Read More >>

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Energy (n) [en-er-jee] A source of dynamic inspiration for design.