November 13-14, 2017
School of Visual Arts Theatre, NEW YORK CITY
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Thought Leadership

REACH brings together today’s most insightful design leaders, so why not learn from them before the conference? Consider this your daily destination for industry trends and insider expertise. Check back regularly for Q&A’s with our programming team and each of our speakers as they talk about their careers, their influences and what it means to be a creative leader.

Q&A with REACH Speaker Stephen Gates

In Stephen Gates’ 15+ years as a creative leader, he’s formulated strategies and
standards that inspire teams to go beyond. Collaboration, craft, learning, ideation—
these components act as puzzle pieces in Stephen’s design and leadership beliefs, and
he’ll be sharing these insights with you at REACH: Accelerating Creative Leadership this
November 13-14 in New York City.

You'll want to read every single Q&A from Stephen. You'll leave with some amazing insight!

Q&A with REACH Opening Keynote Speaker Jonathan Adler

Jonathan began as an artist and sculptor and now has 25 Jonathan Adler stores worldwide, a thriving e-commerce site, a wholesale business with over 1,000 locations globally and the influence of his design sensibility in the home accessory market can be seen everywhere.

Simply put, Jonathan is an example of everything someone in a creative profession can accomplish when they recognize their own talent and effectively leverage it to assume a position of leadership.

I spent a few minutes with Jonathan and wanted to share some of his thoughts before he joins us at REACH.

Pro tips from Creative Leaders and InSource

REACH is just around the corner and to further prepare you for transformative sessions covering business innovation, critical problem solving, corporate leadership and more, we’ve teamed up with InSource to discover the strategies used by today’s leading creative pioneers. Add their actionable advice to your arsenal, and get ready for an inspiration-packed schedule this November 13-14 at REACH that will help you make the leap to the next phase of your career as a leader.

Q&A with REACH Speaker John Maeda

In the intersection of business, design and technology, you’ll find John Maeda’s thirst for
creative discovery, and his desire to fuse the three together. Examples of his curiosity can
be found in his celebrated books, The Laws of Simplicity, Creative Code, and Redesigning
Leadership, and in his role as Global Head of Computational Design + Inclusion at

Q&A with Sara Kalick

As the VP & General Manager of Leadfully—a new product from SYPartners—Sara Kalick is
not only a leader herself, but she’s in the business of helping leaders of every stage grow
to their fullest potential, and navigate the evolving world of creative leadership. Before she
shares her powerful strategies at the upcoming REACH: Accelerating Creative Leadership,
we wanted to ask Sara a few questions about the conference and what it means to be a
good leader.

Q&A with REACH Keynote and New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin

A New York Times bestselling author, Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Gretchen will be sharing ideas from her new book The Four Tendencies at the upcoming REACH Conference. We wanted to catch up with her early to get her insights on Creative Leadership and the conference.

Q&A with Advisory Board Member Debbie Millman

I recently spent some time with REACH Advisory Board member Debbie Millman. She shared what a great leader looks like, the challenges of being a creative leader today, what inspires her personally and what advice she would give her younger self. Her answers are incredibly interesting and enlightening. Take a few minutes and check them out below.

Q&A with Advisory Board Member Ande La Monica

We recently sat down with Advisory Board member Ande La Monica and talked shop on creative leadership, professional growth and getting out of your comfort zone.