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 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.