FAQs

Denver Design Week presented by The IDC Building is a week-long celebration of our region’s most innovative architecture, art, design, and technology—a showcase of our thriving design community with events among the best and brightest in design.

With a focus on elevating the creative industry, we want to strengthen the foundation of our creative community and elevate the profound idea that unites us all—good design.

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

Good design has the power to change the world in real and meaningful ways. Economically, socially and culturally, good design is a driving force in our lives. Denver Design Week presented by The IDC Building aims to be a platform to promote dialogue and discussion about design and how it relates to our city, state and world. Come support our city and help move design forward by hosting an event, participating on a panel or attending an event.

WHEN IS DENVER DESIGN WEEK?

In 2020, the week-long showcase of design will be October 19th – 23rd.

WHERE ARE THE EVENTS BEING HELD?

This year’s events will be held virtually on our website via videos. We’ll also have outdoor art installations around the city that can be explored via car, bike or on foot.

WHAT KIND OF EVENT SHOULD I SUBMIT?

We are looking for a variety of events in both discipline and type. From tours of workshops to a panel of speakers talking about design in your industry, get creative in your proposal. Attendees want to learn and make connections, so all kinds of video presentations are encouraged.

HOW DO I APPLY TO HOST AN EVENT?

Simply download the application here and submit it to info@denverdesignweek.com by August 1. Provide us with a brief description about your event suggestion and your speakers. We’ll review all the applications in August and notify you by August 15, if your event has been selected or if we have further questions.

WHAT IS THE FEE TO HOST AN EVENT OR TOUR?

There is a $500-750 registration fee that applies only to selected events. If you submit an event idea that is not selected, there is no fee. Fees are based on the size of your company and there are discounted rates for nonprofits too.

CAN I SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE EVENT?

Yes! There is no limit to how many event suggestions you can submit. However, the registration fee is still $500-750 per event that is selected.

WHERE DOES THE REGISTRATION FEE GO?

Denver Design Week presented by The IDC Building is a small organization and fees go to the cost of producing this week-long conference, including securing keynote events, marketing, ticketing, host site assistance, and website maintenance.

AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN TICKET SALES?

No, tickets will be managed by Denver Design Week. You will have access to information about the number of tickets sold for your event(s) in the weeks and days preceding the conference.

AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR MY OWN MARKETING?

Denver Design Week presented by The IDC Building will list and market your event as part of a greater Design Week marketing strategy, for which selected productions will be required to submit content – including imagery, language, and relevant technical details. (All content will be reviewed to match Design Week brand standards.) You are also more than welcome, and encouraged, to market your event(s) and Design Week through your social media, website, newsletter and other communication vehicles.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY EVENT?

While we would be disappointed, we understand that things happen. Depending on the date that you cancel, a percentage of your registration fee will non-refundable.
Before August 31 – Full refund
September 1 – 30 – 50% refund
After September 30 – No refund

WHAT ABOUT SPONSORSHIPS? IF I DON’T WANT TO HOST AN EVENT, BUT STILL WANT TO SUPPORT DENVER DESIGN WEEK?

We’re offering a variety of sponsorship packages for companies who want authentic connections with a qualified audience, strategic alignment with other high-impact brands, and loads of exposure online, in print, and all-over social media. Here’s an opportunity to position your company as a proactive leader in the industry who understands that better design means better business and better living. Simply email Jodi at jodi@modernindenver.com and we’ll send you a list of the sponsorship opportunities.