+ Event types

We have a variety of event types to choose from, and you can also choose to create your own format. Please see below for descriptions of each event type and examples of past successful events.


Workshops are typically 1.5-2 hours. As with all ADW programming, workshops will be free for all attendees. Materials and AV requirements are the responsibility of the facilitator of the workshop experience. Workshops should be hands-on and accessible to the intended audience.

Workshop Examples from 2018:

Studio Tours and Open Houses

These can be a simple walkthrough of your studio space or a quick demonstration of what your creative firm does through interactive experiences. Make it your own and keep in mind we promote Studio Tours daily from 2pm-6pm. Many hosts provide food as a part of the experience but it is not required.

Studio Tour Examples from 2018:

Panels & Talks

Panels or talks with multiple speakers should have a diverse group of perspectives and identities represented.

Panel and Talk Examples from 2018:

Featured Events

Featured events should expose + engage all of Austin in a dialogue as to how design impacts our lives and how we can take on a more active role in how anyone can find a place in the conversation.

Featured Event Examples from 2018:

Get Creative!

This is where you can get creative. Propose an event in a format that doesn't fit in one of the above categories. It can be an interactive installation, a new form of exploration, or anything else you imagine.

Creative Examples from 2018: