• Celebrate Austin design through a week of workshops, talks, studio tours and events this November as the city celebrates its creative economy in the inaugural Austin Design Week.

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It's here: the 2016 Austin Design Week Schedule

The Austin Design Week 2016 schedule is now live! Check out the lunchtime workshops and talks, afternoon studio tours and evening events. Head over to the schedule page and explore. We'll be adding updates to these events in the upcoming weeks, and will announce some of our featured evening speakers and a couple of other surprises in weeks to come. In the meantime, start exploring and holding your seat! We hope you'll make plans to join us as we bring together a wide variety of designers in one of the nation’s most creative capitals.

Featured Events

Austin Design Week Hub

The Austin Design Week Hub is your central meeting spot for Austin Design Week. Ask our volunteers questions, hang out with new and old friends, and experience the IBM design installation.

  • E. William Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), UT at Austin
  • 2301 Trinity St.
  • Austin, TX 78712

ADW Kickoff : Welcome Keynote + Craft Beer by Design

Welcome keynote and kick off event with beer branding panel. Come hear Doreen Lorenzo's keynote and discuss the Austin beer scene as a unique market for creative craft and community.

  • Austin Beerworks
  • 3009 Industrial Terrace
  • Austin, TX 78758

ADW 2016 Closing Party: Keynote + Designers on the Verge

Join us to close this inaugural year of Austin Design Week. We'll close with a Keynote from James Victore, and a series of flash talks from designers on the verge.

  • Canopy/invenio
  • 916 Springdale Rd.
  • Austin, TX 78702

Want to get involved? We're looking for volunteers!

Want to get involved in Austin Design Week? We're looking for volunteers! We need passionate individuals to help us set up for events, greet and check in attendees and be the face of Austin Design Week at our events. Help us make this inaugural year of Austin Design Week a success by volunteering.

2016 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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Community Partners:

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Media Partner:

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