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Event Types

When you apply for a license to organize a #DEN event, you'll be asked to choose an event type. #DEN event types are exactly what they sound like: different kinds of #DEN events. Every #DEN event falls under one of these categories, and while all events follow a very similar format, some different basics, rules and audiences apply to each type of event.

Signature event

This annual event is the marquee of all events.  Membership, which is required to register and attend, is open to the public and subject to all Term, Conditions of Use, and PoliciesLearn more


University event

Holding your event for your university? This event type is for those hosted at a college or university and organized by current university administration staff/organizations, faculty or students. Learn more


Community-Specific event

A community-specific event is a #DEN event catering you any sub-community (i.e. women, LGBT) where community-based issues are at the core of the event. This event may also be organized around the official annual community-focused conference (LGBT Pride, woman conferences, etc). Learn more

Internal event

This is for corporate/business, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and hospitals that want to organize an event under an institutional or organizational name. This event type and the naming exception it grants is approved only for internal, private, employees/supporter-only events. These events provide the framework for businesses to build employee morale & encourage a work-life balance through private, staff-only events built on #DEN's winning formula of unique dining experiences.  Learn more

Salon event

This is a small weekly, monthly, or quarterly event that keeps a #DEN community engaged between regularly scheduled annual #DEN events. In order to organize a Salon event, applicants must already have an existing standard license.


What Dîner en Noir IS NOT
  • Dîner en Noir event isn’t an industry or marketing conference. It isn’t limited to one industry or field. It isn’t used to sell something.

  • A Dîner en Noir event is not organized by or for special-interest political, religious or commercial groups.

  • A Dîner en Noir event cannot partner with another conference or event without prior consent by Corporate.

  • Dîner en Noir event can’t be co-branded with an institution except under specific license types – for a college or university, or for internal events (for corporations, organizations or nonprofit).

  • A Dîner en Noir event is not a platform for professional national artists, such as motivational speakers and professional life coaches. Its purpose is to give a platform to those in the community who don’t often have one.

  • Dîner en Noir event is not focused solely on entrepreneurship, business or technology.  Diversity of small business owners and corporations is key!

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