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Missed Connection - DesignPhilly FAQs

11 May 2023
Written by Preeti Reddy
DP Festival

A lot of things changed here at DesignPhiladelphia, so in April, the team hosted an orientation for new and returning event partners. For those of you who couldn’t make it, we won’t judge! In fact, here are the frequently asked questions from the session. We’ll also be hosting a happy hour if we haven’t answered your question, you want to meet the team & other designers, or you want a drink on us! Click here to RSVP


What/when/where is DesignPhiladelphia?

DesignPhiladelphia is a 2 week festival held every year in October promoting local designers and Philadelphia as a design city by introducing design to the public and building relationships across disciplines. This year DesignPhiladelphia is from Oct 4-15 with festival hubs at Cherry Street Pier & the Center for Architecture and Design. Event partners also hold events all around the city.

What’s the difference between an event/installation and an open house/design display?

An event should have programming whether that’s a talk, exhibition, or workshop, while an open house should be focused on mingling with guests at your office or studio with no programming.

Similarly, installations are larger scale and hosted at the festival hubs or a public location in Philadelphia, while design displays are in the windows of your store or studio.

Where do I sign up?

Right here! Sign up by May 31st for an Early Bird discount.

I don’t see an option for installations. How do I sign up for an installation?

Reach out to Preeti Reddy, and we can talk about your project and installation options.

Help! I’m trying to check out but it won’t let me!

Make sure you select “No Shipping Required” as the postage option in your basket

I checked out. Where do I submit my event details?

Check the email you used to checkout. You should receive a registration confirmation email with a link to submit your event details. If you have multiple events, make sure to submit a new form for each event.

If you didn’t receive the link, please let us know.

I need to submit a photo for my event but don’t have a final photo yet. What should I do?

We understand! Please submit a temporary photo for now. This can be a concept photo or an image with a similar activity or atmosphere as your event. You can update your event with the final photo when it’s available.

How do I update my event information?

After you fill out the event information form, you should receive a confirmation email with your responses. At the bottom of the email, there is a link to update your response. If you submit multiple events, please save all of the confirmation emails as each event has its own update link.

Can I update my event information after the deadline?

Yes but you should have the broad strokes of your event submitted before the deadline. This includes:

  • A title
  • Description
  • Date
  • Location
  • Logo
  • Photo

If things do change, just use the “Edit the submission” link at the bottom of the event information confirmation email to edit.

If I’m hosting multiple events, should I become a sponsor? What are the benefits?

If you’re hosting 3 or more events, you should definitely be thinking about sponsorship. As a sponsor, the DesignPhiladelphia team will help with content creation and promotion around your programming and your brand. You’ll also get additional sponsor benefits such as logo placement, additional Kickoff Party tickets, among other things. If you’re thinking of holding multiple events, reach out to Jermaine Jenkins to talk through all of your options!

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