In addition, the first 500 people who pre-register are guaranteed seating along with the exclusive opportunity to submit questions to the moderators for each panel (this is not available to non pre-registered attendees). We will reach out to you on February 1, 2016 to collect your questions. And all those who have pre-registered also get a chance to vote on the best questions that have been submitted.
*Registration is required for all general admission.
General Admission – FREE
VIP Tickets and Closing Party Beer & BBQ are now sold out. Please do still join us for free General Admission.
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The DART rail stops at Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Although either station is an option, Fair Park Station is closer to The Music Hall and Women’s Museum, locations of the DFOI. In addition, information on arriving at Fair Park via DART bus and TRE is located here.
For more information or schedules, please visit DART.org.
Please visit this map for location information. Please be advised, there are no free in/out privileges on Friday or Saturday.
The Music Hall at Fair Park is located at 909 1st Ave., Dallas, 75210
The Woman’s Museum (Festival HQ) at Fair Park is located at 3800 Parry Ave., Dallas 75315
General Admission Parking
Friday: GA Parking is available at Fair Park for FREE through Gate 5.
Saturday: GA Parking is available at Fair Park for $10 through Gate 2. *Please note, Gate 5 is not available on Saturday.
VIP ticket holders receive complimentary valet parking.
Friday: Valet Parking is available at Fair Park through Gate 4.
Saturday: Valet Parking is available at Fair Park through Gate 3. *Please note, Gate 4 is not available on Saturday.
General Admission Bus Parking
Friday: Buses can enter at Gate 4 and unload in front of Music Hall. Then, buses will be able to park in any available spots in the Music Hall lots, as directed by attendants. Parking is $10.
Saturday: Buses can enter at Gate 3 and unload near the Women’s Museum. Then, buses will be directed to lot 3E to park. Parking is $10.
Shuttles will be circulating between the Women’s Museum and Music Hall on Saturday, February 20th.
Thank you for your interest in covering The Dallas Festival of Ideas. For press-related inquiries and press accreditation, please email Ariel Herr at Hargrove Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be live entertainment and arts installations throughout the festival. Check the “Performances” and “Activities” page on the website to see the line-up of artists and performers.
Coffee bar and snacks available for purchase at the Music Hall
Coffee / refreshments available for purchase in Women’s Museum/Festival HQ
There will be 400 boxed lunches available to purchase at the Music Hall. Two restaurants, Pizza Lounge and Craft & Growler, will also be open for lunch guests. These restaurants are only two-minute walk from the venues, immediately across the road from the DART station.
Deep Ellum has plenty of restaurants should you want to leave for a little bit (note there are no in/out privileges for parking)
Or, feel free to bring your own lunch!
In addition, the closing night Beer and BBQ are available for $30 to pre-purchase.
VIP ticket holders will receive a complimentary reception on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday morning and lunch on Saturday.
As the future leaders of Dallas, we know that students and children play an important role in shaping The Dallas Festival of Ideas’ discourse and ensuing action. There will be special programming in the Festival Headquarters (Women’s Museum) that is geared for children ages three and up. We respectfully ask that you consider the maturity of your children and students when attending the city panels and opening session. The recommended age for children to attend the festival is fourteen.