Host an Event

San Francisco Design Week brings together over 50,000 designers, trade professionals, non-profits, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Whether you are looking to host an event, create an installation, or speak – we’re equipped to help connect you to the design community across the Bay.


Why host an event?

  • Support your design community during the largest coordinated design event in San Francisco
  • Official SFDW participant designation, with rights to use SFDW logo and brand on promotions
  • Reach over 50,000 participating attendees, thought leaders, orgs and companies
  • Direct positioning w/ other premium industry leaders in design
  • Showcase your work and build relationships
  • Increase exposure through the official event calendar, marketing and press engagement
  • Add to your portfolio by self-producing an event or installation
  • Direct recruiting tool for hiring and partnerships

Apply to Host an Event

Represent a Non-Profit? Registration fees are waived! Use the Non-Profit Event Registration Form Are you an Emerging Designer or just starting out? We want to show our support! Contact us to see if you qualify for free registration!


Who gets involved

San Francisco Design Week has grown to represent a diverse and vibrant industry across many design disciplines. From small startups to enterprise businesses, our hosts run the gamut:

AI Design

Automotive Design



Business of Design

Culinary Design

Digital and Tech

Design Education

Experience Design

Fashion Design

Product Design

Film / Media


Game Design

Graphic Design


Industrial Design

Interior Design

Landscape Design



Product Design

Service Design

Sound Design

Urban Planning & Design


And More!


Peek at past events – 2017 Events, 2016 Events, 2015 Events


Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration pricing ends March 1st.

We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 so the fee’s we collect cover promotional and marketing costs for your event leading up to and during design week. To continue serving the SF Design Community by producing this event we rely on these registration fees, sponsorship, donations and the goodness of others. Thank you for support!

Are you a Non-Profit? Registration fees are waived for registered non-profit organizations, and should use the Non-Profit Event Registration Form.

Registering for multiple events or will paying the event hosting fee cause significant economic hardship? Contact us for a discount!

Coffee with a Designer: $50*

*Early Bird ends 3/1

Studio Crawl, 6/8 & 6/15: $99*

*Early Bird ends 3/1

Host an event: $250*

*Early Bird ends 3/1

Apply to participate during SF Design Week

Ready? Apply to have your event added to our calendar by completing the form linked below. We’ll be reviewing all applications to make sure the events are in line with the mission of SF Design Week and will be announcing participants.

Event Registration Application

We’ll be reviewing all applications to make sure the events are in line with the mission of SF Design Week. Once approved, we’ll be in touch with next steps. Event applications not accepted into this years program will receive a fee refund. Check out our FAQ for more information.

Host FAQ

Questions? Contact the SFDW Events Team