There are numerous ways to participate in the Hiett Prize in the Humanities award ceremony and surrounding festivities. A schedule of events is below.


Exclusive VIP Reception
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Brad Oldham Sculpture Studio – 1200 Ross Avenue, Number 180, Dallas
*Included with purchase of Patron Ticket or Homer and Bachelard Tables

Meet the Hiett Prize recipient before the big celebration begins. This lively and upscale, private event includes entertainment, drinks, hors-d’oeuvres, and time to mix and mingle with the recipient, judges, and chairs of the Hiett Prize Committee.

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14th Annual Award Luncheon
12:00 – 1:30pm; Reception 11:30 am
The Ritz Carlton Dallas – 2121 McKinney Avenue, Dallas
Cost: Tickets start at $175 and tables at $2,500

Dine with friends and associates over lunch as the Hiett Prize is awarded to the year’s noteworthy recipient. They will share what the achievement means to them, why they dedicated their lives to the humanities, and how the prize will further their mission to pursue the greater good. The annual luncheon is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet one of the great minds of the humanities.

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Public Forum with the Hiett Recipient
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm; Reception 6:00pm
The Dallas Institute’s Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center – 2711 Routh Street, Dallas
Cost: Free with reservation

In this close setting, attendees are able to have more of a one-on-one experience with the Hiett Prize recipient. Dr. Larry Allums moderates a personal conversation with the winner with more in-depth questions about their work. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and participate in a dialogue.

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Annual Fellows Brunch 
10:30 AM
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
*Private event by invitation only

Once the Hiett Prize is received, the recipient is formally inducted as a Fellow of the Dallas Institute. The recipient joins the ranks of a prestigious group of like-minded individuals with different paths converging in the humanities. From journalists and artists to urban planners, each prize recipient is respected in their field and brings a different experience to each affair.