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.

Private VIP Reception
*Invitation included with the purchase of Patron ticket and tables.

Mix and mingle with the Hiett Prize recipient before the Hiett Award ceremony along with judges, and chairs of the event. This lively and upscale, private event includes entertainment, drinks, and hors-d’oeuvres.


Public Forum with the Hiett Recipient
The Dallas Institute’s Nancy Cain Marcus Conference Center – 2711 Routh Street, Dallas
Cost: Free with registration

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



Annual Fellows Brunch 
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.