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2015 Diner en Blanc Sold Out!

Posted by Drew McKenzie on August 28, 2015 | 0 comment

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Once again our team is thrilled to have another sell out for the 2015 edition of Diner en Blanc Cincinnati. Not only will this be our biggest event in attendees but we sold out in record time. Thanks to all of our volunteers and to broader community for your support of this unique event. Over the next several days you will be hearing from our volunteer table leaders on key details about the event to help you prepare. For those of you una...

2015 Phase 3 Registration Starts at 12pm on August 25!

Posted by Drew McKenzie on August 23, 2015 | 1 comment

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Phase 3 (waiting list) will be sent on August 24. Registration starts Wednesday (August 25th) at 12pm. This year we have purposfully made sure that more spaces are available for Phase 3 this year. Please be patient as we are expecting a high volume of traffic on the site as you wait your turn in the queue. Given our experience from past years, we expect that the event will be completely sold out within hours of opening Phase 3. W...

2015 Phase 2 Registration Starts at 12pm on August 19!

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Posted by Drew McKenzie on August 18, 2015 | 0 comment

Phase 2 invites have been sent. Registration starts tomorrow (August 19th) at 12p...

2015 Phase 1 Registration Starts at 12pm on August 14!

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Posted by Drew McKenzie on August 13, 2015 | 0 comment

Phase 1 invites are going out this evening (August 13th) and Phase 1 Registration...

2015 Diner en Blanc Date Set - September 19, 2015

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Posted by Drew McKenzie on August 04, 2015 | 2 comments

We are pleased to announce that we have set a date for the Diner en Blanc Cincinn...

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What are the membership and transaction fee for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers from around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, graciously offered by Diner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve the values conveyed by the concept, to sustain the corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop these technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will be multiplied in the coming years. Diner en Blanc International is working in updating its platforms - release planned for 2016 - in order for all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event to become members. In addition, this annual fee will allow members to register for as many Dîner en Blanc events in the world as they wish.

Is it an illegal activity?

Le Dîner en Blanc - Paris is held on the most prestigious sites of the city, without authorization. The first editions were not easy to put in place. Today, the French authorities know the organization and know that it’s always well controlled. Moreover, the event’s photogenic quality adds to the city’s image of a modern and stylish city, open to the world. To ensure the safety of our International DEB guests, we require that the local hosts have the proper authorization, permits and insurances before proceeding with their event.

How many Dîner en Blanc events are there in the world?

There are close to 60 events scheduled, or in the process of being approved for 2015! Most take place in North America and Europe with a total of one hundred thousand members participating each year. The largest and most internationally recognized Dîner en Blanc, is the original event in Paris. Instigated over 27 years ago by François Pasquier and his close friends, it attracts today almost 15,000 people yearly. The second largest event is based in Montreal, Canada with 5,500 guests.

I have seen that many of your events worldwide are associated with certain brands, is there a possibility for sponsorship opportunities?

Dîner en Blanc International prides itself on being associated with some of the most exciting and elegant brands worldwide, however this event is first and foremost a dinner amongst friends and is not intended to be an event overly saturated with brand and marketing opportunities.

What are the key rules of the event?

Le Dîner en Blanc is quite different from other evenings. Seats are allotted on site in a very specific manner. - Once confirmed, the presence of each guest thus becomes essential and mandatory, whatever happens and regardless of weather conditions; - Colour: white only; - Bring a picnic basket, white table cloth, table (between 28”x28” and 32”x32”) and foldable chairs (white); - Arrive and depart by bus or organised public transit; - Bring one’s refuse when departing and leave the place as clean as it was upon arrival.

How can we participate?

One must know a member of the organisation to receive an invitation. In other words, it’s a friendly co-optation system.

Why are the tables and chairs not being rented this year?

It’s almost impossible to find 1500 identical tables and it can be very difficult having to deal with several suppliers. In Paris, guests have always brought their own table and chairs and it’s much simpler that way. They thus play a bigger role and, in a way, they too become organisers of the festivity. As well, we would like to keep the same friends over several years and their table will in this way become cost-effective.

What must guests bring?

A table, two (white) chairs, a picnic basket comprised of quality menu items and china dinner service. They must wear white and be dressed elegantly. Originality is encouraged as long as it stays stylish and denotes taste.
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