ULI Dallas-Fort Worth is seeking applications from members for Forum Programs. These forums are held throughout the year, alternating with Signature Events (Capital Markets, What’s New What’s NEXT?, DFW Marketplace, IMPACT Awards and Emerging Trends) to provide exciting opportunities to tackle a broad range of topics related to the world of commercial real estate in the DFW market. The format and schedule for these events are flexible and customizable to the needs of a topic or location, and can include panels, keynotes, tours, and social events.
Each forum will be led by a Session Designer or team of designers. The Session Designer is the applicant and, if designated, the lead organizer of the event, working with the ULI DFW Programs Committee and staff to plan the event, including venues, speakers, logistics, sponsorship and marketing. Session Designers may be hosts, speakers, sponsors and/or moderators at the event, and will receive recognition for their efforts before, during and/or after the event.
Applications received will be evaluated and chosen based on:
- Completeness of the application, including topic development, identified speakers, potential venues and sponsors.
- Uniqueness of the topic, relative both to other ULI DFW events and to recent events by similar membership or media organizations in the DFW market.
- Fit with the goals and mission of ULI both nationally and in the DFW district council including Decarbonization and Net-Zero, Increasing Housing Attainability, Educating the Next Generation of Diverse Leaders, and strategic, value-driven, informative events with a dedication to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Resources identified, including sponsors and venues available at reduced or no cost. More complex or expensive events, including those with tours, catered meals and/or alcohol, will require additional resources from ULIDFW, unless offset by sponsorship or donations. Larger commitments from Session Designer(s) to lead sponsorship and marketing efforts will assist ULIDFW staff.