Consider the role of taste, sight, touch, smell, and sound in design with this selection of sensory-based experiences.


Image: The Sound of the Genuine


Develop awareness skills based on music, mindfulness, neuroscience, and design at The Sound of the Genuine. Transfer your art and craft skills to a new medium at the Make a Chocolate Sculpture workshop. Join a delicious celebration of community and conversation at Association dinner - Benji Wagner + Andy Young with Sam Smith of Tusk.

April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm4:00pm/ Festival Event
April 7, 2019 / 1:00pm5:00pm/ Festival Event
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Immerse yourself at All The Feels, a large scale installation and exhibition full of highly textured paintings, over-sized fun shaped cushions, mixed media wiggly sculptures by Vania Vananina.

April 8, 2019 / 9:00am6:00pm/ Festival Event


Hear from a panel of design and brand experts as they discuss how sensory experiences—like music, crafts and visual storytelling—are building brand identity at Building Brands Through Experiences. Better understand the new ecosystem of podcasts and audio storytelling as podcast producers and audio storytellers share their craft at Designing for the Ear: The Best of Podcasts and Audio Storytelling.

April 9, 2019 / 5:00pm7:00pm/ Festival Event
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Join The Metaphysical Photo Booth for a light bath in their beautiful environment—document yourself in a relaxed and happy moment, and take a photo strip home with you.

April 10, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm/ Festival Event

Event: Sound + Style: The Influential Role of Music in Design


Join a panel discussion focusing on the connection between music and design at Sound + Style: The Influential Role of Music in Design. Hear from John Alderman, co-author of Designing Across Senses, with a talk and Q&A on multimodal design. Experience The 5 Senses of Juniper as you engage in an interactive setting presenting a myriad of design possibilities and applications of Western Juniper wood. Be led through three distinctly immersive rooms, each evoking a different mood and theme surrounding a featured cocktail at Amplifier: A multi-sensory tasting experiment at The Jupiter Next Hotel.

April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm9:00pm/ Festival Event
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April 11, 2019 / 6:00pm10:00pm/ Festival Event


At The Pressure Is Good for You, A Talk Show, explore the central theme of "Feel" with a number of conversations, performances and surprises, which may include an octopus researcher, a haptic technologist, conversations about empathy, musical performances, comedy, live art and dance, etc.

April 12, 2019 / 8:00pm10:00pm/ Festival Event
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All are welcome to share stories and food at a special edition of Tender Table: Stories about food, family, identity. Tender Table is a storytelling platform for women, trans men and nonbinary folks who are black, indigenous, or people of color, seeking out narratives about the sweet, savory, sour, and bitter relationships to food and its connections to identity, memory, and community.