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April en Blanc

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on March 15, 2017 | 0 comment

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April is going to be a busy month for Le Dîner en Blanc with five cities, in five different countries: Australia, Brazil, Mexico, United States and Panama!  Two events return after a year off and a new city is welcomed into the Dîner en Blanc International family.  It all starts in Perth, Australia. Last year, Le Dîner en Blanc – Perth inaugural edition was an outstanding success.  Nearly 1500 guests gathered ...

Le Dîner en Blanc in the News around the World!

Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 28, 2017 | 0 comment

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The 2017 season of Le Dîner en Blanc officially starts Saturday, March 4th with events in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. Being such a photogenic event as well as touching so many different lifestyle topics, it is no wonder that the media are fond of it.  Here are some clippings that have caught our attention so far.   For viewing, click on the Media logo. In Auckland,  has some very good tips on What to W...

Back in Sao Paulo and Grand Premiere in Rio de Janeiro

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Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 23, 2017 | 0 comment

Under the guise of a simple and elegant picnic, Le Dîner en Blanc highlight...

The ever-growing Le Dîner en Blanc Family: 2 New Cities Debut this Spring

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Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 17, 2017 | 0 comment

Every year, the unique and grand tradition of Le Dîner en Blanc continues e...

Only a few weeks away from the first Dîner en Blanc of the year!

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Posted by Chantal Blanchard on February 10, 2017 | 0 comment

The countdown is on!  The first Dîner en Blanc events of 2017 will soo...

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Will the event be cancelled or postponed in case of rain?

Le Dîner en Blanc is a rain or shine event. Each guests’ presence is necessary and mandatory, regardless of the weather. In case of rain, guests must remember to bring a white or transparent raincoat, poncho and/or umbrella. However, if public safety becomes an issue due to severe weather (ex. thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornados…), the local Hosts may decide to cancel or postpone the event.

I was invited by a member to attend the last Dîner en Blanc. Will I automatically be invited back this year?

Unfortunately, you will not automatically receive an invitation to this year’s event. The current online system allows for one “registered member” and one “invited guest” to be seated at each table, making registered members the only ones to be automatically re-invited. In the near future, all Dîner en Blanc participants will become members, and both people will be automatically re-invited the following year. Until we make this change, you may return this year with the same person, get invited/sponsored by another member, or register to the waiting list to become a member yourself.

Is it possible to organize a Dîner en Blanc in my city?

Dîner en Blanc International has established an exclusive service to facilitate the organization and management of Dîner en Blanc events around the world. This turnkey service enables interested local teams to produce Dîner en Blanc in their own city, while connecting to the international network. For more information, write to info@dinerenblanc.info.

What is the selection process for hosting a Dîner en Blanc event in my city?

To apply to host a Diner en Blanc event, please follow the link to Le Dîner en Blanc - Application Form. We will review your application, and if your team is qualified, we will schedule a conference call to continue the application process and give you more information regarding the organization of a Dîner en Blanc event. Please take note that we will only consider applications if all requested information has been submitted.

What is the typical time frame for organizing a Dîner en Blanc event?

Organizing a large-scale event like Dîner en Blanc requires a great deal of commitment and preparation. We generally require a minimum of 6 months to help you organize and execute your event.

Are there any costs associated with becoming an official host of a Dîner en Blanc event?

Dîner en Blanc International does not charge local hosts to become part of the network, nor does it charge for trademark use. Local hosts must understand, however, that by undertaking this project, they accept the responsibilities associated with hosting a large-scale event and commit to respecting the guidelines and specifications intended to preserve the spirit and the values of Le Dîner en Blanc.

What is the typical cost to attend this event?

In order to cover the production costs of a Dîner en Blanc event, each guest will pay an average of $30 USD to the local host organization as participation fee, which covers the inherent costs of organizing the event (transportation, security, insurance, etc.). At the time of registration, guests also pay an annual $8 USD fee to Dîner en Blanc International. This annual fee ensures that registered members have the priority of being automatically re-invited to the following year’s event; they can also sponsor a friend to attend the event and join the Dîner en Blanc International network.

What are the membership and transaction fees for?

Membership and transaction fees are used to cover the inherent costs of training, support and technological services to all the organizers around the world, to enable them to organize their own event, as offered by Dîner en Blanc International. These services allow us to preserve and convey the concept’s values, to sustain our corporate standards by regrouping them within a single network and, to develop technical tools. The membership offers members a number of online services that will grow in the coming years. Dîner en Blanc International is working on updating its platforms (release planned for 2016) so that all participants of a Dîner en Blanc event 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.
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If you wish to attend, or would like more information about an event in a specific city, please write directly to the city, by using its name, followed by @dinerenblanc.info
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If you wish to organize a Dîner en Blanc® in your city, please click on the "Organize an Event" link at the bottom of the home page to fill out the appropriate application form.

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