Save the Date! DEMAN Weekend is November 3-4, 2017

DEMAN Weekend

DEMAN Arts & Media Weekend is the annual signature event at Duke that brings together students and alumni interested in creative industries and features workshops, receptions, master classes, and more.

2017 DEMAN Keynotes

DEMAN 2017 Keynotes

Learn more about Blayne, Peter, Lisa and John.

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2016 DEMAN Weekend

Over 600 Duke students and alumni attended the 7th annual DEMAN Weekend 2016. Each November, DEMAN Weekend invites alumni working in creative industries such as film, comedy, dance, marketing, music, tech, sports and journalism to lead workshops and share advice to help each other navigate creative industries for jobs and internships, whether beginning or advancing their careers.

In addition to the workshops, DEMAN Weekend 2016 began with a keynote conversation featuring HBO's Comedy Development SVP, Amy Gravitt '95, and MSNBC host JJ Ramberg '92 at the Nasher Museum moderated by entertainment correspondent/host Dave Karger '95.

See the 2016 Schedule and Speakers

2016 DEMAN Media Coverage

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Alumni: How to Connect @ DEMAN

We have compiled a list that is a representative sample of some of the arts focused groups that align with DEMAN initiatives. Duke has over 600 organizations that can be searched at or via contacting the University Center Activities & Events (UCAE) office directly for more information. The largest programming and media body on campus is the Duke University Union

Some categories have a large number of groups on campus (for example dance, improv, and acapella) and thus are not fully represented below. Use the sites above for more details. Many of the groups noted span the Duke campus and are applicable beyond the undergraduate population.


Special hotel rates for DEMAN attendees are available below with free shuttles to campus:

21c Museum Hotel
111 N. Corcoran St., Durham, NC 27701
Reservations: (919) 956-6700
Rate: $169/night
Code: DEMAN21C

Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
2102 West Main St, Durham, NC 27705
Reservations: 877-782-9444
Rate: $149/night