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Please Note: The April 7 and May 5 Let’s DU Lunch events have been canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let's DU Lunch—Spring 2020

Catch up with the Des Moines community at the spring 2020 Let's DU Lunch speaker series, presented by Drake University and the Greater Des Moines Partnership.


Spring 2020 Topics

Des Moines Art Scene
The Des Moines Art Scene

March 3 // 11:30-1:00PM

Moderator: Sally Dix, Executive Director, Bravo Greater Des Moines

Get an inside look at the Des Moines art scene and a peek at what's to come.

Drake Athletics Logo
Drake Athletics

April 7 // 11:30-1:00PM

Speaker: Brian Hardin, Athletic Director, Drake University

Hear about all the exciting things happening with Des Moines' Hometown Team, the Drake Bulldogs. Plus, get a preview of the 2020 Drake Relays!

Merge Urban Development
Drake Neighborhood Development

May 5 // 11:30-1:00PM

Moderator: Abbey Gilroy, Executive Director, Neighborhood Development Corporation

The Drake Neighborhood is accelerating forward. Key leaders in its development present what the buzz is all about.


Event Details:

Events: March 3, April 7, & May 5

Des Moines Embassy Club
34th Floor of the Ruan Building
666 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; buffet lunch is served at 11:45; speaker begins at noon.)
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Parking: Public parking is available in the public ramp at 9th and Locust.

Please note: Seating is limited. Walk-ins are welcome, but we cannot guarantee a seat without a reservation. Reservations transferable to a guest if you are unable to attend. Registration will close when capacity is met. No refunds given for cancellations or no-shows.

Questions? Contact Cathy Williams, assistant director of signature programs, at or 515-271-2769.



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