Rooted in the seminal book, Learning From Las Vegas, Duck Duck Shed explores various aspects of gaming, entertainment, and cuisine, through an evolutionary lens by hearing from those that built this one-of-a-kind city. Sessions by acclaimed authors and industry leaders are joined with walking tours, backstage access, and first-person insights leave visitors with a greater appreciation for Las Vegas’ cultural contributions. In its sophomore year, Duck Duck Shed continues to expand to new audiences while maintaining excellence in programming.

The four-day event offered 29 individual programs including panels, exhibitions, culinary arts, entertainment, pop culture tours and family-focused learning.

A first for Duck Duck Shed is the addition of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Credits for five of the 2023 programs.

29  Individual Programs | 97.8% Surveyed Will Attend Again


The Persona, The Person:  Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas
Exhibition Las Vegas City Hall Grand Gallery


The Persona, The Person:  Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas
Exhibition Opening


Deep Dive on Cirque du Soleil’s “O” – Celebrating 25 Years in Las Vegas


Walking Tour of Downtown Las Vegas
Richard Hooker


From Neon to Natural: The Use of Light in Casino
Gillian Wynn | Roger Thomas | Todd-Avery Lenahan | Elaine Wynn

Dinner With Oscar
Oscar Goodman

Food Through the Ages: Tasting Las Vegas’ Food History
Chef Adrian Garcia | Restaurateur Kim Owens | Food Historian Sarah Lohman


Innovating Entertainment: The Evolution of Experience Design in Las Vegas
Stefan Al


Still Learning From Las Vegas with Christopher Hawthorne
Christopher Hawthorne


Sphere: Postcard from Earth


Duck Duck Shed for Ducklings: Architecture for Kids
Andrea Loney


The Architecture + Design of Sphere
Christopher Hawthorne


Mid-century Movie Night at The Beverly Theater


Behind the Signs: Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas Gallery Talk with Todd Fisher


By Architects for Architects (and Enthusiasts!): A Tour of the Neon Boneyard
Eric Strain

Viva Las Vegas Movies
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America’s Playground: Las Vegas Public Spaces
Jim Burnett, FASLA | Eric Strain | Jerry van Eyck
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