Exceptional events are designed, not just attended.


Exceptional events are designed, not just attended.


Exceptional events are designed, not just attended.


Exceptional events are designed, not just attended.


We are 196.

Female-founded and led.

An independent, global, and socially conscious event, strategy, and design company.

Our work has a long-standing record of the highest level of intentionality and creativity. We are a team of diverse, creative, and dynamic strategists who enjoy building incredible experiences and partnerships for our clients. Social good is at the heart of everything we do—every decision we make, every customer we work with, and every employee we hire. It’s all part of a larger commitment to our planet, our people, and our community.

We include all, we hear all, and we embrace all.

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What Our Clients are Saying

We are grateful for all of the creative and communications support the 196 team provided in helping to launch and expand the School Meals Coalition. 196 was a pivotal partner and it was a pleasure working with their dynamic female team of creatives.

Carmen Burbano

Director of the World Food Programme’s School-Based Programmes Division

The Conservative Climate Foundation (CCF) brought a Delegation of 6 Members of Congress and 15 House and Senate staff to Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt in 2022 for COP27, the annual United Nations climate change conference. Simply put, a trip of this magnitude (and unique location) would not have been nearly as smooth without the 196 team. From advancing the entire trip, to project managing the many, constantly changing pieces along the way, to producing beautiful events on the ground, the 196 team felt like true partners throughout the entire project. Moreover, the Congressional Delegation noticed and greatly appreciated how logistically sound and organized the entire trip was – a huge nod to Patty and her team.

Rich Powell and Heather Reams

Co-Chairs, Conservative Climate Foundation

Once we heard of the monumental news that The World Food Programme won the Nobel Peace Prize we immediately turned to Patty and the EventLens team for their help to creatively storyboard a virtual show that struck the right chord of inspiration and somber reality of our important work ahead. From the beginning, the EventLens team seamlessly integrated with our WFP staff – working tirelessly together to produce a show that was deserving of this award. In four short weeks, they were able to pull off this high-level broadcast that was pushed out on various platforms and switched seamlessly with the ceremony live feed in Oslo.

Corinne Woods

Director of Communications, Advocacy and Marketing

AB InBev is deeply committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Given the breadth of our work and the multi-faceted nature of our company, we needed a comprehensive and consistent way to talk about our programs. 196 led a process to map our contributions towards the goals and developed a creative way to tell that story. The “Life Cycle of Beer,” initially an infographic and now a motion graphic, was the result of this work which we are now leveraging with our internal and external stakeholders.

Melissa Kopolow McCall

Global Director of Policy at AB InBev

It was a real joy to work with the EventLens &196 Team on our first inaugural virtual Goodwill Evening of Treasures. Their professionalism and flexibility, as well as their skill in filming and editing and their good counsel each step of the way helped to produce an exceptional hybrid video of our event. I felt like I had true partners. I would highly recommend working with them in the future.

Sophia Amaro

Vice President, Goodwill NY

TruffleCon would be nothing without 196. Their strategic mindset coupled with their experience and intuition day of, gave us an extremely well produced conference and made our inaugural event a success. They will always be our go-to production team. We won’t host another conference without 196.

Tim Coulter

Founder & CEO, Truffle Suite

Partnering with 196 is without a doubt one of the best decisions NWLC made for our signature event. We brought them in at the last minute and they were able to step in as if they had been along for the entire journey. They are highly professional, have an unparalleled eye for design, and gave our team a sense of calm and direction throughout the process. What’s more, across the board we heard from our discerning and diverse audience that this is one of the most meaningful events they had attended and that they saw themselves in our mission and in our work.

Mary-Frances Wain

Senior Vice President of External Affairs, National Women’s Law Center

196 combines creativity with organizational wizardry. The team are top flight event organizers, capable of masterminding everything from the concept, goals and big picture to every detail.

Cynthia Guyer

Executive Director, Global Dignity, NYC

196 is synonymous with competence and creativity. The team has the expertise to understand every nuance necessary to execute an ideal event, plus they think outside the box and go the extra mile, bringing ideas and experiences to our events that we hadn’t even thought to ask for.

Amanda Gutterman

Chief Marketing Officer, ConsenSys
Thank you for all your creativity and hard work in producing this memorable dinner and for helping our team create an event worthy of its important mission: to create a safer, greener future for all.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Former Governor of California