• Design Indaba Conference 2017

    Design Indaba's annual Conference of Creativity takes place from 1 to 3 March 2017 at the Artscape Theatre and broadcast live to multiple African cities via simulcast.

The Design Indaba Conference is a yearly 3-day showcase of the world’s best creative minds, providing endless inspiration, new perspectives and universal solutions.

The Conference has been the highlight of South Africa’s creative calendar since 1995, and has not only contributed vastly to uplifting the South African design sector, but has also been named the best design conference in the world.

For 2017, the Design Indaba audience can look forward to a stellar selection of speakers with compelling multimedia presentations that combine performance, storytelling, career-changing insights and the most cutting-edge creative work on the global circuit.

Under the art direction of fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, the conference is being elevated to the next creative level for 2017, and will function as the creative mothership around which all the other arenas of Design Indaba Festival will oscilate. Expect activations, live performances, music, exhibitions, a feast of food and drink, and even more immersive experiences than ever before at Design Indaba 2017.

Be prepared to be blown away.

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    Event Information

    • Wednesday, 1 March, 2017 (All day)
    • Thursday, 2 March, 2017 (All day)
    • Friday, 3 March, 2017 (All day)

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    Conference rates


    Individual ticket prices

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    Full Indaba (three-day ticket)  R7 900.00
    One-day ticket  R3 065.00
    Two-day ticket  R6 130.00
    Early Bird*/Directory discount (10%)  R7 110.00
    Alumni*/Academic*** discount discount (15%)  R6 715.00

    Group bookings

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    Group (5-10) discount (5%)  R7 505.00
    Group (11-25) discount (10%)  R7 110.00
    Group (26-plus) discount (15%)  R6 715.00


    Simulcast 2017 rates


    Cape Town

    Simulcast: Normal ticket R1 600.00
    Simulcast: Student ticket** R1 440.00

    Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Potchefstroom

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    Simulcast: Normal full ticket R1 030.00
    Simulcast: Student full ticket** R 925.00
    Simulcast: Student Group full ticket** (groups of 20+ students) R 875.00
    Simulcast: One-day ticket  R 380.00

    Windhoek, Nairobi, Lagos

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    Simulcast: Normal full ticket R1 030.00
    Simulcast: Student full ticket** R 925.00
    Simulcast: Student Group full ticket** (groups of 20+ students) R 875.00
    Simulcast: One-day ticket R 380.00 


    View the FAQs and fine print here. You can also download our festival app or sign up to our newsletter for speaker announcements (from December).



    Discount Information

    *Alumni discount is applicable to delegates who have attended two or more Design Indaba Conferences, excluding the Design Indaba Simulcast.

    **Student discount for individual or group tickets is only applicable if the attendee is registered with a valid tertiary education institution at the time of the booking.

    Early Bird and Alumni discounts are only applicable from 15 November to 15 December 2016, and are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. Once they sell out, standard rates apply.


    BEE claims

     Companies sending emloyees to the Conference or Simulcast can claim the points under procurement for their BEE scorecard. Design Indaba is a Level 1 BEE company. 


    CPD Points for Architects

    All professional/registered architects can claim CPD points for Design Indaba Conference under category 3.

    Architects can do this by completing and submitting a form, which can be downloaded from the website of the institute with which they are registered. Related documentation as per the downloaded form must accompany the submission.

    The event organisers (in this case, Design Indaba) only have to supply applicants with the event programme, an invoice and attendance verification.

    Please find more information here.

    Please note that all persons registered by SACAP will be eligible to claim points.

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