With a focus on international thought leadership, Design Indaba Conference has become one of the world’s leading design events. Next event: 26-28 February 2020.

The annual Design Indaba Conference is held in Cape Town, South Africa. It is also broadcast via live simulcast to multiple cities at a lower price point to broaden the access to the event.

Design Indaba Conference

Independently curated with a focus on case studies and ingenious problem solving, rather than simply eye-catching portfolios, conference alumni are contemporary industry pacesetters. Despite its name, the Conference's scope has broadened over the years to include all the creative sectors; in recent years it has been dubbed by some as The Conference on Creativity.

In 2005, Design Indaba Conference was awarded the EIBTM award for Best Conference in the World, and won Best Live Event at the Loerie Awards 2007.

Find out more about the upcoming Design Indaba Conference here.

For sponsorship opportunities contact:

Bev Cupido

Tel: +27 21 465 9966

Email: bevc@interactiveafrica.com

Design Indaba Simulcast

In order to increase accessibility to Design Indaba Conference, the Design Indaba Simulcast caters to emerging designers, students and young professionals by offering a live broadcast from the main plenary session to various venues around Southern Africa, at a reduced rate. This intervention is in keeping with the Design Indaba philosophy of accessibility, as we strongly believe that the more people exposed to innovative, creative, out-of-the-box thinking, the more significant the impact of creativity and design to the economy. Design Indaba's Simulcast is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the magic of the main Design Indaba Conference through a live broadcast to a second auditorium in Cape Town and additional venues in other cities.

For news and information on the upcoming or past Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast go to our Festival page.

Go to Venues for Conference and Simulcast venue information.

For further information or to host a Simulcast in your city please contact:

Bev Cupido 

Tel: +27 (82) 832 3405

Email: bevc@interactiveafrica.com


"It was truly amazing and exceptionally inspirational. Most of the things there I would have thought were impossible but I was proven wrong. It was an incredible experience!" - Tanya Blaeser, multimedia student, University of Johannesburg

"The simulcast was amazing, what an experience! Thank you so much for organising it." - Lee-Ann van der Westhuizen, multimedia student, University of Johannesburg

It was very very cool!! Very inspiring and exciting. - Stephanie Ryder, architecture student, University of Johannesburg

"It was fantastic. Really exciting to see what is being done out there and how boundaries between disciplines are breaking down. I found it very worthwhile and am very grateful for the opportunity." - Caroline Turner, jewellery design student, University of Johannesburg

"Thank you so much for the opportunity! The Young Designer Simulcast was nothing short of mind-blowing. Really amazing to hear what makes top creatives tick." - Roland Richartz, industrial design student, University of Johannesburg

"I really enjoyed it. It helps to see design from an outside perspective. I think we all get very caught up in trying to define what South African design and Design Indaba helped me realise that it’s nothing more than contextualising the problem. The opening video, which ended with "I am not a designer", spoke to me. It made me realise that what we do is solve problems and the method by which those problems are solved is not as important as the solution itself. All in all, I'm overly inspired and under-funded for all the projects I have in mind." - Maneesh Chiba, multimedia student, University of Johannesburg

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