Design Indaba Conference 2014 takes place in Cape Town from 26 to 28 February 2014 and at five confirmed Simulcast venues around Southern Africa.

Brought to you by

  • Woolworths
  • Absa
  • MTN
  • Sunday Times
  • eNCA

Event Information

  • Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 09:00 to Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 17:00
Venue • Cape Town International Convention Centre

Full Indaba (three-day) ticket: R7 450.00

One-day ticket: R2 995.00

Discounts on group bookings available on Full Indaba pass

Dubbed "the Conference on Creativity", the Design Indaba Conference is all about how design, creativity and innovation can positively impact the world. In 2013 the likes of Creative Review editor Patrick Burgoyne said it is “perhaps the best design conference in the world”, while in 2012 Hans Robertus, director of Dutch Design Week, called it The best event of the year!" And year after year this sentiment is unanimously echoed by those who have experienced the annual Design Indaba Conference.

So much more than a "how-to" conference, this is a forum fuelled by inspiration that breeds ideas, ingenuity and innovation. Creativity is our currency and a better future our agenda. The Conference is your opportunity to learn from and be inspired by the world's foremost creatives, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and trendsetters. It's the not-to-be-missed creative inspiration event of the year, the perfect way to kickstart 2014.

For pricing and ticket information go to our Bookings page. The main conference and Cape Town simulcast is now sold out. Tickets are still available in other cities.

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Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 14:00 to 19:00

Registration is at the CTICC on Tuesday, from 14:00 to 19:00.

Your simulcast pass includes:

  • 3 x R40 lunch vouchers to use at the food truck vendors located across the CTICC, at Design Indabar 2014.  
  • 1 free entry ticket to Design Indaba Music on Wednesday, 26 February.
  • 1 free entry ticket to the Design Indaba party on Thursday, 27 February.
  • Your simulcast pass gets you a sneak preview, over the extended lunchbreak on Thursday, as well as Design Indaba Expo access on Friday. 

During the Conference, late registration will be open on Wednesday from 07:00 to 18:00; Thursday from 07:00 to 17:00; and Friday from 07:00 to 10:00. 

Tuesday, 25 February, 2014 - 14:00 to 19:00

Registration is at the CTICC on Tuesday, from 14:00 to 19:00. Your conference pass includes access to one free entry ticket to Design Indaba Music on Wednesday, 26 February as well as a free entry ticket to the Design Indaba party on Thursday, 27 February. Your conference accreditation gets you into the Expo on Friday and at the sneak preview over the extended lunchbreak on Thursday, so please reserve your Expo guest pass, include in your bag,  for Saturday or Sunday.

During the Conference, late registration will be open on Wednesday from 07:00 to 18:00; Thursday from 07:00 to 17:00; and Friday from 07:00 to 10:00.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 07:00 to 18:00

Registration for Design Indaba Simulcast in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Potchefstroom happens Wednesday, 26 February, from 07:00 to 18:00; Thursday from 07:00 to 17:00; and Friday from 07:00 to 10:00, at the respective venues. 

Get a glimpse of what is happening at Design Indaba Expo with a live stream straight from the expo floor on Thursday, 27 February during the lunch break.

 

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 08:45 to 17:00

Welcome address by Simon Susman, chairperson of Woolworths at 09:00.

Speaker schedule below.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 09:10
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 09:50
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 11:00
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 11:40
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 12:20
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 13:20
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 14:00
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 15:30
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 - 16:10
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 08:45 to 17:00

Speaker schedule below.

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 09:00
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 09:40
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 10:50
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 11:30
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 12:10

Cape Town delegates get the opporunity to explore the Design Indaba Expo before it opens to the public on Friday, 28 February. 

Delegates in Design Indaba Simulcasts in other cities can catch a glimpse of what is happening at Design Indaba Expo with a live stream straight from the expo floor on Thursday, 27 February during this time. 

Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 13:30
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 14:10
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 15:40
Thursday, 27 February, 2014 - 16:20
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 08:45 to 17:00
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 09:00
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 09:20
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 10:50
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 11:40
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 12:40
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 13:40
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 14:20
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 15:30
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 16:10
Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 16:50

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