• Design Indaba Conference 2015

    Design Indaba Conference is one of the world's leading forums of creativity and design. Tickets to the main conference have sold out. Simulcast ticket sales are still available.

The annual Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town features the best of global creativity on one stage. It is also simulcast live to cities around South Africa.

Every year the programme features a sterling lineup of international speakers from all corners of the world, coming together on the Design Indaba stage to present an up-to-the-minute survey on design and innovation from across the creative sectors. Surprise elements of dialogue, performance and music intersperse the speaker programme for an inimitable experience that makes Design Indaba what has been said by many to be the best creative conference in the world.

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    Event Information

    Event Information

    • Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 -
      08:45 to 17:00
    • Thursday, 26 February, 2015 -
      08:45 to 17:00
    • Friday, 27 February, 2015 -
      08:45 to 17:00
    Venue: Auditorium 1
    Ticket Information

    What does Conference accreditation include?

    Your Conference pass (not applicable to Design Indaba Simulcast) includes breakfast, lunch and tea each day, a delegate bag, access to Design Indabar each day of the conference, one ticket to the main music event/party and a guest pass to the Expo. Your Conference accreditation gets you into the Expo on Thursday (at the sneak preview over the extended lunchbreak) and Friday, so please reserve your Expo guest pass for Saturday or Sunday.

    Go to FAQs and Ts & Cs for more frequently asked questions.

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Registration is at the CTICC on Tuesday 24 February, from 14:00 to 19:00, and on Wednesday 25 February from 07:00. The Conference will commence each day at 09:00 sharp so please arrive early to be registered and seated on time.

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

Registration times for the Cape Town Simulcast is the same as the above, and from 06:45 for 07:00 on Wednesday to Friday for other cities.


Conference and simulcast delegates are invited to join us at our alfresco delegates clubhouse Design Indabar, over lunch and after each day of the conference. Come and enjoy a post-conference drink with the flavours of Cape Town Food Trucks and live comedy and music, while mingling with other delegates and speakers. Design Indabar 2015 is presented by Grolsch.


Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 08:50

Registation opens at 07:00. Please be seated by 08:50 as the conference will commence at 09:00 sharp


Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 09:10

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 09:50

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 11:00

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 11:40

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 13:20

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 13:40

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 15:30

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 16:10

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 08:50

Registation opens at 07:00. Please be seated by 08:50 as the conference will commence at 09:00 sharp


Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 09:00

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 09:40

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 10:00

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 10:50

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 11:30

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 13:45

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 14:25

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 15:40

Thursday, 26 February, 2015 - 16:20

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 08:50

Registation opens at 07:00. Please be seated by 08:50 as the conference will commence at 09:00 sharp


Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 09:00

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 09:40

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 10:50

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 11:10

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 11:30

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 13:15

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 13:55

Friday, 27 February, 2015 - 15:05

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