• Design Indaba Conference 2016

    Experience the wonder of creativity. Design Indaba Festival 2016 presents its flagship creative conference from 17 to 19 February 2016 in Cape Town and broadcast live to 6 Southern African cities.

In 2016 for the first time Design Indaba Festival moves its annual conference to Artscape Theatre, in a renewed format of the annual festival of creativity.

A variety of exhibitions and special features will happen alongside the flagship event and live broadcasts via simulcast to selected Southern African cities.

Bringing together a widely varied programme of talks, exhibits, film, music and other special performances, visitors to the 2016 event can expect to find a veritable theatre of creativity.

View the programme below (expand to view speaker profiles) or download as a PDF.

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Watch videos from previous years in our Conference Talks section.

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    Event Information

    Event Information

    • Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 (All day)
    • Thursday, 18 February, 2016 (All day)
    • Friday, 19 February, 2016 (All day)
    Venue: New venue for 2016!

    Artscape session venues:

    Conference – The Opera House

    Simulcast – The Theatre

    Media Simulcast – The Arena

    Ticket Information

    Conference 2016 registration is open!

    Individual Bookings / Group Bookings

    Simulcast South Africa / Simulcast Namibia


    Conference 2016 rates

    Individual ticket prices  Book now
    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 (15%)  R6 715.00
    Group bookings  Book now
    Group (5-10) discount (5%)  R7 505.00
    Group (11-25) discount (10%)  R7 110.00
    Group (26-plus) discount (15%)  R6 715.00

    Design Indaba Simulcast

    Cape Town

    Book now
    Simulcast: Over-25s R1 600.00
    Simulcast: Age 25 and under R1 400.00

    JHB, KZN, PE, Potchefstroom

    Book now
    Simulcast: Full event ticket R1 030.00
    Simulcast: One-day ticket R380.00
    Simulcast: Two full event tickets  R1 880.00


    Book now
    Simulcast: Full event ticket R1 030.00
    Simulcast: One-day ticket R380.00
    Simulcast: Two-day ticket R630.00
    Simulcast: Two full event tickets  R1 880.00

    View discount information here.

Programme Click > to expand

Ticket sales now open. Early bird ticket sales closed 10 December 2015.

Registration for the main Conference is at Artscape on Tuesday 16 February, from 13:00 to 19:00, and on Wednesday morning from 07:00. The Conference will commence each day at 09:00 sharp so please arrive early to be registered and seated by 08:45.

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 Simulcast is the same as the above from Wednesday to Friday. There is no early registration on Tuesday for the Simulcasts.

Time schedule coming soon.

Design Indaba Conference is hosted in Cape Town and broadcast to various cities via live Simulcast.

The Design Indaba Simulcast in Cape Town is being held at The Theatre at Artscape. View Map

The Design Indaba Simulcast in Johannesburg is being held at the UJ Arts Centre. View Map

The Durban Simulcast is being held at Durban Art Gallery. View Map

The PE Simulcast is being held at Athenaeum's Ford Little Theatre. View Map

The Potchefstroom Simulcast is being held at NWU at the Potchefstroom Campus School for Music Conservatory / Konservatorium. View Map

The Namibia Simulcast is being held at the The National Theatre of Namibia in Windhoek. View Map

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