Design Indaba Conference 2013 takes place from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 1 March 2013 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. A live Simulcast is hosted at the same time at various venues around Southern Africa.

Design Indaba Conference

Since 1995, the Design Indaba Conference has invited the world’s top creative minds to address professionals from the creative, corporate and educational sectors alike. Championing creativity that enhances every aspect of the world around us, Design Indaba recognises graphic design, advertising, film, music, fashion design, industrial design, architecture, craft, visual art, new media, publishing, broadcasting and performing arts shoulder-to-shoulder. 

Why attend?

The Design Indaba Conference and Simulcast promises:

  • Over 30 local and international speakers under one roof.
  • Three days of inspiration and design overload to get your creative juices flowing.
  • The speakers are masters of their industries and disciplines, with knowledge that you will not find on the internet or in a book.
  • Everything at Design Indaba Conference has cross-disciplinary application possibilities.
  • Design Indaba Conference attracts business people, designers, creatives and educators, making it the ideal event at which to network and meet like-minded individuals.
  • Delegates who attend come from far and wide with as much as 20% of the audience from abroad. This highlights Design Indaba’s influence in the international creative community.
  • It is a one-of-a-kind conference in South Africa and renowned globally for the value it adds to the design industry both locally and abroad.

Programme Click > to expand

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Registration is at the CTICC on Tuesday, from 14:00 to 19:00. Your conference pass includes access to one paid event on the Music Circuit and a guest pass to the Expo. 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 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.

Registration for the Young Designers Simulcast - in all four cities - happens between 07:30 and 09:00, at the YDS venue. Click here for venue information.

Welcome address at 09:00. Speaker schedule below.

Speaker schedule below.

Speaker schedule below.

Nelly Ben Hayoun presents her new film, The International Space Orchestra.

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