This year we have collaborated with ISEA 2018 (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) in a strategy to build a partnership and legacy. Bringing new audiences, academics, business and practitioners together, the IF Durban/ISEA2018 theme, INTERSECTIONS, positions creative technological innovation as an activist engagement into public space and public practice with underlying critical questions of ownership, imposition and development. Creative collaboration between artists, artisans, designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists and inventors will take place in a context where survival is the most basic instigator for solutions.

About IF Durban

IF Durban is an annual innovation festival aimed at thought leaders, business, entrepreneurs, academia, designers, government and all innovation stakeholders to explore the latest trends in innovation from both a global and local perspective. It is an exciting 3 day programme that includes keynote speakers, panel debates, demonstrations and maker workshops, exhibitions.

About International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)


ISEA is one of the world’s most prominent international arts and technology events, bringing together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media. More info about ISEA: www.intersections.info

The New Tech City

An Innovation Festival is set to rumble the city of Durban, with a 3 day exhibition open to the public, maker workshops, hackathons, Young Innovators, Electronic Arts, Robotics, 3D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, plus other cool innovations


South Africa's Next Silicon Valley

Drawing thousands of the world's technology leaders together to learn and do business.

An Innovation Festival is set to rumble the city of Durban, hosted by Innovate Durban from the 28th – 30th June 2018. The festival will look at engaging creative art, design, urban renewal, ICT, mobility and infrastructure within the city of EThekwini.


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Spaces are limited, Only online registration will be considered. Register Today.

Festival Programme

Packed with an informative main event, with side-events as well. See programme below

Our Speakers

Esteemed speaker from various industries and sectors.
Aurelia Albert

Aurelia Albert

Innovate Durban
Dr Tracey M Benson

Dr Tracey M Benson

ISEA
Josiah Jordan

Josiah Jordan

ISEA
Deresh Ramjugernath

Deresh Ramjugernath

University of Kwazulu Natal
Bonnie Mitchell

Bonnie Mitchell

ISEA

Wim Van der Plas

Wim Van der Plas

ISEA
Russsel Hlongwane

Russsel Hlongwane

ISEA
Ms Thembakazi Mali

Ms Thembakazi Mali

South African National Energy Development Institute
Mr Prasanth Mohan

Mr Prasanth Mohan

Road Infrastructure and Industry Development at NDoT
Mr Phillip Ninela

Mr Phillip Ninela

Green Industries Unit, Dept. of Trade and Industries

Ms Itumeleng Masenya

Ms Itumeleng Masenya

eThekwini Energy Office
Dr Paul Nordengen

Dr Paul Nordengen

Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
Mr Abdool Kamdar

Mr Abdool Kamdar

Centre for Sustainable Road Freight
Mr Winstone Jordaan

Mr Winstone Jordaan

GridCars
Mr Mxolisi Kaunda MPL

Mr Mxolisi Kaunda MPL

Department of Transport Kwazulu Natal

Mr Gideon Treurnich

Mr Gideon Treurnich

Manager at Mobility Centre for Africa
Mr Alan Boyd

Mr Alan Boyd

BMW M and I Series
Lucy HG Solomon

Lucy HG Solomon

ISEA
Cesar Baio

Cesar Baio

ISEA
Sthemiso Zwane

Sthemiso Zwane

Grovest Venture Capitalist

Matsi Modise

Matsi Modise

Simodisa
Patrick Schofield

Patrick Schofield

ThundaFund
Sue Gollifer

Sue Gollifer

ISEA
Neo Mabitla

Neo Mabitla

Design Indaba
Tegan Bristow

Tegan Bristow

Fak ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival

Byron Rich

Byron Rich

ISEA
Jess Holz

Jess Holz

ISEA
Laura Beloff

Laura Beloff

ISEA
Stavros Didakis

Stavros Didakis

ISEA
Carly Whitaker

Carly Whitaker

ISEA

Achille Mbembe

Achille Mbembe

ISEA
Justin Yarrow

Justin Yarrow

ISEA
Liz Kilili

Liz Kilili

ISEA
Nancy lee

Nancy lee

ISEA
Kristine Diekman

Kristine Diekman

ISEA

Steve Gray

Steve Gray

The MakerSpace

Registration Venue

The Bond Shed

Other Venues:
KZNSA | DURBAN ART GALLERY
PLANT | STATION DRIVE | DENIS HURLEY
WATERFRONT HOTEL | USHAKA MARINE
BOND SQUARE | CITY HALL


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