Yes! Come early (8am) to register on the Wednesday morning.
The accommodation is at Fuller Hall, which is a 5 minute walk from the venue.
Directions can be found here.
Check-in is 24/7. Please bring your IndabaX name badge, ID or passport to check-in.
The Indaba𝕏 is free to attend if you applied and are accepted. There are paid registration options for academics and industry professionals.
Speakers have their fees waived.
Each person we have at the event costs the Indaba𝕏 ~R1700. Considering we have 300 people, this is a lot of money. We are very grateful to our partners for making this possible.
As a community-orientated event, we are committed to making the Indaba𝕏 as accessible as possible. We have a number of travel grants available to help people attend the Indaba𝕏. These are allocated at application time. See /register/travel-grants/ for more.
We have a limited number of travel grants that have awarded to applicants. These are allocated at application time. See /register/travel-grants/ for more.
One of the hardest decisions we make is allocating finite resources to infinite passion. We wish we could fund everyone, but we can’t. We are very grateful to our partners for making any of this possible.
If you need funding to attend, but did not get one this year, the best thing you can do is to apply again next year. We will be around and rotating the event across our beautiful country, and we will be trying our best to make the Indaba𝕏 as accessible as possible.
If you are an organisation, consider partnering with us to gain more visiblity and support the Indaba𝕏. If you are an individual, attending through paid registration options is also beneficial. If you are feeling particularly benevolent, consider donating.
Additionally, consider helping organise the event, volunteering at the event, shouting about the event, or just being a good human being.
Yes, there will be coffee and tea available at certains times throughout the day!
Yes, we will provide lunch on the 12th, 13th, and 14th July. We will also provide snacks and drinks throughout the day.
If you have an “Accommodation” travel grant (you will know this explicitly), we provide breakfast for you on the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th of July.
Each evening will have an activity with some food and drinks provided, but in limited quantities and not intended as a full dinner experience. We strongly encourage you to make friends and go explore the city for dinner.
Cape Town is a beautiful city, but like any city, it has its problems. We recommend that you take the same precautions as you would in any other city.
The University of Cape Town has security guards on campus and in the residences.
In the city centre, there are security guards on every corner, making the city one of the safer places to be.
We suggest arriving the day before the Indaba𝕏 starts (i.e. the 11th July) and leaving the day after the Indaba𝕏 ends (i.e. the 15th of July).
Very. We have an awesome selection of speakers and activities to fill up the time from ~8:30 am until 5pm and beyond each day. The evening activities are normally optional, but we highly recommend you attend them for the full experience. Remember to take time for yourself, and to explore Cape Town and surrounds.
See more on the schedule page (updated over time).
The 6th edition of Indaba𝕏 will take place at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.
We will be in the Kramer LT1-3 and the quad area of the Kramer Building on Middle Campus.
For more information, see also ABOUT
Yes, there is parking on campus. We will provide more information at registration.
The venue is a 30 minute drive from the airport. There are a number of options for getting to the venue from the airport:
Explore Cape Town and surrounds, see UCT’s CMC Cape Town page for suggestions.
For on-campus activities, you don’t have to venture far to explore these:
We know that your time is limited when attending a conference, but if you plan on travelling to Cape Town, we recommend visiting a few of our top attractions:
The University regularly hosts visitors and has a variety of accommodation available on and off campus:
All accommodation options in this list are within 10km of UCT and have a rating of more than 3.5 stars on Google reviews or higher than 7.5 on booking.com. We cannot vouch for any of these accommodation options, but they should give a good idea of where to start looking. AirBnb listings and University Res accommodation are not included here.