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The SoCreative Summit, a hub for cultural exchange and creative exploration, is fully booked for the physical event. But fear not! You can still put your name on the waiting list and catch all the action through the free online stream.

The SoCreative Summit, a vibrant platform for cultural exchange and exploration of creativity, is set to return for its fifth edition on May 9th and 10th, 2024.

Held at the trendy Victoria Yards venue, the summit offers a free two-day experience for cultural makers, artists, and anyone passionate about creative expression brought to the creative community by British Council and Business and Arts South Africa, in partnership with PACE.

This year’s theme, Emergence, reflects a focus on recalibrating existing creative systems and fostering new ways of thinking. The program boasts an impressive lineup of 54 speakers and contributors from 11 countries, including South Africa, Africa, and Europe.

Due to overwhelming interest, the event is currently at full capacity, but if you’re not ready to take no for an answer, register on the waiting list here.

If you don’t want to miss any of the action, you can sign up to watch a live stream of the main stage of the event for free. Registrations for the live stream open Thursday, May 2nd, 2024.

Summit Highlights: A Celebration of African Creativity

The summit places a strong emphasis on African knowledge systems and the continent’s burgeoning creative scene. A panel discussion on African Life-Centred Design explores integrating indigenous thinking into creative strategy. Additionally, a group of prominent fashion designers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Ethiopia will address the social and economic opportunities and challenges faced by African fashion businesses.

“The SoCreative Summit offers a unique platform for exploring creativity through a variety of lenses,” says Farai Ncube, Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa at the British Council. One of the main themes will be around the ever-evolving relationship between creativity and technology. A panel of digital creatives from Johannesburg including ByLwansta, Kay Kay Ribane, Jeani Varty, Eduardo Cachucho and Mitch Said will showcase their groundbreaking work, while discussions explore the impact and potential of Artificial Intelligence.

The summit offers a dynamic program beyond traditional talks. Attendees can participate in interactive workshops, Pecha Kucha presentations (rapid-fire presentations with 20 slides shown for 20 seconds each), and thought-provoking Fishbowl debates.

For aspiring entrepreneurs, the summit provides valuable resources. A workshop on creative investment and a Pitch Den competition offer opportunities to secure funding and gain exposure for innovative business ideas.

The SoCreative Summit prioritises fostering connections within the creative community. Networking opportunities abound throughout the event, and dedicated spaces like the BASA Connect Lounge provide a platform for interaction and collaboration. “This summit embodies the deeper integration that’s possible in the creative sector,” adds Ashraf Johaardien, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).

Recognizing the importance of self-care, the summit features a dedicated wellness pod for attendees to recharge and rejuvenate.

Guests at the Summit will also enjoy short films from the Fak’ugesi Awards and short animation films from the Cape Town International Animation Festival.

Here is how you can join the SoCreative Summit: register for the waiting list or sign up to the free live stream of the main event stage from Thursday, 2 May, 2024.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to immerse yourself in a vibrant celebration of creativity!

Find the full program and link to register on the SoCreative website here.