South African Cultural Observatory

SACO2017 - South African Cultural Observatory 2nd National Conference

24 MAY 2017 - 25 MAY 2017
Category: National Conference
Region: Gauteng
Town: Johannesburg
Cover Charge: R2800
Contact Details: Contact Paula Holmes for any enquires on 041 504 4930 or
Booking Details: Find out more about the #SACOConf2017 on our conference website:


The South African Cultural Observatory (SACO) and the Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) are excited to announce the SACO’s second National Conference on the ‘Creative Economy and Development’ and invite participants to submit papers for consideration and register to attend the event. 

The conference – which seeks select international, national and local perspectives on the interface between the creative economy and development – will take place on 24 and 25 May, 2017, at the Turbine Hall in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In support of the major theme, papers, presentations and panel discussions are invited within the following thematic areas:

  • Area Studies: Particularly from a European, BRICS and African perspective.
  • Understanding the Creative Economy: Trends and Issues.
  • The Creative Economy: Value and Development across the CCIs.
  • Public Policy and the Creative Economy.
  • Human Resources in the CCIs.
  • Research & Mapping.
  • The South African Experience: Current and Emerging Issues.

Find out more about the #SACOConf2017 on our conference website: 


Venue Name: The Forum Turbine Hall
Street Address: 65 Ntemi Piliso street, Newtown, 2001

This is an official South African Cultural Observatory event.
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