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All events are virtual and free.



The pandemic has brought in a lot of change and uncertainty. But alongside that, the need to step forward and gain knowledge as creatives and entrepreneurs to give deeper meaning for creative industries is needed now more than ever. Register now to take this conversation forward, and be part of the impact this brave new world needs.



Taking little steps with our future change makers to make them aware about sustainability through various creative activities by CIT Kids. Register your little one and join us for a hands on activity.




Hosting its annual graduate showcase "Reveal" at Sri Lanka Design Festival 2021. This year for the first time, the festival goes virtual as its graduate showcase takes a hybrid approach with a sneak peek online and the physical exhibition at Colombo Innovation Tower (only through prior registration)



The event focuses on Creative Entrepreneurship & being future-proof. The pandemic has brought much change and uncertainty. But alongside that, the need to step forward and gain knowledge as creatives and entrepreneurs to give deeper meaning for creative industries is needed now more than ever. Register now to take this conversation forward



In Sri Lanka, the creative industry has grown rapidly over the past few years, opening doors to many creative enterprises. Then the question arises, what are the roles Creative Industries can play in building the new post pandemic economy? Join us as we explore the potential  for the creative industries to provide new dynamism in the economy and fresh opportunities for inclusive growth with a focus on greater environmental sustainability.


An inspirational and intellectual artist in Sri Lanka pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation. Featuring Anoma Wijewardene, a contemporary artist whose work encapsulates her passion for sustainability, diversity and peace. Register now as she takes us through her journey.



Mercedes Benz Fashion Talent brings together the most interesting design talents, apparel industry innovation. It showcases unique mergers between craft, textile technology and wearables from Sri Lanka. Join us as we present the virtual edition of MBFT for the first time in Sri Lanka



SLDF holds a special place in creating impact at Grassroot level with Sri Lankan artisans and it’s always been a one of a kind relationship, filled with immense love and dedication to craft. It is preserving the cultural heritage of local artisans by empowering them through design. Be a part of the conversations with the nation’s renowned change makers with a history of creating impact in craft.



AOD alumni share their creative endeavours to act and stir up change while championing, nurturing and showcasing powerful movements in design. Join us as these changemakers share their inspiring work and the progress they've made in creating impact through different design disciplines.


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Click below to watch the events that unfolded at

Sri Lanka’s first virtual design festival!

Emerging Designers


Mercedes Benz Fashion Talents

Artist Spotlight

Creative Legends:

Ena De Silva

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Creative Legends: Chitrasena

Design Katha: Modern Sri Lankan Furniture

Design Katha: Architecture & Craft

Design Katha: Gem & Jewellery Legacy of Sri Lanka


Design Katha: Impact of Design in Advertising

Design Katha: Port City Future City & Public Art

Change Makers

DesignTech Colombo Conference

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Fashion Innovation Showcase

Designed Experiential Tourism & Sustainability Conference

Crafting Impact

(Launch of Sri Lanka Craft Week)

Featured Designers


Creative Economy for Sustainable Development

Press Play by MMCA Sri Lanka

Presented &

Organised by:

Bringing your

"A" Game

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The Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) was conceptualised by the Academy of Design (AOD) in 2009 to fulfill the need for a platform with global reach to support and strengthen the growing design initiatives and activity in Sri Lanka.

Over the past decade, AOD has established itself as the most trusted partner for design led industries in Sri Lanka and abroad. AOD believes in the power of design to create greater impact, and conceptualized the Sri Lanka Design Festival to be a global platform that connects industries, creatives, emerging designers and the public to inspire and learn from each other the impact design can have.

If you've got a creative calling visit, www.aod.lk

Sponsors & Partners*


Head Office

Colombo Innovation Tower

No. 477, R. A. De Mel Mawatha,

Colombo 04. Sri Lanka

Call: +94 (77) 572 7772

Email: sldf@aod.lk


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