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.
Save the dates for SLDF 2022!
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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.
Iconic creatives of Sri Lanka, masters in their field! Yet their legacy still stands strong throughout the test of time creating real impact. Join us as we carry on their legacy as Creative Legends of Sri Lanka.
Holding the world enchanted, The legendary allure of Sri Lanka’s gem and jewellery industry shared at SLDF 2021. For decades, the island’s treasured sector has brought international acknowledgement to the country as “Ratnadweepa” - the island of gems. The discussion presents an informative virtual journey into the heart of Sri Lanka’s gem and jewellery legacy
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.
A broader viewpoint on the Sri Lankan Tourism Industry’s initiatives to strive for sustainable economic growth and the path forward. The conference draws inspiration from how Bhutan, a carbon negative country has made sustainability and circularity a central practice of their work and their plans to strengthen this in the future. Be a part of this aspirational mission for global change with Keynote speaker, Former Prime Minister of Bhutan.
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 2021 launches CIT Labs, a one-of-a-kind multi-disciplinary design and innovation studio which has constant access to the new generation of creative designers and disruptors nurtured through AOD along with expert international partners. Register now for an insightful session!
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.
RELIVE SLDF 2021*
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Sri Lanka’s first virtual design festival!
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