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harnessing creativity for change*

*la créativité au cœur du changement
November 2024 | Dakar, Senegal

What is DKFLR*?

Donkafelers, short for “DKFLR*”, is a unique gathering comprising a Conference, Festival, Exhibition, and Award. The events will take place over 5 days, at the end of June 2024. It aims to mobilize creatives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to catalyze innovation and celebrate creativity for sustainable growth.

Why DKFLR*?

Designed by Donkafele™

Donkafele™ is a movement dedicated to creating alternative spaces for sustainable consumption, creative expression, learning and sharing, both online and offline.

More about Donkafele™

Conference

DKFLR* Conference will feature keynotes, workshops, mentoring sessions and meet-ups on various themes.

Explore Conference

Exhibition

DKFLR* Exhibition will include the marketplace, dedicated spaces for experiences, and spots for startups and interest.

Explore Exhibition

Festival

DKFLR* Festival will feature large and small concerts, film screenings, sports performances and open mic shows.

Explore Festival

Award

DKFLR* Award will reward excellence in innovation & creativity, social impact and, finally, the pitching of innovative projects.

Explore Award

DKFLR* Conference Line-up

With various themes in four categories: Innovative & Creative Industries, Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainability, Culture & Society, the Conference will prove that the most unexpected discoveries are made when topics and people from diverse backgrounds come together.

More speakers to come...

Abdoulaye Ndao

CEO LP Consulting

Fatima Zahra Ba

Founder Sofatoo

Yann Lebeux

Co-Founder YUX

Kalista Sy

Screenwriter

DKFLR* Festival Line-up

From live music experiences to premiere screenings of short films, from engaging shows featuring comedians to sports performances, including e-sport, DKFLR* Festival will celebrate talent in music, film, and sports.

More guests to come…

Amira Abed

Artist / Singer

Ashs the Best

Artist / Singer

Kya Loum

Artist / Singer

Obree Daman

Artist / Singer

Badge details

With DKFLR* Badges, participants will enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of activities, experiences, and the chance to connect with fellow visionaries, artists, creatives, and industry leaders.

Prices shown are pre-sale prices for badges in limited quantities.
Walk-up rate will apply from Feb. 2024.

ALL-ACCESS

The All-Access Badge offers a full DKFLR* experience with unlimited access to all activities, VIP benefits, networking dinners and special events with renowned speakers, artists and guests.
45,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 65,000 FCFA

CREATIVE

This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions focusing on Innovative & Creative Industries and Influences & Market Dynamics. Access to Festival, Exhibition and Awards events.
35,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 50,000 FCFA

CHANGE

This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions on Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainability and Culture & Society. Access to Award and optional Festival.
30,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 45,000 FCFA

EDUCATION

This badge - valid for students aged 18 to 24 from partner schools - offers unlimited access to DKFLR* activities, including Conference, Festival, Exhibition and the DKFLR* Pitch awards ceremony.
30,000 FCFA
Flat-rate access

Are you a journalist or media company?

Ask for a media pass.

The Changemaker Fund

DKFLR*'s key objective is to turn ideas into action. Donkafele Changemaker Fund (DC Fund) was imagined to support innovative ideas and initiatives that may emerge from DKFLR*.
30% of DKFLR*
30% of net profits generated by badge sales and DKFLR* partnerships will be allocated to the DC Fund.
Crowdfunding
A rapid fundraising campaign will be set up during DKFLR* 2024 to maximize the community's contribution.
Donate on DC Fund
During low season, regular fundraising efforts will be made via the DC Fund's web platform with the public and partners.
10% of Donkafele™
Donkafele™ will allocate 10% of its annual net revenues to support initiatives selected for the Changemaker Fund program.

Our partners

Thank you to all the sponsors who will support us in making DKFLR* 2024 a unique experience.
Headline Partner
They are our main backers.
Exclusive Partners
They provide us with financial and networking support.
Strategic Partners
They provide us with logistic and operational support.
Scientific Partners
They support us in designing the Conference and the Award.
Media Partners
They bring us local and international media coverage.

Why sponsor DKFLR*?

As a sponsor or exhibitor at DKFLR*, you get visibility, targeted connections and collaborations within an edgy, creative and innovative community.
🕸️ Networking
Join a passionate and creative community of changemakers.
📣 Visibility
Gain exposure and visibility among a targeted, influential audience.
🚀 Innovation
Join initiatives and activities that encourage the sharing of ideas.
🎩 Leadership
DKFLR* positions its partners as key opinion leaders.
🌟 Trends
Gain valuable insights into the market and future trends.
💥 Impact
Support DKFLR* to make a positive and lasting impact in the region.

Frequently asked questions

+ What is DKFLR*?

Donkafelers, in short, “DKFLR*”, is a unique gathering comprising a series of events that will take place over five days at the end of June 2024 at several locations around Dakar. It aims to mobilize creatives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to foster innovation and celebrate creativity for change.

+ When and where does DKFLR* take place?

DKFLR* is planned for November 2024. DKFLR* will take place at several locations in Dakar, with Cinéma Pathé as HQ to host most of the conference activities.

NB: Dates and locations are tentative until final approval and are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

+ Why the Donkafele Changemaker Fund?

The Donkafele Changemaker Fund “DC Fund” is a fund created by Donkafele, managed by an independent team and supported by an experienced advisory board. The funding is intended to support tangible ideas that will help strengthen the ecosystem of innovative and creative industries in the region.

+ Why should I attend the DKFLR*?

DKFLR* offers valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration, empowering participants to achieve their career goals, explore new growth perspectives and significantly impact the region. Through the Conference, you can explore themes in the following categories: Innovative & Creative Industries, Ecosystem & Sustainability, Market Influences & Dynamics, and Culture & Society.

+ Is this the first edition?

In 2019, we had the opportunity to organize the trial edition of Donkafelers, which we intimately called “Donkafele Xtra Weekend (DXWE)”. It brought together young audiences who were enthusiastic, curious, and concerned about the future. The new edition is more inclusive and multidimensional, bringing together multidisciplinary and influential players capable of producing in-depth analyses, reflections, and relevant and forward-thinking ideas and solutions. Learn more.

+ Why do I have to pay for DKFLR*?

To ensure the sustainability of DKFLR* over time, we have set up a business model that depends over 60% on participants and exhibitors. And we’d like to increase this percentage over the years. Our income is generated by badge, merch and stand sales.

Funds from partnerships, major sponsorships and grants represent less than 40%. They will enhance the overall public’s experience during the event and amplify our impact beyond borders, especially for this first edition.

By buying your badge, you’re not only setting out to participate in one of the most iconic and inspiring events on the local creative scene, but you’re also making an active commitment to the development of our local economy, while promoting creativity for sustainable change in our region.

+ How do badges work?

Badges are structured into four categories:

ALL-ACCESS Badge : The All-Access Badge is an ideal option for DKFLR* attendees who want a fully immersive experience of this exceptional event. It offers unlimited access to all events, including the Conference, Festival, Exhibition and Awards Ceremonies, as well as exclusive benefits such as VIP experiences, networking dinners with speakers, artists, actors and renowned guests, and special events offered by partners.

CREATIVE Badge : This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions focusing on Innovative & Creative Industries and Influences & Market Dynamics. It gives participants full access to exciting discussions featuring visionaries who will share their expertise through keynotes, workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and more. The badge gives free access to the Exhibition, Festival, and the other two events of the Awards.

CHANGE Badge : This badge gives priority access to conference sessions focusing on Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainable Growth and Culture & Society. It enables participants to engage in engaging conversations with speakers who will share their analyses through keynotes, workshops, masterclasses and more. The badge gives free access to the Exhibition, two other events of the Awards and, optionally, to the Festival.

EDUCATION Badge : The Education Badge is specially designed for students aged 18 to 24 from partner schools. It offers the ultimate experience by providing unlimited access to the wide majority of DKFLR* events, including the Conference, Festival, Exhibition and Awards Ceremonies. In addition, concerts and film screenings are available as options, with free access to the DKFLR* Pitch awards ceremonies.

+ How do I prepare for DKFLR* ?
  1. Start by securing your badge. This first step is crucial to guarantee your access to the event, depending on your interest. Once you’ve bought your badge, you’re ready to enjoy the experience.
  2. Keep up to date by following us on social networks and checking our website regularly. We’ll be sharing important content and information as the event approaches. This will help you prepare properly and anticipate what to expect. Keep an eye on these resources to make the most of your participation.
  3. Before the event, define your objectives clearly. Think about what you want from your experience at DKFLR*. Whether learning new skills, expanding your professional network or discovering new opportunities, having a plan in mind will help you stay focused.
  4. Make sure you come prepared. Prepare relevant questions to ask the speakers and other participants. Take advantage of this opportunity to establish professional contacts and forge valuable connections that may be useful in your future career.
+ Who can take part in DKFLR* 2024?

DKFLR* aims to attract a diverse target audience of students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives who share a passion for creativity, innovation, and positive change for the continent. The event will welcome people aged 18 to 55+ of all genders, professional statuses and industries.

+ Why volunteer for DKFLR* 2024?

Volunteering at DKFLR* offers many benefits, including free access to the event, networking opportunities, skills development, behind-the-scenes exposure, CV enhancement, community contribution, free benefits, exposure to diverse cultures and disciplines, personal growth and access to the knowledge and insights of industry experts. It’s a valuable opportunity for those interested in conferences, festivals and related industries. To volunteer for DKFLR*, please visit this page.

+ How can I get involved as a sponsor?

If you would like to be a sponsor or partner of the DKFLR* 2024, please fill in this form.

+ Do you have a question?

If you have any questions we still need to answer, please let us know by registering your interest here.

Join us now, and get ready to be a part of
one of the most iconic events in the creative scene.

We will only use your data to share information about DKFLR*.

harnessing creativity for change*

*la créativité au cœur du changement

November 2024

Dakar, Senegal

What is DKFLR*?

Donkafelers, short for “DKFLR*”, is a unique gathering comprising a Conference, Festival, Exhibition, and Award. The events will take place over 5 days, at the end of June 2024. It aims to mobilize creatives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to catalyze innovation and celebrate creativity for sustainable growth.

Why DKFLR*?

Designed by Donkafele™

Donkafele™ is a movement dedicated to creating alternative spaces for sustainable consumption, creative expression, learning and sharing, both online and offline.

More about Donkafele™

Conference

DKFLR* Conference will feature keynotes, workshops, mentoring sessions and meet-ups on various themes.

Explore Conference

Festival

DKFLR* Festival will feature large and small concerts, film screenings, sports performances and open mic shows.

Explore Festival

Exhibition

DKFLR* Exhibition will include the marketplace, dedicated spaces for experiences, and spots for startups and the creative industries.

Explore Exhibition

Award

DKFLR* Award will reward excellence in innovation & creativity, social impact and, finally, the pitching of innovative projects.

Explore Award

Conference Line-up

With various themes in four categories: Innovative & Creative Industries, Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainability, Culture & Society, the Conference will prove that the most unexpected discoveries are made when topics and people from diverse backgrounds come together.

More speakers to come...

Abdoulaye Ndao
CEO LP Consulting
Kalista
Screenwriter
Fatima Zahra Ba
Founder Sofatoo
Yann Lebeux
Co-Founder YUX

Festival Line-up

From live music experiences to premiere screenings of short films, from engaging shows featuring comedians to sports performances, including e-sport, DKFLR* Festival will celebrate talent in music, film, and sports.

More guests to come…

Amira Abed
Artist / Singer
Obree Daman
Artist / Singer
Ashs the Best
Artist / Singer
Kya Loum
Artist / Singer

Badge details

With DKFLR* Badges, participants will enjoy exclusive access to a wide range of activities, experiences, and the chance to connect with fellow visionaries, artists, creatives, and industry leaders.

Prices shown are pre-sale prices for badges in limited quantities. Walk-up rate will apply from Feb. 2024.

ALL-ACCESS

The All-Access Badge offers a full DKFLR* experience with unlimited access to all activities, VIP benefits, networking dinners and special events with renowned speakers, artists and guests.
45,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 65,000 FCFA

CREATIVE

This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions focusing on Innovative & Creative Industries and Influences & Market Dynamics. Access to Festival, Exhibition and Awards events.
30,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 45,000 FCFA

CHANGE

This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions on Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainability and Culture & Society. Access to Award and optional Festival.
30,000 FCFA
Walk-up rate: 45,000 FCFA

EDUCATION

This badge - valid for students aged 18 to 24 from partner schools - offers unlimited access to DKFLR* activities, including Conference, Festival, Exhibition and the DKFLR* Pitch awards ceremony.
30,000 FCFA
Flat-rate access

Are you a journalist or media company?

Ask for a media pass.

The Changemaker Fund

DKFLR*'s key objective is to turn ideas into action. Donkafele Changemaker Fund (DC Fund) was imagined to support innovative ideas and initiatives that may emerge from DKFLR*.

30% of DKFLR*

30% of net profits generated by badge sales and DKFLR* partnerships will be allocated to the DC Fund.

Crowdfunding

A rapid fundraising campaign will be set up during DKFLR* 2024 to maximize the community's contribution.

Donate on DC Fund

During low season, regular fundraising efforts will be made via the DC Fund's web platform with the public and partners.

10% of Donkafele™

Donkafele™ will allocate 10% of its annual net revenues to support initiatives selected for the Changemaker Fund program.

Our Partners

Thank you to all the sponsors who will support us in making DKFLR* 2024 a unique and memorable experience.
Headline Partner
They are our main backers.
Exclusive Partners
They provide us with financial and networking support.
Strategic Partners
They provide us with logistic and operational support.
Scientific Partners
They support us in designing the Conference and the Award.
Media Partners
They bring us local and international media coverage.

Why sponsor DKFLR*?

As a sponsor or exhibitor at DKFLR*, you get visibility, targeted connections and collaborations within an edgy, creative and innovative community.
🕸️ - NETWORKING - 🕸️
Join a passionate and creative community of changemakers.
📣 - VISIBILITY - 📣
Gain exposure and visibility among a targeted, influential audience.
🎩 - LEADERSHIP - 🎩
DKFLR* positions its partners as key opinion leaders.
🚀 - INNOOVATION - 🚀
Join initiatives and activities that encourage the sharing of ideas.
🌟 - TRENDS - 🌟
Gain valuable insights into the market and future trends.
💥 - IMPACT - 💥
Support DKFLR* to make a positive and lasting impact in the region.

Frequently asked questions

+ What is DKFLR*?

Donkafelers, in short, “DKFLR*”, is a unique gathering comprising a series of events that will take place over five days at the end of June 2024 at several locations around Dakar. It mobilises creatives, entrepreneurs and decision-makers to foster innovation and celebrate creativity for change.

+ When and where does DKFLR* take place?

DKFLR* is planned for Novembre 2024. DKFLR* will take place at several locations in Dakar, with Cinéma Pathé Dakar as HQ to host most of the conference activities.

NB: Dates and locations are tentative until final approval and are subject to change. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

+ Why the Donkafele Changemaker Fund?

The Donkafele Changemaker Fund “DC Fund” is a fund created by Donkafele, managed by an independent team and supported by an experienced advisory board. The funding is intended to support tangible ideas that will help strengthen the ecosystem of innovative and creative industries in the region.

+ Why should I attend the DKFLR*?

DKFLR* offers valuable opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration, empowering participants to achieve their career goals, explore new growth perspectives and significantly impact the region. Through the Conference, you can explore themes in the following categories: Innovative & Creative Industries, Ecosystem & Sustainability, Market Influences & Dynamics, and Culture & Society.

+ Is this the first edition?

In 2019, we had the opportunity to organise the trial edition of Donkafelers, which we intimately called “Donkafele Xtra Weekend (DXWE)”. It brought together young audiences who were enthusiastic, curious, and concerned about the future. The new edition is more inclusive and multidimensional, bringing together multidisciplinary and influential players capable of producing in-depth analyses, reflections, and relevant and forward-thinking ideas and solutions. Learn more.


+ Why do I have to pay for DKFLR*?

To ensure the sustainability of DKFLR* over time, we have set up a business model that depends over 60% on participants and exhibitors. And we’d like to increase this percentage over the years. Our income is generated by badge, merch and stand sales.

Funds from partnerships, major sponsorships and grants represent less than 40%. They will enhance the overall public experience during the event and amplify our impact beyond borders, especially for this first edition.

By buying your badge, you’re not only setting out to participate in one of the most iconic and inspiring events on the local creative scene, but you’re also making an active commitment to the development of our local economy, while promoting creativity for sustainable change in our region.

+ How do badges work?

Badges are structured into four categories:

ALL-ACCESS Badge : The All-Access Badge is an ideal option for DKFLR* attendees who want a fully immersive experience of this exceptional event. It offers unlimited access to all events, including the Conference, Festival, Exhibition and Awards Ceremonies, as well as exclusive benefits such as VIP experiences, networking dinners with speakers, artists, actors and renowned guests, and special events offered by partners.

CREATIVE Badge : This badge gives priority access to the conference sessions focusing on Innovative & Creative Industries and Influences & Market Dynamics. It gives participants full access to exciting discussions featuring visionaries who will share their expertise through keynotes, workshops, masterclasses, mentoring and more. The badge gives free access to the Exhibition, Festival, and the other two events of the Awards.

CHANGE Badge : This badge gives priority access to conference sessions focusing on Influences & Market Dynamics, Ecosystem & Sustainable Growth and Culture & Society. It enables participants to engage in engaging conversations with speakers who will share their analyses through keynotes, workshops, masterclasses and more. The badge gives free access to the Exhibition, two other events of the Awards and, optionally, to the Festival.

EDUCATION Badge : The Education Badge is specially designed for students aged 18 to 24 from partner schools. It offers the ultimate experience by providing unlimited access to the wide majority of DKFLR* events, including the Conference, Festival, Exhibition and Awards Ceremonies. In addition, concerts and film screenings are available as options, with free access to the DKFLR* Pitch awards ceremonies.

+ How do I prepare for DKFLR*?
  1. Start by securing your badge. This first step is crucial to guarantee your access to the event, depending on your interest. Once you’ve bought your badge, you’re ready to enjoy the experience.
  2. Keep up to date by following us on social networks and checking our website regularly. We’ll be sharing important content and information as the event approaches. This will help you prepare properly and anticipate what to expect. Keep an eye on these resources to make the most of your participation.
  3. Before the event, define your objectives clearly. Think about what you want from your experience at DKFLR*. Whether learning new skills, expanding your professional network or discovering new opportunities, having a plan in mind will help you stay focused.
  4. Make sure you come prepared. Prepare relevant questions to ask the speakers and other participants. Take advantage of this opportunity to establish professional contacts and forge valuable connections that may be useful in your future career.
+ Who can take part in DKFLR* 2024?

DKFLR* aims to attract a diverse target audience of students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives who share a passion for creativity, innovation, and positive change for the continent. The event will welcome people aged 18 to 55+ of all genders, professional statuses and industries.

+ Why volunteer for DKFLR* 2024?

Volunteering at DKFLR* offers many benefits, including free access to the event, networking opportunities, skills development, behind-the-scenes exposure, CV enhancement, community contribution, free benefits, exposure to diverse cultures and disciplines, personal growth and access to the knowledge and insights of industry experts. It’s a valuable opportunity for those interested in conferences, festivals and related industries. To volunteer for DKFLR*, please visit this page.

+ How can I get involved as a sponsor?

If you would like to be a sponsor or partner of the DKFLR* 2024, please fill in this form.

+ Do you have a question?

If you have any questions we still need to answer, please let us know by registering your interest here.

Join us now, and get ready to be a part of one of the most iconic events in the creative scene.
We will use your data to share news about DKFLR*.