Keep an eye on this page which will be updated with answers to common questions about the upcoming Deep Learning Indaba


The deadline has passed, am I still able to apply?

No, however we encourage you to keep an eye out on all our social media channels, as well as the website and newsletter for up to date information.  

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What is my application status?

You can view your application status by logging in to Baobab.

Can I buy a ticket to attend?

All attendees of the Indaba must apply and be selected, irrespective of category or registration fee status. The Indaba prides itself on building a fair and inclusive environment, and the selection process is integral to this. Unfortunately, there is a great demand to attend and so we cannot offer any tickets for purchasing.

When will I hear the final decision from Indaba?

We are still in the process of sending out offers. You should receive an update before 24 June 2023. We cannot give feedback on an individual basis, and we thank you for your patience.

I need more time to secure funding before accepting/rejecting the offer

If you require more time to secure external funding before accepting your offer, please email us at We will get back to you in a few days.

Contributing to the Indaba

I have been accepted and I would like to participate as a tutor

Thank you for your interest, please send an email to the programme committee:


What does the registration fee cover?

The 350 USD registration fee covers the marginal expenses we incur to host the event per attendee. These expenses include venue and equipment rentals, lunch, as well as the opening and closing events. Only students have a fully subsidised fee (i.e. it is free for selected students to attend).

Do I have to pay fees to attend the Deep Learning Indaba?

Registration is free for students and early-career academic researchers (e.g. postdocs). The fee for Academic Faculty is usually 150 USD. Industry professionals have a registration fee of 350 USD. If you are selected to attend the Indaba, the registration fee you are liable to pay will be indicated on your offer. You will receive an invoice with payment instructions shortly after accepting your offer.

I have not been allocated a travel grant – are you able to support my travels?

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any travel assistance at this point. All funding has been allocated. We would encourage you to find funding privately, or try a GoFundMe campaign. If you email details of your social media campaign to we will be happy to help spread the word.

Does the Registration fee include accommodation and travel?

The registration fee does not include accommodation nor travel costs to Accra. 

Each attendee is to arrange their own accommodation and travels. However if you require assistance about accommodation options in Accra we are constantly updating this list here.


May I have a letter of invitation?

Unfortunately our invitation letters are not ready yet and we will notify you as soon as they are available to generate in Baobab.

Will the event organisers be coordinating the flights for the selected participants?

If we did not offer you a travel grant, we will not be coordinating your travel arrangements. However, if we offered you a travel grant, our team will contact you to coordinate these details

Are there any preferred airlines or airports I should consider when making my own travel arrangements?

We do not have any recommendations for airlines. Feel free to choose the ones that are more convenient for you.

I did not get any information about travel and/or accommodation

If we did not say anything about a travel and/or an accommodation grant in your offer to attend the Indaba that means you did not receive a travel and/or an accommodation grant. We are unable to offer any travel assistance at this point. We understand it is very difficult to raise the money, however, if you require more time to secure external funding before accepting your offer, please email us at


Will the event organisers be arranging accommodation for the participants?

If you have not been offered an accommodation grant, you will need to arrange your own accommodation. You can view a list of recommended hotels here and their corresponding travel times to the conference venue.

If you have been offered an accommodation grant, we will contact you soon after you accept the offer to arrange this.

Are there hotel options around the venue?

We’re putting together a list of recommended hotels within a reasonable distance. You can view the current list here. Please note that we’re continually updating the list. We are in the process of negotiating discounted rates but these cannot be guaranteed. We’d encourage you to go ahead to make arrangements when you are ready. The majority of the hotels listed can be reached via phone or email for reservations.

There are also Airbnbs around the venue that you can co-ordinate and share with other accepted participants.

Local information

Where will the Deep Learning Indaba be hosted?

It will be hosted at the Cedi Conference Centre at the University of Ghana, Legon (in Accra).

Will there be a designated point of contact or a hospitality desk available to assist with any on-site inquiries or concerns?

Yes, the organisers will be available at all times during the conference to assist with any inquiries. We will provide more specific details closer to the time in the meantime feel free to contact for any queries. 

Will the Indaba offer assistance with commuting from the accommodation to the venue of the conference?

If you have received an accommodation grant from us, the accommodation will be a short walking distance from the venue. If you are arranging your own accommodation you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the venue and may need to consult means of transportation such as taxi, or buses. Please note that the venue is at the Cedi Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.