RDA's 12th Plenary - Registration & Logistics

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10 May 2018 3782 reads


Registration for International Data Week is open  at http://www.internationaldataweek.org/event-registration

The cost to attend the meeting is as follows:

  Students Individuals from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) All Others
Early Bird Rate 
Deadline: 30 September 2018
2,000 Botswana P (BWP) 2,000 (BWP) 6,000 (BWP)
Standard Rate 
Deadline: 4 November 2018
2,500 (BWP) 3,000 (BWP) 7,000 (BWP)

Onsite Rate 
Cash Only 

3,000 (BWP)
3,500 (BWP) 8,000 (BWP)


International Data Week 2018 will take place at the Gaborone International Convention Centre (GICC)

GICC is a landmark building in the capital of Botswana and one of the premier conference destinations in Africa, offering world class and award-winning facilities. It is part of the Grand Palm Resort, collocated with a casino and the Peermont Metcourt and Peermont Walmont Hotels.

The Grand Palm is located at: 

Plot 17989
Bonnington Farm,
Molepolole Road,


The venue is 12km away from the city center and a 20-minute drive from the Sir Seretse Khama International airport

Gaborone Transport

Public transport within Gaborone is somewhat limited. Licensed taxis are identified by their number plates, which have a blue background. These are usually shared and carry up to five passengers. Minibus taxis are also available and usually travel a specific route, and pass through the station or mall. These are easily hailed and passengers usually tell the driver to stop when they want to get off. There are also train services between Gaborone and Francistown and Gaborone and Lobatse. Four-wheel drive cars are a popular choice for exploring outside of the city and Gaborone has several car rental agencies. Gaborone's roads are tarred and usually in good condition, but drivers have to be on the lookout for stray animals.

Read more on Gaborone attractions as well as health, climate and travel tips. 

Delegates not staying at The Grand Palm have a variety of options within a short distance from the venue. Budget hotels begin at USD 45 - USD 80; mid- range hotels are priced between USD 90 – USD 120, and top end hotels range from USD 120 to USD 200. 



Reference Price

Tlotlo hotel and Conference center

6.4 km


Masa Lansmore Hotel

3.8 km  


Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort

18.2 km


Cresta President Hotel

5.7 km


Avani Gaborone Resort& Casino

7.8 km


Gaborone Hotel

5.7 km


Indaba Lodge

7.6 km


Peermont Mondior

8.5 km


Oasis Motel

10.2 km



4.2 km


Hotel Labama

2.4 km


Cresta Lodge Gaborone hotel

7.4 km


Regent Select lodge

7.4 km


Acquarian Tide Hotel

8.8 km