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  • The Wallenberg Centre
  • Auditorium
  • Registration
  • Venue Information
  • Directions

Wallenberg Centre

Formally opened on 15 November 2007, the WALLENBERG RESEARCH CENTRE at STIAS provides modern facilities for Fellows, as well as multipurpose CONFERENCE VENUES that bring scholars, researchers and decision-makers together.

The Centre provides venues and state-of-the-art equipment for up to 300 conference guests at a time as well as breakaway rooms. The building's sound proof Auditorium offer optimal situation for concentrated and undistributed work, while its communal areas encourage optimal interaction for exchanging viewpoints. Air conditioning helps to make the building comfortable during all seasons, especially in hot summer months.

The water-wise garden is filled with hardy plants, indigenous to the Western Cape. Wherever you are in the Centre, those who work and visit there are constantly aware of the Jonkershoek Valley and the natural beauty surrounding them.

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Auditorium 1 with superb acoustics, modern technology, and state-of-the-art designed conference chairs fitted with writing tables, provide an ideal venue for conferences, seminars and workshops.

Fully airconditioned and designed to accommodate conferences in cinema style to a maximum of 110 guests (backdoor can be opened to accommodate another 80-100 guests).

The auditorium provides the following equipment:

Desk top PC with LCD screen
Data / Video projector with sound and screen
Connection to Data / Video projector for laptop use, inter switchable
Laser mouse
DVD player with sound
Radio microphone lapel and roaming microphone with stand
Wire-less presenter
Flipchart stand with paper and pens
White board on wheels with board brush and pens

Registration Desk


The Registration desk in the foyer of the Wallenberg Conference Centre provides a full range of business services, including high-speed Internet access, printing facility, direct dial fax facility and photocopy machine. Wire-less Internet is also available on request. The registration desk is available to all conference organizers for the display of conference packages, registration data and general assistance to delegates. The intercom system at the desk enables announcements to all delegates during their visit at the Centre.

Rest area at Wallenberg


Wallenberg Entrance

Stias entrance

Practical information for venue

  • Parking
    Please use the basement parking or marked parking bays
    No parking permitted in front of the delivery gate, main entrance, main gates or on the grass
  • Internet Access
    Please use the two computers at the registration desk, please consider other guests and use it for only 10 minutes at a time
  • Wi-Fi Connection
    Will be arranged by conference organizers during the full conference period.
  • Toilet Directions
    From Auditorium 1: Through the door, turn to your right, turn to your right again, down the hall to your left
    From Break away room: Through the door, down the passage, to your left
  • Printing, Photocopies and Faxes (Please ask for assistance)
    Copies and printing will be charged per page
    Faxes sent will be charged per page
  • Entrance & Exit
    The exit gate on the left & basement gate opens automatically for vehicles to exit
    Pedestrians please ask for assistance to exit Wallenberg Centre
    To enter Wallenberg Centre at the main gate, please press the reception button

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From Cape Town or Airport via the N2

  • From Cape Town or Cape Town International Airport, take the N2, HIGHWAY in the direction of Stellenbosch/Somerset West.
  • Continue on the N2 until EXIT 22 (BADEN POWELL DRIVE TURN OFF). Turn left towards Stellenbosch and continue on the R310 until the T-junction. Pass Spier Estate on your right hand side and carry on towards Stellenbosch. At the traffic lights, drive straight through until you get to the next set of traffic lights at the T-junction.
  • At the T-junction with traffic lights, turn right. After approximately 2.5 kms, you will pass straight through a set of traffic lights with the headquarters of Distell on the right.
  • At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into Dorp Street. A Shell Garage and vehicle showroom is on the corner.
  • Continue up Dorp Street, through a set of traffic lights and at the first small, traffic circle in the road, turn left into Meul Street (Mill Street).
  • At the next traffic circle, turn right into Plein Street. Continue along Plein Street into Van Riebeeck Street passing through 2 four way stops. Pass the University grounds on your left and go straightforward through the next 3 way stop (the Boland Collage is on your right).
  • Opposite Boland College, turn left in Marais Street (if you reach a fork in the road with a willow tree and telephone box you are to far away and missed the left turn into Marais Street).

From Paarl via the N1

  • Travelling along the N1 from Paarl towards Cape Town, take the EXIT for the R304 to Stellenbosch and continue on the R304 for approximately 10 kms. You will enter the town via Bird Street.
  • Continue along Bird Street passing through five sets of traffic lights.
  • Continue through the first traffic circle that you reach and at the next one turn left into Plein Street. (Post office is on the left corner). Continue along Plein Street and into Van Riebeeck Street passing through 2 four way stops. Pass the University grounds on your left and you will find the Boland College on your right.
  • Opposite Boland College, turn left in Marais Street, (if you reach a fork in the road with a willow tree and telephone box you are to far away and missed the left turn into Marais Street).