As they say, the cat is officially out of the bag! The 2015 theme for Social Media Week Lagos 2015 has been announced!
Informed by the global theme, SMW Lagos will explore locally the theme “Upwardly Mobile: The Rise of A Connected Africa.” Africa is second fastest growing mobile technology market and the largest mobile market in world. Our SMW Lagos 2015 theme sets the stage for thought provoking and insightful discussions on the impact of mobile technology across Africa and what a connected continent of 1 Billion people means for the global economy and the world at large.
Submissions for #SMW15 are now OPEN! We are beyond pumped to see the awesome event ideas you all are no doubt brainstorming.
SMW Lagos 2015 will be held at Landmark Centre, a newly built 2,300 sq. meters (24,000 sq. ft), state of the art event space in Lagos, Nigeria. The Landmark Centre is located on the grounds of Landmark Village, a spectacular beach front location extending over 9.4 acres in Victoria Island, the heart of the vibrant and lively Lagos business district and metropolis. The capacity and capabilities of Landmark Centre will enable SMW Lagos to host more than 25,000 people over the course of 5 days as well as enhance the conference’s program offerings to include digital installations, co-working spaces, executive meeting rooms, exhibitions and a pop-up marketplace. The format of the week-long conference will be a mixture of keynotes, panels, workshops, and networking events/mixers that explore a wide range of topics including business, entertainment, education, technology and politics. As always, SMW Lagos is free and open to the public.
Make sure that the submission form is completed with a succinct idea that matches the 2015 theme. We will only be able to offer space in Landmark Centre to those whose events are exceptional, so please lace on those thinking caps TIGHT! Event submissions close on December 5 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner you get yours in the more likely it will be accepted.
Social Media Week Lagos attracts some of the most skilled, dynamic, fun loving young Nigerians on the planet! Our volunteers truly ‘make it happen’ on the ground assisting with every thing from event set up and photography to administrative support. Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to assimilate yourself in the SMW experience.
As a SMW volunteer you’ll gain insider access and networking opportunities all while taking a hands on role in making SMW a huge success! You can help with registration, ushering, transport, technical assistance, and plenty more. Official SMW Certificates of Service are provided to all. BONUS: For 2015 we’re introducing Volunteers of the Year Awards for outstanding team service.