26th FEBRUARY - 2nd MARCH 2018

Submit An Event

Submit An Event

Pitch your best idea to host an official event at SMWLAGOS in 2018, and share your ideas with the world! From meetups to workshops, learn about each session format and apply! Our global theme for 2018 is “Closer: Exploring the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.” Learn more here. Before submitting, also check out our Programming Guide for information on sub-themes, programming categories and topics.



Typically featuring one moderator and up to five industry experts who represent different perspectives and opinions in a given area, panels make for lively discussions. All panels must include a female panelist. Time: 60mins | Capacity: 100-300+


Attendees are always looking for new ideas and an opportunity to create essential connections. Meetups are a fundamental and relaxed way to get connected with the dynamic Lagos community while mixing and mingling IRL!  Time: 90min | Capacity: 45


Led by skilled facilitators, Social Media Week Lagos masterclasses provide hands-on collaborative learning that get attendees involved in the experience. A maximum of two educators/facilitators are allowed per session. Time: 75mins | Capacity: 60


Host an informal and enlightening discussion on a hot button topic! Speakeasy sessions allow attendees to get up close and personal with their favorite industry experts, influencers and thought leaders. Time: 60min | Capacity: 30


In-depth classroom style workshops focused on practical skill building, Skillshares help attendees gain more expertise in their particular area of interest. Skillshares are taught by advanced level professionals. Time: 90-180mins | Capacity: 60


#LaunchAfrica showcases innovative new technology products and services disrupting industries across the continent. Early-stage startups can apply to be 1 of 16 featured companies in the #LaunchAfrica Pitch Event and Digital Demo space. Fee: NGN 160k