Ever walked into a store and walked out with nothing because you were confused by the tons of options/ information you had coming at you from all angles? Research has shown that too many options can lead to one making poor decisions, leave you feeling tired, mentally drained and dissatisfied. Eek! We wouldn’t want that now, would we? The Social Media Week lineup boasts of over 100 events (that should be on YOUR registered schedule by now) from 9:00am till 11:00pm, now imagine walking away with nothing…

With that said, here’s my top 6 events pick I’m sure to be attending one way or the other.

Monday: Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Platforms are popping up everywhere on the social scene and this is what everyone wants to know :

How to start and grow a business using social media, the do’s and don’t of building  a strong brand online and how to measure their reach and impact online. This interactive workshop will bring solution-based strategies and tools that will help grow and sustain you business and will be hosted by Awesomely Luvvie.

Tuesday: Marketing, as a Tool for Changing Perceptives and Aiding in the Change of Africa

International and national panelists come together to share what strategies should be adopted to attract the attention of media in the quest for sustained development in order to compete on an international level. Business executives, commissioners of Information, journalist/reporters, communication professionals, marketing executives, PR executives, press officers executives as well as individuals in charge of business development are encouraged to attend as well as students.

Wednesday: Billboard Music Day

Wont go deep into this event, just know that you need to bring your dancing shoes and read this post.

Thursday: An Afternoon with Hon. Abike Dibiri

Everyone move aside, Diaspora Committee members coming through!

This exclusive event will be livestreamed via google+ hangout so viewers can tune in from all over the world and using the #smwDiaspora. Want to learn more about she used television as an effective tool to draw attention to the millions of Nigerians suffering from the pains of poverty and injustice; how we can  all connect in a formal way that can lead to genuine progress and development? Then diarize this event!

Friday: A Social for Young Philanthropists

Now we party – for a good cause! OK, it’s not really a party…

This event is targeted at 25-35 year old professionals who have a commitment to charitable causes, as well as 2-3 charitable organizations who will serve as co-sponsors. The aim is to build connections and encourage collaboration between young philanthropists all over the world through social ventures redefining the philanthropy space.

Saturday: SMW Live

OK, so this is the actually party!

Every night, SMW Lagos Live will give attendees a fun way to close out their conference day. This is a great way to checkout the  local artists who also happen to be some of the biggest artists on the continent. Afrobeats here we come!

That’s my plan for the week, see you in Lagos!

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