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Your Ideas Take Centerstage … Submit A Session for SMW Lagos 2020

SMW Lagos from the onset has been about collaboration and providing a platform that gives voice to diverse ideas. With this goal in mind, annually we invite the community to contribute to SMW Lagos programming.


HUMAN.X, SMW Lagos theme for 2020 will lead an important conversation focused on what it means to take a human-first and experience-driven approach to innovation across industries, our communities and the continent.

Event Submissions Close: 15, October 2019



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!

  • 90 minutes
  • Capacity: 45
  • NO formal speakers


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.

  • 90-120 minutes
  • Capacity: 60
  • 2 Educator max


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.

  • 60 minutes
  • Capacity: 100-300+
  • 5 Speaker max


Led by expert facilitators, master-classes provide in-depth learning experiences to attendees in a scaled down, “real talk” format. Think less ‘long lecture’ and more extended ‘Question & Answer’ session.

  • 75 minutes
  • Capacity: 60
  • 3 Educator max


As a Speakeasy “chat leader” you can host an informal and enlightening round table style discussion on a hot button topic of your choice. Exchange info and ideas with attendees, industry experts, influencers and thought leaders.

  • 60 minutes
  • Capacity: 30
  • 3 Chat Leader max

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