Africa is sure to put it’s own flavor on Social Media Week… and we are excited to help you get started!

Open & Connected is not just our Global Theme , it’s how Social Media Week works! Driven by the community, Social Media Week Lagos is a week long event of amazing panels, parties and workshops that are organized by YOU!

Companies big and small pitch ideas and develop content that aims to push boundaries, create fresh insight and  serve the greater good. But you don’t have to be a giant corporation to submit an event. Artists, student groups, government agencies and other people  with great ideas are all invited to submit an event for Social Media Week Lagos.

Deadline for submission is January 11, 2013.  If you’re finding you need just a little help to frame your event, we are here! Please review our EVENT PARTNER GUIDE for detailed instructions, tips, and examples of great Social Media Week events of the past.

If you have questions or want to check the status of your submission please feel free to email us at



The New York team posted these tips for submitting events and we think they are a good place to start.

Make sure you consider doing something that serves the greater good, pushes the boundary a little, shares fresh insights, and has a fresh shelf-life. You’re just like us; we all prefer topics that are slightly provocative, facilitate two-way dialogue, or feature an interactive discussion or heated debate. Most of all, give us something that we can use! Actionable and applicable ideas that can be implemented are really sought after. Show us you know your stuff, and don’t be afraid to integrate technology or multimedia into your event in fun ways.

Still need some tips? We strongly discourage self-promotional events, content that we’ve all seen before or offers nothing new or unique. Traditional panel discussions typically offer little audience participation, so try to include more than one view, opinion or perspective to shake it up. -Social Media Week New York City

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