We’re proud to announce that four of our official 2014 venues have been announced! As promised we’ve been working hard to insure SMW Lagos 2014 is Bigger, Bolder & Better Connected. While there will be more venues to come, take a look at our initial line up and start plotting where you will camp out this February!
This year, SMW Lagos reinvents itself with a new vision for how we can bring people together. Over the course of the week we will gather thousands of hyper-connected individuals at our hubs to meet, learn and collaborate For the first time we’re introducing a central Headquarters experience as well as Satellite hubs that serve as more intimate spaces for masterclass workshops, co-working, independent programming and private meeting rooms.
Through a partnership with Volkswagen, we’re introducing The SMW Lagos Headquarters (#SMWLagosHQ). As one of two grand stages the 850 sqm (9,000 sq ft) Volkswagen Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos will be transformed into a hustling, bustling home-base for the weeks’ events. Drop in anytime of day to catch an event, pick up your VIP passes, network or chill out in the media lounge. This unique venue will enable SMW Lagos to accommodate large groups in a theater style set up, as well as feature dynamic installations to enhance attendees experiences.
Also new for 2014 is SMW Lagos #AfterHours. Lagos is known around the world for it’s nightlife and everyone knows that there’s no party like a Nigerian party! SMW Lagos will curate a week of memorable and shareable post conference evening events that celebrate the power of social media and being connected. Not just cocktails and tunes, #smwAfterHours at trendy Club Pravada will host a variety of fun night time activities and programming. Social Media Karaoke anyone?
For 2014, a key goal for SMW Lagos is to engage citizens across Lagos by bringing programming to different communities. With this in mind SMW Lagos introduces #SMWSatellite , smaller venues throughout Lagos that will host engaging programming in a more intimate setting. The newly opened Enterprise Creative HotHouse, a co-working space for creative and digital entrepreneurs in Ikeja, will serve as one of several #SMWsatellite venues. HotHouse will host a variety of SMW Lagos crowd sourced programming including masterclasses and workshops.
We’re pleased that Terra Kulture located in Victoria Island, Lagos returns for 2014 as home-base for Music, Arts, Culture & Entertainment! The #SmwMACE Hub at Terra Kulture will host a variety of dynamic programming produced by local and international event partners on an SMW main stage.
For more information and updates when official venues are added check here.