October 14, 2013 – Social Media Week Lagos is Back in Lagos, Nigeria February 17-21, 2014. SMWLagos co-produced by Dragon Africa and AFRIKA21 returns for a second year and aims to do it even bigger and better! In 2013 SMW Lagos drew over 8,000 attendees, garnered 19,148 twitter mentions and amassed over 31 million online impressions. SMW Lagos is part of the larger Social Media Week global conference, now in it’s 6th year and attended by over 66,000 people annually. Social Media Week’s mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration and the sharing of ideas and information. The format of the week long conference is a mixture of keynotes, panels, master classes, workshops, networking events and mixers, with the majority of the events being free and open to the public.
Lagos joins New York, Milan, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Hamburg and Barcelona to host the February 2014 edition of Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia. SMW Lagos will be guided by the global theme “The Future of Now.” Locally, SMW Lagos will explore the theme “A Connected Africa Is The Future,” setting the stage for engaging discussions on the impact a connected continent of 1 Billion people will have on Africa, local industries and the world at large.
There is a lot in store so stay tuned for more information as it develops! If you or your company would like to get involved in this amazing conference check out our Get Involved page to see the many ways you can make your mark on #SMWLagos14.