Social Media Week is a leading media platform and event with global reach across five continents, including Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Asia that explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Twice a year (in February and September) the week long conference and festival is held in multiple cities across the globe simultaneously. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.

Social Media Week is back in Lagos, Nigeria for the second year February 17-21, 2014.

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The short answer is YES. Event submission is open to people and companies with fresh ideas. On average 70% of our programming is submitted and produced by the public. Students, filmmakers, technologist, journalist, executives, agencies, corporations, start-ups, musicians, charities and artist, among others are all invited to participate.  The deadline to submit an event for SMW Lagos 2014 is December 6, 3013.

What kind of events can I submit?

Social Media Week accepts everything from the more traditional formats like Solo and Dual Presentations, Panels and Interviews to more unconventional structures like, Hands on Workshops, Group Conversations, Q&As, Meet Ups, Parties, Mixers, Demos, Concerts and Hack-a-thons. You choose the most appropriate format for your idea… as long as it is relevant, the more original the better!

Social Media is New Media and we want Social Media Week Lagos to reflect fresh, cool ideas. Download the 2014 event partner guide for tips, inspiration and best practices for submitting and producing a SMW Lagos Event.Not sure if your format idea will work? Please shoot us an email and we will be happy to help you draft something that will.

I have a product or service I think SMW audiences need to hear about. Can I use my event slot to sell my idea/product?

Blatantly advertorial content is NOT allowed at SMW. Audiences prefer compelling and engaging content that serves the greater good. We have no interest in sales pitches disguised as information. That is not to say that audiences do not look to SMW for the latest new media products and services. There is a place for that. If your intention is to introduce your innovative product or service to the smart and engaged SMW audience, contact our sales reps for information on the many opportunities we have to offer for companies looking to make an impact on SMW audiences.

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We believe there are many compelling reasons to attend. Here are just a few:

+ Community created content: Due to the unique way that the program is curated, the content and programming is designed to cover every emerging trend, technology area and industry sector.

+ Free to attend: Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors and partners, events hosted directly by Social Media Week are free to attend and events hosted in conjunction with Social Media Week are primarily free or significantly subsidized.

+ Hyper-social attendees: Due to a focus on depth and diversity, the conference attracts a broad array of hyper-social influencers, practitioners and academic thinkers.


Attendee Registration for the February 2013 conference will begin on January 15, 2013.

To sign up to register, please follow these instructions:

+ Login or Create an Account

+ Visit the Schedule page and find the events that you would like to attend or favorite

+ Click into an event that interests you, and click the “Attend” button*

+ That’s it! You’re now officially registered to attend that event

Generally, you MUST register to each event individually.

PLEASE NOTE: While over 90% of events hosted during SMW are free, where an event session has a fee associated with it, it will be clearly stated.

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