Get Involved Tip #1: PLAN AN EVENT

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Social Media Week

Social Media Week is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas and insights into social media and technology's impact on business, society, and culture.


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

n'dada vaz

Communications Director, Social Media Week Lagos


A savvy storyteller that knows how to draft big ideas but also has the backbone to bring them to life, n'dada vaz is a new media professional with a passion for business and art . She creates digital strategies and provides logistical support for some of the world's leading brands. Both a leader & team player who brings a fresh, thoughtful POV to every project, n'dada believes that good strategy gives purpose to big ideas and big ideas drive meaningful brand experiences. A creative thinker with a skill for research, trend analysis, design and writing she is a go to "do-er" for businesses looking to connect with creative millennials. In 2014 n'dada - a habitual entrepreneur- founded SAPE co. Soap, a start-up concept body care company offering quality artisanal, grooming and bath products.

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