Social Media Summit

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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An opportunity for thinkers, activists, professionals and leaders in media, technology, innovation and future thinking to engage in workshops and a forward-looking dialogue to foster collaboration and the use of social media to fast-track innovation in education and learning, the creative industry, journalism and communication, content marketing and branding.
Date

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Venue

Kigali Serena Hotel

Ticket (Rwf)

75,000 (Early-bird: 50,000)

programme

With a mixture of interactive discussions, workshops and keynote speeches by leading figures, the summit will deliver key insights and practical applications in the areas of content design and creation, audience engagement, best practices, developing strategic plans, emerging trends and technologies.

MORNING SESSIONS

07:30—09:30
Registration and Briefing
Opening and Keynote

COFFEE BREAK

09:50—10:00
A Note on Where We Stand

10:00—10:50
A Conversation on Emerging Trends and Forward-thinking

11:00—12:00
Workshops

LUNCH BREAK

AFTERNOON/EVENING SESSIONS

14:00—14:30
Desert in Art and Design Thinking
Quick-Content Exercise

14:30—16:00
Workshops

COFFEE BREAK

16:00—16:30
A Conversation on Harnessing Community and Collaboration

16:30—17:40
A Panel on Vision and Opportunity
Closing

EVENING DOSE AND COCKTAIL

Workshops

Support Desks

New Tips

Keynote Speeches

Conversations

The theme of the summit—"Creating the Future"—stems from our passion to creating great content. We believe that the future of social media also depends on the kind of content we want to consume, how we want to consume it and, pretty much, how we create it. We believe that now is the time to start acting, consciously—define, shape and create the ‘social media we want.’
Inspired by the theme, emerging trends and a shared-vision, the conversations will revolve around these key questions:
(1) What is the ‘social media we want’ and how far can we go? (2) What is our perspective on the role of social media in the future of our education and digital learning? (3) What are the main gaps in how we provide local content and how can we fast-track innovation and content creation? (4) Is the marketing industry ready to meet the demands and take full advantage of available and future opportunities? and (5) Are there existing systems that support effective use and promote policy impact?

Speakers

List of speakers will keep updating over the next few weeks.
  • Albert Rudatsimburwa

    Journalist, Media and Business Enterpreneur
  • Jackson Biko Zulu

    Kenyan Leading Blogger and Creative Writer
  • Jean-Philbert Nsengimana

    Minister of Youth and ICT in the Republic of Rwanda
  • Anyiko Owoko

    Publicist, Founder of Kenya-based Anyiko PR
  • Stephen Harris

    Founder of Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning
  • Allan Ssenyonga

    Kigali-based Blogger and Digital Content Marketer
  • Fred Mwasa

    Journalist, Editor and Social Media Enthusiast
  • Lucy Mbabazi

    Leading Mico-blogger, President of Girls in ICT-Rwanda
  • Meilleur Murindabigwi

    Digital Media Entrepreneur, Founder of Igihe Limited
  • Patrick Nganji

    Kigali-based Scientist and Social Media Enthusiast
  • Richard Kwizera

    Social Media Enthousiast, Journalist with Kigali Today
  • Jason Ulaszek

    Experience Designer, Founder of Inzovu Design and UX for Good
  • Amby Lusekelo

    Tanzanian Executive Producer and Writer of Webseries 'Kitendawili'
  • Nkubito Bakuramutsa

    Technology Advisor to the Minister of Education
  • Thierry K. Gatete

    Blogger, Researcher and Human Right Lawyer
  • Arnold Kwizera

    Blogger, Sports Enthusiast and Freelance Reporter

Workshops

Workshops are key components of the summit. They are designed to deliver critical insights and practical guidance on how to make the most out of social media, mainly in the areas of education and learning, creative arts, corporate communication and branding, and in journalism, media and governance.
"Education and Learning in the Digital Age"
"Talent and Creativity Exposed: The Artist and Entertainer of the Future"
"My Space, My Image, My Brand: Social Media for (Personal) Branding"
"Corporate Blogging and Content Marketing"
"My Voice, My Brain: Girls in The Know"
"Journalism and the New Web"
"Governance and Social Media"
"Writing for the Social Web"
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Why Attend?

Education

Learn from opinion leaders, visionaries, and trendsetters about best practices in digital content development. Each and every session will leave you with actionable takeaways that will change the way you work.

Inspiration

Ideas, successes, and learning shared throughout the day will leave you with the inspiration you need to transform your platforms. We’ll open your eyes to an entirely new way of thinking about the future of social media.

Connection

Every attendee is handpicked to join the summit. We take pride in ensuring that our community consists of the most forward-thinking actors. You’ll be amazed at the incredible people gathered in one room.

Action

Through practical exercises and a variety of workshops, participants will have access to resources that ignite creativity and action, either individually or in groups. The aim is to feed you with insights and get you moving ahead!

Support Us

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us via summit@ejo.co.rw now!

Let's Get Started!

Early-bird Registration is open until Sunday, 19 June 2016.
Click here to register or fill in the form below for any questions.

If you'd also like to apply as a speaker,
please drop us an email.

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