Social Media Week add Lagos Nigeria to their global line up

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Social Media Week, the twice-annual international digital conference, will be taking place in Africa for the first time in its four-year history.

Social Media Week events take place in major cities around the world during the same five-day time frame. The first Social Media Week of 2013 will take place February 18 through 22. Through a series of presentations, discussions, and other events, the conference seeks to “[explore] the social, cultural and economic impact of social media,” the conference website says.

Among the cities participating in next month’s SMW is Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos is the seventh fastest-growing city in the world according to a press release we received with the news. The other cities will be: Copenhagen, New York, Hamburg, Miami, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, and Washington DC. Among the 24 events that will be taking place in Lagos are “Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age” and a keynote address from Billboard magazine’s deputy editor Yinka Adegoke.

If you’re going to be staying Stateside and would like to attend a Social Media Week event here, the schedules for New York, DC, and Los Angeles are also available.

Among those on the advisory board for the Lagos event is Claudine Moore, founder of C Moore Media International Public Relations, a New York-based firm. (Adegoke is also on the board.)

We’re going to be checking out the event. What about you?

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