There has been a flurry of activities since the beginning of the year 2016 and the second half of the year is looking even more activity-studded than the first. Figuring out the events worth devoting time and energy to can be a daunting task sometimes.
So here is a list of events happening this week that I think may be worth your time. Attending all of them might be a bit challenging, but not impossible as they are all happening with very little time between one another; as you will get to see.
The Social Change Summit 2016
The Social Change Summit by CcHub is a convergence of stakeholders drawn from government, business, civil societies, donors, academia and international organisations. At the summit, participants will explore concrete strategies on how to attract talent, resources and creativity to drive positive social change in Nigeria.
Last year's edition of the Social Change Summit by CcHub was a success. This year's event features diverese speakers and topics that are both stimulating and enriching.
For a comprehensive list of speakers and topics, check out the summit portal.
Date; June 23, 2016.
Time; 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (WAT)
Venue; CcHub Nigeria, 294 Herbert Macaulay Road, Lagos
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Aso Villa Demo Day
As a startup or business owner, have you ever dreamed of pitching your idea to the president in your wildest imaginations? Your dream may actually have chances of seeing the light of day as the Aso Villa Demo Day 2016 is set to help in that aspect.
If you have an idea that you feel can add value to Nigeria's economic revolution, then there is an opportunity for you to pitch your idea to the president.
The pre-qualifying stages are in Lagos on the 23rd of June before the main session in Abuja with the president.
Date; July 28, 2016.
Time; 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (WAT)
Venue; State House Conference Centre at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nigeria International Technology Exhibition And Conference(NITEC)
NITEC is like a Nigerian version of a global tech Olympics. The conference hopes to address the questions surrounding disrupting and getting disrupted in the Nigerian tech ecosystem as a whole.
This maiden edition is themed; "The Role of Disruptive Technologies in Catapulting the African Continent's GDP"
The minister of communication Adebayo Shittu and other stakeholders in Nigeria are speaking on that day. To reserve a seat, log on to NITEC website.
Date; June 23 - 24, 2016.
Time; 8:00 AM - 4:10 PM (WAT)
Venue; Civic Centre, Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos.