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African Women in the Media 2018 Conference

NB To pay via bank transfer, please select the ‘pay by invoice’ option at checkout. You will have the option to pay either into a UK or a Nigerian bank account.

The theme for AWiM18 is Visibility.

Following the success of the African Women in the Media 2017 symposium (#AWIM17), the 2018 conference continues the objective of bringing together media practitioners and scholars in the field of media and communications.

The conference will feature:

  1. Industry and Academic panel discussions
  2. Training workshops on a variety of media areas, from journalism to communication, PR and more
  3. Our Pitch Zone will be hosted by national and international media. Got a media business idea? Pitch to funders and investors
  4. Networking opportunities
  5. Dinner party on both days
  6. Free creche spaces available

Watch out for details on how to enter our competition to win the AWiM production grant!!!

Keynote Speaker

  • Nima Elbagir

    Nima Elbagir

    CNN

    Senior International Correspondent

Speakers and Trainers

  • Funke-Treasure Durodola

    Funke-Treasure Durodola

    FRCN, Lagos

    Assistant Director

  • Yinka Ibukun

    Yinka Ibukun

    Bloomberg News

    Reporter

  • Yemisi Ilo

    Yemisi Ilo

    Battabox

    Co-Founder

  • Asha Mwilu

    Asha Mwilu

    KTN

    Editor-in-Charge

  • Prof. Ayobami Ojebode

    Prof. Ayobami Ojebode

    University of Ibadan

    Dean, Faculty of Arts

  • Hannah Ojo

    Hannah Ojo

    The Nation

    Reporter

  • Ijeoma Onyeator

    Ijeoma Onyeator

    Channels TV

    Anchor

  • Funke Osae-Brown

    Funke Osae-Brown

    The Luxury Reporter

    Publisher

  • Lola Shoneyin

    Lola Shoneyin

    Author

  • Gabriela Torres

    Gabriela Torres

    BBC World Service

    Social Media Producer

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  • Dr Yemisi Akinbobola

    Dr Yemisi Akinbobola

    Stringers Africa

    Founder

Why you should attend

  1. Our Keynote Speaker is Nima Elbagir, CNN Senior International Correspondent
  2. Panel discussions on a wide range of topics
  3. Pitch your story/programme ideas to national and international media
  4. Network with industry practitioners and academics
  5. Have fun at our cocktail dinners

Check back regularly as we update the event schedule!!!

Ways to get involved

Apply to deliver a 10 minutes Flashtalk by sending us a 150-word outline of the focus of your talk via email. The theme is Visibility and does not have to be media related

Apply to deliver a media related project presentation by sending us a 150-word outline of your project via email.

Submit an abstract to our call for papers

Contact us via email for sponsorship opportunities

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we have released a limited number of Early Bird tickets.

Tickets

NB To pay via bank transfer, please select the ‘pay by invoice’ option at checkout. You will have the option to pay either into a UK or a Nigerian bank account.

Group Booking 2-5 people – USD$127 (N45,550/£90) Book for 2-5 people at the same time to get a 10% discount off the Full Access ticket price. On sale until 15 May 2018.

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Group Booking 6 or more people – USD$120 (N44,000/£85) Book for 2-5 people at the same time to get a 15% discount off the Full Access ticket price. On sale until 15 May 2018.

Early Bird – USD$85 (N30,000 / £60) Gives you full conference access including breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days. CLOSED

Full Access – USD$140 (N50,000 / £100) Gives you full conference access including breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days. On sale until 15 June 2018.

Conference Daytime Access Only – USD$112 (N40,000 / £80) Gives you conference access excludes dinner on both days. On sale until 15 June 2018.

Free Creche Spaces

Contact us via the email below to book a space for up to two children per person. We are operating a first come first served policy, so please book well in advance.

Airport Transfers and Hotel Bookings

Butterfly Tourism are the official partner for the airport transfer and hotel bookings for the conference. Please complete this form to indicate your booking needs . They will have vehicles at the airport to take you to your hotel in Ibadan but these must be prebooked. The rate per transfer from Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos to Ibadan, is $44 for a shared bus with other delegates which has been discounted for the conference. Hotels start at $35 per night.

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For any transport queries please contact us at [email protected]

How to contact us

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @RealAwim

Are you an African woman working in the media? Join our Facebook group

Learn more about AWIM18 here

#AWiM18.

Organiser:Dr Yemisi Akinbobola

Organiser of African Women in the Media 2018 Conference

Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist and founder of Stringers Africa, and IQ4News. She is the award leader for MA Global Media Management at Birmingham City University. Her research interest is in digital journalism and African feminism. She has also worked in the charity sector where she has several years’ experience in communication management.

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