African Tech Events – Calendar

I’ve finally gotten around to adding a simple calendar of African technology events that are upcoming focused around the continent and abroad. The astute amongst you would notice it in the navigation above. It is meant to be a resource for others to find (and tell others of) conferences that they are interested in.



If you have an upcoming tech event, contact me and let me know the following information:

  • Name
  • Dates
  • Venue
  • City, Country
  • Website
  • Short summary of event

I know there are some Barcamps and local tech events upcoming around East and West Africa. Get them to me to add to the calendar. It seems like it’s all South Africa at the moment.

[sidebar: yes, I know it's not pretty yet, I'll get to that as I can... I'm using Dan's Gigs Calendar WP plugin for this.]

10 thoughts on “African Tech Events – Calendar

  1. Ore

    There’s the upcoming CTO in Abuja.

    * Name: Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO)
    * Dates: Oct 6-8, 2008
    * Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel
    * City, Country: Abuja, Nigeria
    * Website: http://www.ctoabuja2008.com
    * Short summary of event: The CTO Summit is the Annual Forum and Council Meeting of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization attended by its full country members, sector members and telecommunications stakeholders. It therefore is a high-level stakeholder platform for those seeking to meet policymaking and regulatory authorities, donor agencies and financiers to champion their business development goals, the Commonwealth ICT Summit is the event to attend.

  2. HASH

    @ Ore, I’ve added the CTO event as well as another one by Jon Gos for Uganda. We’re starting to see a couple more outside of SA now. Thanks!

  3. HASH

    Okay, much more pan-African now. People have emailed events in for:
    -Uganda
    – Malawi
    – Nigeria
    – Cote d’Ivoire

    Keep them coming.

  4. kiwanja

    Nice work, my friend!

    I remember asking you about this some time ago, and ever since it’s been a challenge keeping tabs on the increasing numbers of events. Have subscribed to the calendar RSS feed.

    A huge thanks from me, and no doubt many others, for this!

    Ken
    http://www.kiwanja.net

  5. kojo

    GSS
    * Name: Global Standards Symposium (GSS)
    * Dates: 20 October 2008
    * Venue: Emperors Palace Convention Centre
    * City, Country: Kempton Park, South Africa
    * Website: http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/wtsa-08/gss/
    * Short summary of event: The GSS will bring together standards makers and other interested parties to discuss how developing countries can become better involved in the standards making process (bridging the standardization gap). Additionally the event will examine global ICT standards challenges, such as accessibility, climate change and collaboration among standards development organisations.

    GSS should be more interesting than the following WTSA at the same venue.

  6. Ismail

    Hash thanks for this, is there any way of sharing the Calender between the diff Tech sites around Africa? I sometimes blog events would be cool if we had a centralized calender for all African events that could be displayed on all blogs.

  7. Pete

    Please allow me to introduce Afri-Tech 2011 Kenya Summit!
    The Afri-Tech summit on ‘Digital and Internet Marketing’ to be held in Kenya (June, 2011) is most appropriately timed considering the resurgence of Africa as one of the most untapped business destination. Outstanding business luminaries, philanthropists, government decision makers and Digital Marketing pundits will be participating in this four day historic conference.

    The spotlight in this year’s conference in Nairobi (Kenya) will be on ‘Internet and Digital’ marketing. It is projected to be the largest gathering of digital media gurus and industry pioneers in the continent of Africa. The conference is being organized in the spectacular pavilion of Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) from 15th to 18th of June, 2011.

    Look forward to your views and suggestions!
    Pete
    Chief Media Strategist!
    CopperBridge Media
    (www.copperbridgemedia.com)

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