• July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria

    DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP SUMMIT NIGERIA:

    Safe, savvy, and ethical use of social media and technology

    July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria
  • July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria

    DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP SUMMIT NIGERIA

    Working towards solutions, best practices and citizen empowerment to "be the digital change"

    July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria
  • July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria

    DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP SUMMIT NIGERIA

    Helping teachers, technology leaders, and parents to understand what students, children, and technology users should know to use technology responsibly.

    Summit Starts in:

    July 25 & 26, 2017 - Lagos, Nigeria
  • Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria

    Addressing issues surrounding social media and technology use as a community

    July 25 & 26, - Lagos, Nigeria

    Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria

Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria 2017

DigCitSummitNG 2017 is the gathering of all stakeholders who want to celebrate our young people using technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully.

About The Summit

You are familiar with stories of Nigerians misusing social media and technology, from online rumour perpetrators specializing in fake news, to young people engaging in nefarious sharing of inappropriate materials and the many shades of internet scams causing harm to people. Digital Citizenship, a concept that helps teachers, technology leaders, parents and the society to understand what students, children, and technology users should know to use technology responsibly is gaining world-wide appeal in addressing issues surrounding the inappropriate, irresponsible use and fear of technology. Read More

Why Attend The Summit?

What can you do to celebrate our young people using technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully? Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria is a great opportunity to join with other like minded individuals and organizations to provide a workable system of digital and media literacy education that will safeguard and enrich their experience so they can use technology and navigate social media safely, responsibly and smartly.

 

Bring your voice to this important conversation on how to provide our young people with the digital education skills they need to thrive in today’s increasingly digital world.

Who's Attending?

The Digital Citizenship Summit unites organizations, educators, industry, parenting experts and students to take part in meaningful conversations and take an active role in creating positive digital change on both a local and global level. The following are expected to attend the Summit:

  • Students at all levels of education
  • Lecturers and Teachers
  • Government officials
  • Education officials at local, state and federal levels
  • Education Technology Companies and Organizations
  • Parents
  • Media Specialists and Bloggers
  • Business Organizations
  • Industry Leaders
  • Professional and other Associations involved in education

Summit Starts in:

Be part of the digital change. Join us  July 25 & 26 at the J.F Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos.

Admission is free but participants must register ahead of the event or be invited to be admitted.

#DigCitSummitNG

...ensuring responsible, safe and savvy digital citizens

Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria (DigCitSummitNG) is part of the emerging global communities of Digital Citizenship Summit organizations that is coordinated by the Digital Citizenship Institute. DigCitSummitNG is committed to promoting social good through the appropriate, responsible use of social media and technology. We are a diverse group of connected digital enthusiasts who think differently and believe in amplifying the positive and practical applications of learning in the digital age. We partner with authorities at local, state and federal levels, schools, parents and organizations to provide a community approach to digital citizenship.

 

VISION

Nigerian youths exploring the digital world safely, responsibly and smartly.

MISSION

Empower young Nigerians with the skills and knowledge to become positive and smart users of digital technologies.

OBJECTIVES

a) Raise awareness of Digital Citizenship across Nigeria so that the youths can have confident and positive engagement with digital technology

b) Achieve pervasive digital access in the classrooms as well as equitable access to digital devices for every learner.

c) Ensure that digital citizenship become a mandatory feature of elementary to secondary education across the Nigerian school system.

 

Digital Citizenship is a concept that helps teachers, technology leaders, and parents to understand what students, children, and technology users should know to use technology responsibly. It is more or less a preventive measure that helps tip the scales towards positive online interactions and brings about appropriate, responsible behavior with technology. Mike Ribble, widely acknowledged as the father of digital citizenship defined digital citizenship as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. He explains further: Read More…

We are all too familiar with stories of Nigerians’ misuse and abuse of technology, from online rumour perpetrators specializing in fake news, to young people engaging in nefarious sharing of inappropriate materials, and even to government officials wishing to stifle free speech by enacting laws which real intent is not so much to punish online criminals but to protect themselves from the scrutiny of sincere watchers of their activities. Read more

Resources in flow Nigeria Ltd  and its United States affiliate, Resources in flow Company pursue strategic partnership opportunities and facilitate them across a range of industry sectors and geographic regions. Our areas of interest include the development of human, material, and digital resources.

We cultivate partnerships and identify new markets for products, services and programs that bring goodwill to everyone in the chain of our operations – our customers, partners and the communities in which we work.

As an organizational partner of Digital Citizenship Institute USA we support the idea of digital citizenship because we understand the extraordinary influence digital technologies are having in our modern world to the extent that as the interaction between digitization, and the globalization of our planet grows, it impacts the way we live, do business, learn and interact with our planet, and the materials that comprise it. We believe that digital citizenship will be a crucial ingredient for balance in the emerging integration of human and digital mediums.

 

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Who's Speaking?

Click on image to read full bio of our experienced and insightful speakers on Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy.

  • Dr. Olunifesi Adekunle Suraj
    Dr. Olunifesi Adekunle Suraj
    Senior Lecturer at LASU, UNESCO National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy
  • Dr. Mike Ribble
    Dr. Mike Ribble
    Pioneer of Digital Citizenship
  • Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran
    Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran
    Founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute.
  • Curran Dee
    Curran Dee
    Chief kid officer (CKO) of DigCitKids
  • Matt Murrie
    Matt Murrie
    Chief Curosity Curator of ``What If..``
  • Rob Jacklin
    Rob Jacklin
    Instructional Technology Coordinator
  • Sola Fakorede
    Sola Fakorede
    Summit CEO/President, Resources in flow Ltd.
  • Jide Awe
    Jide Awe
    Founder and CEO of Jidaw Systems Ltd.

Summit Schedule

The Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria is a two-day event dedicated to raising awareness about Digital Citizenship, as well as facilitating movement toward a shared vision for the digital future of all Nigerians. Day of one the Summit features speakers who will develop the common language of Digital Citizenship. Day two involves the coming together of various stakeholders groups to collaboratively cast a vision for Digital Citizenship Nigeria (Note: Day two is by invitation only - See registration materials for more detail). Here's the full schedule of all the sessions.

8:00AMMAIN HALL LOBBY

Registration

Attendees register at the lobby of the Summit venue. 

9:10AMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Sola Fakorede
Sola Fakorede

Summit CEO/President, Resources in Flow Ltd.

Opening Remarks

Opening address and welcome speech.

9:10AMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Dr. Mike Ribble
Dr. Mike Ribble

Pioneer of Digital Citizenship

So, What’s Digital Citizenship?

Mike Ribble takes us back to the early start of the idea of digital citizenship and describes its evolution through the years to the present time. He will define what digital citizenship is, explain what the elements of digital citizenship are and then share examples of each.

 

9:30AMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Curran Dee
Curran Dee

Chief kid officer (CKO) of DigCitKids

Kid’s Rights in the Digital Age

Sharing his own story about how he uses technology and social media to break down classroom walls and learn with students around the world, 10 year old Curran will show the importance of being digitally connected. He will also talk about how children and young people can be given a voice in the debate that explores the importance of digital access and use and their rights?

 

10:00AMMAIN AUDITORIUM

Founder and CEO of Jidaw Systems Ltd.

Reducing the Digital Divide: Initiating Equitable Digital Access in our classrooms

Digital divide is a term so often used in separating the haves and have-nots in digital technology. How can we reduce the digital divide in Nigeria and what efforts can we start to make towards having equitable digital access in our classrooms regardless of tribe, sex or economic status.

10:30AM - 11:00AMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran

Founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute.

The Future of Digital Citizenship

We know the basic requirements of being a good citizen of a country. But we do not know enough about what it is like to be a good citizen online in part because technology and the internet continues to evolve at a pace we cannot keep up with. Marialice Curran will explain what new standards we need to guide us to become good digital citizens. She will also discuss the ethics, opportunities and challenges of living and learning in the digital world and finally try to provide an answer to this important question: Could Digital Citizenship well become the citizenship of the future, uniting the world around a nobler purpose?
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

1:00PMMAIN AUDITORIUM

Senior Lecturer at LASU, UNESCO National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy

Media and Information Literacy in the Digital Age: A compelling Need for Strategic Educational Policy and Curriculum Intervention

We live in a world of powerful 24/7 media. And the average Nigerian student is not being equipped with the critical thinking and analysis skills he needs to successfully navigate our media-saturated environment. Olunifesi Suraj believes that media literacy is critical to the health and well-being of the Nigeria's children and he makes the argument why media literacy should be an important component of our educational system so that as our young people learn media literacy skills we move gradually to a media literate society.

 

 

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2:00PMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Rob Jacklin
Rob Jacklin

Instructional Technology Coordinator

Tools, Skills and Resources of Digital Citizenship

Back in the days, students were taught social skills to survive in the world. In today's digital world teaching those skills are not enough anymore. There is absolutely a need to teach them how to embrace  online world in responsible, appropriate and intelligent manner.

Rob explains what resources are available for educators and parents to foster the values of good digital citizenship in young people.

3:30PMMAIN AUDITORIUM
Matt Murrie
Matt Murrie

Chief Curiosity Curator of What if...?

What if we Co-create a Better Digital Landscape?

Matt believes that asking questions is the heart of change. He fancies finding solutions to complaining about problems and likes seeking answers through questions. One question among a few that he will explore is: What if all stakeholders – educators, administrators, parents and business leaders working together contribute to create a better digital landscape and meet the goal of full integration of digital citizenship in school curriculum?

 

4:30PM - 6:00PM

Cocktail Reception

Get to know fellow attendees over complimentary cocktails in the beautiful main hall

*All attendees must be 18+. Nametag required. No guests.

8:00AM - 12:00 PM

Developing a Vision and Plan of Action

Under the leadership of speaker Matt Murrie, attendees will utilize the "What if" process to develop a positive digital citizenship vision for Nigeria as well as brainstorm action step toward making that vision a reality.

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch Break

1:00AM - 4:00 PM

Developing a Vision and Plan of Action – Work and Sharing

Under the leadership of speaker Matt Murrie, attendees will utilize the "What if" process to develop a positive digital citizenship vision for Nigeria as well as brainstorm action step toward making that vision a reality.

Sponsors & Partners

A huge thanks to all our amazing sponsors and partners. We couldn’t have a summit without you!

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Sponsoring DigCit Summit

General Sponsorship Levels

This is a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations allied with our stated goals and objectives to partner and support the summit.

We trust that you will take up this wonderful opportunity to support and celebrate our young people using technology safely, responsibly, and respectfully.

GOLD

N10,000,000
  • Company logo on relevant summit signage
  • Your company logo and web link included on the summit website
  • 150-word write up in the summit handbook
  • Ad on DigCitSummitNG website
  • Admission for six to the summit
  • Prime complimentary exhibition space
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship at the after summit event

SILVER

N5,000,000
  • Company logo on relevant summit signage
  • Your company logo and web link included on the summit website
  • 100-word write up in the summit handbook
  • Admission for 3 to the summit
  • Secondary complimentary exhibition space

BRONZE

N2,000,000
  • Your company logo and web link included on the summit website
  • 100-word write up in the summit handbook
  • Admission for 2 to the summit
  • Complimentary exhibition space

Want to discuss a specific sponsorship package or ask about sponsorship options between N250, 000 – N1, 000, 000? Get in touch for customised sponsorhip.

Advert Placement Opportunities

Advertising in the Conference Handbook

Outside back cover (full colour)

N1,000,000

Inside back cover or front cover (full colour)

N500,000

Whole Page (full colour)

N350,000

Half Page (full colour)

N150,000

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Summit, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us a by email or phone and we’ll get right back to you with some more information.

Summit Contact and Venue Details

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Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria / Resources in Flow Ltd. 230 Ikorodu Road, Beside Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, Yaba Lagos, Nigeria Email: info@digcitsummitng.com Website: www.digcitsummitng.com Telephone: +234 909 886 9951, +234 708 272 1615   Resources in Flow Company 5703 Huntington Valley Court St. Louis, Missouri 63129 Telephone: 314 601 4213

The Summit Venue is specially selected for easy access from anywhere in Lagos.

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Venue

University of Lagos

J. F. Ade. Ajayi Auditorium
Otunba Payne St, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Phone: 234 909 886 9951

 

Parking

Parking is at the Faculty of Arts parking lot, about 2 minutes walking distance from the Auditorium. Parking attendants are available on site to help with packing your car – safe and secure.

 

Transport

The Summit venue is directly located at the intersection of Otunba Payne Street and Sapara Road, inside  the University of Lagos main campus.

 

Places To Stay

Make the most of your visit and stay the night. If you want to be super near the conference venue then you can’t get any closer than hotels.ng. Or you could find a unique experience via Jumia Travel.

 

Additional Details

We are always available for any information or questions you might have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us: Email: info@digcitsummitng.com Phone: 234 909 886 9951

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Dr. Olunifesi Adekunle Suraj
Senior Lecturer at LASU, UNESCO National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy

Dr. Olunifesi Adekunle SURAJ is a Media and Information Literacy Thought Leader, an ICT Consultant, a Knowledge Management Expert and Social Media Activist who has been at the vanguard of Internet freedom and promoting cyber pressure groups for the past 10 years. He consults for UNESCO on Media and Information Literacy and equally doubled as the UNESCO National Coordinator for Media and Information Literacy’s Curriculum intervention in Nigeria. He is also a UNESCO Consultant on Internet Radicalization and Extremism. Among others, Dr SURAJ is a Resource Consultant to Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), Digital Bridge Institute (ITU accredited Telecommunication Training Centre), Media Institute of South Africa (MISA), Telecom Associates, Hammer-Smith Training Consult (HTC), Media Awareness and Information for All Network (MAIN) and United Nations Information Centre (UNIC).

Dr. SURAJ is presently a Senior Lecturer and Sub-Dean, School of Communication, Lagos State University. He holds a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Information Science, all from University of Ibadan and a Postgraduate Degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. Dr. Olunifesi is a member of British Academy of Management (BAM), International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), Global Knowledge Research Networks(GKRN), International Association of Knowledge Management for Development (KM4D), UNESCO University Twinning and Network Scheme (UNITWIN), Media and Information Literacy Intercultural Dialogue (MILID), Association of Communication Practitioners of Nigeria (ACPN), African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) among others. In the course of his teaching career, he has held different positions but presently Congregational Representative of the Lagos State University Senate, Vice Chairman, University Information & Communication Technology Advisory Committee, and Member, Lagos State University Research Group on Science and Technology. He is a widely travelled academic with a lot of international publications to his credit. His publications and areas of research interest centre on Media and Information Literacy, Internet Governance, Digital Economy, Telecommunications, Information & Communication Technology, Social and New Media, Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital.

 

Dr. Mike Ribble
Pioneer of Digital Citizenship

    Widely regarded as the father of digital citizenship, Dr. Mike Ribble describes himself as a lifelong educator who is ever curious about how technology can be a resource for the teaching profession.

    Dr. Ribble has worked both in the education and technology fields.  He has been in both public as well as private educational institutions.  His teaching experience has been from high school students up to university graduate students.  The work on Digital Citizenship was the culmination of a three year dissertation project.  The concepts for Digital Citizenship are geared toward education, but are important for anyone who uses technology. Mike has spoken to school districts and conferences both in the United States and internationally. His hope is to help educators to understand and utilize technology in their everyday work.

    Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran
    Founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute.

      Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder and CEO of the Digital Citizenship Institute. As a mother and a connected educator, she has served as an associate professor, middle school teacher, principal and library media specialist. As a pioneer in digital citizenship, she developed and created the first 3-credit digital citizenship course for teachers in the United States. She co-founded the digital citizenship chat in Twitter (2011) and the Digital Citizenship Summit (2015). She chairs the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) digital citizenship PLN and is a researcher, keynote and TEDxYouth speaker.

      Dr. Curran is committed to promoting social good using social media and technology. She believes in a community-driven approach to educating and empowering digital citizens to create solutions in local, global and digital communities. Her mission is to turn negatives into positives and help to transform participants into designers, creative thinkers, global collaborators, problem solvers and justice-oriented digital citizens.

      Dr. Curran has partnered with her ten-year old and the two are a recognized professionally as a mother/son digital citizenship team.

      Find out more at the Digital Citizenship Institute and Summit follow Marialice on

      Twitter at #mbfxc , #digcitinstitute and #digcitsummit.

      Curran Dee
      Chief kid officer (CKO) of DigCitKids

        Curran Dee is a fourth grader and is the Chief Kid Officer (CKO) of DigCitKids, digital citizenship for kids by kids. Curran is a connected learner in an unconnected classroom who is passionate about digital access and equity for all students everywhere. As an elementary student, he is an international student speaker, a TEDxYouth speaker and has also presented online at both EdChange Global and Global Maker Day.

        He is a student ambassador and student blogger for Rosetta Stone, Belouga and Buncee. As a first grader, he guest blogged for Angela Maiers and is a regular student tweeter who has moderated chats on digital citizenship and student voice.

        Curran has also been a guest lecturer in graduate classes and has conducted online professional development for teachers on digital citizenship and digital literacy.

        Find out more at the DigCitKids and follow Curran on Twitter at @CurranCentral and

        @digcitkids.

        Matt Murrie
        Chief Curosity Curator of ``What If..``

          Matt Murrie is the Chief Curiosity Curator of What If…?360, and author of The Book of What If…?. As designer of the What If…?360 Curiosity Based Learning & Innovation Process, Matt is stoked about facilitating Wi?360 Experiences that connect educators, entrepreneurs, and students around the World from Colombia to Kenya and dozens of communities in between throughout 2017! 

          He is a former English professor and current Social Entrepreneurship professor and Coordinator of Innovation for the Churchill Institute for Global Engagement at Westminster College. A graduate of Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, he has over a decade of teaching experience in five countries on three different continents as a public school teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, and college professor. He believes curiosity is a natural resource that can be converted into an energy powerful enough to not only power our planet, but guide it.

          Rob Jacklin
          Instructional Technology Coordinator

            Rob is the Instructional Technology Coordinator and Middle School Science teacher at St. John Lutheran School in Ellisville, Missouri, USA. He is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and supports local technology related professional development through the regional ISTE affiliate, METC. Rob serves as program advisor for the TEC21.

            Workshop program and consults with international companies like Resources in Flow Company about digital citizenship and educational technology programs. Rob is co-organizer of the regional Lutheran EdCamp event.

            With four children of his own, Rob is passionate about sharing the importance of digital citizenship and how technology related tools can support the connected learning environments for today’s students.

            Sola Fakorede
            Summit CEO/President, Resources in flow Ltd.

              The last 20 years has seen Sola traversed a couple of Fortune 100 companies cutting his teeth as a Brand Management, Business Development, Customer Marketing, Corporate Communication, and Client Servicing Expert.

              Sola has a Bachelor of Engineering degree, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Marketing and Finance options, and have a graduate degree (MSc.) in Operations and Supply Chain Management from the University of Liverpool.

              He is an expert in new business development, product development, market development, financial analysis, new brand introduction, geographic expansion, wholesale management of products, corporate communications, capable of evaluating trade market through effective research and training solutions. He has had the privilege of leading cross functional teams as well as working across geographies.

              He is a member of many Marketing and Management related professional bodies, and a resource person on strategy, marketing, brand development and channel management for a number of training organizations in Nigeria.

               

              Jide Awe
              Founder and CEO of Jidaw Systems Ltd.

                It’s so difficult to nail down Jide Awe’s area of specialization as it’s often described, in the computing world. With equal expertise, he is concurrently a speaker, writer, entrepreneur and policy consultant in the Information and communication technology (ICT) arena. Jide has extensive experience in capacity building, Tech for development advisory and career coaching. He is the founder of the popular Jidaw.com and NigeriaComputers.com as well as other online initiatives for publicizing and promoting IT content. More significantly he is the earliest initiator of Child Online Protection (COP) forums and activities in Nigeria, and is co-Founder of the African Children Cyber Safety Initiative, (ACCSI).

                Jide is a member of several professional organizations, including the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigeria Computer Society and the Computer Professionals Registration Council.  He is an alumnus of Loughborough University in the East Midlands of England.

                 

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