Digital Citizenship Summit Nigeria

July 25 & 26, 2017, Lagos,Nigeria

Summit Schedule

Digital Citizenship Summit full schedule of keynotes and sessions



Attendees register at the lobby of the Summit venue. 

Sola Fakorede
Sola Fakorede

Summit CEO/President, Resources in Flow Ltd.

Opening Remarks

Opening address and welcome speech.

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.


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?



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.

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


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.




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.

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.

Attendance is free. Join us in Lagos Nigeria on 25th & 26th July and be part of the change.


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