The Hub UnConference is Zimbabwe’s leading new media & journalism conference in Zimbabwe. The conference hosts over 500 participants over the 2 days with over 25 trainers and speaker from USA, UK, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. The event will inspire a new generation of content creators, share global insights and trends and create opportunities for collaboration with a new generation of content creators.This year’s theme “Content Central’ comes on the backdrop of Zimbabwe achieving nearly 100% mobile penetration rate, 50% internet penetration rate, the promise of cheaper data and the rise of new media start-ups. By 2020 video will account for 75% of online traffic. This year’s event will bring to Zimbabwe some of the world’s leading content creators and the infrastructure, systems and networks that will enable Zimbabwe’s to take their content to a global audience.This year’s edition at Shoko Festival will run from the 28th to the 29th of September at the Harare City Library with a new vibrant format with over 25 talks – from lightning talks to panel discussions, from workshops to meet up. The Hub will be organised into 3 main thematic areas Video, Mobile Journalism & Civic Tech
On the sidelines of the UnConference will be the annual Hub Awards which will award $16 000 worth of prizes for new cutting edge ideas that use new media and civic tech to solve problems in their community or at a national scale. The awards seek to empower the next generation of new media and tech start-ups. In the past, start-ups such as Road Rules, Girls Speak Out, Bustop TV, TV Yangu, Spiked and Girls Code have benefitted from this initiative and bloomed into leading digital companies.
The exhibition will bring together some of the most promising production studios, production equipment & post production software vendors, media buyers and distributors. The platform will showcase new content, products and solutions enabling better quality content production.
The Zim Hip Hop Summit is a one-day convention that seeks to bring together artists and other stakeholders to share knowledge and have a dialogue. The Zim Hip Hop Summit is about building bridges on a myriad of levels. The conference aims to bring local and some international hip hop players to exchange information and explore ways of ensuring growth and sustainability in the Hip Hop scene. Hip Hop is the biggest youth culture in the world and in Zimbabwe; it has been growing for years since the 80s. However, a lot of challenges continue to impede a real take off of the culture into a commercially viable, social and politically impactful movement. It is against this background that we seek to bring heads together to create conversations that can translate into practice. Join us for the cypher!
The summit will run 3 workshops for Word Press Workshop, Wikipedia Hackathon and Mobile Journalism Workshop. In these workshops, you will learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. We will go through how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend Word Press even further with plugins. Plus, learn how to adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.
Date and Time
Fri, September 28, 2018 – 9: 00 AM – 5 : 00 PM
Harare City Library