Zimbabwe’s top annual New Media conference, Shoko Festival Hub UnConference continues to grow from strength to strength. As is the norm the two-day event is set to run parallel to Shoko Festival from 29 to 30 September at the Harare City Library.
Hub Program has been revamped with changes that are meant to keep the participants captivated with 6 tracks running simultaneously over 2 days which include the The Hub Awards, TechTopia start-up Exhibition, Comexposed, WordPress Harare Community, Afro Digital Google Digitals Skills Program and the inaugural Zim Hip Hop Summit.
Hub UnConference has in the past made its mark for hosting speakers of repute which include tech and media experts, award winning journalists, local and international start ups. This edition will surpass that record with an array of influential people which will include some of the most influential personalities both online and offline. The speakers are coming from around the globe to share their experiences and insights with budding creative, some of the participating foreign nationals are from USA, UK, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
The event is a must attend for citizen journalists, journalists, techies and people who have an interest in media. Entry is free but for one to attend they need to RSVP through the Eventbrite event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hub-unconference-at-shoko-festival-tickets-35994347061?aff=es2.
In the same spirit of tradition, there will be Hub Awards which are returning with $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 TV Yangu, Spiked, Raki Images and Urban Culxure Magazine
have benefitted from this initiative and bloomed into leading digital companies.
Applications to pitch ideas at the Hub are still almost coming to an end with the deadline set for 17 August. To Apply see link: