WEST AFRICAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN IBADAN 2018
The 2018 West Africa Regional Conference will be hosted in Nigeria for the fifth year running, since 2013 since it was first hosted at the University of Ibadan. It has always been a weekend of inspiring lectures, insightful knowledge, and endless networking in a packed room of pro-liberty students and young professionals from around the world.
Conference attendees hear from top speakers in the freedom movement, network with other pro-liberty students, discover countless opportunities for jobs, internships, conferences and seminars, and have a lot of fun with other students. Also featuring tremendous speakers and panels on the ideas that lead to a free society and the actions necessary to implement them.
This year’s West African Regional Conference holding Saturday, September 1 at Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria will be more amazing! Discussions will revolve around Nigeria Multiple Trajectories and 2019 general elections, drug policy issues, trade deals, government accountability, LGBT rights, voluntary actions and societal constraints, religion, politics and free markets.
It has always been a debate of age and competence in matters of politics in Nigeria. The 2019 General Elections is near, and the #NotTooYoungToRun bill has recently been signed into law, giving a nod for young people’s active participation in politics. Who should run? How can young people make a difference in politics? Come and have your say at the West African Regional Conference!
What does the recent ban on rice imports and codeine by Nigerian government mean for the most populous black nation?
Do LGBTs have rights in Nigeria? Since the government outlawed homosexuality and imposing prison terms of up to 14 years for people prosecuted under the new legislation, the country does not allow or recognise LGBT rights. There is no legal protection against discrimination in Nigeria for LGBT community and violence against LGBT people is frequent. What do the public think of LGBT community in Nigeria and West Africa? What are the societal constraints to voluntary actions? Let’s have your thoughts at the conference!
Does religion even support free markets and wealth creation? This year’s conference will challenge perceptions. You will hear and share thoughts with speakers that include Adeolu Ogunrombi, Pamela Adie of the Equality Hub, Futurist Olumayowa Okediran, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, Linda Kavuka, Wale Ajetunmobi among others.
Join us on Saturday, September 1 at the Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria to discuss these and many issues. In addition, free meals and drinks and the evening social are included with the free registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of the change your community needs!
Event details as follow:
Date: Saturday, 01 September, 2018.
Venue: Conference Centre Hall, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (opposite UI hotels) NOT International Conference Centre.
Time: The presentations, discussions at the conference start 9am prompt. You are expected to be seated in the conference hall 15 mins before the event starts.
Breakfast, on-site registration, and tagging starts by 8:00am. You are expected to be registered and tagged before taking your breakfast and enter the hall.
Socials: There would be socials on Saturday evening (after the conference). Venue would be announced at the conference.
PS: You are NOT required to pay a registration fee to attend this conference. ASFL will provide breakfast, lunch and free drinks and chops at socials to all participants at no cost.
However, you are required to cover your accommodation and travel costs. But, there are cheap hotels nearby which you can afford or pair with a friend.
Arrival in Ibadan, directions: How to get to the conference venue
The conference shall be held at the Conference Centre hall, University of Ibadan (opposite UI hotels)
From anywhere in the city of Ibadan, take a motorcycle or taxi to University of Ibadan (UI). Once you enter the University of Ibadan, take a bike or taxi to UI hotels. The Conference Centre hall is opposite the UI hotels.
You will see ASFL banner once you arrive at UI hotels. Security officers at the UI hotels entrance will also direct to the Conference Centre hall.
For further enquiries/assistance, contact any of the following:
- Moronfolu Adeniyi on +2347037286644 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Don Elvis Ibeh on +2348036580504 (email@example.com )
- Lilian David on +2348063856959 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The dress code for the conference is business casual. For those coming from outside Ibadan, the weather is a bit unstable, be sure to carry a jacket with you, warm clothes and an umbrella in case it rains.
As you prepare to attend this event, do well to help us promote it on your social networks: Facebook. Twitter – @AfricanSFL using the hashtag: #WARC2018 and by referring other people to register here – https://www.asflconferences.org/event/west-african-regional-conference/
Just as you are, we are excited about this great event. And sure you will find the conference an exciting and intellectually challenging experience, and look forward to welcoming you.
Safe travels & see you soon!