Social Media Enthusiasts in Rwanda Meet For Big Party
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT â€˜KIGALI TWEET AND GREETâ€™
Ever since we announced Kigali Tweet and Greet, we have been working to coordinate the event and make sure it becomes a successful. #KGLTG will take place on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 from 6pm to 9.30pm in the in the Car-free Zone, KN4 Ave.
Over the past few weeks, our team organised small tweet-ups to collect ideas from Rwandans on Twitter and involve them throughout the planning.
Here are the answers to your FAQs for the KGLTG:
What is KGLTG all about?
Itâ€™s a social event that brings together Rwandans on Twitter, and other influential social media personalities in the country, to celebrate the power of social media and what the technology has brought to their lives. We meet to share drinks, food, good music and exchange in conversations.
Is it an annual event?
No. Although this is the inaugural meet-up event, we are planning to organise more meet-ups on a quarterly basis.
Do I need a Twitter account to attend?
No. Although itâ€™s led by Rwandans on Twitter (RwOT), the event is not just about them â€“ other people, including users who have influence on other social media platforms, have been invited to attend.
Whatâ€™s the first thing I should do when I reach there?
Look for Team Esicia. Theyâ€™ll get you a nice badge for you to wear. It has your Twitter handle, or other username on it. We call it your â€œmembership card.â€
But itâ€™s not mandatory, but if you have you get a chance to win some HelloFood #KGLTG coupons with promotions and other presents for the new year. It will also give you automatic access to our future events.
Also, itâ€™s not completely free, if you ask. Youâ€™ll be required to pay the production cost â€“ only rwf2,000. Yeah, just that.
Whatâ€™s the second thing?
Look for Fiona Kamikazi. Sheâ€™s the eventâ€™s inaugural curator. Please greet her. Look for other #RwOT and greet them. Say hi. Then grab a drink and join others, get to know them â€“ if you donâ€™t mind.
What should I expect from the event?
Expect to see Rwandaâ€™s leading social media gurus. These are among the brilliant people in the City and the country. Seize the opportunity â€“ donâ€™t miss a chance to learn a thing or two.
Whatâ€™s really happening?
Nothing. Itâ€™s cool. A social gathering. Much of it is networking.
But there will be a YouthConnekt Hangout session, with a panel to discuss the theme of â€˜How Far Can We Goâ€™ â€“ we really want you to share your opinion and vision in terms of how you want to use social media and what youâ€™re doing to make it there; and what support you need.
We will be tweeting live, using #KGLTG. Jump in the conversation!
Oh, and these guys â€“ these guys! â€“ have hinted it all.
Whatâ€™s the dress code?
No particular code. But curator Fiona Kamikazi joked, â€œno high-heels, no shorts. But feel comportable.â€
Will food and drink be given for free?
No. They will be on sale. ChapChap and Bralirwa products at the venue will be as cheap as youâ€™ve wished.
Frw5,000 should do it. Including your transport.
Will there be music?
Yes. But soft music. Mike Kayihura will sing live. An acoustic version of â€˜Genda Rwanda Uri Nzizaâ€™. You can sample the performance here.
There will also be other surprise performances (even by some of your favourite #RwOT). Stay tuned.
Will there be Wi-Fi?
Yes. Tigo Rwanda has got you covered. High-speed Wi-Fi.
Who will be the guest of honour?
You. Yes, you #RwOT.
Who are the people behind it?
KGLTG is orgnised by Ejo Group â€“ we love everything social web and digital content â€“ in partnership with several other individuals and organisations.
Weâ€™ve had tremendous support from the Ministry of Youth and ICT (through its YouthConnekt programme), the City of Kigali, HelloFood (oh, the food!) and family member ChapChap, Positive Production (of course the best), Hobe Agency (you guys know Hobe Rwanda organisers, right?), InkStain (the best illustrators in town), and of course The Kigalian team.
Special thanks to Go, Ltd, which is spearheading local content development, for the continued support throughout.
#KGLTG. Whatâ€™s next?
Weâ€™ve been to 2016 already. More social media events â€“ including an exciting summit.
SOURCEÂ : The Kigalian