The three day conference has two workshops each on the first two days (Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th) and the main plenary on Saturday, April 6th.

Each workshop is limited to 20 participants and can be registered for individually, but there is a discounted combo ticket for a workshop and the main conference.

The first 25 registered conference participants get in free!


Thursday, April 4th 2019


Building IOT mesh networks

Craig Burden - Lead Engineer, Lumkani

10am – 12pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos

Craig is the lead engineer at Lumkani, a company developing fire alarm systems for low-income neighbourhoods in Cape Town, South Africa. Each individual device is linked to a central mesh networks that is able to alert nearby agents in the event of a fire. This workshop will cover how to set up IOT networks and best practices for alarm systems.

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Urethane Casting for Low Volume Production

Chuma Asuzu - Designer, wonda

1pm – 3pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos

Urethane Casting is very useful for making high fidelity prototypes, but it is also suitable for final products at low volume when you need the part to be high quality and can not afford injection molding. Chuma fulfilled a successful Kickstarter campaign last summer using urethane casting and this session will cover tips and tricks for the process, as well as crowdfunding.


Friday, April 5th 2019


Mechanical Design and Managing a Makerspace

Brendah Livoi - Former Mechanical Lead, Gearbox

10am - 12pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos

Gearbox is Africa’s leading makerspace in Nairobi, Kenya. Brendah brings her wealth of experience in leading the special projects and mechanical design projects within the makerspace. This session will be helpful for makers and entrepreneurs who plan to open makerspaces in the future.


Building off-grid solar power: A Masterclass

Olufemi Ogungbe - Lead Engineer (Design & Commissioning), Sunhive

1pm - 3pm | Imisi 3D - Yaba, Lagos

Solar systems are being deployed across Nigeria at a frantic pace to keep up with the lack of electrical power from the grid. Femi is the lead commissioning engineer at Sunhive, a solar company located in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. His workshop will be focused on setting up solar systems from A-Z.


Saturday, April 6th 2019

Zone Tech Park, Gbagada, Lagos


10am - 10.30am

Opening Keynote: Empowering Communities with Tools to Change Lives

Craig Burden - Lead Engineer, Lumkani

10.30am - 11am

Making Breakfast with the Internet of Things

Abraham Natukunda - Managing Director, Inter Connect Point

11am - 11.30am

Building Local Electronic Standards

Ahmad Sadiq - CEO, Microscale Embedded; Co-Founder, Wattling

11.30am - 12pm

Prototyping for the Masses

Brendah Livoi - Former Mechanical Lead, Gearbox

*This speaker is sponsored courtesy of Kuunda 3D, Ultimaker’s East Africa partner.

12pm - 1pm

Lunch / Maker Expo

A showcase of some of the interesting products being designed locally by makers and entrepreneurs.

*To exhibit during this expo, sign up here.

1pm - 1.30pm

The State of Hardware Lagos

Hardware Lagos

1.30pm - 2pm

Chinese Manufacturing: First Time Impressions

Desmond Koney - CEO, Cibus Technologies

2pm - 2.30pm

Getting to Market with Whitelabeling

Panel Discussion:

Chidimma Onyeokoro - Chief Marketing Strategist, Concept Nova,

Babatunde Onilude - Product Portfolio Manager, SOLO Phone,

Kendall Ananyi - Founder & CEO, Tizeti

2.30pm - 3pm

Closing Keynote: Empowering SME Clusters with Microutilities

Ademola Adesina - CEO, Rensource Energy

Interested in attending more than one workshop or a combination? Check out the options.