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Afghan Social Media Summit Returns to Kabul

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Second Annual Afghan Social Media Summit (#ASMS2014) expands to three days, and will be bigger and better than ever.
Speaker nominations and participant registration officially opened today for the Second Annual Afghan Social Media Summit (#ASMS2014), to be held October 19-21st in Kabul.
ASMS2014 follows on the success of Paiwand, Afghanistan’s First Annual Social Media Summit, which was held Sept. 21-22, 2013. This year’s event will be both larger and more engaging. Last year, 260 participants from all over the country attended the two-day summit. This year’s event aims to draw a crowd of 500 per day and features international technology experts coming to Kabul to speak.
As with last year, the event will consist of networking and community building among Afghanistan’s most active social media users. Additionally, prominent technology, mobile, and social media experts from Afghanistan and around the world will give speeches, participate in panel discussions, and lead workshops that will provide practical skills trainings and hands-on experience.
Says Faisal Karimi, professor of online journalism of Herat University:
‘’All educated Afghan youth need to have access on Social media and share their opinions together. On basis of the first summit discussed subjects I am sure in 2014 summit also more people will attend, entertain and develop networking among themselves via usage of social Media’’
ASMS2014 was designed to highlight how Social Media is currently being used in Afghanistan, as well as push the envelope on how Social Media can be used for positive social impact.
Says Eileen Guo, the Summit Curator of both events: “Social Media in Afghanistan has really come of age in 2014. We believe that this year’s summit will not only reflect the trends of 2014, but also set the stage to discuss the latest developments into 2015 as well.”
To register as a participant or nominate a speaker, please visit http://socialmediasummit.af
The Afghan Social Media Summit (ASMS2014) will amplify Afghan voices on Social Media by providing them with the platforms, network, and tools to turbo-charge Social Media use for positive social impact.
To be held Oct 19-21, 2014 in Kabul, the summit will bring together 500 of Afghanistan’s most talented and passionate Social Media users from all 34 provinces to:
Highlight innovative case studies of Social Media use in Afghanistan
 Increase Social Media skills for participants
 Create a strong community of Afghan Social Media users
Organized by Impassion Afghanistan, Afghanistan’s first digital agency, ASMS2014 follows on the hugely successful first annual Afghanistan Social Media summit held in September 2013. It receives funding from a variety of public and private sources, including the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section

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