Atlas Network's 2018 Africa Liberty Forum in Lagos, Nigeria

We are proud to announce #AfricaLF18 in Lagos, Nigeria, with local co-host African Students For Liberty! Save the date on your calendars and register today!

The Africa Liberty Forum brings together friends of the freedom movement across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms.

You will learn from distinguished speakers and participate in interactive sessions to strengthen civil society efforts to move public policy in the direction of greater freedom. At the Awards Dinner, Atlas Network will announce the winners of its Regional Liberty Awards, which celebrate the most successful projects by Atlas Network partners.   

Attire for the Forum is business casual. Cocktail attire or traditional dress is encouraged for the Atlas Network Liberty Awards Dinner on the evening of August 23rd.

*The application for the 2018 Africa Liberty Award has closed. 

Major sponsorship for Atlas Network's Regional Liberty Forums generously provided by the John Templeton Foundation, the Smith Family Foundation, and the Freda Utley Foundation.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The Africa Liberty Forum meetings will take place at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos. Please contact Sherry.Romello@AtlasNetwork.Org for more details. Plan to arrive on August 22 as programming will begin early on August 23, 2018. The Africa Liberty Forum Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 23 at the Eko Hotel Conference Center.

Hotel Information:

Eko Hotels & Suites
1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street
Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel.: +234 1 277 2700
Learn more about the hotel here

Room rates at Eko Hotels & Suites are 52,500 Naira (about USD$150) for a single room and 60,000 Naira (about USD$175) for a double room. Breakfast is included in your room cost and will be available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM daily in the Sport Café Restaurant. 

Reservations must be provided to the hotel by Atlas Network. To make your room reservations, please email the following information to Sherry.Romello@AtlasNetwork.org:

First Name:
Last Name:
Organization:
Company:

Passport #:

Room Type: Single or Double (If requesting Double,  please provide # of guests and whether you will one bed or two in the room.)

*The hotel provides complimentary wi-fi.  


 Travel to Lagos

Would you like more information on how to travel to the Africa Liberty Forum? Please contact Sherry.Romello@AtlasNetwork.Org or James.Anderson@AtlasNetwork.Org for details. The process of acquiring a travel Visa is a lengthy process that requires precise attention to detail, medical vaccinations, and multiple pieces of paperwork. 

Currency

The Nigerian currency is called “Naira". The currency code is “NGN” and the currency sign is ₦. USD $1 is approximately equal to 350 NGN. The Eko Hotel & Suites accepts credit cards for charges within the hotel.

Airport/Transportation Information

Murtala Muhammed International Airport is about 31.4 km (19.5 miles) from the hotel.

Hotel Taxi: The EKO Hotel & Suites can provide transportation to/from the airport. The trip is about 48 minutes, one-way. To schedule a hotel taxi, send an e-mail with your flight information to the EKO Hotel & Suites at reservation@ekohotels.com. Once the hotel receives a request, they will reply via e-mail with confirmation of your transfer and all the details. The driver will meet you at the arrival area with a sign bearing your name.

The cost of a one-way transfer is ₦ 14,000 (about USD $38.80). Your transfer will be billed to your hotel room and you will be responsible for payment of that amount.

Climate and Weather

In August, the average temperature in is fairly hot at 25.05 °C (77.09 °F).  Afternoons can be very hot with average high temperatures reaching 28.3 °C (82.9 °F).  Overnight temperatures are generally warm with an average low of 21.8 °C (71.2 °F).  The weather in August is not exactly dry with rain now and again. Some 121.7 mm (4.8 in) of rain falls during an average of 11 days.  You can read more at: http://www.lagos.climatemps.com/august.php#ixzz5KCE6tPxA.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Sherry.Romello@atlasnetwork.org. We look forward to seeing you in Lagos for the 2018 Africa Liberty Forum!