If you happen to be in London in October, make sure it’s on the 8th and 9th. The Project Diaspora team is gate-crashing the 2nd Africa Gathering event. If you have been procrastinating and haven’t bought your tickets yet, make sure to hit up the registration page and do so now, like right now. The last event in April sold out weeks before opening day.

The growing speaker list has a number of luminaries that have either appeared or soon will be appearing here on PD including; Ken Banks of Kiwanja.net & FrontlineSMS, Benjamin Lyon and the team at CreditSMS,  and Jon Gosier at Appfrica Labs (#afriPARTY anyone?) all have speaking slots. Molly Mattessich from Africa Rural Connect will also be making an appearance.

Yours truly will be presenting on Friday, October 8th. I’ll be giving a talk on customer service in Africa and the impact it will have on the continent’s future.

Last but not least, our very own Siena Anstis has been tapped for official Africa Gathering rappoteur duties. Fresh off her stint at UNESCO’s 35th General Conference, Siena will live-blog, tweet and file interviews on the Africa Gathering, PD, and THIS Magazine Canada blogs. Check back here for links to the articles as they are published.

Of course you can follow all three of our tweet streams (@tmsruge | @tracy1314 | @sienaanstis) during the event should you not be able to attend (lame!) in person. Until then though, you might want to also follow the team behind AFrica Gathering (@africagathering | @mjamme | @chiefmoamba).