#YouTubeBlack Africa Creator Week is a virtual gathering of communities celebrating all our creators and storytellers. The aim of this week is to educate and inspire African creators through knowledge building sessions from YouTube experts, inspiring them via Top Creators' trajectories, as well as external speakers from the creative industry. Our goal is to provide resources to help you grow your channels to become the next generation of the most successful creators.

Together, we will evolve, learn and grow 🌱 

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Masterclasses

Monday, 23 November

The Fundamentals of YouTube

In this session we will share common creative strategies that have helped creators develop great videos and build a loyal community.

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Tuesday, 24 November

Understanding ‘The Algorithm' with Channel Optimization Tips

Do you want to gain a better understanding of how ‘The Algorithm' works? This session will help you understand the goals of YouTube's search and discovery system and guide you in gaining a better understanding of where content is displayed and what you can do to give your channel the best chance of success.

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Wednesday, 25 November

Assessing Channel Performance & Engaging a Community

How do you know if your YouTube channel is achieving the success it should be? YouTube will share an objective framework that will let you see whether or not your channel is being run optimally and achieving its full potential. Our team will also share tips on building a community and having meaningful interactions with your audience.

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Thursday, 26 November

Production on a Budget & How to Go Live on YouTube

Looking to improve the quality of your videos without breaking the bank? Our production specialists will help you achieve slick looking content by advising low budget equipment options, and teaching you easy hacks and tips to take the quality of your videos to the next level.

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Wednesday, 2 December

Understanding Monetization Policies on YouTube

Join YouTube expert to gain a better understanding of Advertiser Friendly Content Guidlines. This session includes valuable case studies and a Q&A to help you navigate monetization policies on YouTube.

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Thursday, 3 December

An Introduction: Copyright for Creators

Do you have questions about Copyright? Our copyright team will dive into frequently asked questions and cover common misconceptions. We’ll also take a deep dive into review tools that give creators more control over copyright claims.

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Informational

Wednesday, 25 November

Product Demo: Creator Studio & Mobile Tools

In this session, you will here from our Product experts on all things relating to YouTube Creator Studio, Mobile, and everything Product related for the mobile-first creator.

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Thursday, 26 November

Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) 101

In this session, you will get an overview of Multi-Channel Networks (MCNs), learn more about what they do and how to work with one. We will share information on the important things to note when considering to join an MCN. We will also share more on the difference between Affiliate Creator vs O&O Channels, and the YouTube resources available for MCN Creators

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Thursday, 26 November

Trends on YouTube

In this session, we would review Trends observed on YouTube pre-covid, during covid, and projections post covid. The session will also share the latest African culture & trends on YouTube and how creators have used their platform for good in 2020.

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Inspirational

Monday, 23 November

Creator Panel

Join us for an open conversation from four fast rising creators in Africa about their journey on YouTube, challenges and how they have overcome them and the opportunities that the platform has provided to them.

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Tuesday, 24 November

Creator Talks

A new series that will get you up close and personal with the biggest YouTube stars. Hear as they talk about their YouTube journey, revisit early content, wins, challenges and best of all you ask the questions!

 

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Entertainment

Friday, 27 November

#YouTubeBlack Africa Creator Week Virtual Celebration

A Virtual celebration to close-out #YouTubeBlack Africa Creator Week featuring; Creator Awards, Music Performance, Special Guest Speaker, Video Showcase: What Being an African Creator Means to me.

Date: Friday, 27 November

Time: 5pm GMT

Location: YouTube Live

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