Nerd alert! On the internet there are tons of cat pictures, but in real life, we have Internet Week. Since 2008, Internet Week began as a City wide celebration of the digital community which includes nearly 200 events from May 14-17. Industry insiders and innovators convene at different locations through out the city at web-focused events to discuss the current trends, history and future of the World Wide Web. Check out these featured events and you might learn something!
MONDAY MAY 14TH
Curated by the industry-leading Mobile editors and columnists at MediaPost. The event combines keynotes, research presentations, case studies, panel discussions and networking functions to create a comprehensive day of Mobile education, collaboration and progression.
Borrowed Equity : The Trinity of Music, Brands, and Tastemakers
Explore the rise of independent music fueled by social media, the independent blog/authority/tastemaker and their influence on reaching music enthusiasts, Teens and Adults 18 – 34.
Learn more about what’s working, who’s making money, and how you can get in on the action with budgets ranging from modest to massive.
Official Internet Week NY Opening Party
A special, invite-only event to celebrate the opening of the 5th Annual Internet Week NY. To be held at the IWNY HQ at 82 Mercer in collaboration with music partners RCRD LBL & Thrillist. The event will feature a DJ set from Michna and live performances from Wild Belle & MNDR.
When Lonely Island started making content for Saturday Night Live, people couldn’t get enough on YouTube. Since then, television shows have started to write and produce content that is seen for the first time on television, but meant to gain a large foundation of its viewership on the Internet.
TUESDAY MAY 15TH
Keynote Conversation with The New York Times' David Carr
Join The New York Times' David Carr & Brian Stelter in a keynote conversation with Chairman of Internet Week NY, David-Michel Davies.
Keynote Conversation with Bob Lefsetz
Join legendary music blogger, executive, and author of the Lefsetz Letter, Bob Lefsetz, in a keynote address at Internet Week NY's first-ever Music:Tech Day in partnership with SoundCtrl
WEDNESDAY MAY 16TH
APPNATION NYC Mobile + TV3.0 Summit
A timely new conference exploring all things connected TVs, TV apps, Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, and Social TV.
How to Harness Real-Time Data for Advertisers
Designed for marketers and media professionals, Netmining’s interactive 30 minute presentation will breakdown and demystify the RTB acronym, and provide valuable insights to how real-time data can be used to create successful online ad campaigns
THURSDAY MAY 17TH
Hungry? Thirsty? Broke? Get Some.
Join Seamless, Etsy and Lot18 for a panel discussion about how each company has transitioned their traditionally off-line industries to online, for the benefit of both producers and end users.
FRIDAY MAY 18TH
- Walkabout NYC A city-wide open house event for technology startups. Check out the spaces, see how the companies work, and meet the people behind the innovative companies of New York City.
MONDAY MAY 21ST
The Webby Awards
The Webby Awards will close Internet Week with the biggest party of the year, celebrating the best of the Web in pure Webby style.Get a pass here for Internet Week 2012.