If technology is your passion, make sure you mark the week of March May 19th on your calendar! During this span of time, the Big Apple will be hosting Internet Week NY, where technological innovations in business, entertainment, and culture will be showcased through a variety of festival experiences. More than 45,000 people are expected to attend over 250 panels, meet-ups, exhibits, screenings, parties and more taking place across the city. Additionally, IWNY HQ, the focus point of the festival, will stage the week’s premier speakers at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Actor and investor Omar Epps, Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt, and Buzzfeed Founder and CEO Jonah Peretti are among the contributors confirmed to headline the event. In addition to presentations about the latest technological happenings, a large portion of IWNY HQ programming will be centered around content tracks that focus on how technology has impacted major areas of business. Participants can attend sessions devoted to tech's role in Media & Entertainment, Style & Design, Retail & Commerce, and more.
"New York City has always been the epicenter of business and now, with its thriving digital sector, it is the perfect stage to explore how technology is disrupting flagship industries – from media and marketing to finance and fashion” said Allison Arden, Managing Director of Internet Week New York. "Internet Week New York 2014 promises to highlight the innovators building the new economy, while empowering our audience to succeed.”
In partnership with Food to Eat, the IWNY Café will serve delicious meals and snacks from vendors across New York City, featuring different food items each day. Some current vendors for May include Nadia's Moroccan Kitchen, Cemita's Mexican Sandwiches, Mama Gyro, Jack's Sushi & Sliders, Salad Pangea, Fun Buns, Mimi and Coco, and Wooly's Ice.
Festival participants can purchase passes here for Internet Week New York now at special Early Bird prices. The Festival passes include the HQ Pass ($325) providing week-long admission to the Internet Week New York headquarters, the Insider Pass ($595) including a VIP Exclusive Gift Bag and extended access to official parties, mixers and networking events, and the VIP/All Access Pass ($1095) which includes all of the benefits of the other 2 pass levels plus access to co-located events and conferences in the IWNY Theater and sponsored breakfasts at the IWNY HQ.