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from advertising to arts, first-ever internet week new york

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Advertising 2.0 Conference, Conversational Marketing Summit, New Museum, and Museum of Moving Image Headline Festival Celebrating New York's Internet Industry

New York, NY (April 29, 2008) — Bringing together an eclectic lineup of innovators in fields ranging from online advertising to Internet art, the first-ever Internet Week New York today announced a preliminary schedule of events celebrating New York City's Internet industry and community.

The weeklong festival of events will take place in venues throughout the city,“ from The Times Center and The New Museum to the Brooklyn Public Library and The Canal Room. Kicking off on June 3rd, Internet Week New York will culminate with the 12th Annual Webby Awards Celebration from June 8th to 10th.

Organizations presenting events during the festival include: Museum of the Moving Image, Advertising Age, Digital Hollywood,,, Magazine Publishers of America, Federated Media, Channel Frederator, Learning About Multimedia Project, and Web2NewYork. Additional partners, including Billboard, Hollywood Reporter, Thrillist, VICE/, NY Tech Meetup, Founders Club, Time Warner, and more, will announce the full schedule of events in early May.

The festival is organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), in cooperation with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.

Internet Week New York is a celebration of the energy, diversity, and creativity that are a hallmark of both New York City and the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, chairman, Internet Week New York. "It's a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to meet the companies, organizations, and innovators that are creating the future of online media.

Highlights of the preliminary schedule include:

The 12th Annual Webby Awards Celebration — Ending Internet Week New York with a bang, the "Oscars of the Internet" celebrate online excellence with three days of entertainment and industry events, including two star-studded awards galas featuring The Webby Awards' famous five-word acceptance speeches.

Werner Herzog in conversation with Jonathan Demme — Director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) will interview Werner Herzog (Rescue Dawn) about his pioneering work as a fiction and documentary filmmaker to mark the launch of the Museum of the Moving Image's new website, MovingImage Source.

2008 Advertising 2.0 Conference — A forum to chart the future of global media, advertising, and branding, presented by Advertising Age and Digital Hollywood.

Conversational Marketing Summit — Joining Internet Week New York for its first East Coast edition, the Summit will bring together the most cutting-edge minds in the online marketing industry. Presented by Federated Media, which was founded by Wired co-founder John Battelle.

Net Aesthetics 2.0 — A panel of leading artists, critics and curators that will take stock of the current state of internet art and contemplate the challenges faced by a field that straddles contemporary art and creative technology. Presented by and the New Museum.

Economics of Online Advertising Deals —'s look at the investment capital that continues to flow into the ever-changing online advertising sector.

Internet Week New York is still accepting new event partners. In keeping with the Internet's spirit of openness, any and all individuals or organizations wishing to participate are invited to sign up at Participants will have their events showcased and promoted as an Internet Week New York Official Event Partner.

The preliminary schedule can be found below or online at:

Event: Economics of Online Advertising Deals, Presented by
When: June 3
Where: The New World Stages

Event: Startup Mixer presented by Web2NewYork, Web2Fem, BigScreen LittleScreen, and CenterNetworks
When: June 3, 6:00pm
Where: Gallery Bar

Event: Shifting the Paradigm: Young Women with Cool Jobs Making a Difference in Digital Media
Presented by NY: MIEG
When: June 3, 7:30am
Where: SobelMedia , 4 West 43rd Street

Event: Checking the Monitor: A Forum on Internet Safety
When:June 4, 7:00pm
Where:Brooklyn Public Library

Event:The Channel Frederator Awards
When: June 4, 8:00pm
Where:The Canal Room

Event:6th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security
When:June 5, 9:00am
Where: Shapiro Center, Columbia University

Event:Advertising 2.0 Conference Presented by Advertising Age and Digital Hollywood
When: June 5, 10:00am
Where: New World Stages

Event: Werner Herzog in conversation with Jonathan Demme to celebrate the launch of MovingImage Source
When: June 5, 6:30pm
Where: The Times Center

Event:Net Aesthetics 2.0 presented by and New Museum
When: June 6, 7:30pm
Where: New Museum

Event: Conversational Marketing Summit presented by Federated Media
When: June 9, 9:00am
Where: Ritz Carlton, Battery Park

Event: The Webby Film and Video Awards
When: June 9, 7:00pm
Where: The Skirball Center for Performing Arts

Event: Magazines 24/7 Video presented by Magazine Publishers of America
When: June 10, 8:00am
Where: Time & Life Building

Event:The 12th Annual Webby Awards
When: June 10, 7:00pm
Where: Cipriani Wall Street


The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, The Academy selects the Nominees and Winners for The Webby Awards, the leading honor for Web sites and individual achievement in technology and creativity. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg. More information at


As the first film commission in the country, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting is the one-stop shop for all production needs in New York City, including free permits, free public locations and free police assistance. The agency markets NYC as a prime location, provides premiere customer service to production companies and facilitates production throughout the five boroughs. Whether production companies are shooting a feature film, a commercial, a television show or a music video, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting serves as an invaluable resource on the New York City entertainment production industry.

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