We believe that New York City is where technology and business and culture meet. This year will begin to explore how technology has disrupted and revolutionized every section of business from food to fashion to healthcare to education.
IWNY, taking place this year from May 20-27 2013, was launched in 2008 in cooperation with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. It is a week-long festival celebrating Internet business and culture and will attract more than 45,000 Internet professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced by IWNY and 150+ citywide event partners. (This year citywide is extending a little further—out to the Hamptons for events there over Memorial Day weekend.) The central hub of the festival is the IWNY HQ at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street – map). The HQ will bring together 10,000 attendees for four days of celebrity keynotes and lively panel discussions on two live-streamed stages, workshops and tutorials in the official IWNY classroom, dozens of interactive displays, a screening room (new for this year!), media center, a café and a lounge.
Planned content tracks in the HQ will be dedicated to fashion & beauty in tech, music tech, sports & fitness in tech, food tech, and women in tech. We will also continue our mainstay focus on advertising, media, and marketing. There will be deeper dive, co-located conferences on areas such as healthcare & technology. We will also be incubating new topic areas such as how digital is impacting law, real estate, and finance. Beyond that, the overarching themes of IWNY 2013 will be digital education, bridging the digital divide, and empowering small businesses to get online.