June 05, 2011
Nearly 250 crowd-sourced events, including panels, exhibits, meetups, conferences, and parties, will bring the Internet to life across New York City during Internet Week New York 2011 from June 6 – 13.
Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, Will.i.am, Rachel Ray, Jane Pratt, Kevin Jonas, Tyra Banks, Isabella Rossellini, Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley, Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Tumblr founder David Karp, and Pandora founder Tim Westergren are just a few of the thought leaders participating in events throughout the week.
Many outlets previewed Internet Week New York this week, using the citywide festival as a news peg to survey the state of New York’s growing technology sector. Advance features included The Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Next Web, and Xconomy.
To kick off the festival, PKPR organized a Press Preview Breakfast on June 6, where the more than 150 journalists will have an opportunity to preview exhibits at the festival’s headquarters, as well as meet the organizers of events being held throughout the city.