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Big Apple gears up for Internet Week NY 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,, 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 JournalNew York Daily NewsThe New York PostThe 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.

PKPR Client: Internet Week New York

Launched in 2008, Internet Week New York has become one of the world’s top festivals celebrating digital culture, as well as a global showcase for New York City’s thriving technology industry. The annual event draws more than 45,000 people from around the world to over 400 events panels, conferences, exhibits, meetups, and parties across the city.

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