The 7th annual Internet Week kicks off in New York City next week and the festivities are expected to attract 45,000 people, while 250 events are expected to take place between May 19th to May 25th.
One of the first big events to take place will be the Webby Awards, which will be hosted by Patton Oswalt this year at Cipriani Wall Street. The awards show honors exemplary websites and those making major contributions to the technology, with past winners such as Al Gore. (“Please don’t recount this vote,” he said.)
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On May 20th, a tech “prom” known as the Webutante Ball will take place at Marquee. The event says it expects “Internet stars, media elite and venture capitalists” to attend.
Also on May 20th, the TechMunch NYC food blogger conference will teach food bloggers and Instagrammers the best tricks for food photography.
On May 21st, the Appy Awards Cocktail Party will take place, honoring web and mobile applications.
New York City startups will have the opportunity to pitch their companies to investors at One World Trade Center, while riding up the elevator to the 100th floor. They will have just under a minute to sell venture capitalists on their idea on May 22 and 23.
A run will take place in Central Park on May 24th. The event is put together by Speerit, a New York startup that matches runners with others at their pace.
Internet Week began in cooperation with the New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment in 2008. The Internet Week organization works with government officials to track and encourage technology job growth in New York City.
For a complete list of events, click here.