IWNY Festival

The IWNY festival is an annual celebration of technology's impact on business and culture. This year's festivities will take place from May 19-25 and will attract more than 45,000 business professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced in the IWNY HQ and 150+ organized by citywide event partners.


The IWNY HQ, located at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 W 18th Street - map) is the central hub of the IWNY festival. The HQ will bring together 10,000 attendees over four days for an opportunity to hear lively keynotes, interviews, and panels from celebrities, high-level business executives, founders of New York based startups, and leaders in the tech space. In addition to presentations about the latest general tech happenings, a large portion of IWNY HQ programming will be centered around content tracks that highlight how technology has impacted major areas of business. Attendees can expect to hear a series of sessions devoted to tech's role in Media & Entertainment, Creativity, Retail & Commerce, and more. The HQ will also include dozens of interactive displays in our digital playground, a media center, a café, lounges and areas for networking.

Citywide Events

Citywide Events represent all of the local participation happening during IWNY across NYC. In 2013, there were over 250 Citywide Events, including parties, meetups, executive breakfasts, tours, conferences and networking mixers, taking place at startup offices, New York cultural institutions, clubs, bars, and retailers. This participation is the foundation of IWNY, and we value each event as an Official Event Partner of IWNY.

Other Festival Elements

Make The Stage
Make The Stage, now in its 4th year, is a crowd-sourced program that provides everyone with the opportunity to help IWNY celebrate technology's impact on business, entertainment, and culture. The program calls on individuals, companies, and organizations to submit ideas they would like to see produced at IWNY 2014 and gives the community a voice in choosing which of the submitted ideas will be seen live at the IWNY HQ.

Startup City
Startup City allows for your company to be seen by everyone at the IWNY HQ. You'll have your own exhibit and the opportunity to interact with attendees, VC executives, and many more. Want to give your company a home in the IWNY HQ? Click here for more info about Startup City

Sponsors and Partners
IWNY is extremely thankful for support of its current and past sponsors and partners. Their help is critical to the production and overall success of the festival. Want to support IWNY? Email jackie[at]internetweekny[dot]com.

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