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microsoft, millennial media, navteq, & mediamind partner with internet week new york as sponsors of hq content stage


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IWNY headquarters adds second stage featuring four days of content on four topics, including social media, mobile, advertising, and startups, June 6-9


New York, NY (June 03, 2011) – Internet Week New York today announced that it will partner with four digital-industry heavy hitters to present HQ Content Stage, four days of content and speakers from some of the digital world’s top innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives.

Microsoft, Millennial Media, Navteq, and Mediamind will join the fourth annual celebration of all things digital next week as sponsors of a four-day series of panels and presentations at Internet Week New York’s headquarters at Chelsea’s Metropolitan Pavilion.

From June 6th through June 9th, HQ Content Stage will feature presentations from VIPs like media executive Bonnie Fuller as well as panel discussions on topics ranging from integrating social networks and sports to the importance of community in New York City’s tech success.

Recognized as a leading global gathering for Internet innovators and influencers, Internet Week New York 2011 is expected to draw over 20,000 people to more than 200 events across the city from June 6th through 13th. Last year, the festival featured 200-plus events, including such highlights as the Yahoo! Provoke Summit, the Mashable Media Summit, a NY Tech Meetup featuring demos from New York’s top start-ups, The Webutante Ball (NYC’s “Internet Prom”), as well as a wide variety of conferences, panels, education events, parties, and meet-ups.

The HQ Content Stage will devote itself to one topic per day during the first four days of the festival, with each day’s events presented by a different sponsor. Free and open to the public, the schedule of topics is as follows:

  • Monday, June 6: Social Media Day. Events include a panel on using social media in the hospitality industry.
  • Tuesday, June 7: Mobile Day, sponsored by groundbreaking mobile-advertising platform Millennial Media. Events include discussions of mobile media and TV audiences, New York City’s mobile industry, new mobile apps for dining and dating, and more.
  • Wednesday, June 8: Advertising Day, co-sponsored by Navteq, a global provider of digital navigation and location data, and Mediamind, a leading independent provider of integrated digital advertising solutions. Events include a presentation by media executive Bonnie Fuller and discussions of best practices in social commerce, building customer trust, location-based advertising, and more.
  • Thursday: Startup Day, sponsored by Microsoft. Events include panels on keeping side projects alive, the city’s ongoing efforts to nurture startups, top start-up accelerator TechStars, and more.

All panels will be streamed live on Internet Week New York’s video feed. Visit the website for a complete schedule of HQ Content Stage events.

“We’re thrilled that industry leaders like Microsoft, Millennial Media, Navteq, and Mediamind are not only lending their support to Internet Week New York, but are sponsoring one of our newest and most exciting ventures,” said David-Michel Davies, Chairman, Internet Week New York. “HQ Content Stage will allow us to devote a solid day to exploring four of the digital industry’s most pressing topics, exactly the kind of in-depth exploration that can help move the industry forward.”

Internet Week New York is produced by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Premier sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Yahoo!, Official Sponsors Ford, AOL, Meebo, Google and Microsoft, Official Registration and Wi-Fi Sponsor Southwest Airlinesand Official Career Partner Vitamin T.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media. An international organization, the Academy selects the nominees and winners for the Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening, and R/GA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg. Find more information at www.iadas.net.

About the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment consists of the Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting; the Office of Digital Coordination and NYC Media; and the official TV, radio, and online network of the City of New York. The agency's mission is to streamline government communications by making information accessible, leveraging technology to aid in the transparency of government, and by supporting relevant media and entertainment industries in New York City. Visit www.nyc.gov/mome to learn more, or follow NYC Media on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nyc_media.



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