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internet week new york 2010 set for june 7th - 14th, 2010


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WEEKLONG FESTIVAL TO CULMINATE WITH 14TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ON JUNE 14, 2010


New York, NY (July 21, 2009) — Gearing up for a third successful year, organizers announced today that Internet Week New York 2010 will take place from June 7th - 14th, culminating with the 14th Annual Webby Awards on June 14th.

First held in 2008, Internet Week New York is an annual weeklong event celebrating New York's Internet industry and community.

The 2009 festival drew an estimated 15,000 people, including such industry luminaries as Al Gore, Barry Diller, Rupert Murdoch, Martha Stewart, and Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone. Over 110 conferences, panels, exhibits, screenings, and networking events were hosted by a broad array of companies and organizations, including YouTube, Yelp, Digg, Time Warner, Mediabistro, Digitas, CollegeHumor, and Microsoft.

Reflecting the Internet's open structure, any organization - from artists and investment banks to startups and meetups - can host an event during Internet Week New York 2010. To learn more about sponsorship and event opportunities, visit Internetweekny.com.

The festival is organized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), in cooperation with the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DIGITAL ARTS & 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. More information at www.iadas.net

THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF FILM, THEATRE AND BROADCASTING is the one-stop shop for all production needs in New York City, providing free permits, free public locations and free police assistance. The agency markets NYC as a prime location, provides premiere customer service to production companies and facilitates production throughout the five boroughs. Whether production companies are shooting a feature film, a commercial, a television show, or digital content, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting serves as an invaluable resource to the New York City entertainment production industry. For more information, visit nyc.gov/mome


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