Internet Week in New York City is in full swing, having started this past Monday and going through Thursday, June 9th. The fourth annual event is “a critical mass of web-focused events that raises the profile of NYC’s industry as a whole, as well as the partners who participate,” as stated on the Internet Week NYC website.
The event, being held at the Metropolitan Pavilion and The Altman Building, is designed to celebrate New York City’s vibrant internet community. The Pavilion will host exhibitions and social events offered by the city’s finest in the arts, technology, media and entertainment industries. The Theater Space in the Altman Building will feature special announcements and presentations, as well as an opportunity for attendees to participate in panels and discussions. For four days only, “the HQ will be a center constantly full of activity and insightful installations and events.”
Scheduled speakers have already begun causing a stir, as New York Senator Charles Schumer issues a strong statement about New York City’s place in the tech world – “New York’s ability to adapt to changing times and emerging industries has been the vital ingredient to our continued success decade after decade,” Schumer stated. “Today, we stand at another turning point, and that’s why New York needs to become not just a high tech center, but THE American high tech center for decades to come,” he concluded, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Schumer urges the city that never sleeps to overtake Silicon Valley as the nation’s tech epicenter by 2035.
Although the event ends tomorrow, you can still purchase a pass to it here. Official hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and passes give you full access to all of the event’s presentations, panels, installations and more. Tickets are $25, but if you tweet about your purchase, you’ll only pay $15! Don’t miss the final day of this major event and expo.
It goes without saying that the Internet has completely altered the way we live and communicate. From interactive marketing to social media, the dynamic quality of the online world will forever be a part of our society. If you are looking to expand and improve your company’s online presence, contact Blue Interactive Agency today by calling 954-779-2801.