Internet Week Brings Together the Brains, the Tech

Sessions, conferences kick off Monday throughout NYC

Internet Week, a slate of showcases, conferences and workshops around New York City spanning the depth and breadth of the tech industry, kicks off May 14.

The annual gathering this year will include keynotes from such industry notables as Mitchell Baker, chairman of the Mozilla Foundation; Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp; and The New York Times journalist Brian Stelter. Additional speakers include Anomaly creative director Suzana Apelbaum; Hayley Barna, founder and co-CEO of Birchbox; Federated Media executive chairman John Battelle; Mashable founder and CEO Pete Cashmore; Jessica Coen, editor in chief of Jezebel;  Machinima CEO and chairman Allen DeBevoise; Jane Hu, head of programming strategy at YouTube Next Lab; Andrew Madden, Google's head of magazines and news partnerships; and Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed.

Beyond the headliners, there are a number of shorter- and longer-term programming options at this year's Internet Week. There's the OMMA Mobile Conference, which will be held all day May 14 at the Internet Week Theater on Mercer Street, the Streaming Media East summit will be held concurrently at the Hilton New York and The Digiday Conference will take place the same day at the W New York. 

Other sessions of note include "the newsstand 2.0," online dating, game design, customer acquisition in emerging markets like China, the digital music industry, business blogging, mobile apps and women in tech.

Internet Week is also home to the CLIO Awards, which will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. May 15 at the American Museum of Natural History.

Instagram—a company whose acquisition by Facebook made major headlines recently—is partnering with Times Square for Internet Week to spotlight photographers in a first-ever Instagram photo exhibition.

For the full list of sessions and locations, check out the Internet Week calendar

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