Internet Week starts June 7 in NYC
Includes THR's Digital Power event, visit by Roger EbertNEW YORK -- The third annual Internet Week here is just days away from kicking off to put the spotlight on the online community with appearances by various Web, media and entertainment dignitaries and a slew of other events.
Running June 7-14, Internet Week will feature over 150 events throughout the city, designed to once again celebrate the Big Apple's Internet industry.
The Fashion Week for the Web crowd will also have its first-ever headquarters location -- Chelsea's Metropolitan Pavilion, which will showcase technology demos, art exhibits, panel discussions and other activities.
Companies such as HP, PepsiCo and Time Warner will be among the hosts of the events.
Among the entertainment and business leaders making appearances during Internet Week are Roger Ebert, Martha Stewart, Arianna Huffington, Lisa Kudrow, Will Arnett, ChatRoulette founder Andrey Ternovskiy and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.
Event highlights include "Future of Media: 2010," a debate about how Internet and media outlets are transforming the media landscape, and a one-day conference about the business use of Twitter that will feature remarks by Stewart and foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley.
On Monday night, June 7, The Hollywood Reporter hosts its second annual Digital Power cocktail reception at the Waldorf Astoria. The event will feature a keynote Q&A with former Google executive David Eun, now president of AOL media & studios. It honors the 50 top executives on the Digital Power list who have distinguished themselves at the intersection of media and technology.
Internet Week will once again culminate with the 14th Annual Webby Awards, a star-studded gala honoring the Internet's best and brightest at Cipriani Wall Street on June 14. The awards will be hosted by B.J. Novak of NBC's "The Office," with honored guests including Amy Poehler and Ebert. The Webby Awards are known for limiting the recipients to five words during their acceptance speeches. "Thank God Conan got promoted," was Jimmy Fallon's 2009 speech for his win of the Webby Person of The Year award.