This Editor's Note first appeared in the May 11 issue of Advertising Age.
Are you in New York City? Or do you need an excuse to come to New York City?
Enter Internet Week, which takes over the city starting on Monday, May 18. Since 2008, the annual festival has been celebrating the innovators building out the new economy and inventing all manner of digital awesomeness. As it happens, the Internet Week team is just a few yards from Ad Age's newsroom -- we share a parent company, Crain Communications, as well as office space -- and multiple Ad Age editors and reporters will be taking the stage, as interviewers and panel moderators, during the big show.
You can learn about the hour-by-hour schedule and full slate of presentations at InternetWeekNY.com, but for now, I want to call out some of the more notable speakers: data savant Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight fame; fashion and publishing entrepreneur Marc Ecko; Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton; marketing superstar Bonin Bough of Mondelez; HotelTonight co-founder Sam Shank; NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton; NYC CTO Minerva Tantoco; LittleBits CEO Ayah Bdeir; Deeplocal CEO Nathan Martin; blogging pioneer Jason Kottke; BuzzFeed CTO Mark Wilkie; and Wolfram Research CEO Stephen Wolfram.
Because you're an Ad Age reader, you get a deal: Enter AAREAD at InternetWeekNY.com/orders, and you'll save 20% off either a four-day HQ pass or a VIP pass.