Internet New York Week 2012 Party And Panel Guide!

by Marielle Sales · May 14, 2012

The fifth annual Internet Week NY is here! Presented by Yahoo!, from May 14-21, NYC's tech community, influentials in the business, and an amazing line-up of musicians and DJ's will come together for the biggest festival in digital culture. From parties to panels, we've rounded up our picks for the week!

Parties and Award Shows You Don't Want to Miss!

Internet Week New York Opening Party

When: Mon, May 14th, 7:00 PM

Where: 82 Mercer

Why: Kick off Internet Week NY with Rcrd Lbl, MNDR, Wild Belle, and a DJ set from Michna.


Internet Week New York Opening Night After Party

When: Mon, May 14th, 10:00 PM

Where: Tribeca Grand

Why: Because the opening party isn't enough, come to the two-story after party with a live performance from Rye Rye, DJ sets from Blaqstarr and Blu Jemz, Night People (Eli Escobar, Lloydski, Blu Jemz) and Kaviar Disco Club.


Mediabistro's Internet Week Cocktail Party

When: Tue, May 15th, 6:30 PM

Where: Chelsea Manor, Invite only.

Why: Celebrate Internet Week NY with drinks and conversations hosted by Mediabistro's AgencySpy editor Kiran Aditham and Mediabistro's PRNewser editor Tonya Garcia.


SoundCtrl and FUSE present: The 3rd Annual FlashFWD Awards

When: Tue, May 15th, 7:00 PM

Where: Gramercy Theater, Invite only.

Why: Fuse and SoundCtrl will be presenting its 3rd annual FlashFWD Awards to honorees.


2012 CLIO Awards

When: Tue, May 15th, 6:30 PM

Where: American Museum of Natural History

Why: Annie Leibovitz & Anthony Bourdain will be honored.


The 2012 Webutante Ball

When: Wed, May 16, 8:00 PM

Where: Invite only.

Why: A charity gala where "King and Queen of the Web" will be crowned!


Time Inc.'s "10 NYC Startups To Watch"

When: Wed, May 16th, 6:30 PM

Where: Invite only.

Why: Time Inc. will recognize ten of New York City’s most exciting digital start-ups.


IAC + Aereo Official Internet Week HQ Closing Party

When: Thurs, May 17th, 8:00 PM

Where: The IAC HQ

Why: Keynote addresses, panel discussions, food, interactive art installations, and more to end the week of internet.


Refinery29 + Warby Parker Internet Soiree

When: Thu, May 17, 7:00 pm

Where: Mister H., Invite only.

Why: Celebrate fashion and technology for cocktails, a guest DJ set, and some summery swag.


StyleCaster Internet Week Party

When: Thurs, May 20th, 10 pm

Where: Tribeca Grand, Invite only.

Why: Close out internet week with StyleCaster and complimentary cocktails.


Last.FM Live in NYC

When: Fri, May 18th, 9:00 PM

Where: Webster Hall

Why: Check out performances by Brooklyn-based pop rock band Vacationer and MagicWands, who have been rising up Hype Charts these past few months.


NYTechWomen Social Sunday Brunch Meets Internet Week

When: Sun, May 20th, 11am

Where: Gravy NYC, 32 E 21st St

Why: NYTechWomen is a group focused on improving the ratio of women at tech events and fostering long-lasting relationships within its members


The 16th Annual Webby Awards

When: Mon, May 21st, 6:00 PM

Where: Hammerstein Ballroom, Invite only.

Why: Close out IWNY with the Webby Awards where the best of the best in web will be honored and celebrated. After party will follow at Edison Ballroom in partnership with VICE


Panels You Don't Want to Miss!

Keynote Conversation with The New York Times' David Carr & Brian Stelter

When: Tue, May 15th, 9:30 AM

Where: 82 Mercer

Why: Tune into a convo between The New York Times' David Carr & Brian Stelter with Chairman of Internet Week NY, David-Michel Davies.


The Webby Sessions with Pete Cashmore of Mashable

When: Tue, May 15th, 3:00 PM

Where: Citywide, 82 Mercer

Why: Founder of Mashable, Pete Cashmore, joins Executive Director of The Webby Awards and Chairman of Internet Week New York, David-­Michel Davies.


It Ended Up On TV: Memes And Their Transition To Advertising

When: Weds, May 16th, 1:00 PM

Where: HQ IWNY Stage, 82 Mercer

Why: Kristen Maverick of The Barbarian Group and Rey Peralta of Mother will chat about some of our favorite viral parodies have moved past merely a quick laugh into a breeding ground for ad dollars.


How To Thrive On The Internet: The Stories of Top Creatives

When: Weds, May 16th, 4pm

Where: Classroom, 82 Mercer

Why: Pick the brains of industry veterans at the top of their fields like Nick Guarracino of Vayner Media and Lee Hawkins of the WSJ