London is to host Internet Week Europe, “a week-long festival celebrating Europe’s thriving digital media industry and community”
Internet Week Europe will run from November 8–12 and feature a mixture of conferences, technology demos, panel discussions, educational programming and meet-ups to late-night parties at venues across the city, many of which will be free. Its organisers are the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the group behind the Webby Awards.
The IADAS already runs Internet Week New York – its European equivalent will run along similar lines as an open umbrella under which independent events can gather.
The idea is that anyone, from major companies to collectives, colleges or grassroots organisations can get involved. All participants can add their event to the official calendar at no cost, and will have their events showcased and promoted as an Internet Week Europe Official Event Partner. So, no matter how small your event or your organisation, you can benefit form the overall profile of the week. If you are interested in signing up, more information is available at internetweekeurope.com
At the New York Internet Week this year, there were over 250 different events. More than 150 organisations were involved including YouTube, Mashable, The New Museum, New York University and Foursquare.
Poke London founders Nicolas Roope and Nick Farnhill will join David-Michel Davies, executive director of IADAS, as co-chairs of the London-based event.
CR is also invloved – our Click London conference is part of the programme.