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We are creating the premier nexus
for creativity and technology worldwide.

From VR, 3D printing and hackathons to fashion tech, data visualization, digital art, interactive installations and STEAM, Creative Technology is front and center in innovation success stories across the corporate and non-profit landscape.
Creative Tech Week, held from April 29 to May 8, 2016 in New York City, is a crowdsourced festival created to showcase the cutting-edge research, art, media, and community initiatives being generated in the field of creative technology.

THE EXPO
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Creative Tech Week kicks off with an exciting 2-day expo, Friday and Saturday April 29-30, at Industry City, Brooklyn.

We’re transforming the ground floor of a converted warehouse building into a experience combining interactive art installations, drone racing, educational resources and the opportunity to learn about businesses in the Creative Technology field. This is your opportunity to meet the entire CTW audience, from consumers, artists, makers and teachers to product entrepreneurs, developers, and company representatives. The Expo takes place a couple days prior to the daily and nightly programming at the Arts, Community & Industry hubs. It is appropriate for all-ages and it is FREE!

Whether you are just learning what Creative Technology is or you have been deeply immersed for decades, we have a wide variety of experiences planned for our expo that will appeal to everyone: immersive experiences, product demos, virtual reality, music remixing, sculpture building, student presentations, corporate promotions, interactive & participatory games, selfie booths, and much more! Jeanne Angel is our Expo Director.

 

THE ARTS HUB
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Creative Tech Week is presenting innovative work at the intersection of art and technology at its Arts Hub, to be held Tuesday through Saturday, May 3-7, at the Clemente Center in the Lower East Side, Manhattan.

The 119- year old landmark building will be packed full of hand picked interactive installations, tech-driven performances,  plus panel discussions and talks by software and electronic artists & new media experts.  The Directors of the Arts Hub are Asher Remy-Toledo and Mark Bolotin, founders of Hyphen Hub — a New York-based organization that serves as a platform and community to showcase the latest in arts and technology. Hyphen Hub has a unique relationship with leading digital artists, curators and companies working in the multimedia field worldwide.  Jeanne Angel is Director of Production, and the Arts Hub has been overseen by Creative Tech Week’s founder, Isabel Walcott Draves, of Leaders in Software and Art.

CTW’s Arts Hub is slated to attract the creme de la creme of New York City’s tech art community as well as national and international attendees, with content and networking geared toward both those well-versed in the tech art genre and newcomers to the intersection of art with software, data and electronics.

 

THE COMMUNITY HUB
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Our Community Hub, will be held Monday May 2 at Brooklyn Public Library and Tuesday through Thursday, May 3-5 at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights.

Artists, entrepreneurs, NPOs and members of the public seeking mind-expanding Creative Tech insights will hear from community leaders, educators, and artists and see award-winning art at our Community Hub.

The program is jam-packed with talks, panels, art exhibits, classes and workshops that focus on award-winning art, education, empowerment, STEAM, DIY & Making, and building an artistic practice around creative technology. The Director of the Community Hub is Alex Post, the Director of the Lumen prize Exhibit and Symposium is Carla Rapoport, and the Community Hub is overseen by Isabel Walcott Draves.

Come attend a creative coding or Arduino workshop, learn about VR, open source and DIY educational tools, and attend many inspiring discussions and panels by accomplished artists and community leaders. Our Community Hub programming is FREE!

 

THE INDUSTRY HUB
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Creative Tech Week’s B2B panels and presentations will be held Monday through Friday, May 2-6, at the Industry Hub presented by Future Colossal in the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway in Columbus Circle, Manhattan.

Industry innovators and influencers will take the stage to share their secrets, successes and techniques working in commercial Creative Technology innovation and invention, predominantly in a business-to-business setting. Programming topics include real world applications of Creative Tech, immersive and interactive advertising & media, entertainment & gaming, data-driven visuals, virtual reality, AI & more.

The Director of the Industry Hub is Randi Brant.  The Industry Hub presented by Future Colossal will present a forum for insider networking along with sharing client success stories and new creative content, and makes an idea opportunity for brands or agencies to meet and engage the top talents at the best creative technology teams in the industry. The presentations and conversation among professionals aims to foster discovery of what is possible today, in a branded setting, and push the industry forward.

 

SATELLITE EVENTS
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Creative Tech Week’s 400+ Partners will be presenting performances, conferences, events, exhibits, workshops, hackathons and more all across the city.

Participating events are being held across all five boroughs at our partnering locations. See our schedule for a full list of exhibits, shows, demos, workshops and more!