CTW2016 — APRIL 28-MAY 8 2016

Creative Tech Week 2016 fulfilled a mission to integrate a broad range of different disciplines and industries working with creative technology, from education, to business, to the visual and performing arts. Our wide range of events attracted attendees from consumers and enthusiasts to executives, computer programmers and other professionals, and were variously oriented toward discovery, networking, recruiting, professional development and entertainment. Our stages and showcases were 50/50 gender-balanced, multicultural, and featured an age range from teens to senior citizens. We held our conferences in Midtown Manhattan, the Lower East Side, and Downtown Brooklyn and had the Expo in Sunset Park. Satellite events spanned all five boroughs.


Check out our Annual Report; our 2016 sponsors; the 2016 Schedule, Experts, and Partners; and some photos from the event on our Google+ group.

Total Event Sessions 481

Partner Entities 178

Individual Experts 387

Satellite Events 150

Total Attendees 8,000 (est)


As part of the overall festival, the CTW team curated 2-day Expo featuring 44 booths and 13 conference days with 137 total talks, including such illustrious speakers as Paola Antonelli, Director of R&D at MoMA; Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; David Link, Chief Digital Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Julie Menin, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment; Kate Daly, Sr. VP of the Center for Economic Transformation at NYC EDC; Kathleen Warner, Executive VP, NYC EDC; Elizabeth Kiehner, Global Design Services Director at IBMiX, and Ann Rosenberg, VP/Head of Next-Gen Consulting at SAP.

A top selection of over 24 panels included Conversations with ElectroAcoustic Composers; The Future of Music; Black in Tech; the Lady Tech Guild; 3D at the Met; Why VR? Beyond the Wow Factor; Crafting Immersive Experiences; Post- Privacy – Is Privacy Becoming a Thing of the Past?; How Augmented Reality is an Art Form; and How We Do What We Do Financially.


Some of our better-known satellite events included:

– Uncubed NYC Job Fair
– NY Tech Meetup
– MuseumDraw at the Guggenheim
– Indiecade East at the Museum 0f the Moving Image
– Times Square Arts’ Midnight Moment
– the FACETS Conference for under-represented voices in STEAM
– NYC Dept. of Education Global Youth Leaders STEAM Symposium
– Columbia Teachers College Creative Technologies Symposium
– FITC Experiential Design Conference
– Pratt Digital Arts Thesis Show
– SVA MFA Computer Art Thesis Show
– NYIT MFA Thesis Show
– StoryCode NYC
– Harvestworks at the Knockdown Center, Queens
– Mind Travel String Orchestra at the Skirball Center
– IDIOT at HERE Arts Center
– The Most Epic Weekend in VR History
– BronxArtSpace Synthetic Zero
– Staten Island Children’s Museum Rainbow Resonance