Dawn Barber

Co-Founder

Creative Tech Week

Dawn Barber has been an integral part of the NYC Internet scene since the 1990’s and knows most of the start-up founders and community-oriented organizations in the City. She has extensive experience in planning and organizing groups and events in and around the New York technology community. Dawn is the co-founder of NY Tech Meetup, a growing 45,000+ member non-profit industry organization that supports and promotes the New York technology community, and is the largest meetup in the world. She has extensive experience in planning and organizing conferences and events in and around the New York technology community, since having been one of NYNMA’s directors from 1998-2001, and since then producing the Shorty Awards for the past three years, and Gadgetoff among others before that. She was one of the first Pipeline Fellows, and sits on the boards of InSITE, MOUSE, Institute of Play and the Astia NYC Advisory Board. In addition, she serves on the Alliance for Downtown New York’s LaunchLM Leadership Council, The New York City Commission on Public Information and Communication council and chaired the New York Historical Society Leadership Council for their 2016 Silicon City exhibit.


Stephanie Dinkins, Transmedia Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Stony Brook University

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