This year's outstanding lineup of evening talent and events includes the opening night concert ft. De La Soul and DNCE (hosted by Spotify); Tuesday performance by Sting featuring songs from his new album, 57th & 9th, out November 11th (courtesy of A&M/Interscope) at the first-ever D&AD Impact Awards; Wednesday night performance ft. Common: (hosted by Bing Live!); Wrap Party ft. The Roots (presented by Vevo); live comedy showcase ft. Jim Breuer (presented by NCC Media); and comedy showcase by Upright Citizens Brigade (presented by ABC).
Previously announced speakers for Advertising Week New York 2016 include: Drew Barrymore, Katie Couric, Arianna Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, Tim Armstrong, B. Bonin Bough, Mark Cuban, David Droga, Carolyn Everson, Bethenny Frankel, Thomas L. Friedman, Seth Godin, Bob Greenberg, Paul Haggis, Daymond John, Imran Kahn, Padma Lakshmi, Nick Law, Lori Lee, Bob Lord, Dr. Oz, Chuck Porter, Rachael Ray, Michael Roth, Meg Ryan, Philipp Schindler, Ben Silbermann, Ben Silverman, Jimmy Smith, and Morgan Spurlock.
The week's programming of over 270 seminars across 14 curated tracks, include: The Agency Track; The Creativity Without Borders Track; The Empowering Women Track; The Video Track; The Talent Track; The Brand Innovation Track; The Mobile Track; The Data Track; The Impact Track; The Sports Track; The Mar Tech Track; The Media & Entertainment Track; The Super Tuesday Track (Politics); The Startup Nexus Track .
The Week's main programming takes place in its Times Square hub, which consists of seven venues including The Town Hall, The Times Center, Liberty Theater, Bing Stage, NASDAQ MarketSite, B.B. King's and Thomson Reuters. All seminars and workshops will be streamed live, powered by MLB Advanced Media, at www.newyork.advertisingweek.com, and on the official app which can be downloaded here: http://newyork.advertisingweek.com/resources/
Recently, Advertising Week unveiled that it will host its first-ever awards show, launched in collaboration with D&AD. D&AD Impact celebrates the creative work of brands and campaigns making a difference in the world in such areas as diversity and equality, environmental sustainability, financial empowerment, health and wellness, and humanitarian aid. Baratunde Thurston will host the D&AD Impact awards show, which will conclude with a performance by Sting at Times Square's PlayStation Theater on September 27th.
The complete calendar of events is available at http://newyork.advertisingweek.com/calendar/.
About Advertising Week:
Since its creation in 2004, Advertising Week has drawn more than 2.5 million participants from around the world to New York City, London and Tokyo for a weeklong hybrid of thought leadership seminars and unique evening events. 2016 marks the 13th edition of Advertising Week in New York City. In 2013, Advertising Week global organizer Stillwell Partners launched Advertising Week Europe and earlier this year, Advertising Week Asia in Tokyo. Later this year, Stillwell will launch in Havana marking the first major American-led business to business event in Cuba since 1959. Beyond education, engagement, enlightenment and entertainment, the global mission of The Week is to inspire young people to join the craft, to focus on the social impacts of advertising, assemble the world's best and brightest to foster dialogue on the most pressing and interesting issues facing the industry, and to shine a light on the business and economic influence of the advertising, media and marketing industries.
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