News Internet Week kicks off in NYC Monday People sit during the 5th annual Internet Week New York on May 17, 2012 in New York City. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Updated May 17, 2015 7:26 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Internet Week, kicking off Monday, showcases many facets of the city tech scene. There are the Webby Awards, startup exhibitions, panels and more. "Internet Week offers an opportunity to celebrate the digital present and preview our tech-infused future," Allison Arden, the managing director of Internet Week, said in a statement. The New York tech scene has made enormous strides in recent years and now offers employment to some 300,000 workers. Most events are open to the public. Monday night's Webby Awards, honoring the best in digital media and startups, is an exception. Comedian Hannibal Burress is the host and winners include Pat Quinn, who started last year's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. OTHER EVENTS Visions of the Connected Home: An Internet of Things Science Fair: Startups, media companies, and academic research specialists will examine the emerging technologies and trends that are defining the future of the "Internet of Things," at Civic Hall on May 21. Cannabis & Technology: the Digital Side of an Expanding Industry: The May 22 panel at ImpactHub NYC will explore tech's role in the marijuana industry as the push to legalize the substance grows. #techdrinkup Internet Week: The party connected 30,000 tech founders, innovators, investors, and creators across the world over the last four years and will take place May 20 at the Sky Terrace at Hudson Hotel. Visit InternetWeekNY.com for more information. By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.