Ad Week 2015: Celebrities, Industry Leaders, and Media’s Top Execs Gather in NYC

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Panel at Ad Week NYC 2015

This week, thousands of leaders in the advertising, media, business, tech, and marketing industries are gathering in New York City for Advertising Week; the largest gathering of such professionals in the world.

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From September 28 to Oct. 2, the event is featuring a powerful thought-leadership roster via more than 240 seminars.

Highlights for this year’s 12th annual event are:

  • Comedy set by The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, and special appearances and performances by Snoop Dogg, Big Sean, Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, and Joe Jonas with his new band DNCE
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg returns to the Advertising Week stage for a fireside chat
  • IPG Chairman Michael Roth sits down with RadicalMedia Chairman Jon Kamen, iHeart Entertainment powerhouse John Sykes, and ABC Sales Chief Geri Wang, to talk content across platforms
  • Dentsu Aegis Americas & EMEA CEO Nigel Morris and Facebook Global Marketing Solutions VP Carolyn Everson talk mobile video
  • Fast Company Editor Bob Safian talks mobile with Google SVP Sridhar Ramaswamy
  • Yahoo’s Lisa Utzschneider kicks off a series of seminars throughout the week on data
  • iHeart Media brings Ryan Seacrest in conversation with EVP & CMO, Gayle Troberman
  • The Washington Post headlining a content block on the 2016 election
  • ABC kicks-off The Week at Bryant Park on September 28
  • Viacom hosts the Attention Experience on September 29 at 1515 Broadway
  • NBCU hosts Advertising Week in grand style at the iconic Rainbow Room on September 30
  • The 2015 Culture + Commerce lunch series begins
  • The 2015 Opening Gala is once again hosted by Amazon Media Group and moves to St. Bart’s Cathedral on Park Avenue

The event is hosted by brands including Google, Adobe, Microsoft, LinkedIn and more. Those who can’t attend in person can watch panels and other updates via live stream here. Below, check out social media updates from today’s kick off below: