Career: Managing Director of The Webby Awards and IADAS
Interests: Dance, Food, Travel, Music, Technology, Dogs
Hometowns: Brooklyn, NYC / Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Emily Warren is Managing Director of The Webby Awards, the world’s premiere honor for online excellence, and of IADAS, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, the presenting and judging body of the Webbys. She started her career in publishing with Time Warner, and then ran the awards programs at The Art Directors Club in New York. At ADC Emily edited the Art Directors Annual which subsequently was recognized by One Show Design and the American In-House design awards. Since joining The Webby Awards Emily has spearheaded the Webby International Ambassador program and produced conferences and events around the world on their behalf. Emily speaks pretty good Italian, has been dancing since the age of 3, and holds a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University. Emily is a current member of Precision Dance NYC and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their shelter dog, Cindy.
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.
IDEAS: The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences was founded in 1998 to help drive the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and evolving forms of interactive media.
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