CTW was started in 2015 to address the fact that creative technologists in New York City did not yet have a major local festival for their community. Despite having the highest number of the most talented experts and a vibrant scene of small local events, New York City didn’t have a major event right here at home to showcase the professional community of artists and developers working on creative projects with emerging technologies. Together a team of passionate volunteers decided to change that. And so it began. In 2020, CTW merged with the Open Source Music Festival, beginning a new chapter of arts presentation, intellectual discovery, and creative opportunity. So far, the CTW Festival has presented along with satellite events over 700 live presentations reaching an audience of 30,000+ in the NYC metro area.
The wide range of CTW 2017 events were oriented around discovery and networking of the top talent in the creative technology field. We attracted attendees from consumers and enthusiasts to executives, technologists and other professionals to over 125 satellite events.
2017 Annual Report is coming soon
CTW 2016 fulfilled a mission to integrate, for the first time ever in NYC, a massive range of different disciplines and industries working with creative technology, from education, to business, to the visual & performing arts. At our Industry Hub, Arts Hub and Community Hub we featured experts from all sides of the creative technology field.