Braindate Nominated for Two Webby Awards: Best in Science & Education and Best in Event Management
Fans Can Vote Online to Help Braindate Win Internet’s Top Honor: vote.webbyawards.com
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Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet.
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO – PRETTYBIRD; Colleen DeCourcy, President, Wieden+Kennedy; Arlan Hamilton, Founder & Managing Partner – Backstage Capital; John Hanke, Founder & CEO – Niantic; Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator – 1619, The New York Times; Renita Jablonski, Director of Audio – The Washington Post; Mikael Jørgensen, Founder & CEO – &Co; Monica Lewinsky, Activist, Fashion Designer & Producer; Swizz Beatz & Timbaland, Music Producers & Co-Founders – Verzuz; Vanessa Pappas, COO – TikTok; Daniel Reynolds, Vice President, Digital Media – Disney; Dara Treseder, SVP, Head of Global Marketing & Communications – Peloton; and Maya Watson, Head of Global Marketing – Clubhouse.
Braindate is a web app that fosters knowledge-sharing conversations at events, communities, and organizations. It is trusted by world-class partners including Fortune 500 companies that want to bring more than just networking to their people.
Participants at virtual, live, and hybrid gatherings use the Braindate platform to book one-on-one and group discussions, from a vibrant marketplace of user-generated topics.
Since its founding in 2011, Braindate has empowered nearly 1 million users from around the world to learn from each other and form valuable connections based on shared interests and challenges. Its mission is to reinvent the way people meet and learn, and by doing so, unlock human greatness.
“Nominees like Braindate are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said Claire Graves, President of The Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,500 entries we received this year.”
“Over the past 10 years, we’ve witnessed the impact that learning from other humans can have not only on one’s growth, but also on our faith in humanity. We share this nomination and our gratitude with the hundreds of thousands of folks who were generous enough to share their knowledge with strangers, and humble enough to dare to learn from people they had never met before” says Christine Renaud, president and co-founder of Braindate.
As a nominee, Braindate is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 21st, Braindate fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, and honored in a star-studded show at Cipriani Wall Street. Winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include Steve Wilhite’s “It’s Pronounced “Jif” not ‘Gif’; NASA’s “Houston We Have A Webby”, and Solange’s “I Got Five On It.”
About Braindate: Braindate is an experiential peer learning solution for events, communities, and organizations. It is trusted by world-class partners including Fortune 500 companies that want to bring more than just networking to their people.
Braindate works as a user-generated content stream that comes with a fully integratable web-based app, custom engagement strategy, and a human-centric hosting experience. It enables participants to host and join one-on-one and group discussions on topics of their choice at virtual, hybrid, and live gatherings.
Over the past decade, Braindate has empowered nearly 1 million users from around the world to learn from each other and form valuable relationships based on shared interests and challenges. Find out more on: www.braindate.com
About The Webby Awards: Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Virtual & Remote. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,300 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA.
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