The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) added 20 new members to its list, including Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp, NY Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne, LearnVest Founder and CEO Alexa von Tobel, SkillShare CEO Michael Karnjanaprakorn, and many more. According to the press release, the IADAS hosts the annual Webby Awards, which have just opened their call for entries, and are celebrating their 17th year. The awards celebrate the year’s best websites, apps, and other social media entities.
Those who enter the awards compete to win a Webby, and a chance to deliver their five word speech. Previous award winners include Skype, Funny or Die, and Pinterest. Additionally, this year a new Social category was added to the list of verticals.