Picture 3 260x126 First events unveiled as Internet Week comes to LondonThe first Internet Week Europe is fast approaching and judging by the first batch of events that have been announced, it’s going to be rather good.

Started in New York in 2008, Internet Week is a chance for the digital industry to raise its profile through a programme of conferences, parties, meet-ups and the like. Now the idea has crossed the pond and Internet Week Europe hits London on 8-12 November 2010.

Here’s our pick of the preliminary events schedule:

Can You Draw the Internet? – Saint@RKCR/Y&R will pose this question to numerous industry big wigs and will pitch the ‘professional’ response against the minds of young children from the E13 Learning Community.

Storytelling for Children in the iPad age presented by Penguin Publishing, Hosted by Ravensbournein co-ordination with a competition launched by Puffin to create content for the iPad, Adrian Shaughnessy will chair a panel who will discuss the future of digital publishing.

Digital Archaeology presented by Story Worldwide – an exhibition curated by Jim Boulton, showcasing 15 years of the creativity and inventiveness that built the world wide web as we know it. The creators of these most influential web expressions will talk about their forgotten jewels.

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down presented by James Wigg / Mediverse – a mix of art, design, well-being with a twist of medicine for anyone interested in digital media and the future of health. A social evening with a varied schedule of 10 minute presentation.

MixInSocial - This event will invite the audience to participate in an interactive performance. A live session band will create a social mix by responding to audience requests for the next song, sent via Twitter from their smartphones, all filmed and streamed live to the internet. Hosted by Last Exit.

You can peruse the full event calendar here.