WEBCAST TODAY: World Wide Web 30th Anniversary Celebrations #web30 @cern @sciencemuseum @w3c @webfoundation #ForTheWeb

livestreamIn 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Sir Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers, and wrote a proposal in March 1989 called “Information Management: A Proposal“.

By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web.

To celebrate 30 years since Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal and to kick-start a series of celebrations worldwide, CERN hosted a 30th Anniversary event in the morning of 12 March 2019 in partnership with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and with the World Wide Web Foundation. Later in the day the Science Museum in London, the home of the original NeXT Computer used by Sir Tim to design the World Wide Web, ran a second event, also in partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation.

Sir Tim spoke at both events, and both will be restreamed in full today Wednesday 13 March on the Internet Society Livestream Channel, starting at 09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC).

VIEW ON LIVESTREAM: https://livestream.com/internetsociety/web30


Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome by Anna Cook – master of ceremonies
  • Opening talk by Fabiola Gianotti – CERN Director General

Let’s Share What We Know – panel discussion

  • Chair: Frédéric Donck
  • Speakers: Tim Berners-Lee, Robert Cailliau, Jean-François Groff, Lou Montulli, Zeynep Tufekci

For Everyone – conversation

  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Bruno Giussani

Towards the Future – panel discussion

  • Chair: Bruno Giussani
  • Speakers: Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Jovan Kurbalija, Monique Morrow, Zeynep Tufekci

Closing Remarks

  • Charlotte Warakaulle – CERN Director for International Relations

PHOTOS: https://cds.cern.ch/record/2665683


  • Imogen Heap — Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer.
  • Matt Brittin — President, EMEA Business & Operations at Google
  • Roya Mahboob — The NewNow Leader, Tech Entrepreneur & Women’s Rights Activist
  • Taylor Wilson — The NewNow Leader, Nuclear Physicist, Science Advocate & Inventor
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE — Technology thought leader and founder and CEO of STEMettes
  • Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee in conversation with BBC journalist Samira Ahmed


TWITTER: #web30 https://bit.ly/web30tweets