When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, he changed the world forever. To mark this milestone, Sir Tim will embark on a 30-hour journey, starting at CERN in Switzerland where he worked when he invented the web and ending in Lagos, Nigeria.
The celebrations will kick-off at CERN in Geneva on the morning of March 12, where Sir Tim will join a great line-up of speakers to reflect on the impact the web has had over the last 30 years. The event will be live-streamed from 8:00 am CET.
Later that day, in partnership with the Science Museum in London, we’re hosting an evening of conversation with Sir Tim who, along with other leaders in science, technology and policy, will discuss how the web has changed our lives and what we can do to protect it. The event will be live-streamed from 17:00 GMT.
In Lagos, Sir Tim and Web Foundation co-founder Rosemary Leith will visit the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) which works to nurture the next generation of female technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders. They will also visit Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) where technologists and social entrepreneurs work to solve social challenges in Nigeria.
We’ll be inviting everyone to join in the celebrations by contributing to a crowdsourced Twitter timeline of the web’s most important milestones. Tweet your own web moments at #Web30 and #ForTheWeb.