In March 1989, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote a document entitled “Information Management: A Proposal”. By 1991, this vision of universal connectivity had become the World Wide Web! To mark the 30th anniversary of this invention, which revolutionised communication around the globe, CERN will be holding a special event on 12 March.
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Web@30
This event, organised in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will kick-start a series of celebrations worldwide. Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau, together with other Web pioneers and leading experts, will explore the challenges and opportunities of innovative technologies, past, present and future. Visit www.cern.ch/web30 for the full programme and a list of speakers.
If you would like a place at this celebration, please submit a request before 24 February:
- via this page if you have a CERN computing account
- via this page if you are an alumnus registered in the CERN Alumni Network and do not have a CERN computing account (if you wish to join the CERN Alumni network, please check this page
Unfortunately, places in the main auditorium are limited, so in the case of too many requests, we will draw requests at random.
The event will be broadcast via the Web (of course!). Click on this link or go to the Council Chamber (503-1-001) or the IT auditorium (31-3-009) on the Meyrin site, or the BE auditorium (774-R-013) on the Prévessin site.
Don’t hesitate to let your colleagues in other institutes know that they can organise their own viewing parties. To do so, they can register on this site.
4.30 p.m.: “Ask me anything” - your questions to the experts
An “Ask me anything” session will take place (in English) on Reddit. The Web pioneers and experts will answer all your questions.
8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Thirty years of the Web: film followed by a discussion
Screening of the ForEveryone.net documentary (in English with French subtitles), followed by a discussion (in French, with simultaneous interpretation into English) with panel members who played roles during the early years of the Web’s evolution.
The full programme is available on this page.
Free entry, booking required via this page.
The evening event is being organised by CERN in the Globe for Science and Innovation , in conjunction with FIFDH, CineGlobe and the Commune de Meyrin.