“Let the web service humanity,” urges Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and Director of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Tim will talk about the transformational capacity of the web and how it can empower humanity to create positive change.
When Sir Tim invented the web in 1989, our world changed forever.
He will discuss the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) work and his vision to improve the web as a platform to share knowledge and build global trust.
Sir Tim will also explore how W3C is improving web functionality through the development of ‘open standards’ – technical specifications that standardise best practice. These standards will help make the web available to everyone by crossing the existing barriers of hardware, language, geography and ability.
Just one third of the world’s population can access the internet: will this change, and how will people use the web in the future?
Sir Tim will be joined by a panel of Australian innovators who use the web to solve problems and support creative enterprise. They’ll discuss how to keep the internet innovative and transparent, and how we can ensure positive growth.
DATE: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
LOCATION: Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street
Transport Rail: Town Hall Bus: George and Druitt Streets Bike: Free valet bike parking located in Sydney Square, George Street from 5:30-9pm
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