12 Mar/19
08:00 - 10:30 (Europe/Zurich)

30th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

Suppose all the information stored on computers everywhere were linked. Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything.

– Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web


In 1989 the world’s largest physics laboratory, CERN, was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. 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.

Web@30 event at CERN

To celebrate 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee's proposal and to kick-start a series of celebrations worldwide, CERN will host a 30th Anniversary event on the morning of 12 March 2019 in partnership with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and with the World Wide Web Foundation.

This Web@30 anniversary event will be webcast and you can join us to watch live!

The Web@30 event logo, with the words "Web@30 1989 - 2019" on the left in blue, over a white-blue gradient background. A sphere showing interconnected points is on the right.