Our Exciting Program

The Festival of the Web runs from Sunday 2 April, to Sunday 9 April.

This program shows the major conference and co-located events running over this 8-day period. In addition, we will be offering a wide variety of Keynote speakers, panel sessions and sundowners, and invited speakers on current and controversial topics.

Each day there will be an additional set of smaller events to interest you, opportunities to meet and mingle with local and international experts, and a range of high-quality social events.

To cap it all off, we are planning cultural activities in and around the city for delegates to enjoy after the daily program concludes.

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International Events

International conferences to be held in Perth, or conference and events with international speakers and delegates attending.


The international World Wide Web conference which brings together web experts, academics, students, entrepreneurs and technologists over 5 days.


The international Web For All accessibility conference. Access to the web should be easy for all people on whatever device they wish to use. This conference debates the future improvements planned in providing access to the web.


Serious Games and Applications for Health - utilising the web to provide better understanding of health issues. Experts are now using methods based on serious games principles to create new and exciting tools in health.


The Big Data Innovators Gathering will bring academics and industry leaders together to discuss the state-of-the-art in Deep Learning and Big Data Analytics. Don't miss the BIG 2017 Cup.

Local Events

Everything you want to know about the tech world and how we can relate to it. Locally organised events – just for you.

Trust Factory

The Trust Factory is a curated forum  exploring trust in our rapidly changing  world. It features diverse professionals  cooperatively communicating emerging  issues of the Web and Trust. 

Bytes & Rights

This two-day conference looks at copyright, digital rights, privacy, piracy, security and much more. What are the laws that propose to govern the Web and what new proposals are on the table? Curated by Electronic Frontiers Australia.


The Internet of Things in Mining Oil and Gas. DeepSensor will bring together experts, producers and suppliers to share insights into the continuing deployment of IoT in these crucial industries.

Big Day In

A one-day IT careers conference designed by students for students. Expert talks, tips and advice for high-school students about exciting careers in IT and the Web.

ACS Hypotheticals

“Ethipots” involve discussion on serious and topical issues with an ethical element. Panels of subject matter experts will be called on to set the scene and encourage audience participation.

Festival of the Web Technical Expo

The eating, meeting and greeting hub of the Festival of the Web. Themed eating and relaxing zones, cash bars, an Internet of Things hands-on display, live game developers, a poster display zone and much more.

Social Events and Activities

Festival Welcome Function
Monday 3 April, 5:30pm – 7pm

Our welcome to Perth. Delegates from all over the world will join special guests to celebrate being in Perth for this fantastic event.
Details under wraps until the big day.

WWW2017 Poster Reception
Wednesday 5 April – early evening

A cocktail function held in the Festival of the Web Technical Expo.

Posters and Demos are a key part of WWW2017 and presenters will be on hand to explain their theories

WWW2017 Gala Dinner
Thursday 6 April

Great food, great entertainment (and a few surprises) at this annual event that is part of the WWW conference series.

WWW2017 Closing Ceremony
Friday 7 April

The Perth team pass on the baton to Lyon, host of WWW2018. But that’s not all. Expect some surprises.

Special events and fun activities

Breakfast for the Brain
Monday 3 April to Friday 7 April

Join in the discussion from 8am-10am daily when we post hot topics for open discussion. Strong coffee and muffins will assist the discussion – and anyone can be in the room. Maybe you will be arguing with Sir Tim Berners-Lee?

Web-focused Comedy Festival
Sunday 2 April to Tuesday 4 April

The internet is full of jokes – and cat videos. Join us at the end of each day in small bars around the city centre to celebrate all that is fun about the web. And try some great local wines and beers. 10:30-midnight daily.

Retro Games High-score Challenge
Sunday 2 April to Sunday 9 April

The Nostalgia Box, a Retro Video-Games Console Museum is hosting a Retro Games challenge for delegates. Fancy your chances at Galago or Space Invaders?

These are only some of the fantastic events and activities we are planning for The Festival of the Web.

We will update this website with full details of our events as they are finalised. There are lots of amazing things we are planning that will make The Festival of the Web the must attend event of the year. Register now, or Sign up to receive our regular newsletter, program updates and special offers.