Our Exciting Program

The Festival of the Web runs from Sunday 2 April, to Friday 7 April.

This program details our major conference and co-located events running over this 6-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.

See the full program with the Festival of the Web/WWW2017 app:

Use the QR code on the reverse of your official pass to download the app, or search for WWW 2017 in the App Store or Google Play Store.

What’s on Wednesday

On the first day of the WWW2017 Technical Program, we start at 8:30am with the Program Opening and the awarding of the Seoul Test of Time Award – Who will win? You will need to be there to find out.

This will be followed by our first Keynote speaker, Yoelle Maarek from Yahoo Research. Her topic: Is Web Mail Dead?

From 9am we welcome hundreds of students for The Big Day In, organised by ACS Foundation. Students will spend the day learning about STEM and future careers in technology, IT and the Web.

The day continues with paper presentations in 10 Research tracks for WWW2017 across the day. Check the details in the Conference App.

At the end of the day…

You have two choices:

Head down to the Technical Expo for the Posters and Demos opening where you can engage with presenters on their work: 5pm – 6pm.

Alternatively, head into the Riverside Theatre for Ethipots #2Are Four-Year University ICT degrees ethical in the face of fast start-up times and global technology change and disruption? 5:30pm – 6:30pm.

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 Ethipots

“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

Bankwest Breakfast for the Brain
Monday 3 April

The Security divide: analytics, collaboration, trust

Nigel Phair: Managing Director, The Centre for Internet Safety
University of Canberra

Nigel is the Managing Director for The Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra which was created to foster a safer, more trusted Internet by providing thought leadership and policy advice on the social, legal, political and economic impacts of cybercrime and threats to cyber security.

Fun things to do in Perth

All week – all day and every evening

With the great weather expected this week, why not take a break and get out and about, or experience Perth at night.

We have some great tips on what you can do in the evenings, after the conference day is finished. If you are interested in fine food, quirky bars, some live music, or a night market, download our pdf giving you our best ideas for things to do each day of the week.

If you want to see something of our city, beaches and lifestyle, take a bus, or a train, or stop at the Registration desk and talk to the team from sightseeingpass.com for some great deals on organised tours.

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 Galaga or Space Invaders?

Visit the Nostalgia Box with a few friends and relive you misspent youth. Sign up, pay the fee and win daily prizes.

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.