Festival of the Web

Perth’s Festival of the Web is eight days of co-located conferences, workshops, talks, exhibitions and events that you won’t want to miss. Bringing together entrepreneurs, academia, industry, government and the community, it offers a series of activities on the future web.

With the academic and standards-focused WWW2017 conference at its heart, it will house streams on:

  • eHealth and eLearning
  • entrepreneurship and startups
  • online games and remote operations
  • big data and the ‘internet of everything’
  • eGovernment and web governance
  • digital culture and maintaining cultural assets
  • semantics of the web.

Join web experts from around the world in this rare opportunity for high-level discussion through workshops, tutorials, panel discussions, seminars, co-located conferences and evening events. There will also be a technical exhibition on how the web will affect how we live in the future.

Opportunities will abound for entrepreneurs, web developers, designers, students and gamers to participate in exciting hands-on activities. Delegates can access and enjoy a social networking haven, daily food themes and nightly events featuring culinary delights of WA. A digital art exhibition and web-focused late-night comedy festival will keep the conversation going.

Social evening event


bytes & rights

Hear from experts on security, web governance and censorship and discuss the challenges and opportunities of the rapid growth of the World Wide Web.

For the gamers

Delve into the world of serious and online games through co-located events, a games development weekend and live games on the expo floor

For the start-ups

Explore the “New World of Work” and creative tracks featuring speakers, workshops and tutorials, an app pitchfest, OzApps showcase and start-up weekend.


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Each night, the festival will host sundowners where likeminded people can unwind and interact in an enjoyable networking environment, enjoying an Australian gourmet experience, featuring local chefs cooking fresh Western Australian produce and award-winning wines and beer.