Situated on the banks of the Swan River, Perth is Australia’s sunniest capital city and home to some of the best beaches in the world, with fine white sand and brilliant turquoise water.
Perth is also gaining a reputation as Australia’s centre for digital culture and innovation, luring researchers, academics and enthusiasts from across the world to a range of exciting endeavours and world-class events.
The conference will showcase the best of what Perth and Western Australia has to offer.
Formal welcome to Perth
There will be a large-scale formal welcome on the eve of the conference. Acknowledging Australia’s indigenous heritage, we propose to host an outdoor event featuring a spectacular indigenous ‘Welcome to Country’ followed by an informal barbecue dinner for all attendees.
The WWW2017 Conference Dinner will showcase some of Western Australia’s best food, with world-class produce, fresh seafood, award-winning locally grown wines, and unique entertainment.
Celebrating Australian indigenous culture
Further recognition of Australia’s indigenous culture and heritage will be displayed via daily opportunities to engage with indigenous Australians as they explain the significance of local plants, animals and the landscape in Kings Park, a state reserve adjacent to the conference venue. Delegates will be encouraged to book one of many free daily sessions throughout each day where Perth’s indigenous storytellers bring meaning and understanding to one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures.
Breakfast for the brain
Prior to the conference each morning, a number of special meetup spaces will be made available for discussions on key topics of interest relating to the challenges and opportunities the web provides. Different discussions will occur simultaneously with a combination of pre-set topics and free discussion.
The ‘Festival of the Password’ will be a daily stand-up comedy event, staged at nearby bars each evening. This will provide a fun and engaging opportunity for delegates to explore the nearby streets and bars with their new (and old) friends.
Celebration of the Web Community Day
Australia is implementing a continent-wide high-speed broadband rollout over the next few years. The conference will feature a side stream where we demonstrate its impact on Australia, with remote communities telling their stories about the change the web has brought.
A world of dining
Perth offers an incredible range of dining options that reflect the city’s cultural diversity. Head to the cultural precinct of Northbridge to immerse yourself in a world of art, entertainment and nightlife, or travel further afield to visit world-renowned wineries in the Swan Valley and Margaret River wine regions.
There will be a daily food-based theme for conference delegates, which will showcase the tastes of Western Australia and feature unique Australian flavours, combinations and presentation.