Web We Want Festival

Saturday 27 September 2014 - Sunday 31 May 2015

25 years ago, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and gave it to the world.

To mark the anniversary of this turning point for humanity, we are creating Web We Want, a major new three-part festival at Southbank Centre designed by you.

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September: Experience the first weekend of our crowd-sourced festival. 

Talks, debates, workshops and seminars will take place from 10am until 6pm at Southbank Centre.

Bring us your ideas, debate, listen and speak up. What is the Web You Want?

WE NEED YOU

Inspired by the World Wide Web Foundation and working in partnership with the Foundation’s ‘Web We Want’ global campaign for a free, open and universal Web, the festival will be an extensive celebration of how the Web has changed our lives. It will also explore some of the things that threaten the web as we know it and what solutions there might be.

Mirroring Tim Berners-Lee’s vision for the web as a place for equality, we’re asking you to create the content.

To do this, we are asking everybody to answer these five questions:

1. What Web projects have you encountered that leap borders or conventional approaches to change people's lives? #WebInspire

2.     What do you think are the best examples of creativity and artistic imagination on the Web? #WebCreate

3.     What examples of personal, corporate or government online action threatens the future of a free, open and universal Web? #OpenWeb

4.     What aspects of the Web give you the greatest joy and the greatest worry? #WebJoy  #WebWorry

5.     What ideas, projects or schemes would you suggest we present at the festival to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Web? #MyWebIdea

You can answer these on social media or write to us at Web We Want Festival, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX. The deadline for ideas for the September weekend is 29 August 2014, but keep ideas coming until May 2015.

Twitter - https://twitter.com/webwewantfest #WebWeWantFest

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/SouthbankCentre

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/southbankcentre

Web We Want Tumblr - http://webwewantfest.tumblr.com

Anyone can contribute, all contributions will be treated equally, and you can answer the questions as many times as you like and on behalf of other people, with their permission.

Email webwewant@southbankcentre.co.uk with any questions.

WHAT NEXT?

Your content will come to life online and across three real life festival weekends at Southbank Centre - 27-28 September 2014, 28-30 November 2014 and 29-31 May 2015 - curated by Southbank Centre and World Wide Web Foundation.