View presentation by World Wide Web inventor at State Library of Queensland on 2 February

The talk by Tim Berners-Lee at Griffith University Gold Coast on Saturday 2 February will be simultaneously presented at State Library of Queensland in Brisbane.

As part of his iiNet Down Under Tour of Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne, Sir Tim Berners-Lee will now also present live on the Gold Coast in response to a substantial campaign by many sponsors working closely with Gold Coast City Council.

Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web – an internet-based hypermedia tool for global information sharing – while working at CERN (the European Particle Physics Laboratory).

In Australia for the first time in over a decade as keynote speaker at the 2013 Australian Linux conference in Canberra at the end of January, Berners-Lee supports the World Wide Web as a free, democratic tool that should be deployed to benefit humanity.

The talk on the Gold Coast on Saturday 2 February will be presented at State Library of Queensland in Brisbane at 5pm-7pm.

State Library CEO Janette Wright said State Library was thrilled to make the talk available to Queenslanders more widely by presenting it live. 

She said, “We know this talk will be of interest to many more than will be able to travel to the Gold Coast.”

“At South Bank we will present his talk in our auditorium. All are welcome to come and hear from this remarkable individual whose invention has had such an extraordinary impact on every facet of our lives.”

The Tim Berners-Lee Down Under tour is presented by iiNet with support from the Australian Computer Society, CSIRO, linux.conf.au, Partner and Prosper, NICTA, the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and The University of Melbourne.

The Gold Coast presentation is sponsored by Gold Coast City Council, Regional Development Australia (Gold Coast), Griffith University, Business Solutions for IT, IT Forum Gold Coast, OntheNet, SAGE-AU, and Silicon Lakes.

Bookings for the State Library simulcast are essential, please register at slq.eventbrite.com.

Media enquiries:

Cathy Stacey, 3842 9346, cathy.stacey@slq.qld.gov.au

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