About the TBL Down Under Tour

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, is coming to Australia for the first time in over a decade from Sunday January 27th – Tuesday February 5th on a five city tour.

This tour was initiated with a request from the linux.conf.au 2013 organising team to have Sir Tim Berners-Lee as the keynote presenter.

As Sir Tim Berners-Lee has not been to Australia in over 15 years and to maximise his visit, a tour comprising Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast and Wellington was devised. Various meetings are also being set up with persons of note.

Every talk has a different theme and covers different ground, so we encourage you to tune in to all talks if you can!

This visit is now made possible with the support of iiNet and a number of Consortium and Private Sponsors, without whom this unique opportunity would not have been possible. The tour includes a number of public and private events.

iiNet presents Sir Tim Berners-Lee Down Under Tour – All Events

  • Sydney – Tuesday 29th – CSIRO Launch Event
    Launching: the Digital Productivity and Services Flagship research project. Check out the animation that explains the project.
    Livestreaming: Due to the floods cover, it looks like ABC News 24 will not be able to cover this talk now.
    Recording: CSIRO have permission to publish an appropriately edited version of this talk, so we’ll link to it as soon as it is available.
    Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

    • 10:30am – Open and welcome from Dr Ian Opperman and Minister Stephen Conroy
    • 11:00am – 12:00pm – speech from Sir Tim
  • Wellington – Wednesday 30th January – Public Lecture
    Topic: The Open Internet and The World Wide Web: The Internet should be open and uncaptureable.
    Details: (Doors open 5.00pm) 5:30pm – 7:30pm – Wellington (New Zealand) at Te Papa Museum, 55 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington.
    Tickets: Sold out but further details here.
    Livestreaming: http://new.livestream.com/i-filmscience/tbl-internetnz
    Community livestreaming: really happy to announce that there will be a number of venues around NZ planning to watch the livestreaming in real time 🙂 Check for a city close to you at https://tbl-livestream.lilregie.com/step1
    Recording: InternetNZ have permission to publish an appropriately edited version of this talk – link will come once available.
    TIme: Livestream starts at 5:30pm Wellington time (3:30pm Sydney time).
  • Canberra – Friday 1st February – linux.conf.au Keynote
    Topic: This speech is the only technical talk of the tour.
    Details: (Doors open 8.30am) 9am – 10am – linux.conf.au keynote at Australian National University, Llewellyn Hall, off Marcus Clarke St (map) to discuss technical aspects of open data and the Web.
    Tickets: Sold out – for linux.conf.au attendees, but also available for Open Government Miniconf attendees and people who registered for the “Canberra Public Lecture”.
    Livestreaming: live.stream.linux.conf.au/lca2013.ogg
  • Sydney – Friday 1st February – UNSW Private Event
    Topic: a Q&A event with Sir Tim
    Details: available at the “Hangout with Sir Tim Berners-Lee” UNSW page
    Livestreaming: Not public
  • Gold Coast – Saturday 2nd February – Public Lecture
    Topic: Open data and innovation: open data and the benefits to society, the importance of open and transparent government and how to go about doing open data in a sustainable way, including engagement with the public and community development around open data. 
    Details: (Doors open 4.30pm) 5pm – 7pm – Gold Coast public lecture at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus (G16 1.07 ), University Drive, Southport in partnership with Gold Coast City Council and Regional Development Australia!
    Tickets: Tickets sold out but waitlist registrations available here! If extra tickets become available they will be given to the first in line on the waitlist. The public lecture may be streamed into an additional lecture theatre if there is enough demand – but please note, there will be no opportunity to ask TBL questions or see him in the flesh in the second theatre.
    Livestreaming: Was streamed to libraries but not public.
  • Melbourne – Monday 4th February – Public Lecture
    Topic: Web weavers of the future: looking at the impact of the Web on society, journalism, media, open research and scholarly communication.
    Details: (Doors open 4pm) 5.30pm – 7.30pm – Melbourne public lecture at the University of Melbourne, Wilson Hall, Building 151, Parkville Campus, map
    First round of tickets sold out! You will be able to register for more Melbourne tickets at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/event/5086489828 with new tickets being released every few days. You can also join their Melbourne TBL public lecture Facebook page.There is also an informal Melbourne based linked data hackfest on the same day as the public lecture.
    Livestreaming: Not being livestreamed.
  • Melbourne – Monday 4th February – auDA Q&A
    Details: Q&A session moderated by Alan Kohler with Sir Tim, Jane Caro and guests.
    Livestreaming: Not being livestreamed.
  • Sydney – Tuesday 5th February – Public Lecture
    Topic: Then, Now, Tomorrow: Sir Tim Berners-Lee – What’s next for the World Wide Web?
    Details: (Doors open 6pm) 6.30pm – 8pm – Sydney public lecture at the Sydney Town Hall, 483 George St  Sydney (map).
    City Talks in partnership with UTSpotlight 2013.
    Tickets: Please note, tickets for this public lecture have now completely sold out and no more can be released.
    Livestreaming: Available at http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/podcasts/citytalks/default/default.asp
    Social media: #tbldownunder

The TBL Down Under Tour is coordinated in Australia by Pia Waugh (Open Government Expert) and Jan Bryson (Partner&Prosper), in collaboration with Celebrity Speakers Ltd.

Sponsors contributions cover the expenses incurred and related costs in delivering the tour, there are no commercial profits from this tour.