1 October 2024 is the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web Consortium.

We will hold W3C@30 on Wednesday 25 September, taking the opportunity that the web standards community will be gathered in Anaheim, CA, USA, at our annual TPAC conference.

We will celebrate three decades of W3C and of advances in the Web, demonstrate the incredible impact of W3C standards on the world, imagine the possibilities for the next 30 years of the Web, and enjoy ourselves during an authentic evening of talks and a gala.


A message from our CEO

[Photo: portrait of Seth Dobbs]

‘The Web is now central to the daily lives of billions, and the Web Consortium has played an important role in it for 30 years.

At W3C@30 we offer our thanks to all who have contributed to the Web and W3C over the past decades to empower an equitable, informed, and interconnected society. As we celebrate what has been achieved and what we envision for the future we know that through our work together, today is better than yesterday. I’m confident that together, tomorrow will be better than today.’

Seth Dobbs, President and CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium. 



Time (US Pacific) Event
18:10 – 19:10 Talks (agenda to be updated as speakers are confirmed)
Location: meeting room on 2nd floor (TBC)
19:30 – 22:00 W3C@30 gala
Location: TBC

The first part of the evening will be a series of short talks (in-person and streaming online to the public). The theme will be: ‘Today is better than yesterday, tomorrow will be better than today.’

W3C@30 gala:
The second part of the evening will be an in-person gala celebration. For our anniversary party, after the talks we will move outside for food, a ‘photo wall’, toasts, and cake!



TPAC policies apply to W3C@30. All attendees must adhere to the W3C Code of Conduct and the TPAC Health Rules.

W3C@30 is open to all TPAC attendees,* W3C alumni, and invited guests.
(*those available to attend TPAC are: W3C Team, AB, TAG, Board, AC Representatives, and Group participants)

The public may watch the livestream of the talks for free. Videos will be available after the event.



If you are attending TPAC 2024 you will register to attend W3C@30 as part of the meeting registration.

If you are registered for TPAC and W3C@30 and wish to bring a significant other; or if you are not attending TPAC 2024 but are a W3C alumni or Invited guest, write to meeting organizers and a separate guest registration link will be provided later.

Please note that registration fees increase over time and on-site registrations may be limited.



W3C@30 will be held at the Hilton Anaheim as part of TPAC 2024
777 W. Convention Way
Anaheim, California, 92802, USA
(located at a 1-hour drive from Los Angeles)


W3C@30 on the web (Mementos)

The livestream for the talks will be linked here. Videos and photos of the talks and gala will be shared here after.



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The deadline for sponsorship is Monday 9 September.

We hope you will consider sponsoring this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of 30 years of W3C, of our community, and of our efforts toward a Web for humanity. For further details, please contact