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Washington Post Live hosts exclusive interview with Tim Berners-Lee

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius interviews Berners-Lee in advance of the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web

February 14, 2019 at 10:30 AM

On Tuesday, March 5, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, will join Washington Post columnist David Ignatius for an exclusive, wide-ranging conversation at The Washington Post Live Center one week before the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web.

Berners-Lee will share his views on the rise of disinformation and censorship, threats to digital privacy, and his efforts through his company inrupt — and technology Solid — which empowers people to take back ownership of their data.

In 1989, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web while working at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research). He identified the three core technologies that serve as the foundation of today's web: HTML, URL and HTTP and went on to create the first web page editor, browser and server. Since, more than half the world’s population is online, profoundly democratizing access to information and transforming the way we live. Berners-Lee set up the Web Foundation to advocate for the web as a public good and a basic right.

The Washington Post Live is the journalism event platform featuring Washington Post journalists in conversation with leaders in politics, technology, business and the arts. Kathy O'Hearn is the executive producer, and Kristine Coratti is the general manager of The Washington Post Live.

Media who wish to cover must RSVP to

This event will be livestreamed at

Event Details:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Networking Breakfast: 8:30 A.M

Program: 9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

The Washington Post Live Center

1301 K St NW, Washington DC, 20009

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