[clug] Our final keynote announcement

Michael Still mikal at lca2013.linux.org.au
Thu Dec 13 22:59:23 MST 2012

Australia's premier open source conference, linux.conf.au, are very
proud to announce the fourth and final keynote speaker for 2013. Sir Tim
Berners-Lee is best known for inventing the World Wide Web in the late
1980s, and is now the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),
which oversees web development around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is
appearing at linux.conf.au as part of his visit to Australia in January
2013, with support from a consortia of sponsors. The full details of the
tour and sponsors are available at http://tbldownunder.org/

Sir Tim Berners-Lee was knighted in 2004 for his work on HTTP and the
World Wide Web, and was elected as a foreign associate of the United
States Academy of Sciences in 2009. He also holds the Founders Chair at
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. This is
Sir Tim Berners-Lee's first visit to Australia, and his linux.conf.au
keynote speech is set to be the only technical talk during his Down
Under tour. This talk is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Aussie
geeks to see and hear the inventor of the web.

The keynote from Sir Tim Berners-Lee rounds out a full conference
schedule, with other keynotes being given by fellow internet pioneer
Radia Perlman, Chumby co-inventor Andrew 'bunnie' Huang, and Debian guru
Bdale Garbee.

linux.conf.au attendees will have the opportunity to see Sir Tim
Berners-Lee keynote on Thursday 31 January. There are still some
conference tickets available from the conference website at
http://linux.conf.au, but for those not attending the conference,
keynote-only tickets and one day Open Government event tickets
(including the keynote) are available for purchase from

For more information on this jam-packed schedule, visit


Michael Still
Director linux.conf.au 2013

Canberra 28 January 2013 to 2 February 2013

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