An annual thought leadership series from The Webby Awards, Webby Talks explores the Internet’s most important trends that are changing the future of digital.

Each year, The Webby Awards executive team hosts Webby Talks, their annual thought leadership event to explore the biggest digital trends impacting  our world and work. Webby Talks is an exclusive benefit for companies that participate in the Webby Awards and our community! This year’s Webby Talks series is a mix of virtual and in person and will take place from September 2022 – February 2023.

This year the series will include entertaining and informative talks, community events, podcast episodes and our annual trend report. Informed by survey results from over 3,000 American consumers performed by YouGov, and three months of research by the Webby Awards team including a review of the rising trends from 14,500 submissions to the 26th Annual Webby Awards.

We invite all Webby Awards participants to book a Webby Talk to inspire and educate their team today. 

How To Book Your Webby Talk:

Our calendar is filling up quickly from past entrants and community members. If you’d like to host a Webby Talk for your company or team, please contact Taylor Branch at


This year’s Webby Talks trend is Never Niche Enough: saddie baddies™, pothole protestors, and foraging fiends. How young consumers have redefined online communities, and why the future of digital is rooted in authenticity.

A journey into the ways Gen Z is transforming traditional community platforms, building new communal digital spaces, and populating the increasingly innovative online metaverse to connect, create and communicate, and how brands can meet them there.

This year’s Webby Talks is presented by WP Engine and YouGov. 

People Are Saying

"The Web Trend of the Year."

Inc. Magazine

"It was really informative, shocking, and important to hear."

John Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, Burberry

Webby Talks Speakers

Claire Graves

Steve Marchese
Chief Production Officer / Executive Producer

Emma Whitfield
Production and Experience Director

Ciel VanderVeen
Managing Director

Tom Byam-Cook
Head of Digital Product

Webby Talks Sponsors

YouGov is a global data and analytics company that collects consumer opinion and behavioral data in 45 markets from an online panel of 10 million participants.  As market research pioneers, YouGov’s data consistently outperforms others on accuracy, as concluded by Pew Research.

WP Engine is the WordPress technology company that provides the most relied upon brands and developer-centric products in WordPress, including WP Engine, Flywheel, Local and Genesis. WP Engine’s WordPress solutions for companies and agencies of all sizes are trusted by more than 130,000 customers across 150 countries.


How do I RSVP to the Webby Talks Series?

Webby Talks kicks off in October this year and all members of our community will be invited to join us. To make sure you are on our list sign up to our newsletter here.

How can I book or attend Webby Talk?

If your organization would like to host a Virtual Webby Talk this year, please reach out to our Client Partner Olivia at We will be hosting Webby Talks events for the wider Webby community later in the fall and will invite all entrants closer to the time. 

How much do the talks, events and trend reports cost?

All Webby Awards entrants receive all the benefits of being a part of the Webby Awards community, including the opportunity to host a Webby Talk for your company, ongoing communication regarding your entries, access to reports, and invitations to exclusive virtual events hosted by both The Webbys and our partners around the world.

If you are yet to enter The Webby Awards you can learn more about our categories, eligibility and guidelines here.

How can I sponsor Webby Awards events?

If you would like to chat with our team about potential sponsorships, please contact Alex McGrath, Vice President, Business Development via email at