Way Too New

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 virtual and will take place from September 2021 – February 2022.

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 13,500 submissions to the 25th 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 our Producer Esther Hoff at


This year’s Webby Talks trend is Way Too New: An overview of the unprecedented explosion of online innovation loaded with examples and insights from the leading brands building our digital future. We dive into how recent innovations on the Internet are facilitating more connected and impactful experiences, across gaming and virtual worlds, live video and commerce, immersive events, and more.

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

People Are Saying

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

John Wilson, Vice President of Marketing, Burberry

"The Web Trend of the Year."

Inc. Magazine

UNPCKD Event Series with the Webby Awards and NAACP

Webby Talks Speakers

Claire Graves

Steve Marchese
Chief Production Officer / Executive Producer

Jeff Zemetis
Creative Director

Emma Whitfield
Production and Experience Director

Webby Talks Sponsors

Brandlive is where the world’s biggest, boldest brands come to shine on the digital stage. We deliver virtual and hybrid events with TV-quality production values, perfectly customized to our clients’ brands, audiences, and business goals.

Brands leverage our comprehensive suite of tools to make truly memorable streaming experiences—live, pre-recorded, or a mix of both—that engage and excite their target audiences.

Conferences, celebrity fundraisers, summits, showrooms, major meetings—all-in-one production and streaming tools make running any big show a breeze. On top of the tech, our award-winning production team is here to help brands create wow-worthy events worldwide.

Customized events that rock in real time. Virtual and hybrid, done right.

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.

Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Australia; Poland; Ireland; England; Nebraska; and Texas.

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.

Combine that with our advanced analytical technology, powered by, and we are able to generate the most accurate, complete, and dynamic portrait of the world.


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 Webby Talks producer, Esther Hoff 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