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Bringing together the brightest minds in the industry to discuss the future of the Internet through virtual events, Webby Talks and proprietary research.

To celebrate the 25th Annual Webby Awards, the Webbys are launching Overwrite Tomorrow; a brand new virtual event and editorial series that kicks off this October. Our community will come together to consider the future of the Internet in the series of entertaining and informative events, presentations, podcast episodes and our new trend report.

This year marks our 25th anniversary. It also marks a time during which we’re all navigating rapid change. Throughout this turbulent time, the Internet has accelerated to become the tool that holds us together—while shedding light on systems that need to change. Since March, we’ve seen phenomenal innovation across the world, from the invention of new platforms, sites and virtual experiences to products that meet real world needs.  The impact of this moment on our industry is enormous and we will be bringing together the individuals, companies and groups who are using their platforms to create a better Internet and a better future.

The talks and events will be focused around the findings of our new Webby Trend Report: Overwrite Tomorrow: How the global pandemic created an indispensable Internet, and ignited the urgency to build a better future.

 

Overwrite Event Series

About Virtual Events, Talks & Trend Report

2020 Webby Talks Series

The Webby Awards team will be visiting over 200 companies and organizations virtually with this year’s Webby Talks trend: Overwrite Tomorrow: How the global pandemic created an indispensable Internet, and ignited the urgency to build a better future. Our speakers will dive into how a global slow down and our accelerated use of the Internet has bred digital innovation across sectors like education, work, entertainment, activism, and more—and how we can use these changes to build a more equitable future using the Internet.

As always, the Webby Talks presentations will be memorable, thought-provoking, and entertaining. To learn more and book a talk, contact our Webby Talks Producer Esther Hoff at esther@webbyawards.com

 

The Webby Trend Report

The Overwrite series kicks off with our 2020 Webby Report: Overwrite Tomorrow. Just released, the trend report explores how the global pandemic and slow down have changed our use of the Internet, accelerating digital innovation across various industries. Surveying nearly 3,000 consumers with our partners YouGov, we zero in on key findings, as well as interviews with industry leaders on how they’ve pivoted during this time to build a more equitable world using the Internet.

Click here to download the Webby Trend Report

 

Overwrite Virtual Event Series

Kicking off this October, The Webby Awards will host a series of Overwrite virtual events. Each event will be an entertaining and informative conversation, that will bring members of the Webby community together to consider the future of the Internet. We will look at how the industry has been impacted by the global pandemic and how to build a better tomorrow from what has been learned this year.

Overwrite will look at how this theme impacts the following sectors: Activism and Advocacy, Community and Connection, Education, Entertainment, and Health and Wellness. Speakers will be announced soon. For more information and for your invitation, sign up to our newsletter here.

People Are Saying

"The Web Trend of the Year."

Inc. Magazine

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

John Wilson, Managing Director, B-Reel

Webby Talks Speakers


David-Michel Davies
Chief Executive Officer

Claire Graves
Executive Director

Steve Marchese
Executive Producer

Angela Carola
Managing Director,
IADAS & Industry Relations

Jeff Zemetis
Creative Director

Emma Whitfield
Senior Account Manager

Overwrite Sponsors


Slack brings people, data, and apps together in a single place. It’s where you connect with your colleagues, get answers, share progress, make decisions, and get work done.

From global Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, businesses and teams of all kinds use Slack to bring the right people together with all the right information. With Slack, people can effectively work together, find important information, and access hundreds of thousands of critical applications and services to do their best work.

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 crunch.io, and we are able to generate the most accurate, complete, and dynamic portrait of the world.

FAQ

How do I RSVP to the Overwrite Events Series?

Overwrite 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 esther@webbyawards.com. 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 Jerome Sletteland, Senior Vice President, Business Development via email at jerome@webbyawards.com or by phone at +1-917-224-8559. 

Are you looking for Overwrite speakers?

This year’s Overwrite line up is mostly confirmed, however if you would like to put forward someone on your team,  please reach out to our Senior Account Manager, Emma at emma@webbyawards.com.

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