See also

Short bio
Before you mail me
Talks, articles &c
Speaking engagements
Press interviews
Longer Bio
Slides from some talks
Essays on web architecture
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Tim Berners-Lee


A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim is now with the Laboratory for Computer Science ( LCS)at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT). He directs the W3 Consortium, an open forum of companies and organizations with the mission to realize the full potential of the Web.

With a background of system design in real-time communications and text processing software development, in 1989 he invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing. while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory.

Before coming to CERN, Tim was a founding director of Image Computer Systems, and before that a principal engineer with Plessey Telecommunications, in Poole, England.

(Longer bio)

Before you mail me

If you have a serious comment on things I have signed, then do email me. I am also always open to discussion with W3C advisory committee representatives.


                 MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
                 545 Technology Square
                 Cambridge MA 02139
                 Phone: +1 (617) 253 5702
                 Fax:   +1 (617) 258 5999

Talks, articles, etc

Current to historical:

Essays and articles in text form:

Historical bits:

Speaking Engagements

I do few of these because of pressure of work and the detrimental effects of travel. However, I do enjoy giving a keynote address. If you have something you  seriously think I would be interested in speaking at, please send email to Susan Hardy with details of the event, projected audience size and profile, location and date.

AV Requirements

If I use slides (which I don't always) I use a Thinkpad 760CD projecting ideally SVGA 800x600 pixels but I can mange to provide 640x480 VGA (or even raw NTSC or PAL video but warn me first to I remember to bring the connector). I don't need audio from the laptop.

If you want to test your video on similar stuff, run a web browser on a recent one of my previous talks.

Press: - Interviews and material

If you need a photo for publication, contact:

Alternatively, the following photographers have spare pictures which they will license for press use.

If you need an interview for an article, please check the

first, then please use email rather than phone. I suggest you contact Sally Khudairi, your contact for PR at W3C to set up interviews with me or with other W3C staff.

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