Internet Week Europe Opens

The first Internet Week Europe opens today in London. The festival will bring over 100 digital-orientated events to the city over the next five days…

The first Internet Week Europe opens today in London. The festival will bring over 100 digital-orientated events to the city over the next five days…

Talks, exhibitions, meet-ups and parties will all take place across London this week as part of the festival. A highlight of the week is our very own Click London event, which will be held all day on Thursday at LBi. More info is here.

Here is a selection of other treats worth checking out:

Mother is holding a breakfast event each morning of Internet Week from 8-10am. Topics covered over coffee and bacon rolls include social media, photography and a ‘Pick up an Award’ event on Friday, when Mother will give away its old awards to new people.

– BBC Radio is holding a daily ‘Twitter Lunchtime Session’, offering the chance for listeners to chat via Twitter to people at the BBC. A wide range of BBC folk are participating, including 5 Live pundit Robbie Savage (Weds), actor Tim Bentinck, who plays David Archer in radio soap The Archers (Tues), and Radio 1’s Interactive Editor Ben Chapman (Mon). Join in the conversations by tweeting your questions with the hashtag #BBCiWeek from 1-2pm.

Dentsu London is offering a daily opportuinity to visit its offices and be introduced to new ideas and innovations from its Tokyo office. Live demos will take place every day during IWE from 10-11.30am.

– Every evening from 7pm, unit9 is presenting a fully interactive live street game in Hoxton Square, using a night vision camera and electro-magnetic field detection technology.

– Digital Archaeology, an exhibition that celebrates the boom of creativity that followed the invention of the internet, will be held on Thursday and Friday at the Old Large Studio in Shoreditch. Significant players in the development of the net will talk during the event. For full details, visit the DA site here.

Wieden + Kennedy London hosts a round-table discussion around the tense relationship between big agencies and small creative shops on Friday from 4-6pm. Participants include Joel Gethin Lewis, Dan Hon, Mike Bennett and Andy Cameron.

– Competing with the Wiedens event on Friday is a discussion at the Guardian around the topical question of the effect that the web data revolution has had on modern journalism.

– This year’s onedotzero festival opens on Wednesday, and a number of its screenings and educational events will form part of IWE too.

This is obviously just the tip of the iceberg of an exciting week for digitalistas in London. Plus it should be said that some of the events listed above will require booking. To do this, and to find out more about IWE generally, visit

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