Lyon wins bid to host 2012 web conference

IW3C2 event expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates

Lyon has been chosen to host the 21st International World Wide Web Conference, which will take place in spring 2012.

The IW3C2 event will take place at the Lyon Convention Centre and is expected to attract more than 1,000 web industry professionals for four days of discussion and debate about the evolution of the web and up and coming web technologies.

The French city's bid was accepted at the latest conference in Madrid this month.

A nine-strong team including members from the Lyon Convention Bureau, the Lyon Convention Centre, Lyon University, Hewlett-Packard and the Lyon Ecole Centrale put the bid together.

IW3C2 has been running every year since 1994, and has already taken place in destinations including New York, Boston, Chicago, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Peking, and Hawaii.

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