In the summer of 2008 Kai Uhlemeyer, Alexander Kölpin, Sebastian Wallroth and Tobias Kaufmann sat together and tried to get an overview about all the events in Berlin in the digital industry and decided it needed a crowd-based Web calender. Kai and Alex created the crowd-based calender of WebEvents www.BerlinWebWeek.de and grew and improved it over the years. Additionally the website is used once a year by Berlin: the Berlin Economic Development and Marketing agency Berlin Partner organizes, for a couple of years now together with the Mediaboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the Berlin Web Week Festival. The Berlin Web Week Festival is a week full of events once a year in the German capital – usually in May, always with at least one key event.
In 2008 the European Version of the Web 2.0 Expo was held in Berlin for the second time, the Berlin Web Week accompanied it. 2009 we had the Berlin Web Week as a series of smaller web-related events organized around one key-event, the webinale, in May 2009. In 2010 the key event was the next congress, in 2011 the next again, the iico congress and in 2012 the re:publica and the next conference. 2013 the re:publica will be the key event.
To help visitors keep track of what’s going on and find out about activities they might otherwise miss, we have set up a special Berlin Web Week platform that gives all organizers an opportunity to publicize their events and enables visitors to find out what’s on where.
The Berlin Web Week for Visitors
Visitors keen to use Berlin Web Week to stay on the ball should subscribe to our RSS feeds for blog entries and events. Users of calendar applications like iCal and Outlook can also be sent events in a simple manner via a direct link.
The Berlin Web Week for Organizers
Organizers that want to publicize their events during Berlin Web Week and all year round are kindly requested to contact us. Even if you are simply taking part in one of these events, you can use our contact form to point out new events.