About the tour

Who We Are

The Webby Awards is the leading international award for digital excellence. Presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, The Webbys has recognized the best of the Web annually since 1996. If you're creating awesome digital work across Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps and Social enter at now at webbyawards.com.

What We're Doing

Webby Talks is our unique view into the ever-changing landscape of what's happening online, designed to provoke and inspire by highlighting some of the most innovative work and trends on the Internet. Last year, Team Webby visited nearly 200 companies in 25 cities around the world, including Wieden + Kennedy, The BBC, Funny or Die, Disney, BBH, and more. This year we're excited to hit the road for round three to meet even more companies and people at the fore developing the Creative Web.

Join us as we visit the industry's leading companies in technology, advertising and media to bring you exclusive interviews, videos, photos and more, from all around the globe! Meet the team and see our Tour Schedule to find out when we'll be in your city.

Our partner Vitamin T will be a contributing editor to our blog, highlighting innovative work on the Internet with a focus on #firsts as we travel around the world from Estonia to Australia and Brazil to Tokyo.

About the Presentation

The Webbys are exploring how Early Adoption is playing out in social and in marketing campaigns with the 'The Frenzy to be First'. The desire to be 'First' Online is nothing new. From exclamations of "first!" in comment threads to being the first to share breaking news on Twitter. But timeliness is increasingly important, and lost in this frenzy for being first, have we stopped to consider why we're in such a rush?

The discussion is designed to provoke and inspire, by highlighting some of the most innovative work on the Web.

Want to get involved?

  • Say hello!
    As you might've guessed, we love to talk... If you want to meet up with Team Webby, fill us in on your latest endeavor, or even just have a chat, drop us a line at hello@webbyawards.com.
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    The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences serves as the judging body of the Webby Awards. With 1000 members worldwide, the Academy represents the Internet's best and brightest - from Twitter's Biz Stone to Tumblr's David Karp to The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington. Apply to help choose the best work each year.
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Webby Ambassadors

Established in 2007, the Webby International Ambassadors Program has helped to strengthen our relationship with the Internet community and industry around the world. The Webby Ambassadors are a group of passionate Internet supporters, creatives, and entrepreneurs in 20 countries, serving as a "voice on the ground" in their area.

If you're interested in partnership, participating in a Webby event abroad, or if you are an entrant and need any foreign language assistance, please email us to connect with your local Ambassador: hello@webbyawards.com