Over 1800 scientists, experts, professionals and users from over 54 different countries came together at the Centre de Congrès de Lyon for the www2012 event. Among them, Tim Berners Lee, Neelie Kroes and Bernard Stiegler spoke during the conferences and round tables.
However, related events were held at various other venues with activities being held all around the city of Lyon that were open to all. In total, over 1500 people attended at least one of the 15 initiatives being held around the city.
Following this exceptionally successful event, dozens of articles devoted to www2012 appeared in international publications such as The Telegraph and The Guardian thus offering great international visibility for the city of Lyon.