OneWebDay is an annual day of Internet celebration and awareness held on September 22. The stated goal of founder Susan P. Crawford is for OneWebDay to foster and make visible a global constituency that cares about the future of the Internet
The first ever OneWebDay was held on September 22, 2006. The idea was created by Susan P. Crawford, who was an ICANN board member at the time, in association with other Internet luminaries such as Doc Searls, David Weinberger, David R. Johnson, Mary Hodder, and David Isenberg, who would all join the board of what would eventually become a 501(c)3 corporation – OneWebDay Inc. A website was established and a global network of events promoted. The 2006 OneWebDay’s anchor celebration featured Craig Newmark, Scott Heiferman, and Drew Schutte as speakers in New York City’s Battery Park.