The May 9-11 Conference titled "Telling the Development Story to the World", was held in Washington DC. It included representatives from the Bank, UN agencies, regional lenders, and NGOs all of whom work on development issues.

This event was a continuation of a Bank-initiated effort to provide a forum for examining technologies and techniques that can assist international development organizations to communicate their ideas and engage the public through the Internet. In addition to the formal agenda, Conference discussions also worked toward shaping a plan of action that will guide the future work of the Web4Dev community.