W3C Program

W3C10 Europe Event

W3C10 Europe speakers and panelists discussed the importance of the Web in Europe, W3C's central role in the development of the Web, and visions of the future of the Web. The program emphasized two themes:

The Web as Unifying Force in Europe. The European Union experience provides a compelling backdrop for considering how to expand the frontiers of the Web to enable participation by new communities. Speakers addressed the integration of the Web into the lives of Europeans, some challenges of internationalization, and advances in sharing data across communities.

Policies Shaping the Web in Europe. Speakers discussed how Europeans are tackling important Web policy issues such as privacy, ensuring access by people with disabilities, and use of the Web in the public sector.

Tim Berners-Lee delivered a keynote address between the two sessions.

Time Schedule of Events Participants
12:00-13:00 Registration All participants
13:00-13:20 Welcome session Pierre Laffitte (Senator of Alpes-Maritimes), Pierre Breuil (Prefect of Alpes-Maritimes), Jacques Bus (European Commission)
13:20-13:45 How it All Started at CERN Tim Berners-Lee (W3C), Robert Cailliau (Web pioneer).
Moderated by Daniel Dardailler (W3C).
13:45-14:35 The Web as Unifying Force in Europe Dan Applequist (Vodafone), Richard Ishida (W3C), Keith Jeffery (ERCIM).
Moderated by Jean-François Abramatic (ILOG).
14:35-15:15 Keynote: "The Economic Importance of Standards" Tim Berners-Lee (W3C)
15:15-15:40 Break
15:40-16:30 Policies Shaping the Web in Europe Eric Velleman (Bartimeus), Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin (French Council of State and Internet Rights Forum), Peter Brown (European Parliament).
Moderated by Gilles Kahn (INRIA).
16:30-17:00 Q&A Session All Participants
17:00-17:30 Press Briefing All Speakers
17:00-18:30 Reception at Novotel Hotel All Participants