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Ten Years Leading the Web in Asia

Tim Berners-Lee "To provide vendor-neutral leadership for the advancement of the Web in Asia, Keio University became a W3C host in 1996. On the occasion of this tenth anniversary, we gather to acknowledge the impact of the Web and W3C's stewardship role in Asia and to share our ideals for the Web's future." — Tim Berners-Lee

W3C Tenth Anniversary Celebration

hotel nikko tokyo W3C10 Asia is the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the founding of W3C's Asian host at Keio University in Japan in September 1996. The event will be held on Tuesday, 28 November 2006, at the Hotel Nikko Tokyo, Japan. W3C10 Asia is open to the public, W3C Members, the W3C Team, the international media, and invited speakers and dignitaries. Registration is required for all attendees. There is a small fee for members of the public. W3C10 Asia includes a symposium, a press briefing, and a reception. Simultaneous interpretation between English and Japanese will be provided at all symposium sessions.


The day-long W3C10 Asia symposium starts with opening greetings and congratulatory addresses, followed by three panel discussions about the Web in Asia: Dr. Jun Murai

The symposium closes with a dialog between Dr. Jun Murai, Vice-President of Keio University, and Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and the Web's inventor.

Press Briefing

A press briefing will follow the symposium. The W3C Team, speakers and symposium panelists will answer your questions. Media registration is required to attend the press briefing. One-on-one interpretation between English and Japanese will be provided.


The day ends with a standing buffet-style reception party. All attendees are invited to celebrate W3C10 Asia at the reception and chat with W3C people, the speakers and symposium panelists.

About the W3C10 Series

W3C10 Asia is the third and last part of the series of W3C tenth anniversaries. It follows W3C10 on 1 December 2004 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, which marked the tenth anniversary of W3C's founding at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and W3C10 Europe, held on 3 June 2005 in Sophia-Antipolis, France, which marked the tenth anniversary of W3C's European presence.

About W3C

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are Members of the Consortium. W3C is jointly run by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide.