W3C

MEDIA ADVISORY: W3C, Tim Berners-Lee To Present Mobile Web Vision at Mobile Internet World

With focus on Mobile Web innovations, Web Inventor to Keynote and Host Media Luncheon

Contact Americas, Australia --
Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94
Contact Asia --
Yasuyuki Hirakawa <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

(also available in French and Japanese; see also translations in other languages)



http://www.w3.org/ -- 23 October 2007 -- W3C Director and Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee will deliver a keynote, "Escaping the Walled Garden: Growing the Mobile Web with Open Standards" at Mobile Internet World, 13-15 November at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA. W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) is holding a pre-conference Developer's Summit on Mobile Web Standards. Summit attendees can learn even more about the W3C "One Web" vision, with updates on the latest mobile Web developments from MWI staff and sponsors, including Google, MobileAware, mTLD, Nokia, Opera Software, France Telecom Group, and Vodafone.

Leaders and mobile Web experts from the W3C community will be on hand throughout the conference to share news about innovations regarding best practices, mobile Ajax, device description, mobileOK, and other trends that recognize that the mobile ecosystem thrives when an integral part of "One Web."

W3C will also host a special media and analyst luncheon on Wednesday, 14 November from 12-1:30pm at Mobile Internet World. Speakers include Tim Berners-Lee and representatives from W3C's MWI. Seating is limited; please contact Janet Daly, Global Communications Officer at +1 617 253 5884 or <w3t-pr@w3.org> to reserve a place at the luncheon.

Registration for Mobile Internet World remains open; information for Media registration for the full conference is at http://www.mobilenetx.com/media_contacts.shtml

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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 and Keio University in Japan, and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/