W3C

MEDIA ADVISORY: W3C to Convene Web Technology Plenary in Cambridge (MA, USA) in November

W3C Opens Doors to Discussion, Action, Networking on 7 November

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/ -- 16 October 2007 -- Leaders in the development of Web Standards are coming together in Cambridge, MA, USA, for a week of discussions, problem solving, and networking about the future of the Web. For the first time, the media is invited to join in the fray on the central event of the week, Plenary Day.

Running from 5 - 10 November 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel, W3C's Technical Plenary Week 2007 hosts a record 39 W3C Working and Interest Groups, the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C Advisory Committee, and provides a central day for discussion and involvement.

The single most popular feature of W3C's Technical Plenary Week is Plenary Day, Wednesday 7 November. Both panels and individual speakers broach the pressing issues facing W3C and also present on future directions for the Web. This year's program includes a panel on the growing relationships between W3C and the at-large developer community; the challenges HTML5 and XHTML2 propose to solve; W3C's emerging vision of what's needed for video on the Web; and a series of lightning talks - 5 minute presentations on a range of technical topics designed to inform, provoke, and inspire the attendees.

Members of the media are invited to participate in Plenary Day and meet with W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee and Platinum Sponsors of the event in a special media briefing. W3C thanks Platinum Sponsors BEA, Cisco, IBM, and Nokia for their generous support of this meeting.

Attendance for Plenary Day is open to all members of the media, but registration is required at http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35125/TPAC-Media/. Accommodations are being made for remote participation as well as in-person attendance, with access to a phone bridge and irc. Contact Janet Daly, +1 617 253 5884 <janet@w3.org> for more information on the program.

About the World Wide Web Consortium [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 and Keio University in Japan,and has additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http://www.w3.org/