The W3C Australia Office organizes a track named W3C South on the upcoming Web Directions South 2010 conference. W3C South will be held on Oct 14-15 in Sydney. Topics will be Web development, Widgets, HTML 5, accessibility, RDFa, and Linked Open Government data. See program for information on details and speakers.
On October 12 there will be a Semantic Web Meetup organized by the W3C Australia Office. Gordon Grace will be talking about government data online. It will be a sneak-preview to his talk at the W3C South track.
2010-11-20 Update: Both events went very well. On the Canberra Semantic Web Meetup just two days before the Web Directions South Conference, Gordon Grace gave a talk about “More than ‘raw': foundations of linked government data online” which was a dry run of his talk at our W3C South track at Web Directions. We had mainly government folk participating at the meetup. W3C south Track at Web Directions South attracted significant numbers (up to 120) of participants and the comments on Twitter and in personal talks suggest that it was a highly successful program. The talks of the speakers are online at. A short wrap up of the Web Directions South conference is also available.