W3C Program

W3C10 Symposium

Speakers and panelists discussed the history of the Web, W3C's central role in the Web's development, and their visions of the Web's future. The program was built on two themes:

The world of W3C is leading the Web to its full potential. W3C is the steward of the World Wide Web. The organization's vision, mission, collaborations, and specifications have and will make a difference. During the symposium, speakers related stories about the Web's origins and described its impact over the past ten years. Members were thanked and congratulated for their accomplishments. Speakers presented their visions and dreams for the future of W3C and the Web.

One Web with access for all. The Web is a universal, open and easily accessible medium that empowers people. One of W3C's primary goals is to make the Web's benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability. W3C's Activities illustrate the consortium's commitment to universal access. During the symposium, speakers presented the Web of meaning — the Semantic Web — and Web access for everyone, everywhere.

Master of Ceremonies

Bob Metcalfe (Internet Pioneer, 3Com Founder) was Master of Ceremonies for the day.

Eastern Time Schedule of Events Participants
7:30-8:30 Registration and Breakfast All participants
8:30-9:00 Welcome session, Remarks by Charles Vest Rodney Brooks (CSAIL), Charles Vest (MIT)
9:00-10:00 How It All Started Jean-François Abramatic (ILOG), Tim Berners-Lee (W3C), Alan Kotok, Dave Raggett, David Singer, Al Vezza, Steve Zilles
10:00-10:45 Impact on Science and Industry Denis Lacroix (Amadeus e-Travel). Teri Richman (National Association of Convenience Stores), Moderator: Michel Cosnard (INRIA and ERCIM)
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Impact on Society and Culture Lee Rainie (Pew Internet & American Life Project). Moderator: Daniel Weitzner (W3C)
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Member Recognitions, Proclamations Chairs, Members, Team
1:30-2:15 Web of Meaning Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Bill Ruh (Cisco Systems). Moderator: Eric Miller (W3C)
2:15-3:00 Web on Everything Takeshi Natsuno (NTT DoCoMo), Balaji Prasad (EDS), Philipp Hoschka (W3C), Moderator: Rohit Khare (CommerceNet Labs)
3:00-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Web for Everyone Bill Gillis (Center to Bridge the Digital Divide), George Kerscher (DAISY Consortium). Moderator: David Berlind (ZDNet)
4:15-5:00 Reflections and Projections; Q&A Session Bob Metcalfe, Tim Berners-Lee (W3C)
5:15-6:00 Press Briefing Tim Berners-Lee, Platinum Sponsors, Speakers
6:30-9:00 Reception All participants

Program Committee

W3C thanks the W3C10 program committee: co-Chairs Steve Bratt (W3C) and Ian Jacobs (W3C), and Jean-François Abramatic (ILOG), Ann Bassetti (Boeing), Tim Berners-Lee (W3C), Janet Daly (W3C), Karen Myers (W3C), Steven Pemberton (W3C/CWI), and Steve Zilles (W3C Advisory Board); and the session organizers: Shawn Lawton Henry, Philipp Hoschka, Alan Kotok, Philippe Le Hégaret, Eric Miller, and Daniel Weitzner (all W3C).