The Web on the Move

'Mobile Web Initiative' Event
15 November 2005 - London, UK

Post-event news: The presentations are available from the agenda below.

All present MWI sponsors on stage - (Photo credit: Stephen Kill) Photo credit: Stephen Kill

Mobile Web Initiative to Hold its First Outreach Event in Europe

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the sponsors of the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) are organizing a morning of presentations related to challenges and opportunites for the mobile Web, on Tuesday 15 November 2005.
The MWI sponsors are key players in the mobile production chain, including authoring tool vendors, content providers, adaptation providers, handset manufacturers, browser vendors and mobile operators.

MWI Sponsor logo MWI sponsors


Michael Wilson, UK&Ireland W3C Office manager, is the master of ceremonies of the event.

8h30-9h00 Registration
9h00-9h15 Welcome address Michael Wilson, UK&Ireland W3C Office manager

Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director (video) - audio speech available

9h15-9h45 Vision and Ambition for the Mobile Web Philipp Hoschka, Deputy Director for W3C Europe and Mobile Web Initiative leader
9h45-10h45 Mobile Web Challenges and Potential Jonas Wilhelmsson (Drutt) [slides], Keith Waters (France Telecom) [slides], Franklin Davis (Nokia) [slides], and Rhys Lewis (Volantis) [slides]
Chair: Rotan Hanrahan (MobileAware) [slides]
10h45-11h15 Coffee break
11h15-12h15 W3C's MWI: Putting the Vision into Practice Jo Rabin (mTLD) [slides], Charles McCathieNevile (Opera) [slides], Paul Walsh (Segala M Test) [slides], and Chris Yanda (BBC) [slides] as invited speaker
Chair: Daniel Appelquist (Vodafone) [slides]
12h15-12h30 Questions and Answers Philipp Hoschka and MWI Sponsors
12h30-13h30 Closing and lunch buffet


Registration is now closed.


The event will take place in the Princess Ann Theatre at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), located central London. The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus on the dark blue Piccadilly line on the London underground.

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts
195 Piccadilly

Tel: +44 [0]20 7734 0022
Fax: +44 [0]20 7734 1792

Press Room

To register, press should contact Salli Roskilly at (Tel: +44 (0)1763 208708 -- Mob: +44 07977 573003)

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About W3C's Mobile Web Initiative

The mission of W3C's Mobile Web Initiative (W3C MWI) is to make Web access from a mobile device as simple, easy, and convenient as Web access from a desktop device. Through the MWI Sponsorship Program, key players in the mobile production chain, including authoring tool vendors, content providers, handset manufacturers, adaptation providers, browser vendors and mobile operators lead the Initiative. MWI participants develop authoring guidelines, checklists and best practices, as well as a database of descriptions that can be used by content authors to adapt their content to a particular device. For more information see

This event is co-organized by the W3C UK&Ireland Office.