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TPAC 2007:
W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week

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Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Cambridge, MA (USA)
5 November - 10 November 2007

TPAC 2007: the Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee meetings week brings together W3C Working and Interest Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work. The highlight of the week is the Plenary Day, Wednesday, 7 November, for all to attend.


Participation in the Technical Plenary is open to participants in good standing in a W3C Working or Interest Group, Advisory Committee Representatives, the TAG, the Advisory Board, Offices staff or Team.

Participation in the All Group Meetings is subject to each group's observer and confidentiality policies. Please contact the WG or IG Chair for information about participation policy (see Member-only Chair contact information).

Participation in the Advisory Committee Meeting is open to one Advisory Committee representative from each Member Organization. The TAG, the Advisory Board, Chairs, Offices staff and Team members are also encouraged to attend. From section of the Process Document:

Each Member organization SHOULD send one representative to each Advisory Committee meeting. In exceptional circumstances (e.g., during a period of transition between representatives from an organization), the meeting Chair [CEO, Steve Bratt] MAY allow a Member organization to send two representatives to a meeting.

Further, we announced in February 2007 that if an Advisory Committee Representative cannot attend the meeting an alternative may be sent instead.

TPAC 2007 Meetings Week Participants list

Participation by the Press

We are planning a press conference during the Technical Plenary. Members of the press please contact if you are interested in attending the Techncial Plenary Day. See also the media advisory.


Registration is now CLOSED. See the Member Visible Results for the lists of registrants by groups.


W3C Members can showcase their work and commitment to W3C and the development of open Web standards by sponsoring the event. Three sponsorship levels (Platinum, Gold, Silver) with corresponding benefits are described in the TPAC 2007 Sponsorship Package. Please see the Sponsorship Package for more details and contact information.


All Group Meetings will be held all day Monday 5, all day Tuesday 6, the afternoon of Thursday 8, all day Friday 9 and the morning of Saturday 10 November 2007. The Technical Plenary Day will be held all day Wednesday 7 November. The AC Executive Session will start on the evening of Tuesday 6 November and will continue on the morning of Thursday 8 November.

Please note: the Technical Plenary day will be audio recorded. (access realtime captioning)

Detailed Schedule and Group Information by day is available on the Schedule page

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Groups Groups 8:45: TP Day for AC, Chairs, group participants, AB, TAG, Offices staff, Team (Agenda)

Please note: the Technical Plenary Day will be audio recorded.

9:00: AC Executive Session (Agenda) for AC, Chairs, AB, TAG, Offices staff, Team*

(no formal group meetings)

Groups Groups
Afternoon Groups Groups TP Day press conference for sponsors (Agenda) Groups Groups
Evening 18:00: AC Executive Session and Dinner (Agenda) for AC, Chairs, AB, TAG, Offices staff, Team* 19:00: TP Reception for AC, Chairs, group participants, AB, TAG, Offices staff, Team

Detailed Schedule and Group Information by day is available on the Schedule page


In 2005, W3C CEO Steve Bratt initiated discussions with AC representatives and Chairs on options for rearranging our annual calendar of big meetings in order to increase the value of these meetings. The resulting plan was to hold a joint TP/AC Week around November of each year.

Benefits we hope to encourage by co-locating the meetings include: more AC reps attending the AC meeting, more AC reps attending or observing group meetings and participating in the Technical Plenary Day, all participants benefiting from an expanded level of interaction and that members with representatives who are Chairs or are in Groups, the AB or the TAG would be able save time and travel costs by reducing the number of meetings each year.

Venue - Hyatt Regency Cambridge

The TPAC 2007, W3C's Combined Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge located on Massachusetts Avenue along the scenic Charles River and overlooking the Boston skyline.

Local organizers:
Meeting location:
Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896
Tel: +1 617 492 1234
Fax: +1 617 491 6906

Hotel - Hyatt Regency Cambridge

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
575 Memorial Drive,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896
Tel: +1 617 492 1234
Fax: +1 617 491 6906

Online Reservation Form

A block of rooms was reserved at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge for Saturday 3 November -Saturday 10 November 2007. W3C negotiated a discount room rate of: $199 (+12.45% in taxes). The discount room rate has now expired. Reservations may be made by phone by calling 1-800-633-7313 from the US or Canada or by calling an International Reservation Center using the code "World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)".

We have reserved all the meeting space available at the Hyatt. In order to meet our guest room quota, avoid charges for meeting rooms, and still keep our hold on all the meeting space, we kindly ask that you book your room at the Hyatt. Because November is peak season in Boston, please make hotel arrangements as early as possible. The discount rate expired on Wednesday 3 October 2007 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time (22:00 UTC) and the hotel expects to be sold out the week of our meeting.


Boston Logan International Airport is the closest international airport to the meeting site. The Hyatt Regency Cambridge is located three miles from Logan Airport. The travel time between the airport and the hotel (meeting site) will vary between 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic conditions. Taxi are plentiful and fares is around $35.00.

Directions and maps for travel to the Hyatt as well as local transportation information is available on the Hyatt site including bus, train and shuttle information. If you prefer to rent a car, all major car rental companies have locations at Logan Airport (Avis, Budget, Hertz, etc.). Self-parking at the Hyatt is $33/night while valet parking is $35/night.

The closest MBTA transportation to the Hyatt Regency is the CT2 bus with a bus stop on Amesbury street. The CT2 route goes inbound to Boston (with stops at Beacon Street and the Longwood Medical area) and outbound to Sullivan Square (with stops at Kendall Square). Please note: the CT2 does not run on Saturdays or Sundays.

See the taxi wiki (and add your own info, if you'd like) for options for sharing rides.

Useful Information

Internet Access: Wireless Internet access only will be available during the week. Please bring your 802.11B card.

IRC: There will be an IRC channel used for both taking meeting minutes and for submission of questions from AC Members who are unable to attend the meeting in person. Details will be supplied in an email message to the AC.

Power: 110 V, 60Hz, US standard outlets. Power outlets will be provided at all seats in the meeting room.

Currency: US Dollar. (You may use OANDA Currency Converter.)

Weather: You may refer to for Boston weather..

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