W3C Meetup in Ottawa

Thursday, 24 May 2012
Ontario, Canada

HTML 5The Open Web Platform is the premier platform for application development. Built on HTML5 and a host of other open web standards, the Open Web Platform is fundamentally transforming industry after industry. Technology convergence, video and rich multimedia, new forms of interaction, social networking, greater device interoperability, and improved accessibility are having a profound impact on the way businesses operate and serve customers.

W3C is hosting a public education and outreach event in Ottawa to encourage technical representatives from a variety of diverse communities: web developers, start-up, emerging companies and large enterprises, academic community and open government representatives.

Registration is open to all. Learn more below about program, logistics, and speakers.


W3C member and staff experts will provide brief remarks and encourage conversations about the many ways that Canadian technology community can engage and help to shape the future of the Web. The evening program is:


6:00-8:00pm on Thursday, 24 May 2012
Brookstreet Hotel, Deciders Room, Third Floor
525 Leggett Drive
Ottawa, ONĀ  K2K 2W2
Tel. 1.613-271-1800
Registration is open until 24 May. Anyone may attend but space is limited.
Karen Myers at <karen@w3.org> or +1.978.502.6218.


Members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) are shaping the Web as the premier platform for innovation, and changing the way we live, work, and play.

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Michael Cooper

Michael is the Staff Contact for the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group, which develops authoring guidelines and techniques to create accessible content; and for the Protocols and Formats Working Group, which supports the W3C to make new Web technologies accessible and develops accessibility practices.

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Paul Cotton

Paul Cotton is Partner Group Manager, DPE Interop at Microsoft and Chair of the W3C HTML5 Working Group.

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Peter Hutchins

Peter Hutchins is Product Marketing Manager at Espial Group Inc., headquarted in Ottawa. Peter's expertise includes global product marketing management in the TV browser software, IPTV, SmartTV, and ConnectedTV industries.

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Karen Myers

Karen oversees outreach at W3C for North and South America and Australia. She develops programs to educate and engage diverse communities about W3C activities that impact business, industry, academia, government and society.

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Liam Quin

Liam is W3C's XML Activity Lead and W3C technical participant for the XML Query and XSL (XSL-FO) Working Groups, and alternate Staff Contact for several other Working Groups.