HTML5 Europe Tour
- from 10 to 20 September 2012 -

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is organizing an HTML5 Tour across Europe from 10 to 20 September 2012. The guest speaker of the tour, Michael Smith, W3C HTML Activity Lead, will present the latest in HTML5 and W3C's Open Web Platform.

HTML5 is the cornerstone of the Open Web Platform that the Web community is building. The Web has become a critical global resource that is transforming all industries, including mobile, television, gaming, publishing, and health care. Forward-thinking industries are turning to the Web as the platform of choice for integrating diverse devices, services, and business models. As the audience for the platform grows, so does the need for interoperability among the many technologies of W3C's Open Web Platform including HTML5, CSS, SVG, WOFF, various APIs, and more.

The HTML5 Europe Tour (and Michael Smith) will visit Berlin, Budapest, Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid and Rome. Each stop is organized by the corresponding regional W3C Office.

The schedule is as follows:

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Almost all events are open to the public and free of charge. Find out more about the dates, the locations, the online registration pages and the events' agendas in the detailed program below.

Guest Speaker

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Michael Smith, W3C HTML Activity Lead

Michael[tm] Smith joined the W3C in 2007 to work on W3C standards for browsing technologies; in particular, the phenomenon known as HTML5, as well as other standards related to APIs for Web applications. He's been based in Tokyo since 2001. Prior to joining the W3C, he worked for Opera Software, and prior to that, for Openwave Systems — most of that time involved with design, development, testing, and deployment of software for mobile operators in Japan [@sideshowbarker]

Detailed program

W3C in Berlin, Germany - 10-11 September 2012

W3C in Budapest, Hungary - 13 September 2012

From 10h to 16h: HTML5 and Accessibility Conference

W3C in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 14 September 2012

From 13h30 to 17h30: Masterclass HTML5 with guest speakers Mike Smith and Web standard expert Anne van Kesteren

W3C in Paris, France - 17 September 2012

From 12h to 14h: HTML5 DigiLunch

W3C in Madrid, Spain - 18 September 2012

From 9h to 11h: HTML5, el futuro en tu navegador

W3C in Rome, Italy - 20 September 2012

From 9h15 to 17h30: HTML5 Day - Meet W3C to know more about HTML5