TPAC 2018

W3C Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week

Week at a glance Participation rules Registration Detailed schedule Venue Accommodation Transportation Useful information

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Lyon, France
22–26 October 2018

Registration will open in June

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TPAC 2018: The Combined Technical Plenary / Advisory Committee Meetings Week brings together W3C Technical Groups, the Advisory Board, the TAG and the Advisory Committee for an exciting week of coordinated work. The benefit of face to face meetings and discussions is invaluable.

W3C Community Groups are invited to participate in TPAC2018. Community Groups will be able to hold a 2 hour meeting on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday (up to 4 groups each day). Outside of their Community Group meetings, non W3C-Member CG participants may attend as observers the Working and Interest groups meetings who accept observers.
For further details, see Participation Policies and Recommendations.

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Week at a glance

Monday - 22 October Tuesday - 23 October Wednesday - 24 October Thursday - 25 October Friday - 26 October
Chairs Breakfast


08:30​-18:00 10:00​-11:00
Coffee Break



Plenary Day for AC, Chairs, Group Participants, AB, TAG, Offices Staff, and Team



12:00​-14:00 Lunch

15:00​-18:00 15:00​-16:00
Coffee Break

Groups meetings

Groups meetings + Advisory Committee Meeting

Plenary Day

Groups meetings + Advisory Committee Meeting

Groups meetings


Advisory Committee Dinner for AC, Chairs, AB, TAG, Offices Staff and Team


W3C Developer Meetup

22 October

More information to come

Participation Policies and Recommendations

Before you register to attend a meeting, please read the below participation guidelines.

W3C meetings operate under the Principles and Procedures of our Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Working, Interest, Business and Community Group Meetings

To be eligible to register and attend, you must be one of the following:

Community Groups: Outside of their Community Group meetings, non W3C-Member CG participants may attend as Observers in the Working and Interest groups meetings that permit Observers.

Observer and Guest Attendance: Eligible participants may request to attend as an Observer via the registration form. Observing is at the Chair's discretion, and is based on: space considerations, confidentiality, and the ability to conduct the business of the group. Please contact the Group Chair (see Chair contact information). Observer and Guest seating is limited and usually organized as "secondary seating without power" around the perimeter of the room.

Note: We advise you to secure permission to attend a meeting as an Observer before making any travel plans.

Plenary Day (Wednesday) 08:30–18:00

Participants in a W3C Working, Interest or Community Group, Advisory Committee Representatives, the TAG, the Advisory Board, Offices Staff, Team and Guests are invited to participate in the Plenary Day.

Breakout sessions

Unconference/breakout is the preferred format of the Technical Plenary Day.

Refer to the Breakout sessions wiki to start brainstorming in advance of the meeting.

Advisory Committee Sessions and Dinner

To be eligible to register and attend the Tuesday and Thursday Advisory Committee Sessions and dinner, you must be one of the following:

The following participation policies and recommendations are intended to promote participation while ensuring that meeting Chairs have the tools necessary to run their meetings effectively. Before you register to attend a meeting, please read the below participation guidelines.

Lunch Schedules

To ensure a comfortable lunch experience, we will work with group Chairs to stagger lunch schedules.

Remote participation

Working and Interest Groups may request telephone access for remote participants. We plan to use MIT's Webex system for remote participation.

If you plan to attend the Advisory Committee Meeting remotely, please let us know on Webex instructions will be mailed to people that register to attend the Advisory Committee meeting remotely a few days prior to the meeting.

Registration and Registration Fees

Before you register, please read Participation Policies and Recommendations

Registration will open in June

Member Visible Registration List

Registration Fees

A daily fee helps W3C offset wifi, audio visual, and food and beverage costs for a five day event with multiple meetings. The daily fee applies to anyone who is attending meetings, whether as a participant or as an observer or guest, Monday through Friday. However, if you are an AC Rep and on Tuesday, you plan to attend only the dinner (not the afternoon session), you do not need to pay the fee for Tuesday.

Important: We advise people to confirm their meeting registration and payment before making flight arrangements. We make an effort to accommodate on-site registrants, however, we cannot guarantee that space in Group meetings will be available.

Payment System

Payments will be processed through a payment system.

You will receive a receipt if payment was successful. If you experience problems with the registration page, please contact

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received by 7 October. Refund requests will not be honored after that time. Refunds will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee.

To cancel your registration and request a refund, contact

Group Meeting Details

Group Meetings will be held all day Monday and Tuesday, and all day Thursday and Friday. The Technical Plenary day will be held Wednesday.

Meeting Room Schedule: Meeting rooms will be available from approximately 08:00–18:00 Monday through Friday.


Schedule available soon


[Photo of the Lyon Congress Center]

Cité Centre de Congrès de Lyon
50, quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon Cedex 06
Tel: +33 4 72 82 26 26  Fax: +33 4 72 82 26 27

Accommodations and Transportation Information

Available here

Useful Information

Internet Access: Wireless Internet access only will be available during the week.

Power: 230 V, 50Hz, CEE 7/5 socket, CEE 7/6 plug (‘Type E’), CEE 7/7 plug or CEE 7/16-II (‘Europlug’ or ‘Type C’)

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CEE 7/5 socket

[photo of a CEE 7/6 plug: two pins and a hole]

CEE 7/6 plug (photo: FF-UK)

[photo of a CSS 7/7 plug: two pins, a hole and two
	    side contacts]

CEE 7/7 plug

[photo of a CEE 7/16 ‘Europlug’: two pins on a flat

CEE 7/16-II ‘Europlug’

Currency: Euro. (You may use OANDA Currency Converter.)

Weather: You may refer to Météo France for Lyon, France weather.

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