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Engaging the membership

Wendy Reid

W3C AC 2024
Hiroshima, Japan
hybrid meeting
8–9 APRIL 2024


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We are your Advisory Board co-chairs, Wendy Reid and Tzviya Siegman.

Who is part of the Advisory Board?

  • Qing An (Alibaba Group)
  • Tantek Çelik (Mozilla Foundation)
  • Wei Ding (Huawei)
  • Elika J Etemad (Apple, Inc)
  • Tatsuya Igarashi (Sony)
  • Florian Rivoal (W3C Invited Expert)
  • Avneesh Singh (DAISY Consortium)
  • Chris Wilson (Google)
  • Song XU (China Mobile)

The formal description

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The Advisory Board is one of W3C’s three elected bodies, and our role is to represent the membership, advise the CEO and Team on matters relating to the membership and technical program, and work with the Team and other elected bodies to ensure the continued success of the consortium.

A more honest description

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The Advisory Board is the voice of the membership, oversees the maintenance of several key organizational documents (the Process, Code of Conduct, Vision, Patent Policy), identifies and does work on priority issues for the membership, and works closely with the Team and the other elected bodies (TAG, BoD) to continually improve and progress the mission of the consortium.

AB Priorities 2023-2024

What are our priorities for 2023-2024?

Chris has already discussed the vision, so I won't go into it now. There will be a breakout tomorrow to discuss it.

Incubation and Exploring New Horizons will be discussed in a session later today by Chris, Dingwei, and Ian, as well as a breakout tomorrow.

Diversity, inclusion, and improving community

The AB has made several changes to how we engage with the community, including solicting agenda items for the member-led meeting, updating the Code of Conduct, and ongoing discussions like AC facilitation.

AB election

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Nominations opened April 1 for the AB election. There are 5 seats up for election.

We encourage AC members to consider any colleagues who may be a good fit for the AB, inside or outside your organizations; being an AC representative is not a pre-requisite.

Being on the AB

What should you expect if you are interested in running for the AB?

Being on the AB is an active role, it is more than advisory!

AB members are expected to attend calls, work asynchronously on priorities, attend member-led meetings, and participate in Formal Objection councils. Many AB members also participate in groups like the Process CG or Positive Work Environment CG.

What to expect

The AB meets virtually twice per month, and holds four face-to-face meetings a year. AB face-to-face meetings are usually 2-3 days, not including travel time.

AB members can expect to spend at least 8-12 hours a month on AB activities. Members that take on additional roles like Board Liaison or Chair can expect to spend 16-20 hours a month.Board Liaisons may also travel to attend Board face-to-face meetings.

You might want to run for the AB if...

If you are interested:

Talk to a member of the AB! Many of us are here or reach out with any questions.