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Digital Publishing Summit in Berlin, 16th and 17th of May

The Digital Publishing Summit Europe will be held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th of May, 2018. The event is organized by EDRLab, Paris, with the support of W3C as part of the Publishing@W3C effort. This event aims at strengthening a true spirit of cooperation in the publishing industry worldwide, pushing for a massive adoption of open standards and software for reaching true interoperability on the market, and promoting a high level of accessibility for ebooks and other types of publications.

What is particularly interesting in this event is that it mixes market discussions with technical presentations—but never too technical. The organizers expect that up to 200 decision-makers and technical experts from the publishing industry will participate in the event.

You can check the program on the event’s website (some evolution is still possible). The European publishing industry will be obviously present, with, e.g., Martijn Roelandse, Head of Publishing Innovation at Springer Nature as keynote speaker; Hermann Eckel, COO of tolino media; Michaela Philipzen, Head of production at Ullstein; Virginie Clayssen, Chief Innovation officer at Editis; or Maureen Pennock, Head of Digital Publishing at the British Library. Solution providers working in the realm of EPUB and Web Publications will be there also, ranging from open-source providers like the Coko Foundation and Readium to large companies like Microsoft and Google; they will present diverse developments relative to Publishing and the Web. Scholarly publishing, archival of publications, digitization of out-of-commerce books, accessibility of ebooks, European strategy for improving innovation and interoperability: the topics of discussion will be wide during these one and half days.

Detailed information and admission tickets are available on the Website of the summit. W3C members benefit from a 30€ discount for the event, and an additional early bird discount of 50€ is available until March 11th.

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