The W3C's Advisory Committee (AC) consists of an AC Representative (or AC Rep for short) from each member organization (and optionally an Alternate AC Rep).
Are you looking for information about the elected W3C Advisory Board? See:
If you are an AC representative, please regularly (weekly) check for questions/surveys you should answer:
- https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/33280/ (other Members have read-only access to this, so they can nudge their AC rep to answer questions)
The Advisory Committee uses the W3C IRC server for chat discussions:
- #ac — minutes and discussion of AC meetings, AB Member Meetings
- #ac-chat — informal side-discussions
- #ac-help — for help of any kind related to W3C
- AC members may join these channels on the web: https://irc.w3.org/?channels=ac,ac-chat,ac-help
- An IRC password may be required during meetings, see meeting details for access information
There’s also an informal AC chat channel on the W3C Community Slack:
The Advisory Committee meets twice annually (either virtual or hybrid face-to-face), and at monthly AB Member Meetings.
You may follow or subscribe to the AC calendar in your Calendar application or service here:
Specific upcoming events with more details (Member only links)
- 2024-04-08…09 AC Spring Meeting
- AB Member Meetings every third Tuesday (US Eastern Time) of each month, at three distinct hours to accommodate time zones
- AC Face-to-face Meetings twice a year (Past AC Meetings, see also AC Meeting Value Proposition)
- All Upcoming Member Meetings; contains list of upcoming member meetings
- Ride Sharing for Meetings — used to facilitate ride sharing (e.g. taxis) for in-person W3C meetings
- 2023-09-12 14:00-17:00 AC meeting at TPAC
- 2023-05-09…10 AC Spring Meeting
- 2022 AC meeting at TPAC
- Newbie Info - information and links for new AC reps
- AC Rep Introductions - introductions from AC reps including some we joined the W3C because ... type presentations
- W3C Value Proposition - references to various testimonials and resources related to "What is the W3C's value proposition?"
- AC Meeting Value Proposition - a list of opinions on the value proposition(s) of attending AC meetings
Calls for AC Rep Input, Feedback and Action
- Advisory Board Structure - an initiative to change the Advisory Board structure so that it is more inclusive than a narrow 9-person board.
- Events Process - an initiative to improve W3C's events processes (such as Workshops, Meetups, and Conferences) by refining the Problem Statement, defining Use Cases and Requirements, Identifying High Priority issues, etc.
- Dashboards - many AC reps would like the W3C Staff to create various dashboards to facilitate internal communication and information sharing. This initiative is focused on refining the Use Cases and Requirements, Identifying the High Priority UCs, etc.
- Evaluating Proposals for New Working Groups - this initiative seeks to clarify the processes related to proposals to start new Working Groups
- 2014 Member Survey - this document is used to gather feedback, suggestions, etc. for a 2014 Member Survey.