Candidate topics for 2018 AC meetings

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This page is an AB project to help with the agenda and program for the 2018 Berlin AC meeting.

This list consists of brainstorming ideas for AC meetings; numbers in brackets indicate a strawpoll of the AB over which ones to pursue. Candidates for the Berlin AC meeting have a bullet explaining what the session might be.

Other topics are candidates (along with proposals from the AC) for at least BOF tables at lunch and possibly a break-out session or two.

For each module, we need to decide whether we take

  • no questions
  • clarification questions
  • discussion questions

and when the questions happen – immediately after the module, after a group of modules, or in open mike session at the end of day.

Since we hope for lively debate and engagement, we would like to have moderation for each session. The moderation should in general help ensure the session runs well; the speaker doesn't run over or into question time, doesn't speak too fast or in acronyms, jargon, or idiom; manage the speaker queue at the mikes and in IRC; and the questions are focused and short (not speeches from the mike). Each session organizer should further specialize what the role of the moderator is for that specific session.

  1. Aspirational vs. Implemented (1)
  2. Explore and explain STV (5)
    • Natasha explains STV, how it works, how we tabulate, how to vote, what "no other candidate" means (and might imply), equal preference, and so on. 15 mins
  3. blockchain standards (1)
  4. Distributed Identity (2)
  5. selected AB priorities, e.g. living standards, (2)
  6. selected AB priorities, e.g. whatwg, (6)
    • Mike explores with a panel, what modes of reference and collaboration are available (and potentially acceptable), what issues are outstanding and how can we address them? 30 mins
  7. selected AB priorities, e.g. working group effectiveness, update on w3.org/Guide, what's there, is it working for you (3)
  8. selected AB priorities, e.g. w3c website, both internal and public-facing (0)
  9. Diversity (4)
    • Chaals organizes a session that catalyzes a discussion on the axes of diversity, particularly geo/cultural as well as gender, what it can mean to include and work with cultures other than your own, how we're doing on them, how we can do better; panel (possibly Natasha and Mike on what they learned working in Japan, Judy and Angel on working with anglo-culture). 60 mins
  10. Net Neutrality (3)
  11. AMP – good or bad for the web? (5)
    • Natasha designs a 'US high-school debate' on why AMP is good and bad for the web, a couple of people on each side, what AMP is and is an example of, the TAG findings, the designers etc. What standards work does this suggest or provoke? 30 mins
  12. Fixing Web perf (2)
  13. Digital advertising (1)
  14. Industrie 4.0 & WOT (0)
  15. Web Games; recent developments, cool things that you might not realize we can do, things we'd like to do but cannot (5)
    • Mike Smith to organize exciting and illuminating demos and what they tell us. 60 mins
  16. GDPR and privacy; maybe a panel session with an advertising org and a privacy advocate (3)
  17. TAG/AB , are we getting the candidates we need, the impact we want, and the votes we deserve (6)
    • Jeff gives a historical overview of elections, candidate and vote counts. Focus on power and effectiveness and technical breadth and diversity, but link to the general diversity discussion and STV discussions (for general diversity). Do we need to change the TAG or AB remit and charter? 45 mins (10 min report, 30 min discussion)
  18. Prioritization and Resource allocation (3)
  19. The Immersive Web ("new web"), VR/XR, Immersive (5)
    • Chris to lead on new emerging technologies and opportunities in immersive web, VR/XR etc. 30 mins
  20. Web in region (3)
  21. X-layer discussions (1)
  22. State of progressive web apps (3)
  23. Hosts and structure of W3C (6)
    • Jeff to lead on what we have explored in self-hosting and hybrid models, what it would mean, questions it raises (board, reserve funds, hos many offices and so on). 30 mins
  24. Credibility and fake media, maybe a talk or panel session with someone from a local (German) newpaper? What are the appropriate rules for online social behavior? Maybe a speaker from Germany. (5)
    • Dave works with Georg from the German office on finding an inspirational speaker on the challenges, questions, and concerns raised here. Maybe finish with an international and diverse panel for discussion and questions. 60 mins
  25. Short demos on specs nearing completion and being implemented: how does this spec. change the web? (5)
    • Dom (team) to help get a list together of cool recent spec. and implementation work, we work with that list to give a few scintillating and inspiring demos. 30 mins
  26. Is PDF good or bad for the web? (2)
  27. Specs and code (maybe specs and other things: code, registries, etc.) – licensing and other considerations, challenges and how to handle them (3)
  28. Opportunities to collaborate with open-source projects (3)
  29. Tooling, internal and external and how it defines and interacts with work culture; GitHub, IRC, WebEx, email, meeting management, dashboards (2)
  30. On the Web or in an App? (5)
    • Wendy and Judy Zhu to explore what's in native that would be more suitable on the web if we only had the right specs, "horses for courses" and gap analysis. Explore some places with both native and web apps and what's good or bad about each. 60 mins.
  31. W3C and public policy issues (e.g. net neutrality)

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