Cambridge Face-to-Face begins mid-day Monday

Dear DNT folks:

The Cambridge face-to-face meeting will take place as scheduled, with a revised start time on Monday.  We realize that some stakeholders in this process will postpone their travel plans because of the anticipated snowfall this weekend, but that will not preventthem from being active, remote participants.

I am committed to making sure that we not only accomplish our substantive objectives, but we do so in a way that is equitable to all.  Every attendee --whether physically or remotely present-- is an important part of this multi-stakeholder process.  To put deeds to words, we have implemented the following:

-The start of the conference will be moved back to 12:15 p.m. eastern on Monday.  This allows more stakeholders to arrive, and arrive safely, in time for the meeting. Lunch will be servedbeginning at 11:30 a.m.

- On both Monday and Tuesday we are planning smaller breakout sessions, with multiple conference calls.  These smaller groups are designed to enable more fruitful participation over the phone.

- I have appointed Yianni Lagos to be our remote attendee coordinator. Questions and comments to  His task is to make sure the technology and remote participations flows smoothly.

-For those physically present, the W3C and co-chairs are hosting a cocktail reception after our Monday sessions conclude.  We all deserve a drink to shake off the snow.

It is our job to move forward on a W3C standard that is consistent with our charter, and no Snowpocalypse should stop us from task. I look forward to seeing or hearing you in Cambridge on Monday.



Professor Peter P. Swire
C. William O'Neill Professor of Law
    Ohio State University

Received on Thursday, 7 February 2013 23:10:15 UTC