Fwd: Call for TPAC 2021 Breakout sessions

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Subject:  Call for TPAC 2021 Breakout sessions
Resent-Date:  Tue, 07 Sep 2021 12:01:18 +0000
Resent-From:  chairs@w3.org
Date:  Tue, 7 Sep 2021 14:00:48 +0200
From:  Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
To:  chairs@w3.org <chairs@w3.org>

Dear Chairs,

The week of October 18 2021 will be dedicated to a distributed
unconference as part of TPAC, with a series of 1-hour breakouts whose
topics are defined by TPAC participants.

We invite the W3C community to suggest breakout sessions via the wiki
before October 8th:

Chairs, please encourage your groups and communities to contribute their
ideas to the wiki as early as possible; since this year again, the
breakouts are virtual, participants will benefit from early scheduling
of the sessions.

We plan on releasing a first schedule on October 11. A few last minute
breakout proposals can be added until October 15th at the latest, but
please note that these proposals will have less flexibility in their

In addition to the usual breakout discussions organized for the
traditional TPAC community (IG/WG/BG participants, selected CG
participants, W3C member representatives), and building on the "public
breakout" program from last year, this year again, breakout proposals
can opt-in to make their breakouts open to anyone (TPAC participant or
not) to attend.

Building on the successful externally-organized breakouts from last year
[1], we are also aiming to get more of these to bring more diverse
voices into the W3C community - please contact me (dom@w3.org) if there
are communities you know of we should reach out to as part of that
program. These externally-organized breakouts can be financially
supported by the TPAC Fellow program announced earlier [2].

And to ensure these new voices feel as included and welcomed as
possible, we are also offering a strengthened training program for
volunteer W3C meeting facilitators:


We look forward to another great exchange of projects, ideas and
discussions as part of TPAC 2021.


1. https://medium.com/processing-foundation/p5-js-x-w3c-tpac-bee4c621a053

Received on Thursday, 9 September 2021 09:48:24 UTC