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Media Advisory: W3C Celebrates Ten Years Leading the Web in Europe

From: Marie-Claire Forgue <mcf@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 09:05:44 +0200
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W3C continues its Tenth anniversary celebration with W3C10 Europe, an 
event for reflecting on the progress of the Web, its role as a unifying 
force in Europe, and the policies that shape the role of the Web in the 
daily lives of Europeans.

Press are invited, but must register in advance. For more information, 
please contact Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C European Communications Officer, 
at w3t-pr@w3.org.

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Media Advisory: W3C Celebrates Ten Years Leading the Web in Europe

The hypertext version of this announcement is available:
http://www.w3.org/2005/05/w3c10-Europe_media_advisory
(in English, French and Japanese)

http://www.w3.org/ -- 26 May 2005 -- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) 
marks the ten year anniversary of its European presence with a 
celebration on Friday 3 June 2005, at the Centre d'Enseignement et de 
Recherche Appliqué au Management (CERAM) in the Sophia Antipolis Science 
Park, France.

W3C10 Europe is Part Two of the W3C Tenth Anniversary Celebration

The half-day event (at http://www.w3.org/2005/06/W3C10.html), W3C10 
Europe, will afford attendees the opportunity to reflect on the progress 
of the Web, its role as a unifying force in Europe, and the policies 
that shape the role of the Web in the daily lives of Europeans. It 
follows on the W3C10 Celebration last December, which marked the 
anniversary of W3C's founding at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. Although attendance to the event is limited to W3C Members, 
invited guests and preregistered press, the content of the day's 
lectures and talks is to be made available to the public.

Speakers Include Tim Berners-Lee, Prominent Figures from the European 
Web Community, W3C Members

The program (at http://www.w3.org/2005/06/W3C10-Program.html) opens with 
a welcome from Pierre Laffitte, Senator of Alpes-Maritimes and founder 
of the Sophia Antipolis Science Park. Jacques Bus, Head of European 
Commission ICT Unit for Trust and Security in Network and Communication 
Technologies, and a French Ministry of Industry representative then 
address the importance of W3C in Europe.

Daniel Dardailler, W3C Associate Chair, takes over as master of 
ceremonies, and moderates the first event. In it, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C 
Director and inventor of the Web, is reuniting with his former CERN 
colleague Robert Cailliau to share personal reflections and stories 
about how the Web got started at CERN. Berners-Lee is also delivering a 
keynote that will stress the importance of Web standards and address 
current challenges in the European industry and research communities.

Jean-François Abramatic, ILOG Chief Product Officer, and Gilles Kahn, 
INRIA Chief Executive Officer, then moderate the two thematic sessions, 
respectively on "The Web as Unifying Force in Europe" and "Policies 
Shaping the Web in Europe."

Other confirmed speakers for the event include: Daniel Appelquist 
(Vodafone), Peter Brown (European Parliament), Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin 
(Member of the French Council of State and Chairman of the Internet 
Rights Forum), Richard Ishida (W3C Internationalization Activity Lead), 
Keith Jeffery (ERCIM President) and Eric Velleman (Bartimeus).

The complete speakers list, including last minute confirmations, appear 
on the W3C10 Speakers Web page, at 
http://www.w3.org/2005/06/W3C10-Speakers.html.

Logistics and Contact Information

Date: 3 June 2005
Time: 12:00-18:30
Location: CERAM, 60 rue Dostoïevski; Sophia Antipolis, France

Press are invited, but must register in advance. For more information, 
please contact Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C European Communications Officer, 
at w3t-pr@w3.org.

Contact Americas and Australia -- Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, 
+1.617.253.5884
Contact Europe, Africa and Middle East -- Marie-Claire Forgue, 
<mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94 or +33.676.863.341
Contact Asia -- Yasuyuki Hirakawa <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170

About the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

The W3C was created to lead the Web to its full potential by developing 
common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its 
interoperability. It is an international industry consortium jointly run 
by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT 
CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and 
Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in 
Japan. Services provided by the Consortium include: a repository of 
information about the World Wide Web for developers and users, and 
various prototype and sample applications to demonstrate use of new 
technology. To date, over 360 organizations are Members of the 
Consortium. For more information see http://www.w3.org/

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