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Media Advisory: World Wide Web Consortium Celebrates Ten Years Leading the Web in Asia

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:38:07 -0400
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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) marks the tenth anniversary of  
its Asian presence -- and the establishment of a W3C Host at Keio  
University -- with the W3C10 Asia symposium and celebration on  
Tuesday, 28 November 2006, at the Hotel Nikko Tokyo, Japan. Press are  
cordially invited to attend this daylong discussion of the Web,  
standards, and technical developments throughout Asia. For more  
information, please contact the W3C representative in your region, or  
contact Janet Daly, W3C Global Communications Officer, at +1 617 253  
5884 or <janet@w3.org>

Media Advisory: World Wide Web Consortium Celebrates Ten Years  
Leading the Web in Asia

Web Resources
	This media advisory
		In English: http://www.w3.org/2006/10/w3c10- 
Asia_media_advisory.html.en
		In French: http://www.w3.org/2006/10/w3c10-Asia_media_advisory.html.fr
		In Japanese: http://www.w3.org/2006/10/w3c10- 
Asia_media_advisory.html.ja

	W3C10 Asia Program
		http://www.w3.org/2006/11/W3C10/Program

	W3C10 Asia Registration
		http://www.w3.org/2006/11/W3C10/Register

http://www.w3.org/ -- 25 October 2006 -- The World Wide Web  
Consortium (W3C) marks the tenth anniversary of its Asian presence --  
and the establishment of a W3C Host at Keio University -- with the  
W3C10 Asia symposium and celebration on Tuesday, 28 November 2006, at  
the Hotel Nikko Tokyo, Japan.

Presenters, Industry Leaders Examine Role of Asia in Web's Past and  
Future

The day-long symposium program starts with opening greetings and  
congratulatory addresses from Dr. Nobuo Saito, W3C Associate Chair  
for Asia and Professor Emeritus of Keio University, and also from  
representatives of W3C Members in Asia and the three W3C Hosts. Dr.  
Tatsuya Hagino, W3C Deputy Director for Asia and Faculty of  
Environmental Information, Keio University, serves as Master of  
Ceremonies.

The symposium consists of three panel discussions with luminaries  
from Japan and Asia whose contributions have played a key role in  
promoting the Web, ensuring that the Web is open and accessible to  
everyone, and helping the Web to reach its full potential in Asia.

     * "Role of W3C at Keio – From Foundations to the Future"  
moderated by Mr. Masayasu Ishikawa, Graduate School of Media and  
Governance, Keio University
     * "How Japanese Industry Works with Web Standards" moderated by  
Mr. Shinichi Matsui, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.  
(Panasonic)
     * "How Asia Will Influence the Future Web" moderated by Dr.  
Martin J. Dürst, College of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin  
University.

The symposium closes with a dialog between Dr. Jun Murai, Vice- 
President of Keio University, and Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, KBE,  
inventor of the World Wide Web and founder of the W3C.
W3C10 Asia Open to the Public, Completes the W3C10 Series

The symposium welcomes representatives of W3C Member organizations,  
the international media, invited guests, speakers, and dignitaries,  
and the W3C Team as well. Members of the public may also attend for  
an admission fee of 10,000 Yen. Simultaneous interpretation between  
English and Japanese will be provided at all sessions.

Parallel sessions to the panel presentations include a half-day  
exhibition on Web Technologies and Standardization.

W3C10 Asia is the third and final event of the series which included  
tenth anniversaries in 2004 and 2005 of the founding of W3C at the  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and W3C's expansion into Europe.

W3C10 Asia Sponsors and Partners

W3C is grateful to W3C10 Asia sponsors, including all of the Member,  
non-Member and media sponsors, and to the Partners, who have  
generously agreed to provide financial or in-kind services to help  
ensure the success of the W3C10 Asia. W3C welcomes sponsorship  
requests from your organization. For more information on sponsor  
benefits, see the W3C10 Asia sponsorship packages.

Logistics and Contact Information

Date:
     28 November 2006 (Tuesday)
Time:
     Symposium: 	10:00 - 16:30 	 (Registration desk opens 9:00)
     Exhibition: 	12:00 - 17:30 	
     Press Briefing: 	16:45 - 17:15 	 (Restricted to media registrants)
     Reception: 	17:30 - 19:00 	
Location:
     Hotel Nikko Tokyo, 1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 135-8625 Japan
     Symposium: 	Room "Orion," 1st Floor
     Exhibition: 	Room "Sirius," 1st Floor
     Press Briefing: 	Room "Rainbow Terrace," 3rd Floor
     Reception: 	Room "Apollon," 1st Floor

Registration:
     All participants must register in advance.

Contact Asia --
     Yasuyuki Hirakawa, <chibao@w3.org>, +81.466.49.1170
Contact Americas, Australia --
     Janet Daly, <janet@w3.org>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
     Marie-Claire Forgue, <mcf@w3.org>, +33.492.38.75.94

About the World Wide Web Consortium [W3C]

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium  
where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work  
together to develop Web standards. W3C primarily pursues its mission  
through the creation of Web standards and guidelines designed to  
ensure long-term growth for the Web. Over 400 organizations are  
Members of the Consortium. W3C is 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, Keio University in Japan, and has  
additional Offices worldwide. For more information see http:// 
www.w3.org/
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