MEDIA ADVISORY: W3C to Convene Web Technology Plenary in Cambridge (MA, USA) in November

For the first time in seven years, W3C is opening its most heavily  
attended event to members of the media. Plenary Day, the central  
event of W3C's weeklong convocation of Working Groups, brings  
together leaders in the development of Web technologies and presents  
them with topics that touch on areas of current work as well as  
future developments. In between are spontaneous presentations from  
Working Group participants intended to provoke discussion on pressing  
technical matters often underpinning the Web itself.

As a subscriber to this list, you have been invited to attend Plenary  
Day, the central event of W3C's weeklong series of Web Technology  
meetings. We are also making arrangements for remote participation  
for those unable to attend in person. For questions, please contact  
Janet Daly, +1 617 253 5884 <>.

MEDIA ADVISORY: W3C to Convene Web Technology Plenary in Cambridge  
(MA, USA) in November

W3C Opens Doors to Discussion, Action, Networking on 7 November

Web Resources
W3C Technical Plenary Week:

Plenary Day Program, in development: 

Media registration:

This media advisory
	In English:
	In French:
	In Japanese: -- 16 October 2007 -- Leaders in the development  
of Web Standards are coming together in Cambridge, MA, USA, for a  
week of discussions, problem solving, and networking about the future  
of the Web. For the first time, the media is invited to join in the  
fray on the central event of the week, Plenary Day.

Running from 5 - 10 November 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge  
Hotel, W3C's Technical Plenary Week 2007 hosts a record 39 W3C  
Working and Interest Groups, the W3C Advisory Board, the W3C Advisory  
Committee, and provides a central day for discussion and involvement.

The single most popular feature of W3C Technical Plenary Week is  
Plenary Day, Wednesday 7 November. Both panels and individual  
speakers broach the pressing issues facing W3C and also present on  
future directions for the Web. This year's program includes a panel  
on the growing relationships between W3C and the at-large developer  
community; the challenges HTML5 and XHTML2 propose to solve; W3C's  
emerging vision of what's needed for video on the Web; and a series  
of lightning talks - 5 minute presentations on a range of technical  
topics designed to inform, provoke, and inspire the attendees.

Members of the media are invited to participate in Plenary Day and  
meet with W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee and Platinum Sponsors of the  
event in a special media briefing. W3C thanks Platinum Sponsors BEA,  
Cisco, IBM, and Nokia for their generous support of this meeting.

Attendance for Plenary Day is open to all members of the media, but  
registration is required at 
Media/. Accommodations are being made for remote participation as  
well as in-person attendance, with access to a phone bridge and irc.  
Contact Janet Daly, +1 617 253 5884 <> for more  
information on the program.

Contact Americas, Australia --
     Janet Daly, <>, +1.617.253.5884 or +1.617.253.2613
Contact Europe, Africa and the Middle East --
     Marie-Claire Forgue, <>, +33.492.38.75.94
Contact Asia --
     Yasuyuki Hirakawa <>, +81.466.49.1170

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 and Keio University in Japan,and has  
additional Offices worldwide. For more information see


Received on Tuesday, 16 October 2007 18:28:18 UTC