News Release: W3C Community Convenes to Discuss Web Future

We'd like to provide you with an advance copy of the W3C Press Release  
announcing the TPAC2007 Plenary Day, a gathering of over 400 software  
engineers, Web site developers, policy leaders, and other technical  
experts to discuss future directions for W3C and the Web at large.

Same day registration is still available onsite at Hyatt Regency  
Cambridge Hotel, 575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA  
02139-4896. For more information, please contact Janet Daly, < 
 > or +1 206 228 1097.

ON EMBARGO for 7 November 2007, 9am ET US

W3C Community Convenes to Discuss Web Future
Hundreds of International Participants Exchange Ideas, Coordinate Work

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 -- 7 November 2007 -- Today, authors of the next  
version of HTML mix it up with Semantic Web developers, security  
experts, Web accessibility advocates, and the media on the banks of  
the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA). W3C welcomes over  
400 experts from around the world to participate in a compelling  
Plenary Day Program where they will address issues shaping the future  
of the Web. Plenary Day is the centerpiece of a week of meetings at  
the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Hotel where over 40 groups will gather to  
exchange ideas in meetings and hallway conversations.

This year, the Plenary Day 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.

The closing discussion entitled "Cracks and Mortar", from W3C Director  
Tim Berners-Lee, gives a review of the Web to date, and takes a closer  
look at the gaps for signs of both wear and opportunity.

Members of the media are meeting with W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee and  
Platinum Sponsors of the event in a special media briefing. W3C thanks  
Platinum Sponsors BEA Systems, Cisco, IBM, and Nokia for their  
generous support of this meeting.
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
W3C Press Release Archive

Received on Tuesday, 6 November 2007 20:38:51 UTC