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W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced

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Posted Friday, August 18, 2017 by CHRISTIAN HARGRAVE, Assignment Editor


W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the program of its inaugural W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in the San Francisco Bay area, California, featuring keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis.

Publishing and the Web interact in innumerable ways. From schools to libraries, from design to production to archiving,
from metadata to analytics to AI, from New York to Paris to Buenos Aires to Tokyo, the conference will show how publishers of all types are using today's Web technologies, including EPUB, to make publishing more accessible, more global and mobile, more efficient and effective:

- Mozilla user experience lead and author Jen Simmons will showcase the ongoing revolution in CSS.

- Design experts Laura Brady, Iris Febre and Nellie McKesson will cover putting the reader first when producing ebooks
and automating publishing workflows.

- The program also features eading system creator Micah Bowers (Bluefire) and EPUB pioneers George Kerscher (DAISY)
and Garth Conboy (Google).

- Additionally, the program showcases insights from senior leaders from across the spectrum of publishing and digital content stakeholders including Jeff Jaffe (CEO, W3C), Yasushi Fujita (CEO, Media DO), Rick Johnson (SVP Product
and Strategy, Ingram/VitalSource), Ken Brooks (COO, Macmillan Learning), Liisa McCloy-Kelley (VP, Penguin Random House), and representatives from Rakuten Kobo, NYPL, University of Michigan Library/Publishing, Wiley, Hachette Book Group, Editis, EDRLab, and more.

The W3C Publishing Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, and is open to the public.




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