The W3C, the internet standards organization founded by Tim Berners-Lee, announced plans for the W3C Publishing Summit, to be held November 9-10 in San Francisco. It is the organization’s first publishing conference since it merged with the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) earlier this year.
Among the featured speakers at the W3C Publishing Summit will be web pioneer and O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly, Google developer advocate Jake Archibald, Macmillan Learning COO Ken Brooks, and Liisa McCloy-Kelly, director e-book development at Penguin Random House.
The program will examine the ongoing convergence of publishing and the web, and how web technologies are shaping the future of publishing around the world.
In February the W3C absorbed the IDPF, the book industry developer of the ePUB e-book format standard, after months of contentious debate. IDPF members voted overwhelmingly in favor of the merger.
The W3C Publishing Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.