O’Reilly Media’s highly anticipated annual Tools of Change publishing conference brings some of the industries top innovators together for what is arguably one of the most dynamic multi-day publishing events in the era of ebooks. For this coming year’s event, TOC will be hosting the W3C eBook Workshop, “eBooks: Great Expectations for Web Standards – A W3C Workshop on Electronic Books and the Open Web Platform.”
Kat Meyer, who recently posted the full insight into what to expect from the workshop and the conference itself, spoke to GoodeReader about this unique pre-conference event, one in which the only way to gain access is to submit a proposal to present at the workshop. Unlike events where attendees listen attentively (or not) to a full day’s worth of speakers, the W3C workshop requires its attendees to be a presenting part of the program.
“Given O’Reilly’s commitment to the Open Web, we are honored to be hosting this inaugural workshop, and truly excited about the wonderful opportunities presented for participants of both events to network, exchange ideas, and further conversations around the topics each are exploring,” Meyer wrote in a blog post, adding to GoodeReader that “We’ve got quite a few really cool things happening. We have almost all of the program up, even though there will be some additions closer to time. It will give a good idea of what will be covered and who will be there.”
“We’re hosting the W3C Workshop where they will take recommendations and discuss papers about ebooks, and that is happening on January 11th. It is by invitation-only and the deadline for proposals is on December 10th.”
TOC is also associated with the Book^2Camp, which will be held on the Sunday prior to the event. Billed as a more laid back event focused on the ongoing collaborative dialog surrounding digital publishing, these free events are in their third year and aim to look at the problem solving aspect of ereading. While the deadline for proposals has passed, the registration deadline for the entire TOC conference is still looming, but as in previous years, is expected to sell out well before the event.
Like most conferences, make sure to keep your browsers locked to Good e-Reader! We are sending two of our finest writers to this event to give you all of the sessions and the most important news deriving from it.