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WICG attending TPAC


So the W3C have announced they are trialing attending TPAC, I think this would be a great opportunity for the WICG to get involved.

Lets discuss if this would be possible etc and how that can be made most productive.



As part of an experiment, we are creating an opportunity for W3C Community Groups to meet at the upcoming W3C TPAC, held in Lisbon, Portugal, 19-23 September 2016.

About TPAC:

Since 2001, W3C has been hosting yearly TPACs [1]. This five-day event allows Working Groups (WG) and Interest Groups (IG) to hold their face to face meetings in one place, on Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday, and have the opportunity to meet and liaise with participants from other groups. A Technical Plenary meeting takes place on the Wednesday of that week, most of which is organised as “camp-style” breakout sessions. You may look at the TPAC 2015 site for more detail [2].

CGs at TPAC experiment:

  • W3C Community Groups can hold 2-hour meetings on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
  • We can accommodate 4 meetings per day, so 16 over the entire TPAC week.
  • The meeting room can accommodate 20 persons, classroom style, equipped with a screen and video projector and speaker-phone on demand.
  • The daily TPAC 2016 registration fee (TBD) is the same; it includes lunch, morning and afternoon coffee/tea break.
  • Outside of their Community Group meetings, non W3C-Member CG participants may attend as observers those Working and Interest Groups meetings who accept observers (some groups may not permit observers, this is at the Chair’s discretion.)

Slot allocation:

  • The W3C Team will open the TPAC 2016 subscription of groups on 7 March
  • The W3C team will proceed with slot allocation, including selection should there be more than 16 Community Groups subscribing.

We are hoping this is an opportunity that you find appealing. Please, discuss within your Community Group.

Let us know if you have questions or need more information, by writing to team-community-process@w3.org.

Thank you, Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications

[1] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/TPOverview.html

[2] https://www.w3.org/2015/10/TPAC/


Good question. Who would be interested in attending if we sign up for a WICG slot in the agenda?


I know @Michiel mentioned he would be going anyway so likely would attend.

I’d be interested in dedicating some time between now and September to see if we can get some unrepresented groups interested in joining. After all WICG is supposed to be more for the people and creating something different would be great to see.


I’ll be at TPAC for ARIA/APA/APG related things, but would love to meet some of the fine people here at the WICG :slight_smile:


Yeah, I have a lot of commitments already. But would likewise value just meeting people face to face. And Lisbon is a nice place :slight_smile:


I won’t be there this year :frowning: Too far for me to travel.


Hey I realize this is a seriously delayed response, but I will be at TPAC and I would love any opportunity to talk WICG stuff!


We didn’t set a time for the group, but we can definitely run a session on Wednesday to talk WICG.