Readium.org is pleased to announce two upcoming events in the US and Europe this Spring: EDUPUB and EPUB Accessibility Meetings in Baltimore in February and the EPUB Summit in Bordeaux in April.
EDUPUB Alliance and EPUB Accessibility Meetings, Baltimore 2016, 24-25 February
The next meeting of the EDUPUB Alliance, together with a related summit on EPUB Accessibility and Certification, will take place on February 24-25 2016 near Baltimore, Maryland. The events will be co-hosted by IDPF and IMS Global, in conjunction with IMS Global's next Quarterly Meeting, sponsored by University of Maryland College. The theme of day one will be "EPUB Accessibility as a Baseline" and will bring together speakers and participants to establish key requirements and critical tasks necessary for the EPUB ecosystem to fully support current and future accessibility mandates. The keynote speaker will be George Kerscher, Secretary-General of the DAISY Consortium and President of the IDPF Board of Directors. Day two till kick off with EDUPUB Alliance sessions focused on coordinating open standards for learning content and systems, followed by a technical workshop on EPUB certification implementation. A preliminary agenda has been published and registration is now open to all interested parties with options to attend both days ($200) or day one only ($150).
EPUB Summit, Bordeaux, 7-8 April
The 2016 EPUB Summit is a unique chance to meet and share opinions, concerns, challenges and key achievements with European publishers, distribution platforms, digital stores, suppliers, and public institutions to get to know the potential of the EPUB format. Experts selected by the EDRLab, the Readium Foundation and the IDPF are to deliver key updates on EPUB technology, and the editorial and distribution of digital publishing.
Meet Ivan Herman (W3C Digital Publishing Activity Lead), Markus Gylling (IDPF Technical Director), Ric Wright (Readium Technical Director), Virginie Clayssen (SNE Digital comittee President), Pierre Danet (EDRLab President), Laurent Le Meur (EDRLab Technical Director), and many more.
Register here for the EPUB Summit in Bordeaux which will include two lunches and a “degustation” of Bordeaux wine after the first day. Please choose the “EDRLab member” rate only if your company is already a member of the association, or will soon be. Early bird conference registration is available until February 15th. An additional 50 € will be charged after this date.