IDPF Seminar: EPUB and the Open Web Platform for Publishers (Nov. 30, New Delhi)

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, New Delhi will be the venue for an IDPF technical seminar on EPUB and the Open Web Platform for Publishers. Hosted by Adobe Systems at their Noida campus, the all-day event (9:00am-17:00pm) will cover the latest developments in EPUB 3, HTML5, and the Open Web Platform, aiming to give senior leaders and technologists at publishers and solution providers the information they need to know to efficiently create and distribute eBooks and other digital publications. Speakers include senior leaders at IDPF, DAISY, W3C, Adobe, the National Book Trust, Aptara, and O'Reilly Media who will cover the latest technical developments and showcase powerful tools and emerging best practices in the fast-evolving digital publishing industry. The seminar is co-sponsored by W3C, DAISY Consortium, the National Book Trust, India, and the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP). 

Ticket price including lunch is only 2000 INR - 1500 INR for members of IDPF, DAISY, W3C, FIP, and Adobe InDesign User Group (IDUG).

Space is limited: ensure your place at this first-ever IDPF event in India: register today.

8:30-9:00     registration desk open

9:00-9:05    Welcome Bill McCoy (Executive Director, IDPF)

9:05-9:20    Opening Remarks Kumar Vikram (Editor in Charge, Research & Innovation, National Book Trust, India) [transcript]

9:20-9:50    W3C and the Open Web Platform for Publishers Priyanka Malik (W3C India)

9:50-10:20  Introduction to EPUB 3 Bill McCoy  (IDPF) [presentation]

10:20-11:00 Introduction to HTML for Publishers Nellie McKesson (Digital Development Director, O'Reilly) [presentation]

11:00-11:15 tea break

11:15-11:45 Emerging HTML5 Authoring Solutions and Open Source Projects Prashant Kumar Singh, S. Bhargava (Web Team, Adobe) [presentation - ZIP archive of HTML/assets]

11:45-12:30 Accessibility for EPUB 3 and the Web Dipendra Manocha (Developing Countries Manager, DAISY Consortium)

12:30-13:30 lunch (included)

13:30-14:30 Case Study - O'Reilly Media Nellie McKesson (Digital Development Director, O'Reilly Media) [presentation]

14:30-15:00 EPUB 3 solutions landscape Bill McCoy (IDPF) [presentation]

15:00-15:30 Creating eBooks with Adobe InDesign CC Anurag Wahi (Sr. Engineering Mgr., Adobe) [presentation]

15:30-15:55 tea break

15:55-16:15 e-Textbooks and the Open Web Platform - report from EDUPUB workshop, sponsored by IDPF, W3C, and IMS Global Learning, held Oct. 29-30 in Boston USA Samir Kakar (CTO, Aptara)  [presentation]

16:15-16:45 Panel Discussion - The Open Web Platform and Publishing Practicalities  (Priyanka Malik, Nellie McKesson, and Dipendra Manocha; Bill McCoy as moderator)

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks - Bill McCoy

All net proceeds from this event will benefit the DAISY Consortium, which works to develop accessibility solutions for people with blindness or print disabilities.

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