IDEAlliance today announces the Keynote Presentations for its annual XML Conference to be held October 13-15 in Philadelphia at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This year's conference, eMedia Revolution focuses on eMedia Publishing and XML Foundations, Applications and Interoperability. Keynoting this years conference are Joshua Quittner former editor of Time Inc.'s Business 2.0, executive editor at Fortune Magazine and the tablet evangelist for Time Magazine. Garth Conboy is co-founder and President of eBook Technologies, Inc., current Chairman of the IDPF Board of Directors, and a pioneer in the eBook market. In addition to visionary keynotes, a comprehensive conference track will enable attendees to discover how to reinvent their workflows and distribution models to support multi-channel content distribution.
Details can be found at www.xmlconference.org
About the Keynote Speakers for 2010
Josh Quittner, Editor-at-Large, Time, Inc.
Joshua Quittner is an American journalist. Until September 2007, he was editor of Time Inc.'s Business 2.0, which he joined in April 2002 after seven years at Time Magazine, where he served as technology editor and the editor of its spinoff technology supplement Time Digital (later called ON Magazine). After Business 2.0, Quittner served briefly as an executive editor at Fortune Magazine, working out of its San Francisco bureau, before rejoining Time in April 2008 as an editor-at-large. Since freelancing for Wired Magazine in the 1990s, Quittner remains on the forefront of technology innovation and emerging business models and will provide his insights into technology advances and resulting business opportunities for publishers.
Garth Conboy, Chairman IDPF/ePub Board of Directors
Garth Conboy is co-founder and President of eBook Technologies, Incorporated (ETI). The ETI team played significant roles in pioneering the eBook market, releasing the first commercial eBooks in 1998 and they continue to drive innovation in electronic book systems. Garth is inventor or co-inventor of numerous eBook-related patents; technologies include: cryptography and secure content distribution, eBook UI, resource/database dynamic conversion for cross-platform applications, and optimal paginated document presentation. Garth Conboy is a founding member of the IDPF, and currently serves as the Chairman of the IDPF Board of Directors. He has chaired or vice-chaired the numerous technical working groups that have developed and evolved the EPUB standard since its inception.
In addition to technical training provided through the tutorials, conference tracks offer a broad spectrum of technical training for XML publishing and media strategists, technologists and professionals. This year’s XML Conference features 4 Tracks:
Tools and Solutions Track: Product updates and real-world case studies.
Foundations and Applications Track: Technical introductions to specifications for XML publishing, DITA, and an introduction to Docbook 5.1.
eMedia Publishing Track: Publisher panels of those leading the eMedia revolution.
Extended XML Track: Registration includes access to the XML-in-Practice community of practice with a private collaborative website complete with a discussion forum, files repository, wiki and ongoing XML-based Webinars.
Why Attend XML 2010?
The XML 2010 conference is a pre-eminent training event for enabling publishing technologies. “Gaining new technology skills to keep pace with an industry that is changing at an unprecedented pace is always a challenge,” said Dianne Kennedy, VP of Media and Information Technologies, at IDEAlliance. “Each year our XML Conference has been designed to provide technology training that publishers can immediately use to move into the next generation of publishing. This year is no exception!”
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization. IDEAlliance advances core technology to develop standards and best practices to enhance efficiency and speed information across the end-to-end digital media supply chain - creation, production, management, and delivery of knowledge-based multimedia content - digitally and in print.
IDEAlliance members represent a unique convergence of the leading brand owners, agencies, publishers, printers, materials suppliers and solution providers. IDEAlliance provides a user-driven, cross-industry, and open environment in which its members can strategize, innovate, standardize, and implement solutions to real business challenges in eMedia-based publishing.
Learn more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.
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