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February 4, 2009 11:20 AM

Grand Denver Hyatt, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

Grand Denver Hyatt, 1750 Welton St, Denver, CO 80202

The web as a technical platform is constantly evolving. New standards are developed, and existing standards revised and extended. In 2008 alone, we saw the rapid development of HTML5, CSS3, and the GeoLocation API to name a handful.

We’ve also been seeing an unprecedented surge in browser development - with a whole new browser - Google Chrome - and major new versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Opera all in the last 12 months. In addition, both Adobe and Microsoft released significant upgrades to their Rich Internet Application platforms.

But with all this rapid evolution, even revolution, what really is the state of the web in early 2009? What trends and developments do we need to keep our focus on, and which will be gone and forgotten by Web Directions North 2010?

To help you get a deep understanding of where the web is right now, we’ve assembled representatives of major browser developers (commercial and open source), standards bodies, and other significant shapers of the web as a platform.

In this extended closing keynote session to day one of the conference, hear from these experts as they speak on where they believe the web is headed, and field questions from the audience.

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