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Media Industry Special Event - Ceilidh - Monday 22nd May

Three Sisters

This special event is sure to kick off WWW2006 with a bang. Adding a bit of highland spice to conference proceedings with exhaustive Ceilidh dancing and fine traditional fare. This invitation only event is sponsored by Google, BCSWomen, Women@CL and Kendra Initiative.

This prestigious event will take place in the early evening at The 3 Sisters in the heart of Edinburgh. It will bring together participants from media and technology industries and will provide informal and relaxed space for mediatech collaboration.

Chief Information Officers' Dinner - Tuesday 23rd May

Balmoral Hotel

Sponsored by: Siemens Logo

This extremely high profile dinner, sponsored by Siemens, is by invitation only for IT Directors from commercial and governmental organisations.

The evening, hosted by the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicol Stephen MSP, will take place at the stunning Edinburgh Castle. Tim Berners Lee will be keynoting and taking questions from the floor.

Edinburgh Castle - Wednesday 24th May

There will be an evening Welcome Reception at Edinburgh Castle on Wednesday 24 May including a buffet meal and drinks. This is included in the Passport Fee. If you are attending as a day delegate or wish to purchase tickets for guests the cost is £50 pp. Children under 18 years of age can attend for free.

Edinburgh Castle is the city's most famous landmark and is undoubtedly one of the most impressive of its kind in the British Isles. It sits on top of the famous Edinburgh rock, dominating the city. The volcanic rock that forms the basis of the castle served as a safe and defensive position for a castle and it is around the base of the castle that the first settlers of what is now known as Edinburgh built houses. The oldest part of the castle dates back to the 12th century. The million visitors that go to see the castle every year are stunned by the breathtaking panoramic views of the city.

Chief Security Officers' Dinner - Thursday 25th May

Balmoral Hotel

Sponsored by: Verisign Logo

This invitation only event, sponsored by Verisign, will provide an opportunity to informally discuss the content of the day and to interact with other executives and senior security personnel. Invitees will be selected from the registered delegates.

Some of the WWW2006 Speakers along with other Senior Executives from a variety of companies will have the opportunity to enjoy pre-dinner drinks and a sophisticated 3-course meal at the elegant Balmoral Hotel, in a private room with spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle.

Other Events

Kendra Initiative Meeting - Tuesday 23rd May, 17:45 to 19:00

An Open Distributed Marketplace For Digital Media

Following on directly after Tuesday afternoon's 'Impact of the Web on Media & Entertainment' sessions there will be a Kendra Initiative meeting exploring the open distributed marketplace for digital media in more depth.

Participants will include the chair and speakers from the Media & Entertainment sessions plus many others. The meeting will be in a round table format with all participants. Topics up for discussion will include:

  • the open marketplace for digital media
  • the newly created DDEX music metadata standards organisation
  • W3C's role in digital media standards
  • interoperating diverse and dispersed media databases
  • interoperating rights management systems
  • search and discovery over distributed networks

This meeting is open to all WWW2006 attendees. For more information see: http://www.kendra.org.uk/wiki/wiki.pl?KendraMeetingWWW2006

Special Evening Workshop - Thursday

In England a new specialised Information Technology (IT) Diploma is being introduced to provide 14 to 19 year olds with Education and skills in IT. These IT Diplomas are still in the development stage. Infosys Technologies Ltd. has joined up with e-skills UK to host a special workshop on Thursday, 25 May 2006 to discuss issues facing IT learning in the UK and provide feedback to help to shape the overall structure and content for the 14-19 IT Diploma.

The event details are as follows:

Date: 25 May 2006
Time: 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Location: Galloway Suite - Level 1

There will be a sponsored dinner following the workshop.

If you are an IT professional who considers influencing IT education for the future generation to be an important initiative and are willing to share your inputs, please request an invite to this invitation-only event by emailing events_infosys@infosys.com

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