Madrid to host 2009 internet congress

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Spain was chosen to host the biggest conference addressing the challenges facing the future of the internet due to its rapid growing participation in the WWW consortium.

28 May 2008

MADRID - The world's biggest conference addressing the challenges facing the future of the internet will take place in Madrid in 2009.

WWW2009, the 18th congress of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), will be hosted by Madrid Technical University at the city's convention centre between 20 and 24 April, Juan Quemada, a representative of the university announced Tuesday.

The event will bring together more than 2,000 developers, researchers and programmers from around the world to discuss ways to make the internet more efficient for business, learning and entertainment.

Spain was chosen to host the event in light of its rapidly growing participation in the W3C. From no members in 2004, today the consortium has 325 Spanish members from 23 organisations.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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