Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

September 28, 2007 09:21 ET

Media Advisory/OECD-The Participative Web: Strategies and Policies for the Future

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2007) - On October 3, 2007, world leaders in the evolution of the Internet and World Wide Web will meet with public policy experts in Ottawa, to discuss key opportunities and challenges posed by the new, "Participative Web". Participants at this conference will include: Ginsu Yoon from SecondLife; Robert Sutor from IBM; Andrew Herbert from Microsoft; Hemanshu Nigam from Myspace; Bob Young from Lulu.com; Chris Kelly from Facebook; Jennifer Corriero from TakingITGlobal.org; Ellen Miller from Sunlight Foundation; and Don Lenihan from Crossing Boundaries. The entire event will be web cast live.

The Internet has become a fundamental part of economic and social life around the world. The OECD Forum is part of a series of meetings held in Ottawa to prepare for the upcoming Ministerial Conference on The Future of the Internet Economy, to be held in Korea in June 2008. The Ministerial Conference will bring together OECD Ministers, leading CEOs and representatives of civil society to shape policies for promoting creativity, confidence and convergence in the digital world.

For more information on the Forum on the Participative Web visit:
www.oecd.org/futureinternet/participativeweb

For more information on the OECD Ministerial visit: www.oecd.org/futureinternet

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