XML 2010 Conference Keynotes to Focus on the Future

ALEXANDRIA, VA—August 23, 2010—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, themed “eMedia Revolution,” focuses on eMedia Publishing and XML Foundations, Applications and Interoperability.

Keynoting this year’s conference are Joshua Quittner former editor of Time Inc.’s Business 2.0 and current contributor to Wired magazine; and Garth Conboy, 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). Quittner rejoined TIME in April 2008 as an editor-at-large and has been Time Inc.’s tablet evangelist since February, 2009, when he wrote a piece for TIME magazine advocating that “we start thinking of mags as apps” or applications.

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.