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After the conference TheWebConf 2019 that was held from May 13th to May 17th in San Francisco, a few days of travel in the Napa and Sonoma valleys.
a vineyard in Sonoma valley
the Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma

The an escape in the wonderful National Park of Yosemite valley.
the great fall of Yosemite


Beeing back to France, on June 9th Chapitre des compagnons du Beaujolais at the city hall Villefranche sur Saône where I was the representative of the Devoir de San Francisco.
oath taking of future inducted
the Devoir de San Francisco was there

During this ceremony, Chloé Prost (Miss Beaujolais 2019 and Miss Rhône 2019) has been inducted in the order. She has also been elected Miss Rhône-Alpes 2019 on October 19th and she’s going to compete for the title of Miss France 2019 on December the 14th.


From 12th of September to 6th of October took place the fortieth edition of the Festival d’Ambronay.
web page of the Festival (in French).


On Saturday Novembre 23rd, for the “mise en perce du Beaujolais Nouveau” at Villefranche sur Saône, a wonderful performance of “sounds and lights” illuminated the facade of the City Hall.
Sounds and lights at Villefranche sur Saône City Hall


On February 14th in the chapel of Jujurieux took place the concert of Saint Valent’Ain which allowed us to hear the ensemble Cantoria interpreting Spanish love songs of the Renaissance.

The ensemble Cantoria – © Bertrand Pichène

The ensemble Cantoria won the Audience Award at the Eeemerging Festival in Ambronay in 2018.


Due to Covid-19, my trip to Taipei to attend TheWebConf 2020 is cancelled.
Like many colleagues I will be participating in this conference remotely hoping that there will be no computer viruses at the same time.

Sessions can be attended remotely in real time during the conference for registered persons. They also are and will be available on line.
Here is on YouTube the conference openning ceremony that was held on Wednesday April 22nd at 8:2O AM in Taipei… that is 2:20 AM French time.
Here is also the keynote given by Sir Nigel Shadbolt next morning on the thema Architectures for Autonomy: Towards an Equitable Web of Data in the Age of AI
Finally the closing ceremony and the annoucement of the 2021 edition of the conference.

Our IW3C2 meeting will be held later via video conferencing.

The positive aspect of all this will be a reduction in our carbon footprint. 😉

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