Wil Wheaton and Josh Clark to present at Web 2014

Karen Hackett
August 28, 2013

Wil Wheaton and Josh Clark have recently been selected to keynote at Penn State's 17th annual Web Conference. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9-10, 2014, at the Penn Stater Conference Center on the University Park campus and will revolve around the theme, "The Future-Friendly Web." An optional full day of workshops will follow the conference on June 11.

Wheaton, who starred in "Star Trek the Next Generation" and has made multiple appearances in the television show "The Big Bang Theory,"  is an actor, writer and producer and has created a large Web presence through blogging, producing podcasts and participating in social media.

Clark is a user-experience expert, and designs mobile apps and websites. A former PBS producer at Boston's WGBH, he is well known for touch screen design and is the author of "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps," which inspired wide interest in touch screen development.

Colleagues are invited to submit proposals for Web 2014 presentations at http://webconference.psu.edu/call. Presentations will be categorized within themed tracks including usability and accessibility, training and education, design and development, marketing, programming and content. Multiple submissions are welcome; however, each proposal must be submitted separately by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The annual conference brings together Web professionals to share information and learn about innovative uses of the Web, applications for Web development, works in progress, security issues, social networking and more. Last year’s conference attracted approximately 500 Web professionals from 53 higher education institutions, 17 Penn State campus locations, and several business enterprises.

For more information about the Web Conference, go to http://webconference.psu.edu. Inquiries regarding the proposal process can be directed to the conference planners at webproposals@psu.edu.

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Last Updated August 29, 2013