October 21-23 2013 San Francisco, California, USA

Art, Science and Data.


The Graphical Web (formerly SVG Open) is a conference to showcase the many new open source web technologies that have become available for presenting visual information throughout the technology, data visualization and graphics industries. On the program there are presentations, beginner and advanced level workshops. It is an opportunity for the communities that design these open standards, those that implement them as software products and those from many fields who use these standards to create art, science and data visualizations to assemble. At this conference can be seen best practices, future directions, unsolved problems, and a lot of very intriguing visual content.

We will be meeting in the Moscone Centre in San Francisco, California, USA, from October 21 to 23. Graphical Web 2013 will not be a conference on its own, but will be held as part of the HTML5 Devconf autumn 2013 edition. There will be two separate tracks set aside for the Graphical Web 2013 conference. People registering for the Graphical Web Track can also attend sessions in the main HTML5 Developers Conference and vice versa. The first day, Monday October 21, is a workshop day, the main conference is from Tuesday, October 22 to Wednesday October 23. Please let us know your ideas or if you want to contribute.


Conference Schedule

You can find the conference schedule and a list of the accepted presentations over at our parent conference HTML5DevConf. Please note that the Graphical Web 2013 presentations are mixed with HTML5DevConf presentations. Below you can find a list of presentations that were submitted and accepted through the Graphical Web 2013.


For questions and additional information or feedback on the conference, please contact us at info (at) graphicalweb (dot) org.


We are pleased to list the following sponsors and supporters. Thank you for supporting our conference!

Adobe LogoAdobe is changing the world through digital experiences. They help their customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Given that many customers expect web content to be highly animated and interactive, Adobe has increased its commitment to bring innovation to HTML5 graphics.

IBM LogoIBM is the world's largest information technology company, with over 100 years of leadership in helping clients innovate. As a leader in helping our clients become social businesses, we deliver robust, yet flexible social collaboration solutions that empower organizations to cultivate trusted relationships through people-centric experiences when and where needed.

We use SVG as an integral part of many of our products and see its use increasing in the future.

IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Google Logo"The perfect search engine," says Google co-founder Larry Page, "would understand exactly what you mean and give back exactly what you want." Given the state of search technology today, that's a far-reaching vision requiring research, development, and innovation to realize. Google is committed to blazing that trail. code.google.com

Slippery Rock University LogoSlippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, SRU provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

Slippery Rock University has a long-standing commitment to innovative uses of technology throughout the curriculum. Members of the computer science and geology and geography departments have been using SVG and other web graphic technologies as a part of their instruction and research since 2003. SRU offers one of the most affordable and technologically up-to-date educational programs with undergraduate programs in information technology, computer science, information systems, emerging technologies, digital media and GIS, and has consistently been chosen as one of its region's 'most wired campuses'.

Sponsor Packs

We are interested in attracting sponsorships in addition to those organizations that have agreed to sponsor our parent conference: HTML5DevConf. If your corporation is already a sponsor of HTML5DevConf, but you are interested, additionally, in offering sponsorship for The Graphical Web, or if you are not planning to sponsor the main conference but are interested in The Graphical Web, please contact info (at) graphicalweb dot org. Sponsorships of The Graphical Web will help toward offsetting travel costs for contributions from nonprofit groups or our annual social event.



Past Graphical Web Conferences

Past SVG Open Conferences