IPTC Spring Meeting 2021
10 – 12 May 2021: Virtual Meeting

We are pleased to announce that IPTC’s 2021 Spring Meeting will be an online meeting.

All IPTC members are welcome to attend via Zoom videoconference.

Connection details

Details for the Zoom videoconference will be distributed to members who have registered for the meeting using the registration form in the members-only zone.


Day 1: Monday 10 May, 1300 – 1800 UTC

For exact timings please see the event page on the IPTC Members-Only Zone.

  • Introduction and welcome – Robert Schmidt-Nia, IPTC Chair and Brendan Quinn, IPTC Managing Director
  • Member introductions. Each attendee introduces themselves, why they are here and what they hope to get out of the meeting.
  • Photo Metadata Working Group update – Michael Steidl, Honorary Member
  • Video Metadata Working Group update – Pam Fisher, Individual Member
  • W3C Accessibility and WCAG 3.0 –  Jeanne Spellmann, W3C
  • Accessible metadata for images: Caroline Desrosiers, Scribely

Followed by Structured networking time using gather.town

Day 2: Tuesday 11 May, 1300 – 1800 UTC

For exact timings please see the event page on the IPTC Members-Only Zone.

  • Introduction and welcome – Brendan and Robert
  • BBC’s Content Origin Graph – Stuart Jennings, BBC
  • Entity extraction system using Wikidata – YLE Finland
  • Knowledge Graphs at Bloomberg – Ridho Reinanda, Bloomberg
  • The APA Knowledge Graph approach – Manfred Mitterholzer, APA
  • Knowledge graphs and semantic models in media – Silver Oliver, Data Language
  • Sports Content WG update including Sports RDF model – Paul Kelly, Individual Member
  • CAT – an alternative to Facebook Articles – Robin Berjon, The New York Times
  • TAFI – NYT’s home-grown Facebook ad targeting system – Colin Russel, The New York Times

Followed by Structured networking time using gather.town

Day 3: Wednesday 12 May, 1300 – 1800 UTC

  • NewsML-G2 / News Architecture Working Group update – Dave Compton, Refinitiv (an LSEG business)
  • News in JSON Working Group update – Johan Lindgren, TT
  • IPTC PR Committee report – Linda Burman, Individual Member
  • WeVerify project – Denis Tayssou, AFP
  • WordProof and the Trusted Web – Sebastiaan van der Lans, WordProof
  • C2PA: the technology behind CAI and Project Origin – Leonard Rosenthal, Adobe / C2PA
  • NewsCodes Working Group update – Jennifer Parrucci, The New York Times
  • Practical use of Media Topics at TV2 – Kurt Mathiasen, TV2 Danmark
  • IPTC Standards Committee meeting – Stéphane Guerillot, AFP, including:
    • An update on our “Making standards more usable” work
    • Discussion of RightsML and the IPTC Rights Working Group

Followed by Structured networking time using gather.town

Networking time is where members can meet and virtually mingle with each other to discuss the day’s topics and meet industry colleagues from around the world.


All IPTC members are encouraged to attend. For more details including a link to the registration form, please see the members-only event page for the IPTC Spring 2021 Meeting.

If you’re not yet an IPTC member, please see our membership pages for more details or contact Managing Director, Brendan Quinn for more information.

We’re looking forward to seeing you online in May!