CalConnect Public Time Zone Workshop

February 05, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm (arrival 1:30-2:00, workshop 2:00-5:30, Reception 5:30-7:30)

Google Zürich Europaallee campus, Lagerstrasse 100, Meeting Room Heidi, 2nd Floor.

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The Public Time Zone Workshop will be Tuesday February 5th from 13:30 to 17:30 at the Google facility at Lagerstrasse 100, Meeting Room "Heidi", 2nd floor.. 

This workshop will be focussed on the potential impact of EU Summer Time changes and how the changes might be mitigated; please see our news release

The workshop is open to the public but you must register in advance as space will be limited.  There is no fee to attend the workshop. 

Attendees are invited to stay for a Welcome Reception following the workshop.   

Please register for this event at CalConnect conference attendees are requested to register for this workshop via the eventbrite link in addition to registering for the conference itself.



Work towards mitigating the effect of tz (such as DST) changes in the future in an increasingly technology-dependent and interconnected world


Collect known and anticipated issues, data not anecdotes.
Develop guidance and best practices for people, governments, organizations on how to deal with it, what could go wrong if not done correctly
Identify technologies and methodologies, existing or practical to develop and implement  that could ease tz change transitions, e.g. TZDIST, Apple and ?Google? variants

Content (proposed):

Presentation about the EU proposal and possible political consequences
Presentation on TZDIST and variants and what they do (and don’t do)
Open discussion on known and anticipated issues
Guidance and best practices (separate discussions on vendors, consumers, governments?)

Possible Participants:

Representatives from governments, industries affected by tz changes (travel, financial, health, device manufacturers, etc.), organizations deploying tz data, organizations maintaining and updating tz data.

More information will be posted as planning continues.