About IWMW

IWMW, the Institutional Web Management Workshop, is the premier event for the UK's higher educational web management community.

The annual 3-day event provides opportunities for those with responsibilities for managing institutional web services and related digital channels to learn from case studies, hear about innovative approaches and share and discuss challenges in managing institutional web services.

The event attracts core members of institutional Web teams such as developers, designers, content creators and managers. This year the event will also seek to attract policy makers and senior managers with responsibilities for facilitating organisational change.

Key features of IWMW events include:

  • Opportunity to hear case studies from other university web teams
  • Contributions from others outside the higher education sector
  • Workshops which enable all participants to discuss topics of interest
  • Social events which provide opportunities to chat to peers and develop professional networks

To get a feel for previous IWMW events you can visit the web sites for:

  • IWMW 2016 held at Liverpool John Moores University
  • IWMW 2015 held at Edge Hill University
  • IWMW 2014 held at University of Northumbria

About IWMW 2017

The IWMW 2017 event will be held at the University of Kent on 11-13 July 2017.
The theme for this year's event is "It’s The End Of The Institution As We Know It (And We Feel Fine)".

The event is provided by Brian Kelly at UK Web Focus together with the University of Kent. Advice on the planning and delivery of the event is provided by an advisory group.

This year's event is the 21st in the series. This event, founded in 1997, is the longest-running event for university web teams around the world!

About The Theme

Today's political and funding environment are adding additional challenges to the higher education community. In addition to funding difficulties institutions are now preparing for the implications of Brexit, further restriction on immigration and possible loss of EU sources of funding. "It's the end of the institutions as we know it" we may feel.

However the higher education community has a tradition of sharing and this is particularly true for those with responsibilities for delivering digital services, with the past 20 years of IWMW events providing valuable opportunities for identifying technical innovations and organisational changes, sharing best practices and learning from mistakes.

This year's event provides opportunities to hear about significant changes and how institutions are responding to such changes. In addition sessions will cover best practices and institutional case studies.

About The Programme

The IWMW 2017 programme is now available. The programme consists of plenary talks, workshop sessions and master classes.

The plenary talks address the IWMW 2017 theme "It’s The End Of The Institution As We Know It (And We Feel Fine)". Individual sessions are summarised below:

The End Of The World?: The opening afternoon consists of two plenary talks which address the challenges institutions currently face.

We Feel Fine (Governance Issues): The first morning session on the second day describes how institutions are addressing challenges through governance issues.

We Feel Fine (Tools and Technologies): The second morning session on the second day summarises tools and technologies being used to support large-scale institutional web services.

We Feel Fine (Understanding Our Users): The afternoon session on the second day explores how institutions can understanding the real student experience.

We Feel Fine (Working With The Wider Sector): The first morning session on the third day provides insights from the wider community.

We Feel Fine (The Core Community): The final session looks at the core communities we serve: staff and students and those those responsible for supporting those communities.

In addition to the plenary talks there are 12 workshop sessions on the first day and 9 master classes on the second day.


Images of the University of Kent on the home page are taken from Wikipedia. Other images on this web site have been taken by members of the IWMW community.