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.

Submitting Your Proposal

The Call for Submissions provides further information about the submission process.

Note that as well as submissions for those working in institutional web and digital teams, we also welcome submissions from those who are involved in institutional strategies and planning where this will affect the provision of digital services.

We also welcome submissions from members of user communities, including students and researchers.

The initial closing date for submissions was 1 March 2017. Thanks to those who have submitted a proposal. There were still some gaps in the areas covered so we kept submissions open until 17 March.

If you would like to discuss a possible submission feel free to contact Brian Kelly or Claire Gibbons, the IWMW 2017 co-chairs, or a member of the IWMW 2017 advisory group.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Details of sponsorship opportunities for the IWMW 2017 event are now available.


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.