About the IWMW Event

IWMW, the annual Institutional Web Management Workshop,  is the ‘must attend’ conference for web and digital professionals across the UK Higher Education sector who have an interest in a wide range of topics, including digital transformation, website/digital governance, university strategy, digital strategy, UX, design, development, user-journeys and tasks, team management, leadership, content, measurement and analytics, change management, big data, student recruitment and retention, and communications.

History of IWMW Events

The IWMW event was launched at King’s College London in July 1997. Following the success of that 2 day event the IWMW series continued as a 3-day event (with the exception of 2011 when a truncated 2-day event was held due to concerns of the impact of the credit crunch).

From 1997 to 2013 the event was organised by UKOLN, a Jisc-funded organisation based at the University of Bath. Following the cessation of Jisc funding in 2013 and the subsequent closure of UKOLN, the event continued as an independent event.  The IWMW 2016 event, held at Liverpool John Moores University, marked the 20th anniversary of the event.

Finding Out More

Further information about recent IWMW events can be obtained by visiting recent event web sites:

About IWMW 2018

IWMW 2018 will be held at the University of York on 11-13 July 2018.

The University of York is a high-performing, research intensive Russell Group university and one of the world’s premier institutions for inspirational and life-changing research. A focus on teaching and research excellence has resulted in consistently high rankings in the UK and a first-class reputation across the globe.

The university’s beautiful, green, self contained campus is located just outside York city centre and offers an excellent environment to live and learn. Over £500m of investment in recent years has gone into expanding our campus and giving students access to world-class teaching and learning spaces, laboratories and research facilities.

The event has been held at the University of York previously: IWMW 2007.

What Next?

The IWMW 2018 Advisory Group has been set up to support the planning and delivery of the IWMW 2018 event. For further information about the event please contact the event  one of the event co-chairs (Brian Kelly or Claire Gibbons) or a member of the Advisory Group.

Details of the call for submissions were announced on the IWMW blog on 4 December 2017 and the call for submissions was opened on 18 December. The submissions were reviewed on 13 January and phase 2 of the submission period was opened, for submissions which addressed gaps in the programme.

Phase 2 of submissions closed on 26 February and the programme is now being finalised.  However we are now accepting late submissions for the waiting list in case of last minute cancellations of new gaps appear in the programme.




The following comments were made about the content of the IWMW 2017 event:

  • Excellent. Every session had some relevance to my situation, and each institution was on a different point of the improvement journey.
  • Really good mix of workshop and speakers.
  • The content was excellent this year, very polished presenters
  • Varied, exciting and engaging
  • Was one of the best for me as the content of the talks was relevant, interesting and stimulating
  • Good spread of areas, high quality, engaging
  • Honest stories are the strength of the event. Sharing openly approaches taken and the results from them.

The following comments were made about the organisation of the IWMW 2017 event:

  • it was a really fun and enjoyable event, everyone was smiling, slickly run and great social events and catering – well done all
  • Really well organised event enjoyed the formal dinner and informal BBQ. Thank you for all your hard work. It was a fantastic opportunity to network with peers and was facilitated to do just this.
  • Really good – clear schedule, easy to know what was on when and communications really good
  • Can’t fault it to be honest. Really affordable which counts for a lot and by far the best ‘ROI’ (based on my initial plans following the conference) of any conference I have been to in the last few years.