The Institutional Web Management Workshop series was launched in July 1997 by Brian Kelly in his role as the Jisc-funded UK Web Focus post.

Following the success of the first 2-day event, the event was then held annually as a 3-day event (apart from 2009 when, due to the econmoic crash, a 2-day event was held).

From 1997-2013 the event was organised by UKOLN, a Jisc-funded rganisation based at the University of Bath.

Following the cessation of Jisc-funding Brian Kelly continued organising and delivering the event.

Key Staff

Brian Kelly has been chair or co-chair for all 24 IWMW events.

Marieke Guy was co-chair for IWMW 2006-IWMW 2011.

Since 2015 Claire Gibbons has been co-chair of the event.

There have been also been 54 individual members of the event’s Advisory Group.

Members of UKOLN events and IT team provided administrative and IT support for the event from 1997-2013.

The host institutions for IWMW 2015-2019 (Edge Hill University and the universities of Kent, York and Greenwich) provided adminstrative support for the event and Jisc Netskills for the IWMW 2014 event.

Key Characteristics

The IWMW event:

  • Was a workshop.
  • Was designed to be highly interactive and participative.
  • Aimed to provide a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Aimed at addressing the various key stakeholders in institutional web and digital teams.

Location of IWMW events

A Google Map hows the location of IWMW events.

The IWMW Events

  1. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2019: Streamlining Digital, University of Greenwich on 25-27 June 2019.
  2. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2018: Streamlining Digital, University of York on 11-13 July 2018.
  3. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2017: It’s The End Of The Institution As We Know It (And We Feel Fine) University of Kent, Canterbury on 11-13 July 2017.
  4. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2016: Understanding Users; Managing Change; Delivering Services, Liverpool John Moores University on 21-23 June 2016.
  5. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2015: Beyond Digital: Transforming the Institution, Edge Hill University on 27-29 July 2015.
  6. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2014: Rebooting the Web, University of Northumbria on 16-18 July 2014.
  7. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2013: What Next? University of Bath on 26-28 June 2013.
  8. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2012: Embedding Innovation,  University of Edinburgh on 18-20 June 2012.
  9. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011: Responding to Change, University of Reading on 25-26 July 2011.
  10. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2010: The Web in Turbulent Times, University of Sheffield on 12-14 July 2010.
  11. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2009, University of Essex on 28-30 July 2009.
  12. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate, University of Aberdeen on 22-24 July 2008.
  13. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community, University of York on 16-18 July 2007.
  14. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2006: Quality Matters, University of Bath on 14-16 June 2006.
  15. Institutional Web Management Workshop 2005: Whose Web Is It Anyway?, University of Manchester on 6-8 July 2005.
  16. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2004: Transforming The Organisation, University of Birmingham on 27-29 July 2004.
  17. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2003: Supporting Our Users, University of Kent on 11-13 June 2003.
  18. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2002: The Pervasive Web, University of Strathclyde on 18-20 June 2002.
  19. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2001: Organising Chaos, Queen’s University Belfast on 25-27 June 2001.
  20. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 2000: The Joined-Up Web, University of Bath on 6-8 September 2000.
  21. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 1999: The Next Steps, Goldsmiths College, London on 7-9 September 1999.
  22. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 1998, University of Newcastle on 7-9 September 1998.
  23. Institutional Web Management  Workshop 1997: Running An Institutional Web Service, King’s College, London on 16-17 July 1997.

In brief

Although we originally intended to hols a IWMW event in 2021 to mark the 25th anniversary of the event the pandemic meant that this was not possible.

Instead we are looking at the history of the event:

  • The event has been held in 19 locations across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • The universities of Bath, Canterbury and York have hosted the event on more than one occasion.
  • There have been a total of 3,595 delegates, an average of 150 per event.
  • There have been a total of 418 individual speakers/workshop facilitators.

Regarding the content:

  • The most highly rated event was IWMW 2018, held at the University of York, which scored 4.75 (on a scale of 1 for poor to 5 for excellent)
  • The average ratings were 4.22 (for the content) and 4.38 (for organisation.  Only the first event and IWMW 2008 had an overall rating less than 4.0.

In addition:

  • IWMW was an early adopter of “event amplification” technologies, to enrich discussions at the event and maximise the reach of the event for external participants.
  • Video recordings of plenary talks are available for most of the events since IWMW 2009.

Key Third-Party Resources

A number of external services have been used to host content related to IWMW events including:

Event Archives

The original event websites are archived on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine:

[IWMW 2019] – [IWMW 2018] – [IWMW 2017] – [IWMW 2016] – [IWMW 2015] – [IWMW 2014] – [IWMW 2013] – [IWMW 2012] – [IWMW 2011] – [IWMW 2010] – [IWMW 2009] – [IWMW 2008] – [IWMW 2007] – [IWMW 2006] – [IWMW 2005] – [IWMW 2004] – [IWMW 2003] – [IWMW 2002] – [IWMW 2001] – [IWMW 2000] – [IWMW 1999] – [IWMW 1998] – [IWMW 1997]