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 orgnaising 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:

  • Is a workshop.
  • Is designed to be highly interactive and participative.
  • Aims to provide a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Aims to address 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

In brief

We hope to host a celebratory IWMW event in 2021 to mark the 25th anniversary of the event. And we have much to celebrate:

  • 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 occassion.

The IWMW entry points contain statistical information for each event. Aggregating this information we find:

  • 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]