About The Workshop

A post on the UK Web Focus blog was published on 21 June 2011:

The fifteenth in UKOLN’s annual Institutional Web Management Workshop series, IWMW 2011, will be held at the University of Reading on 26-27 July. The programme is available and bookings are open. Note that this year the event has been changed from a 3 day to a 2 day format in order to reduce the time participants will have to spend away from their office and to ensure that the event is affordable (but as we’re starting in the morning rather than after lunch and finishing in the afternoon rather than at lunch time we have reduced the amount of content by only a small amount). The cost this year has been reduced to £250 which includes one night’s accommodation or only £200 if no accommodation is required. We feel this is a very affordable event especially in comparison with similar events aimed at those with responsibilities in providing large-scale institutional Web services.Note that, once again we are hosting a blog to accompany the event. The IWMW 2011 blog was launched on 8 June and so far posts include summaries of the plenary talks and workshop session on best practices for use of Social Web services and the importance of gathering quantitative evidence of the value of institutional Web services together with guest blog posts from the facilitators of parallel sessions on Birds of a Feather: The Others, Working with Third Parties and Open data; a little goes a long Way.

Also note that an IWMW 2011 Lanyrd page has been set up which currently has details for the speakers and workshop facilitators, but we’d welcome delegates and others who may like to track the event to add their details to this page.


The sponsors for the IWMW 2011 event were:

  • TERMINALFOUR: sponsors of the badges and lanyards
  • Statistics into Decisions: sponsored free delegate places at IWMW 2011
  • Navopia: sponsored free delegate places at IWMW 2011
  • Collaborate: sponsored the video streaming


The IWMW 2011 event featured a small exhibition. The exhibitors were:

  • Siteimprove
  • Squiz
  • Eduserv
  • Sword Connect


A summary of the feedback for the IWMW 2011 event is available.

The comments included:

  • Still a totally essential part of the HE web management calendar. Not only are the talks and sessions really useful and thought provoking, the networking element is so reassuring. It’s fab to discover that everyone is tacking the same issues.
  • Again another excellent event. Thanks to everyone involved.
  • As ever, an excellent chance to catch up with colleagues and stay abreast of web (and wider digital issues) in the Education section. Remains a ‘must attend’ event in my own diary and for my team.
  • Always a good workshop to go to – loads of things learned to take back to my institution.

Event Summary

Location: University of Reading

Date: 26-27 July 2011

Length: 2 days (note shortened event)

Cost (including 1 night’s accommodation): £250

No. of plenary talks: 8

No. of plenary speakers: 8

Gender ratios: 7 M (87%) and 1 F (13%)

No. of workshop sessions: 14

No. of workshop facilitators: 17

Gender ratios: 13 M (76%) and 4 F (24%)

No. of participants: 163

Total length of sessions: (2.0+4.0)+(3.5+2.5)=12.0 hours

Delegate contact time: 12.0*163= 1,956 delegate hours

Evaluation: 4.0 out of 5 (content) and 4.3 out of 5 (organisation).

Special features: Due to the financial problems affecting the sector it was designed to reduce the length and cost of the event. The event lasted for 2 days for the first time since the original IWMW event. The cost of attendance was reduced from £350 to £250.