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.

The event typically covers a wide range of topics or relevance to this sector including digital transformation, website/digital governance, university strategy, digital strategy, UX, accessibility, design, development, user-journeys and tasks, team management, leadership, content, measurement and analytics, change management, student recruitment and retention, tools, technologies 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).

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 UKOLN’s subsequent closure, the event continued as an independent event.

Finding Out More

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

Re-live the Event!

For those who weren’t able to attend the event we  live-streamed the plenary talks. Recordings of the individual talks are available.

About IWMW 2018

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

There were 146 delegates at IWMW 2018 – the largest number since IWMW 2013 held at the University of Bath.

Event Summary

Location: University of York

Date: 11-13 July 2018

Length: 3 days

Cost: £400

No. of plenary talks: 11

No. of plenary speakers: 12 (plus 6 panellists and 6 lightning talk speakers)

Gender ratios: 7 M (58%) and 5 F (42%)

No. of workshop sessions: 16

No. of workshop facilitators: 19

Gender ratios: 12 M (63%) and 7 F (37%)

No. of participants: 146

Total length of sessions: 4+(3.5+3.5)+3.25=14.25 hours

Delegate contact time: 14.25*146= 2,080.5 delegate hours


There were a total of 32 speakers and panellists at the event – together with an additional 6 speakers at the lightning talks session.


Paul Kelly