Update on the IWMW 2011 Event
Posted by Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus) 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.
If you’d like to attend this year’s event we suggest that you book your place quickly – over two-thirds of the places have already been booked and some of the more popular parallel sessions are almost full.