Raising Awareness

"The IWMW event provides an opportunity for those involved in the provision of institutional Web services to hear about institutional case studies, national initiatives and emerging technologies and to actively participate in a number of parallel sessions."

IWMW 2011 is the fifteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011:
Responding to Change

Call for Participation

The Call for participation is now closed.

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW 2011) will take place at the University of Reading from Tuesday 26th to Wednesday 27th July 2011.

As participants at previous events will be aware this workshop is aimed at those involved in management of institutional Web services. The workshop aims to address a broad range of topics including strategic, managerial, resourcing and technical issues.

A key feature of the workshop is the importance placed on participative and interactive sessions, including hands-on sessions, group discussions, etc.

We are now pleased to invite proposals for speakers and workshop facilitators. Note that in order to keep costs down the 2011 event will be two days long rather than the usual three days. However the event will start earlier that the usual day one and end later than the usual day three. This will enable us to keep as many elements of the rprevious format as possible. The event will include plenary presentations, workshop and briefing sessions, Barcamps, possibly complemented with debates and panel sessions.

Theme: Responding to Change

Last year we recognised that turbulent times were ahead. We are now working in different political, economic and environmental times. Yet change brings with it many opportunities. There are opportunities to reform old systems, to adapt working practices, to look at new markets, to work with new partners, to consider niche areas and to embrace new technologies. This year's theme will be: Responding to Change.


The range of topics which may be covered at the workshop is broad, reflecting the wide range of interests and challenges which face those involved in providing institutional Web services. Proposals may include, but are not restricted to: Management and Resource Issues; Web Strategies; Technical Issues and Innovation; Information Management; Use of Mobile Technologies; Role of Social Media; Legal Issues; Staff Development; etc.

Please note that we welcome talks giving examples of new and innovative approaches to institutional Web management as well as presentations detailing case-studies and exemplar work, which is of benefit to the community.


The workshop will consist of a number of plenary presentations together with a larger number of parallel sessions. The plenary presentations will last for 30-45 minutes. The parallel workshop sessions will probably last for 1 hour 30 minutes and parallel briefing sessions will last from 30 minutes - 1 hour.

Plenary Sessions

Proposals are invited for plenary sessions. This will involve delivering a talk lasting for around 30 minutes to all delegates. We invite proposals from both well-known speakers with a national or international reputation together with proposals for those who may be new to the community or have not spoken at or facilitated sessions at previous workshops.

The main requirements for plenary speakers are to talk on a subject that is of relevance to a significant proportion of the audience and to engage the audience's interest. Presentations are likely to be on a subject which has national relevance or an institutional or regional case study which provides insights which will be of general interest. Presentations relating to this year's theme (Responding to Change) are encouraged.

Talks should not cover detailed technical material or be too parochial.

Workshop Facilitators

Proposals are invited for parallel workshop sessions which will last for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Workshop sessions should aim to be interactive and allow the opportunity for participants to contribute actively, through involvement in discussions, hands-on exercises, etc.

Collecting Ideas

Building on the success of last year's trial of Ideascale we are using it again to collect ideas on possible workshop topics. Please add your suggestions to the IWMW 2011 Ideascale site.

Submission Of Proposals

This year we would like you to submit your proposal using the online form. You will need to provide details on:

  • Speakers' names
  • Speakers' Institution
  • Speakers' Job Title
  • Speakers' Email
  • Session Title
  • Session Type
  • Session Abstract
  • Learning Objectives (e.g. see this example)
  • Technical Level

Note that this year due to the reduced length of the event there may be more need to reject proposals. We will require well defined proposals submitted before the call deadline.

If you would like to discuss ideas for proposals for plenary talks or workshop sessions, feel free to contact Brian Kelly or Marieke Guy.


The deadline for submissions is Friday 4th February 2011.


Speakers and workshop facilitators will normally be expected to book a place on the workshop (this will be at a reduced rate).