Saturday, 29 March 2014

UK Higher Ed web managers conference 2014

I was really, really pleased to hear that the annual UK Higher Ed web managers conference - known as IWMW (Institutional Web Managers Workshop) - is going ahead this year.

The 2-3 day conference has been running since the late 90s, and I've been attending since 2006. However, JISC - the UK universities joint funding organisation - pulled the plug on the organisation that put the event on.

But thanks to the efforts of Brian Kelly - who works so hard each year to make it happen - and a few sponsoring organisations IWMW 2014 is on. This year the host is Northumbria University in Newcastle.

I'm really pleased as it's a fantastic few days and I really recommend it to anyone working in web management in higher education. The sessions are put on by attendees and the breadth of topics is typically tremendous.

I'm contributing a couple of sessions this year - a plenary session titled "Marketing is Dead, Long Live User Experience!" and a workshop on putting personas into practice.

They're still open to submissions for sessions, so take a look and get involved.

IWMW Website

Summary of IWMW 2013 and Lanyrd social conference site

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