IWMW 2012 Open for Bookings
Bookings are now open for UKOLN's annual Institutional Web Management Workshop, IWMW 2012. This year's event, the 16th in the series of workshops designed for those with responsibilities for managing institutional Web services, will be held at the University of Edinburgh over 18-20 June.
The event is reverting to its usual three-day format, which will help to ensure that we provide a wide variety of topics which will more effectively address the range of interests of colleagues working in institutional Web management teams. This year's theme is Embedding Innovation, and in order to help support the embedding of new approaches which will be needed in these challenging times, we will provide the largest number of IWMW plenary talks ever. We are particularly pleased that Professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Robert Gordon University, will be speaking at the event. This is the first time a Vice-Chancellor has given a plenary talk at a IWMW event; a Vice-Chancellor who blogs, who tweets and appears in Wikipedia! Additional plenary talks address the themes of Data: the New Content and Putting the User First in addition to a series of Institutional Case Studies. More information about the plenary talks is given in a post on the UK Web Focus blog.
However, as always, the principal focus of the event is the series of parallel workshop sessions which provide an opportunity for delegates to participate actively in the session. This year we will be providing some 20 parallel sessions, from which delegates can chose three to attend - and note that we have reserved some rooms for anyone who would like to propose a last-minute parallel session. Topics to be covered in these sessions include addressing the legal implications of cookie legislation, development of mobile services, user-centred design techniques, agile development, developing large-scale responsive Web sites, evaluation of conferencing tools, mobilising WordPress, data visualisation techniques, identifying and responding to emerging technologies, addressing digital literacy challenges, and many more.
In order to provide opportunities for networking, as well as the event dinner we will also be hosting a reception in Our Dynamic Earth.
The cost of the event is £350 per person with two nights of ensuite accommodation or £300 per person with no accommodation. Such charges represent a very affordable opportunity for professional development and networking, therefore we recommend early booking! So visit the online booking page at UKOLN events and book soon.