Official IWMW 2015 Closing Date Approaching

IWMW 2015: Lanyrd entryThis is a reminder that the closing date for booking for the IWMW 2015 event is approaching.

The official closing date is Friday 26 June; we will use the booking information received by this date to allocate the rooms for the parallel sessions and to liaise with the conference office at Edge Hill University over accommodation, dining and similar requirements.

IWMW and Lanyrd

IWMW events have often provided opportunities to evaluate the potential of web technologies which can be used to enhance the effectiveness of events.

As described in a post which asked “Why Would You Not Use #Lanyrd For Your Event?” the Lanyrd social event directory service has been used to provide information about IWMW events since IWMW 2012. Subsequently, in light of the cessation of Jisc funding for UKOLN and the risks that content hosted on the UKOLN Web site might be lost (or be difficult to find if the content was hosted on an archiving service) content for IWMW events since 1997 has been added to a Lanyrd IWMW ‘guide’.

The IWMW 2015 Lanyrd entry contains details of speakers and workshop facilitators, typically identified by their Twitter ID. In addition participants can join the Lanyrd event, which may provide an additional access mechanism for event content – a Lanyrd app, available for iOS and Android devices, is available, as is a HTML5  interface to the content which does not require any apps to be installed to view on a mobile device.

It should be noted that you can register your interests in the IWMW 2015 event on Lanyrd even if you won’t be attending the event – which may be useful if you’d like to be alerted to be able to access new content which may be added, such as speakers’ slides, trip reports, etc. And if you are still undecided whether the event may be of interest the Reflections on #IWMW14 blog post reviews some of the highlights of last year’s event.