July, 2009

In This Update:

Get Ready for Orlando!
Register and make your travel plans now for the premier information management event! To advance your organization and career, you must have the valuable information that you can only get from the ARMA International Conference & Expo. It’s simply the best value for the investment in terms of the impact you can make for yourself and your organization. You can also get the latest conference updates at http://twitter.com/arma2009.

 Outstanding Pre-Conference Sessions

Be sure to take advantage of the outstanding Pre-Conference sessions available this year, including a two-day CRM exam preparation workshop and the RIM fundamentals seminar. Other seminars include "Effective E-mail Management," "E-Discovery & Beyond," and "Actively Transforming Your ESI."

 Conference Keynotes

Thursday, October 15 - Opening General Session
GARPSM Panel Discussion
Debra Logan (facilitator)
Analyst, Gartner
When ARMA International's Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles SM were released earlier this year, the industry started talking. In this keynote panel discussion, you'll hear perspectives and viewpoints from the task force responsible for encapsulating the principles. The task force, a who's-who of the information management world, will discuss how professionals can best leverage the principles within their organizations, how they envision the evolution of the principles, and why the world is ready to listen now more than ever.

Advancing the Professional
Doug Allen, CRM
President, ARMA International

What will be required of the professional of the future? Unless you have a crystal ball, this can be a daunting prediction. But there are several things we know for certain - hear about the odds-on-favorite in this address, plus find out which resources you'll need to power the next stage of your career.

Sunday, October 18 - Closing General Session
Better, Faster, Cheaper
Randolph Kahn, Esq.
Kahn Consulting, Inc.

As the global economy faces new challenges, good RIM practices and programs are more important than ever - they help ensure that business can continue to happen "faster, better, and cheaper" and do so in a legally compliant way. This inspirational closing Keynote address by industry luminary Randolph Kahn, Esq., author, consultant, and two-time recipient of the Britt Literary Award, will explore the importance of defensible RIM programs and industry best practices that guide global RIM initiatives and building an "Information Warrior."

 Industry Roundtables

Designated facilitators will guide the roundtable sessions discussion. What's on your mind? Share your experiences and gain from the experiences of others in your field. Among the industries represented for roundtables this year are:

  • Legal. This session will discuss issues related to law firms, and will include discussion among individuals working in various legal departments.
  • Utilities. Discuss specific records requirements common to all phases of providing electricity, water, waste water, gas, and other utilities.
  • Pharma. If your company is involved in research, manufacturing, fabricating, or processing drugs or devices, you'll find this session valuable.
  • Financial. Given the current state of the financial markets and their impact on the economy, RIM is in the lime light. Join your colleagues to learn what else is coming in this highly regulated industry.
  • Energy. Discuss topics related to producing petroleum, natural gas, gasoline, and cycle condensate; recovering oil; pipeline transportation; refining; and extraction of solid minerals.
  • U.S. Government. Discuss topics related to the U.S. government, including federal, state, and local, including legislative, judicial, administrative, and regulatory activities.

 Walt Disney World® Resort Discounts

The Walt Disney World® Resort is offering reduced rates for ARMA 2009 attendees, sponsors, and their families!

 Self-Assess to Get the Most Out of Conference
Regardless of what stage of your RIM career you're in, this year's education program offers you great opportunities to grow. To help you decide which education sessions are best for you, search by experience level (1-4) and/or by category (a.k.a. domain). More than 80 education sessions map to ARMA International's RIM Core Competencies.

Not sure which level or domains you need the most development? Check out ARMA International's RIM Core Competencies document and RIM Self-Assessment.

Share the Wealth
Remember to invite others on your corporate governance, risk management, and compliance teams. After all, good records and information management requires a cooperative effort among the key players: RIM, IT, legal, and compliance. And there's plenty for everyone at the ARMA 2009 Conference & Expo. See you in Orlando!

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