In This Update:
Get Ready for Orlando!
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.
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."
Thursday, October 15 - Opening General Session
Debra Logan (facilitator)
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
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
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."
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
World® Resort Discounts
The Walt Disney World® Resort is offering reduced rates for ARMA 2009 attendees,
sponsors, and their families!
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!