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Innotech Austin 2018

**The code ARMA8C will give members complimentary admission to general InnoTech and 20% off registration on our special events.**

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Innotech Austin | October 2, 2018 | Austin, Texas

Celebrating 14 Years in Austin

INNOTECH Austin returns to the Austin Convention Center on October 2, 2018. The 15th annual event will include all new topics and speakers for a fresh and exciting conference. Now don’t worry, INNOTECH still includes many of the special events and traditions you know and love. 

2018 Topics and Tracks Highlights Include:

  • Full day Data and Analytics track
  • Full day Security track
  • ISSA Security Track Luncheon
  • Austin DevOps & DevSecOps Summit
  • IT Leadership & Strategy
  • Cloud Technologies and Mobility
  • CIO Gala Luncheon
  • Women in Tech Summit
  • And more!
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to Aug 18

Archives*Records 2018

Registration has opened for ARCHIVES*RECORDS 2018, the Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists (CoSA), the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA)! This year's meeting will take place August 12 - 18 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Check out this year's program/schedule, and register online today by clicking the link below, or by printing out and mailing the attached registration form.

Register by the early-bird deadline of July 7, 2018 and select your affiliation with NAGARA to receive the member pricing of only $329.00! View all registration rates here.

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to May 25

2018 Spring EDRM Workshop

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2018 Spring EDRM Workshop

May 23-25, 2018
at Duke Law School

Join us for our annual members workshop, where we will discuss the TAR and GDPR projects in progress, launch the effort to revise the EDRM, and select and launch other new projects for 2018. Members also will have the opportunity to propose and initiate new projects. Between working sessions we'll have plenty of opportunity for networking and soaking in the Gothic wonders of Duke's campus. 

Our hotel room block expires on April 30.
Please reserve your room before that date to ensure you receive the workshop rate! See hotel details below.

Members receive a $150 discount on the $650 workshop registration fee. Enter coupon code EDRM2018 in the checkout screen when you register online. 

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to Apr 25

ARMA Houston Spring Conference

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This two-day event offers sessions on an array of subjects of interest to information management stake-holders, at all levels of the profession. You are sure to find value in networking with RIM professionals representing local and international enterprises. Learn from those who have faced the same challenges as you.

The sessions will be relevant, engaging and focused on the following subjects: RIM Foundations, RIM Advanced, Legal/eDiscovery, eRecords, Tools & Technology, Case Studies, and Professional Development. The keynote, Wednesday lunch and wrap up session presentations are guaranteed to be dynamic and informative, you won't want to miss any of them!

Be prepared for a rewarding experience and some fun Tuesday evening at a networking event in the Hotel Sorella's Monnalisa Lounge. Immediately following the last session on Tuesday, April 24th, there will be a Networking Social beginning in the exhibit hall with door prize drawings. The social will then proceed to the Monnalisa Lounge for hors d'oeuvres, beverages and more door prizes! Please plan on attending.

Join the industry’s leading professionals as they gather in Houston at Norris Center, April 24-25, 2018.

Free parking at the Norris Center parking garage on levels 3-4.

 WHEN: April 24th - 25th, 2018

WHERE: Norris Conference Center, Houston CityCentre

Click here to view schedule and speakers.

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to Apr 13

AIIM Conference 2018

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AIIM18 | April 10 - 13, 2018 | San Antonio, Texas

Your Digital Transformation Begins with Intelligent Information Management

AIIM believes that there is a core set of information-driven capabilities that are necessary for achieving business transformation. AIIM18 brings together the right people (over 600 participants from around the world), processes (sessions and roundtables explain how it's done), and technology (customer case studies from dozens of the leading solution providers). 

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Archives À la Carte Exhibit, Open House, and Program - TSLAC

Visit the Facebook event page for more details here.

Eventbrite Details are .

WHEN: Tuesday, March 6, 5-7 pm

WHERE: 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Join us for an informal evening of music, archives, and discussion with our Archives À la Carte Exhibit, Open House, and Program. Let archivists and librarians be your guide as you examine a letter from Samuel Morse offering Texas exclusive rights to his telegraph machine, Clyde Barrow's convict record, Sam Houston's passport, and many more items while on a tour of our lobby and of our Talking Book Program recording studio. Musician Billy Traylor and the Austin Baroque Orchestra will perform the Texian Grand March and other selections from the State Archives historic sheet music collection. Free and open to the public at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building.

Please RSVP by email to rsvp@tsl.texas.gov or on our Eventbrite page: http://bit.ly/2CCxSdA



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to Mar 8

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

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All the insight you need. All in one place.

Data and analytics generates unlimited opportunities for business innovation and growth.
Is your organization prepared to seize them?

Join us for Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2018, March 5 – 8, in Grapevine, TX, to secure your place at the forefront of digital business leadership.

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Southwest Region ARMA Conference

CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

Committed to Excellence in Records Management Training

Whether you’re ready to improve your skills, move up the career ladder or pursue CRM/CRA certification, join us in San Antonio, Texas on March 1 & 2, 2018 for the SW Region’s annual Education Event. Invest in yourself and boost your career with the help of our education and networking opportunities. Your investment will pay for itself several times over!

Track I: CRM Examination Preparation Parts 1-6
Track II: Advanced RIM & IG topics such as Program Strategy, Cyber Security:

Dave Foley returns with more on his 7 Effective Habits for RIM Programs
Habit 4 – RIM Program: Embedding RIM via the Accountability Framework

Examines accountability structures &methods to implement and sustain the framework. Provides training & reporting samples, and methods for connecting to various audiences, closing with lessons learned in real world situations.

Habit 7 – RIM Program: Sharpen the Saw

New or mature RIM/IG program? Ensure program relevancy & sustainability. Measure program effectiveness to drive improvement. Highlights resources and means to measure a program holistically and gauge compliance levels.

Interested in the Certified Records Manager (CRM) or Certified Records Analyst (CRA) designations?

Track I: CRM Examination Prep:
This 2-day Workshop will prepare you for the Certified Records Manager and/or Certified Records Analyst examinations. This ICRM-endorsed program provides official training materials presented by Certified Records Managers.

March 1: ICRM Application, Resources, & Exams Parts 1-5
March 2: ICRM Exam Part 6

Options are available to attend the full 2-day workshop or a single day depending on your needs and availability.

About the CRM Certification

The ICRM was incorporated in 1975 to meet the requirement to have a standard by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers. The primary mission of the ICRM is to develop and administer the professional certification of Records and Information Managers including the relevant examinations and certification maintenance program. The Value of Being a Certified Records Manager (CRM) National and global industry surveys continue to show a strong correlation and value proposition for those RIM professionals that achieve the CRM designation. The candidate’s belief that the credential will provide for enhanced professionalism and personal growth is a significant factor in the overall decision to become a CRM. The RIM knowledge gained through the certification examination preparation process, and elevation of confidence that is achieved as a result of mastering related competencies, is directly related to the CRM’s ability to garner higher-level RIM positions with commensurate salaries. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION is available until February 22, 2018 SPACE IS LIMITED. Register now using the form below to reserve your spot!

Need Help Getting there?

Justification Letter
SW Region CRM/IG Event
ARMA Members: $170.00
NON-ARMA Members: $190.00

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NAGARA 2018 Winter Regional Forum

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NAGARA brings training closer to home with this one-day Regional Forum dedicated to improving the skills & talents of the government archives & records administration community.

Date & Time: Friday, January 26, 2018 | 7:30AM - 4PM EST
Location at Hotel: San Gabriel Ballroom E

Themes: Electronic Records Management | Cyber security | Personally Identifiable Information | Risk assessment | The Cloud

Overview: NAGARA is excited to bring valuable educational training closer to member's living in the Southwest Region of the United States! In addition to the NAGARA Webinar Series – which provides all NAGARA members access to educational training sessions from the comfort of their own home or office – government archivists and record administrations will now be able to attend LIVE educational sessions closer to home! NAGARA is thrilled to be returning to Texas and look forward to the opportunity to meet with our members in the region.

Below is the agenda for the Forum:

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM:           Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM:           Opening Remarks
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM:         Session 1: Local Government Electronic Records Management
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM:       Morning Break & Networking
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:       Session 2: Navigating the Growing Threat of Ransomware and Cyber-Blackmail: What they are, how to prevent it, and what to do if you are a victim
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM:       Lunch & Networking
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM:         Session 3: Securely Managing Records in the Cloud: What you Need to Know
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM:           Afternoon Break & Networking
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM:           Session 4: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Part I: Texas Public Information Act – Bckground and Common Exceptions
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM:           Session 5: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Part II: Protecting Information While Providing Public Access

Credits: 5 ARC credits (ACA) in Section B.3.c. | 5.5 CRM credits (ICRM) | 5 LGARA Certificate credits

Price: $99.00 for Members | $149.00 for Non-Members

NAGARA Room Block:

To reserve a room at the Sheraton Georgetown Texas Hotel & Conference Center, please call the hotel directly at (737) 444-2700 (EX: 1) and tell them "I'm with NAGARA's Winter Regional Forum" during the reservation process. Room reservations must be made on or before January 5, 2018 at 5PM. Reservations made after that date will be accepted at the hotel's discretion.

Forum Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Please contact info@nagara.org for more information about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities.

NOTE: NAGARA recognizes that many government organizations require a purchase order or physical invoice for payment processing. We are happy to help! To obtain a physical invoice for your Forum registration, simply complete all steps of the online registration process and when you arrive at the final step of registration (the payment screen), simply select "Pay Later" from the listed options and then click the orange "Submit Order" to complete your order. A PDF copy of your registration invoice will then be e-mailed to you for payment processing. Your registration for the Forum will be complete and confirmed upon full receipt of payment. For any additional questions, please contact info@nagara.org, or dial NAGARA Headquarters at (202) 508-3800.

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eRecords Conference 2017 - "Information Governance: Take Control & Succeed!"

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Once again, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) and the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) have joined forces to bring you another outstanding selection of speakers sharing case studies and presentations.

This one-day conference is for state agency and local government officials who are creating or managing electronic records. This educational opportunity seeks to improve electronic records management in Texas government by bringing together staff responsible for and interested in records management and information technology. It is also a great chance to network with other attendees who are working on some of the same electronic records management issues you face in your office. Join 250-300 government personnel, speakers and exhibitors for this exciting day.



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InnoTech Austin

**The code ARMA7C will give members complimentary admission to general InnoTech and 20% off registration on our special events.**

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Innotech Austin | November 16, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Celebrating 14 Years in Austin

INNOTECH Austin returns to the Austin Convention Center on November 16, 2017.The 14th annual event will include all new topics and speakers for a fresh and exciting conference. Now don’t worry, INNOTECH still includes many of the special events and traditions you know and love.

2017 Topics and Tracks Highlights include:

  • Full day Data and Analytics track
  • Full day Security track
  • ISSA Security Track Luncheon
  • CD Summit & Jenkins Days
  • IT Leadership & Strategy
  • Cloud Technologies and Mobility
  • CIO Gala Luncheon
  • Women in Tech Summit
  • And more!


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to Nov 15

SharePoint Technology Conference

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The SharePoint Technology Conference is coming to the Washington DC area, November 12-15, 2017!

SPTechCon offers more than 80 classes and tutorials — presented by the most knowledgeable instructors working in SharePoint today — to help attendees improve their skills and broaden their knowledge of Microsoft's collaboration and productivity software.

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to Sep 28

Information Governance 2017

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Information Coalition will be hosting their 2017 annual conference in Providence, Rhode Island at the RI Convention Center.

The Information Governance Conference is the premier event focused on Information Governance. Over 50 speakers and panelists over 3 days. Educational, affordable, amazing. Are you ready for impact?

#InfoGov17 : September 26-28, 2017 | Providence, RI | RI Convention Center

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Arkansas Records Management Meeting

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Manage your workplace records and information like never before!

Learn how to Integrate Stephen R. Covey's ''The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People'' with your records and information program.

Sept 14, 2017, 8 am- 4 pm
Arkansas Records Management
156 Stanage Drive,
Hot Springs, AR 71901

$125 Registration fee includes lite breakfast, lunch and two snacks

Our Presenter is Dave Foley, a Certified Records Manager. Dave is director of records and information management for ONEOK Corporation, a Fortune 200 natural gas firm, basedin Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Regardless of your industry, improve your skills with:

  • Unstructured records
  • Structured records
  • Physical records
  • Disposition and destruction
  • Email
  • Imaging
  • Electronic records
  • Records preservation

Get 6 CRM credits (Institute of Certified Records Managers) continuing education credits.

Need a place to stay - check out Holiday Inn Express, 206 Mehta Court in Hot Springs.  Mention ARMA Central Artansas Seminar and get a $99 rate.

We will have a dutch treat dinner at La Hacienda, 3836 Central Ave., Hot Springs, Wednesday, Sept. 13, night.

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CLICK HERE for more information or to register.

The National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA) will meet in Boise, ID from July 12-15, 2017, for the 2017 NAGARA Annual Conference. We encourage interested parties to propose sessions and posters that will inspire and engage your professional colleagues. The 2017 Program Committee seeks sessions and presentations on any aspect of archives and records management practices—local, state, and federal —as well as their intersections with other professions and domains.

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to Jul 13

Enterprise World 2017

Enterprise World 2017:
Inspire, Interact, Innovate

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July 10-13, Toronto, Canada

Join us and be a part of the global E-Gov 2.0 conversation.

Human resources, licensing, content management, cybersecurity, business transformation… and those are just the topics for the first day. Globally, public sector colleagues are redefining what E-Gov service looks like, based on real citizen requests and service needs. Some of the conversations stress nuts-and-bolts infrastructure changes; others are visionary in their approach. Join us and learn from the best!

This is your opportunity to explore the ideas and strategies in detail, network with the trend-setters, and discover ideas you can take home to your home agency. Lead the way and become your agency's #ChangeAgent.

Can't wait until July? Join the conversation today.

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to May 10

MER 2017

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The National Conference on Managing Electronic Records
May 7-10, 2017

A Full Day of Pre-Conference Tutorials on the 7th

The Marriott Hotel in Downtown Chicago, on the “Magnificent Mile”

The MER is the only conference exclusively focused on addressing the key operational, technical, and legal issues associated with the life-cycle management of electronic records.

The MER quality is renowned for:

The very best speakers
Cutting-edge, pioneering topics
Extraordinary networking – industry leaders, other registrants, and the premier solution providers who are exhibiting.

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to Mar 29

DRJ Spring World 20117

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Register now for Spring World 2017 to qualify for early discounts. The preliminary brochure and website provides details about the conference venue, discount information and conference dates. Once the Spring World 2017 agenda is finalized, a comprehensive conference brochure and website will be updated for you to choose sessions that meet your needs. Don't miss your chance to attend Spring World 2017 for the lowest price in the industry!

Early Registration Pricing and Expiration Dates
Only $1,195.00 Through January 26, 2017
Only $1,295.00 Through February 27, 2017
Only $1,395.00 Through March 26, 2017

Discount Policies

DRJ offers a 10% discount on registration fees if you meet certain criteria. Review the restrictions below. If you are eligible, mark the appropriate place on the registration form.

  • Three or more employees from the same company who register at the same time are eligible for a 10% discount.
  • All certified individuals (must be certified at the time of registration) are eligible for a 10% discount.
  • All contingency group members are eligible for a 10% discount with proof of membership.
  • These discounts must be requested at the time of registration. No refunds of the discount will be issued, and only one discount per registrant will apply.


Conference enrollment may be cancelled through Feb. 27, 2017 without penalty. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received after Feb. 27, 2017. All no shows will be charged the full amount. All cancellations must be received in writing.

REGISTER TODAY  (Download the Registration Form - PDF)

Click Here To Register Online

24-hours a day.

DRJ Registration
1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd.
Arnold, MO 63010

Download the full Conference Agenda PDF

Make conference checks payable to Disaster Recovery Journal. All fees must be paid in US currency only and payment must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

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to Mar 1

DRI 2017

CLICK HERE to register or for more information

DRI2017 is just around the corner, coming to the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, and we can’t wait to share this amazing event with our business continuity and resilience community, joining us from all over the world!

This year’s conference is building on the success of our five previous events, with more expert speakers discussing real-world experiences and important issues resilience professionals care about. We’re also dedicating time to our latest committee initiatives, communicating on veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian careers, and addressing the challenges faced by women working in business continuity. We’re working to expand our audience and grow the conference along with the resilience profession on the whole, and we welcome you to be a part of this growth.

Make the smart bet and register now to attend – we’ll see you soon in Vegas!

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Austin/San Antonio ARMA Annual Seminar

Austin/San Antonio ARMA Annual Seminar
Friday, February 24, 2017, from 8:00-4:30pm
San Marcos Activity Center
501 E Hopkins
San Marcos, TX 78666

Back by popular demand, the ARMA Austin and San Antonio Annual Seminar in San Marcos, Texas!  The partnership between Austin and San Antonio has been working so well, we just have to keep it going, and it is our combined membership who benefits!  So, please join us for another full day of records and information management education and networking with your peers and vendor partners.

Seminar Program:

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 am
Morning Sessions: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

RIM Program Assessment/Auditing: 9:15 – 10:30 am

Seize the Initiative to Make IG Happen

The degree to which organizations and industries embrace Information Governance (IG) varies widely – and no one size fits all.  In this session, case studies will highlight how RIM professionals recognized and seized opportunities to enlighten their organizations about the power of IG by innovative and practical actions to link IG to their organizations’ bottom line. Sometimes their “hook” was carefully planned while other times they seized on an unexpected and serendipitous occurrence. Three practices emerged from the case studies that RIM professionals can use as a guide to identify new opportunities to improve IG and to be able to support colleagues through disruptive times of change.

Speaker – Dr. Susan L. Cisco, CRM, FAI

Susan Cisco, has more than 30 years’ experience in the records and information management profession as a practitioner, educator, and consultant.  For five years, she was the Records Management Officer for the Oil and Gas Division at the Texas Railroad Commission, one of the most important energy-related regulatory bodies in the U.S.  Cisco’s seminal work in the application of Big Bucket theory to the classification and retention of records has led to the enhanced usability of ECM systems, simplified deployment strategies, and optimized user adoption for organizations around the world.  She holds a Master of Library Science degree and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin, is a CRM, and a Fellow of ARMA International.

Risk Assessment: 10:45 – 12:00 pm

How the Lowly and Boring Record Retention Schedule Can Have a Big Impact on Your Information Governance Program

For most creating or updating a record retention schedule is a boring, “check the box” task.  Few realize, however, that the design and development of your schedule can have a tremendous impact on downstream efforts to effectively manage electronic information for compliance, intellectual property, privacy and employee productivity.  Old-fashioned, super-detailed, paper-record-borne schedules that are poorly designed and difficult to use can hobble efforts to manage electronic information.  Newer, smarter approaches to records retention schedule development not only drive compliance, but also enable other parts of an Information Governance program and build consensus on what to retain.  Get it right and a schedule can be a boon for a larger Information Governance strategy.   Get it wrong and the lowly schedule can bring a program to a halt. Join us for a lively discussion on this deceptively boring topic.

Speaker – Tom Mighell, Esq., Contoural

Tom is Vice President of Delivery Services at Contoural. With 18 years of experience in compliance, litigation, privacy and Information Governance, Tom regularly works with corporations to develop Information Governance programs, including the creation and validation of records retention schedules. Tom served as Chair of ABA Tech Show 2008 and as 2011-2012 Chair of the ABA’s Law Practice Division.

Lunch and Networking: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Sessions: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Taxonomy: 1:15 – 2:30 pm

Amassing a Practical Enterprise Taxonomy:
The Foundation for Effective Content Alignment

ERCOT manages the flow of power to 24 million customers – about 90% of the Texas electrical load.  Critical to their business is the ability to provide clear communications and reliable data to their constituents; consumers, cooperatives, power generators, and more.  They need to be able to do this in a rapidly changing, data driven environment.  TO help do this we developed a controlled vocabulary – a common language to help organize content and clarify communications.  We’ll show how we built support for the new vocabulary, educated users, and designed governance that allows for feedback and continuous improvement.

Speaker – Jenny Ammerman, Access Sciences

Jenny Ammerman is a Senior Consulting Manager is the Information and Data Governance consulting practice at Access Sciences Corporation. She brings over ten years of experience in the strategic design and creation of implementable, proficient, enterprise-wide records management programs that improve information access, reduce costs, and manage risk. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and regularly delivers information governance and taxonomy presentations at industry gatherings.

Speaker – Amy Lofton, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Amy Lofton is the Digital Content Manager at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Her team oversees the governance, design, and publication of content to ERCOT’s digital channels, including public and restricted internal and external systems. During her 13 years in content management, she has led many process improvement initiatives including implementing operating procedures and Web standards. Amy holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management, two Bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications, and has over nine years of experience in the energy sector.

Speaker – Chris Barden, Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Chris Barden is the Senior Records Management Specialist at the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). He guides ERCOT’s RIM program by maintaining corporate policy, processes, and the record retention schedule, as well as developing training and instructions for all content users. He has over 10 years of experience in the field of Records and Information Management and over 8 years in the utilities sector. Chris holds a Masters in Library and Information Science and is a Certified Records Manager.

Social Media: 1:15 – 2:30pm
Managing Social Media: eDiscovery Implications

For today’s companies, managing social medial and their web premise is a constant struggle to control the message, and remain relevant in an evolving communication and networking landscape.  Now, this new frontier of communication is increasingly becoming the target of eDiscovery investigations.  In this session learn the implications associated with social media when it comes to legal actions and investigations.

Speaker – Christopher J. Cafiero, J.D.

Chris is a Territory Manager for Catalyst Repository Systems, and has diverse experience in eDiscovery, document management, and legal practice.  He was worked for Ikon Legal Document Services (now Ricoh), Konica Minolta, and Conquest eDiscovery, in eDiscovery sales, consulting, and project management. Before getting interested in eDiscovery, Chris was Chief Trial Counsel for the Carmody & James law firm in Frisco, Texas. A 2001 graduate of the Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth, he also studied at Oxford University (Brasenose College), and received his B.S. From the State University of New York, College at Brockport.  He currently resides in Richardson, Texas.

Privacy and Security: 3:00 – 4:15 pm
Protecting Privacy Through Improved Information Governance

With the expansion of laws protecting private information, many professionals in technology, law, records management, security and privacy management are required to ensure customer and employee information is properly managed. Simultaneously, with the increasing sophistication of hacking, organizations housing personal information are being tasked with ensuring they meet compliance requirements based on industry, jurisdiction and types of information captured and maintained. It’s a big job, but with sound strategic planning and implementation, one that can be as rewarding as it is challenging. 

Presented by Steven Williams, a Program Manager and Electronic Records and Information Governance expert for Iron Mountain Incorporated, this webinar will address laws applicable to protecting private information in United States and introduce a strategy that utilizes an Information Governance plan to achieve a level of privacy protection that meets current standards.

Speaker – Steven Williams, Iron Mountain

Steven Williams, a Program Manager and Electronic Records and Information Governance expert for Iron Mountain Incorporated, this webinar will address laws applicable to protecting private information in United States and introduce a strategy that utilizes an Information Governance plan to achieve a level of privacy protection that meets current standards.

Closing Remarks and Prize Drawings: 4:20 – 4:30 pm
Great Vendor Sponsor Support!
Access Sciences, Iron Mountain, Kofile Technologies, PacoTech, SafeSite, Southwest Solutions Group

(Vendor listing is tentative)

Great Food, Friends, and Finds

Along with lots of RM learning, breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be provided by Joan Howard and her Perfect Events Catering to satisfy your appetites.

For those professionals who need CRM and/or IGP credit hours, we’re working on pre-approval and expect to have approximately 5 hours available.

With the seminar being held on a Friday and so close to the outlet mall, some of you may even take the opportunity to do a little shopping, dining, or treat yourself to some spa activities before heading back north or south.

Getting here:

The San Marcos Activity Center is just drive off of Interstate 35 on East Hopkins Street in downtown San Marcos halfway between Austin and San Antonio, perfect for our chapter collaboration. This is also just a short drive from downtown San Marcos and very close to many of the city’s main attractions. 

 Thank You, and We Look Forward to Seeing Many of You at the Seminar

To register and pay for the event, please go online to www.austinarma.com to register.  From there, you should see the area with a registration information and further instructions.

$115 Early Bird Rate – Any time before February 1, 2017 Online
$130 Standard Rate – February 1 thru February 24, 2017 Online or at the Door

Vendor Exhibit Sponsorship: $400

This sponsorship is for a 6-foot exhibit table for your display booth and includes:

·        Two free vendor representatives (includes breakfast and lunch)

·        Advertising in all seminar flyers and programs

·        A 5 minute presentation to all attendees on your company’s offerings and services

Click HERE to register and Pay on the website. Registration is required so please be sure to fill out the RSVP form.


For any questions, please contact your chapter representative:
Austin ARMA Chapter Representatives
Chris Barden – Spring Seminar Co-Chair (chris.barden@ercot.com)
Steven Williams – Spring Seminar Co-Chair (steven.williams@ironmountain.com)
San Antonio Chapter Representatives
Catherine Drolet – Vice President (Catherine.Drolet@kofile.us)
Laticia Vacek – Director of Professional Development (leticia.vacek@sanantonio.gov)


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January Chapter Meeting



Ryan M. Zilm, CRM, CIP, IGP

5 Ways to Kickstart Your 2017

Ryan M. Zilm, CRM, CIP, IGP has been an active contributor to the Information Management profession since 1998, currently serving as the Manager, Records & Information Governance at Tesoro Companies, Inc. based in San Antonio, TX. He holds several ARMA and AIIM certificates, participated in the development of ARMA International’s Glossary of Terms, and is a Certified Records Manager. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Administrative Leadership and is currently pursuing an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Texas San Antonio. Before shifting his talents to the Records and Information Management world; Ryan worked in the Information Technology profession servicing the Energy Industry. Ryan is an ARMA Tulsa Past President, has served as the ARMA Houston Program Committee Manager, the VP of Marketing & Technology for ARMA Rio Grande and today is a Director of the Board for ARMA International. He has been awarded the distinction of Chapter Member of the Year three times and Chapter Leader of the Year twice. Ryan also served in the IGP inaugural group and is currently a CRM Part 6 mentor, grader, and presenter.Today, he continues to actively contribute his knowledge and skills in support of Global Information Management.

From Professional Development to Volunteerism, this presentation will discuss 5 ways to help get your 2017 planned and discuss ways to stay on track through motivation and accountability (both personally and professionally.) 

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP to this meeting.

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
BBVA Compass Bank
5800 North Mopac Expressway
Austin, TX 78731

Lunch will be provided.

Meeting Fee:
$5 for members
$10 for non-members and guests (including first time guests)

CLICK HERE to pay through the website.
*Remember, you can purchase your 2017 Chapter Meeting Prepay card on the chapter website!


We accept credit cards (fees do apply, visit the chapter website for more details)
Attendance prize is given out at chapter meetings

Chapter Meeting Co-Sponsor: Pacotech
Chapter Meeting Dessert Sponsor: Balcones Resources

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January Chapter Workshop - Vital Records Identification and Disaster Planning

TSLAC Records Center at 4400 Shoal Creek (just south of 45th and Shoal Creek).  

You will need to buzz in at the gate when you arrive and tell them you are attending the ARMA workshop.

This session addresses Vital Records Identification & Preservation, and Disaster Planning & Recovery.  The session will give you an in-depth look at how to develop your Vital Records plan and choose appropriate protection methods for your organization’s assets.  We will also discuss how to complete a risk assessment, develop a Disaster Recovery plan and review real world scenarios involving issues surrounding disasters. 

Kimberly DeCola, CRM
Records Analyst
City of Austin

Kimberly has 11 years of records and information management experience and has been a Certified Records Manager since 2016. She is currently a Records Analyst with the City of Austin, having worked for the City for more than 14 years. Kim has worked in establishing the City Records and Information Management program and provides consulting services and training to City departments. Her areas of expertise include: records management training, education and awareness, disaster planning and recovery, policy development, creating records control schedules, long-term preservation and assisting City departments with compliance in all areas of records and information management.  Kim is currently working on her degree in Emergency Management and Business Continuity and holds certificates for Electronic Records Management and the Essentials of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles.  

Workshop Agenda

8:00 am to 8:30 am   Registration
8:30 am to 8:35 am   Announcements & Introduction
8:35 am to 11:30 am   Workshop
Breaks will be taken
Light refreshments available

11:30 am to 12:00 pm  Close Workshop


$35.00 for Members
$45 for Non-Members  

Point of Contact: Vickie Stephens, CRM, 512-940-3090 or stephensjvs@gmail.com

Please register by clicking HERE.  You may also use this link to pay online. A small processing fee applies.
**Registration should be received by January 24, 2017.
**Walk-ins are welcome.

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Austin ARMA Chapter Holiday Social

The Austin ARMA December Holiday Party will be held at Abel’s on Monday, December 12th from 6pm – 8pm.

The address:
Abel’s North
4001 W. Parmer Lane
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 835-8629

The Annual Austin ARMA December Holiday Social will be held at Abel’s North on December 12th from 6pm – 8pm .  Finger foods and beverages will be provided.  A White Elephant gift exchange will occur. Participation in the White Elephant gift exchange is not required, but if you’d like to participate please bring a wrapped gift in the $10 - $20 range.  Other games and fun activities will occur throughout the event.

Please CLICK HERE to RSVP.  If you would like to bring your significant please sure to RSVP for two!  On the RSVP, please select 'OTHER' under payment since there is no charge for this meeting.

Charity:  Blue Santa - The mission of the Austin Police Operation Blue Santa is to provide toys and food for families in need during the Holiday Season. They achieve this goal with the goodwill and support of Austin residents, businesses, and civic groups. Through generous contributions, they provide families with a full holiday meal and toys for each child up to the age of 14. Packages are delivered to the family by our volunteers – Santa’s Helpers.  Monetary donations for Blue Santa will be accepted at the Holiday Party or online through their site www.bluesanta.org.

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