Call for Speakers: 2013 ARMA Canada Conference

Call for Speakers: 2013 ARMA Canada Conference


Second Update (December 20):  The deadline for selected types of applications has been extended a second time. You have until January 11 to submit your speaking applications. for the program stream of Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles and the industry-specific stream of oil, gas and mining. ARMA Canada is also still accepting poster session applications.


Update (December 3):  The deadline for applications has been extended to December 15, 2012, so if you plan to apply to speak or present it isn’t too late!


ARMA Canada has issued its call for speakers and poster session presenters for the upcoming 2013 ARMA Canada conference to be held in Saskatoon, June 2-5, 2013.  Uta Fox, CRM is the new Program Director (my 4 year term ended with the 2012 conference in Nanaimo) and I’m sure ARMA Canada will continue to provide informative and innovative education sessions under her very capable leadership.  Speaking or presenting at an ARMA Canada conference is an excellent way to highlight your expertise and accomplishments, raise your professional profile, and get valuable exposure for your organization in the Canadian RIM community.

The 2013 conference theme is “Mining RIM Resources”, and applications are being accepted in four domains:

  1. The Principles (Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles, Governance, Risk, etc.)
  2. IT & Collaborative Technologies (IT, Social Media, MER, etc.)
  3. RIM & the Business of RIM (RIM issues, Professional Development, Leadership, Business Functions, Communication/Marketing, Project Management, CRM, Archives, Legal, etc.
  4. RIM in the Oil, Gas and Minding Industry (Industry Specific Stream)

Applications close on December 1, 2012, so don’t delay!  For more information or to apply, visit the conference site.

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