Top Three Records Management Conferences in 2015
Each year, records managers must decide which records management conferences they want to attend. While there is an abundance of educational opportunities in the form of webinars, blogs and articles, education in the form of in-person conferences continues to be extremely popular year after year. There is truly no substitute for the type of in-person education and peer-to-peer networking only these types of events can provide.
The records management field is no exception. Due to work-related obligations and budget constraints, records managers must choose very carefully which records management conferences they will attend in 2015. The following are this year's top three must-attend records management conferences:
The Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO) Summit will be held on May 20 and 21 in Chicago. It is designed to attract experienced information governance and records management practitioners. It will include panel discussions, keynotes and other activities facilitated by the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) executive team and many other well-known information governance practitioners.
This event's overall goal is to encourage all organizations to create a type of CIGO role. This individual will be responsible for educating and driving information governance adoption across the entire organization. The summit will answer questions about the CIGO's portfolio, to whom the CIGO should report, what a typical day looks like, how the CIGO relates to other C-level positions and what knowledge and leadership skills are needed to assume such a prestigious position.
The Information Governance Conference (InfoGovCon) will be held from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Hartford, Connecticut. This IGI National event is the premier event that brings together all the various stakeholders of the information governance community — legal, records and information management, privacy and security, technology and business units — for an affordable event created by industry practitioners.
InfoGovCon is focused on openness and is driven by community-selected sessions and awards. Through crowdsourced voting, attendees all over the world decide the speakers, sessions and awards. The details of the educational program are decided by the community, not just a select group of individuals. Because of this, InfoGovCon is an event that is truly created and designed for the information governance space.
The sessions will be presented in a TED-style format to keep attendees engaged. Additionally, there will be pre- and post-conference education certification courses designed to help practitioners improve their leadership skills and have an immediate effect on their organizations. With a progressive feel and a varied field of speakers and stakeholders, this conference is not to be missed.
The ARMA Live! conference will be held from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C. For 60 years, this conference has been the main event for records management professionals. With its facilitated sessions, panel discussions, expo hall and networking opportunities, it is a great opportunity for Association of Records Managers and Administrators members to meet, share ideas and discuss recent trends. Some of its many discussion topics include electronic content management, document capture and destruction, digital preservation, e-discovery, email management and archiving.
Consider attending these top three must-attend records management conferences this year to boost your skills, network with industry professionals and bring back important information to your organization.
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