ARMA International’s 65th annual conference brought together records management, information management and information governance professionals from 25 countries

NASHVILLE, TN/ACCESSWIRE/November 14, 2022 / The 65e The annual InfoCon trade show and conference provided records management, information management and information governance professionals the opportunity to learn and share industry best practices during the recent trade show and conference held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN. Attendees from over 25 countries had access to top-notch education, the chance to learn from industry titans around the world, earn certification CEUs, and unparalleled networking, including a night of fun, food and line dancing at the “Saddle Up for a Shindig” Welcome Party hosted by ARMA partner, VRC, in downtown Nashville. The showroom featured products and solutions from dozens of business partners, including Platinum Sponsors Access and Virtual Records Control (VRC); Silver Sponsors AvePoint, Microsoft and Opex Corporation; and dozens of participating sponsors.

ARMA International, Monday, November 14, 2022, Image from press release

The recent InfoCon 2022 was packed with amazing sessions and a wonderful opportunity to visit colleagues after a two-year hiatus in the newly envisioned experience room. We have heard positive feedback from our vendors and partners about the importance of InfoCon to IG professionals,” said Nathan Hughes, Executive Director, ARMA International Producers of InfoCon 2022. “During From our State of the Association presentation, we provided an update on ARMA International’s expanding partnerships. , programs and member benefits, plus we recognized many deserving individuals at our annual awards. »

During the event, ARMA International announced several new resources for its members, including the launch of myARMA, a new easy-to-use online community platform that was created to help connect members around the world and build the community of information professionals. Now, ARMA members have the ability to communicate and connect on important topics with other members around the world, gain access to shared resources as well as member and speaker directories and even more.

Additionally, ARMA announced significant updates to the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification in July 2022. Professionals in information governance, information management, as well as security, of Information Technology and Privacy have access to the new IGP Certification Exam which maintains the highest standards in accordance with ISO 17024. To access the new exam, as well as the IGP Handbook and Study Guide , Click here.

The Essentials of RIM course update was also announced and will be available February 1, 2023. A $200 pre-registration discount is available through December 31, 2022. For more information and to register, visit Essentials of RIM Certificate – ARMA International. For any questions, contact [email protected].

During ARMA’s State of the Association presentation, Wendy McLain, Chair of the ARMA Board of Directors and Senior Director of Enterprise Content and Records Management for Valero Energy Corporation presented several awards recognizing individuals, organizations and chapters for their outstanding achievements and honoring ARMA members who have contributed to the industry and the ARMA community over the past year.

  • Member of the Year Award were given to Cindy Dulas and Heather Smith who have been nominated by fellow chapter members for their hard work volunteering for the chapter and their dedication to educating and advancing the industry, helping fellow chapter members and offering knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • The ARMA Award of Excellence for an Organization was given to Cynthia Conomos for The city of Georgetown which has embraced digital technologies to provide incisive, user-friendly, concise and timely online information and services through a platform accessible to all citizens, visitors and the community 24/7.
  • The standing ovation award was presented to Houston Chapter for reinventing the reach and broadcast of their live in-person spring conference in 2022. While the pandemic had put this type of experience on hold for two years, ARMA Houston brought back a much-loved event with inspiring speakers and training precious.
  • Fellowship Company honored members of ARMA who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements and contributions within RIM, as well as outstanding achievements at all levels of the association. The new scholarship recipients are:
    • Rae Lynn HalidayMBA, CRM/CIGO, FAI is Fellow Number 69. Rae Lynn has done an incredible job pioneering many RM processes for the Saint Louis Zoo and has dedicated her work to bringing RIM and IG best practices to the fore in institutions zoological, which changed the profession in many ways.
    • Ryan M. Zilm, CEDS, CIP, IGP, FAI is Fellow number 70. Ryan has held various leadership positions at ARMA International, including Chairman of the ARMA Board of Directors. Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to share and continues to support the information management profession and support future industry leaders.
  • The Britt Literary Prizewhich was instituted in 1967 in memory of John FX Britt, one of the early pioneers of the modern records and information management profession, was presented to Tom Corey, Esq., CRM, CIPP / US for his article – The impact of data protection laws on your records retention schedule.

ARMA International announced its support for two very worthy organizations at InfoCon 2022. For every registration sold, ARMA International donated $5 to the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) and $5 to AGAPE Animal Rescue & Training Center for a donation of $4,000 to AIEF and $4,400 to AGAPE which included an additional onsite donation. Additionally, ARMA will donate an additional $20,000 to AIEF to help the Fellows achieve their goal of supporting the career advancement of information professionals. This brought their total donation to $44,000, providing financial assistance towards the foundation’s primary goal of serving members of the profession.

ARMA International (www.arma.org), announced plans to hold the next InfoCon at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, MI, October 8-11, 2023. ARMA was established in 1955, is the world’s leading membership organization serving nearly 5 000 professionals who manage and govern information in 52 countries. Members represent the community of records management, information management, and information governance professionals who unlock the benefits and reduce the risks of information. ARMA provides information professionals with the resources, tools and training they need to effectively manage records and information within an established information governance framework. Works that are associated with the framework include the Principlesthe Information Governance Implementation Modeland the Information Governance Body of Knowledge (IGBOK). ARMA recognizes professionals who master these concepts through the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification.

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