Past Events


Interactive Bylaw Review

Join the ARMA Edmonton Board in an interactive discussion on our proposed Bylaw changes. Review the proposed changes here. If you have questions and want answers register for our noon hour discussion. Can’t attend but still have questions? Submit them to communications@armaedmonton.org

When: Thursday September 3, 2020
Where: Comfort of your Computer, Zoom platform
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

***Webinar links are in the Eventbrite registration and will be shared the day prior.

Review the bylaw changes and register on our Eventbrite site.


Drafting Effective Information Management Polices

Every organization needs Information Management policies and standards that govern employee behaviour. Too often, though, these policies are so long and confusing that no one reads them, and they are written in a way that sounds like angry parents yelling at naughty children. Getting compliance with your policies and directives under these conditions is an uphill battle.

The challenge is especially acute for subject matter experts who have never been formally trained in policy writing. In this workshop, policy writers will learn everything they need to know to be able to draft policy instruments quickly, easily, and raising fewer objections. The results will be rules that are clear, succinct and respectful, inviting compliance rather than impeding it.

When: Tuesday July 21, 2020
Wednesday July 22, 2020
Thursday July 23, 2020
Where: Comfort of your Computer, Zoom platform
Time: Daily from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm MST

***Webinar links are in the Eventbrite registration and will be shared the day prior.

Review the workshop information and register on our Eventbrite site.


Speaker Bio

Lewis S Eisen has been a practicing lawyer, an IT systems manager, and a Senior IM Policy Analyst with the Government of Canada. He has over 30 years’ experience working in adult education and business.

Lewis is the author of the international best-selling book How to Write Rules that People Want to Follow: A guide to writing respectful policies and directives.


Staying Compliant with Office 365

Office 365 Compliance features have evolved since they were first introduced. In this session, we are going to walk through these features and how you can preserve, destroy, discover, and manage content in Office 365. We’ll also discuss some factors to consider when planning to implement Records Management on Office 365.

When: Thursday February 6, 2020
Where: Comfort of your Computer
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

***Webinar links will be shared the day prior.

Register through our event page.


Speaker Bio

  • Tom Ng brings over 15 years of experience in managing and delivering successful and measurable ECM solutions using SharePoint and Office 365.
  • He is also actively involved in the community as an ARMA Vancouver Chapter member, the president of the Vancouver Office 365 User Group, and an organizer of the SharePoint / O365 Saturday Vancouver.

Data Governance & Records Management: A Practical Program Approach

We live in a world where data has assumed a position of immense value in the economy. Cloud, mobility, cognitive computing, data science, artificial intelligence, robotics, deep learning & Internet of Things (IoT) all may be “hot topics” in the industry lately, but actually it is data that fuels the innovation that these “hot & emerging technologies” unleash.

Organizational data can take on a variety of forms – anywhere from structured data in databases, unstructured electronic content found on network file shares and document management repositories, to physical content residing in large and costly warehouses.

One of the biggest challenges in implementing and sustaining a data governance and records management program is determining the real impact the program can make to the organization. The concept of data as an asset drives the need for dedicated Program efforts to develop the ‘framework of care’. This presentation aims at sharing thinking on developing and implementing a practical and achievable Program that couples both data governance and records management.

When: Wednesday December 11, 2019
Where: The Common (9910 109 St NW)
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (11:45 am registration, lunch and presentation to follow)

***Please email the Program Director at programs@armaedmonton.org with any special dietary requirements.

Register through our event page.


Jeff Wallace

  • Data governance and data management practitioner
  • Capabilities to traverse through deep technical thinking and use of tools, along with effectively and clearly communicating to C-level audiences
  • Philosophically interested in driving enhanced data quality toward better organizational insights, awareness and management of risks, innovation and accelerating the timeliness and precision of decisions
  • Expertise in data governance/management solutions for private and public sectors in Canada and Europe

Cole Harvey

  • Multi-disciplinary information management practitioner with applied experience in successfully deploying technology-based solutions since 1988
  • Keen focus on business value, risk mitigation, people engagement and facilitating transformation by developing sustainable and practical organizational capabilities
  • Expertise in information management solutions for public and private sectors in Canada and US

IT Hacks – An Administrator’s Guide to Getting Your Network Hacked (or Not)

During this one hour webinar, led by IT professional Ryan Mysko, you’ll be guided through a simple network hack. Best practices to protect yourself and your organization will be discussed as well as questions to ask your IT professionals when discussing security.

When: Thursday November 21, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer!
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ryan Mysko started his career in the private sector and in 2009 he joined Red Deer County where he has served as the IT Administrator for the past 10 years. Ryan is interested in IT security and is a Certified Ethical Hacker.

Register through our event page.


Author Randolph Kahn, will be speaking about his new book The Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Information Universe. His book is arranged in twenty distinct Rules that provide an overarching understanding of “everything information” impacting your company.

Each Rule includes an Executive Takeaway, Background Information, and Business and Legal Implications. Each Rule is self-contained, and you can refer to one Rule as a primer for a select topic or read the book from cover to cover to get a full sense of “everything information” impacting your company.

When: Tuesday November 5, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer!
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Randolph A. Kahn is an internationally acclaimed speaker, advisor, and award-winning author of dozens of published works including Chucking Daisies, Privacy Nation, Information Nation Warrior, Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance, and E-Mail Rules. Mr. Kahn is a two-time recipient of the Britt Literary Award. Mr. Kahn is a frequent contributor to the ABA’s Business Law Today. Randy has taught The Law of Electronic Information at Washington University School of Law in Saint Louis, Missouri, and The Politics of Information at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Mr. Kahn is a recognized authority on the legal, compliance, and governance issues of information, and trusted advisor and consultant to Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, and court systems. As founder of Kahn Consulting, Inc., Mr. Kahn leads a team of information management, regulatory, compliance, and technology professionals who serve as consultants and advisors on information issues to major institutions around the globe.

Register through our event page.


AMCA & ARMA Edmonton Fall Workshop

Attend the jointly hosted Alberta Municipal Clerks Association (AMCA) and ARMA for a full day packed with fun and RIM! Speaker topics surrounding Information Governance like modernizing a municipality, IM implementation, and a panel discussion! Check out the draft agenda and more on AMCA’s event page.

When: Thursday October 17, 2019
Where: Coast Hotel Nisku Inn (1101 4 St, Nisku)
Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Registration and tickets can be completed through AMCA’s event page.

*Please be email the Programming Director at programs@armaedmonton.org with any special dietary requirements.


Join us in celebrating our long standing members and volunteers!

The ARMA Edmonton Board is pleased to invite you to celebrate and recognize our long-standing members and volunteers. We appreciate everyone’s continued support of ARMA and want to take this opportunity to recognize a few particular gems!

Come join us for lunch, an opportunity to recognize peers and a chance to mingle.

When: Thursday September 26, 2019
Where: Chateau Lacombe Hotel (10111 Bellamy Hill Road Northwest)
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Registration and tickets can be completed through our event page.

*Please be email the Programming Director at programs@armaedmonton.org with any special dietary requirements.


Join us virtually for our Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2019.

During this meeting we will be reviewing the past years event, financial report and reports from each of the directors. Our president will be recapping important information from the recent ARMA Canada Conference Leadership meetings and we’ll have the pleasure of introducing the new board. Review the agenda before hand and mark your calendars for this special event.

When: Thursday June 27, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer, using Zoom Meeting!
Click the link and enter Meeting ID: 451-346-010.
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Please review the previous years minutes and the proposed agenda, updated agenda with attached board reports will be sent out prior to the AGM.


Rarely has a technology created as much excitement and interest as blockchain! This session will provide insight into what is blockchain and how it’s being used today. Best practices for identifying appropriate use cases and running a successful blockchain project will also be covered in this presentation.

When: Tuesday May 28, 2019
Where: Chateau Lacombe (10111 Bellamy Hill Road)
Time: 11:30am to 11:45am – Registration
11:50am to 12:15pm – Lunch*
12:15pm to 1:15pm – Presentation 

*For any dietary restrictions please contact communications@armaedmonton.org

Peter Guest is a Client Technical Leader with IBM, who acts as a Trusted Advisor to his public sector clients in Alberta and British Columbia. In this capacity he works with many emerging technologies and new approaches, including blockchain. Outside of his role at IBM Peter also teaches Business Analysis and Project Management courses at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT).

For more information and to purchase tickets visit our event page by clicking HERE


April is Records & Information Management (RIM) Month!
And we’re kicking it off with a series of webinars!

Over the next month join us every Wednesday from 12:00pm till 1:00pm for an informative look at Cyber Security, Records Management Basics, Podcast Basics and a Brief History of Classification.


First up we have Angelina Van Ryswyk talking about Cyber Security!

With big data increasing, now is the time to become informed on what to look for to protect information. In this lunch and learn, you will learn how to protect yourself, and your files, with best practices surrounding password management and cloud services. As well, learn about the type of attacks out for and how to thwart them.

When: Wednesday April 3, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer
** Links to the webinar will be sent out the day prior to the event.
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Angelina Van Ryswyk is a cybersecurity professional with 14 years of experience in the IT industry.  She has been involved in a variety of cybersecurity initiatives throughout her career, with the largest being the technical lead for one of the biggest energy producers in the United States during their firewall implementation project across three different states.

A communicator and people person at heart, Angelina enjoys breaking down complex technical subjects into smaller pieces so everyone can understand them and feel like a techie.  An advocate for better cybersecurity practices for all, not just large businesses, she wants everyone to know that not only is better cybersecurity awareness helpful to small organizations, but it is necessary during today’s uncertain times when it comes to the threat landscape of data security.

Purchase tickets HERE


Next up we hear from our very own President Angela Watt taking us Back to Basics on Records Management!

Are you new to Records and Information Management? Have you been tasked to manage your corporate or government records? In this lunch and learn, you will learn the foundations of records management, and what courses are available to take those next steps in your career. If you do not already have a training program in your corporation, you will learn the foundations one creating one during this presentation.

When: Wednesday April 10, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer
** Links to the webinar will be sent out the day prior to the event.
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Angela Watt is a graduate of the SAIT Library and Information Science program, and has been in the information management/library field since she could pull a book off a shelf (age 6). Angela is also the current chapter President of ARMA Edmonton. She has worked in the library and information management field in a variety of industries including government, petroleum, law and education. Angela obtained a Certified Information Professional designation, completed the IG Practitioner certificate, and has a diploma in Event Management from Grant MacEwan University. She is most proud of her ability to run ultra marathons, up mountains, in the middle of the night, and also inspire people with humour and compassion. What she finds most interesting in information management, is the psychology behind how we create, capture and use information.

Purchase tickets HERE


Followed by Kevin Olenick educating us on Podcast Basics!

This webinar will discuss what you will need to create a podcast to deliver content! Podcasts are steadily growing in popularity, so if you are considering diving into Podcasts, be sure to check out this lunch and learn. Topics will include:

  • Kevin’s journey into podcasts
  • How to use Speaker platform
  • Tips on mic’s and editing options.
  • The science on the length of podcasts.
  • Can you make money on a podcast?
  • The trends on radio and podcasts.
  • Podcasting in Alberta.

When: Wednesday April 17, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer
** Links to the webinar will be sent out the day prior to the event.
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Kevin Olenick is the Host and Producer of Agree or Disagree: the Podcast. He is a strong media and communication professional with a Diploma focused in Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician from Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts). He has been in broadcasting for a number of years, and is a thoughtful guy starting conversations we should be having.

Purchase tickets HERE


Finally we wrap our RIM Month series with Ken Oldenburger on a History of Classification.

This presentation will take us on a quick trip from the beginnings of records classification, it’s evolution into the commonly used hierarchical subject based systems and the slow revolution towards broad functional or “Big Bucket” classification. We may even peek into the future a bit. There should be ample time for questions and comments!

When: Wednesday April 24, 2019
Where: From the comfort of your computer
** Links to the webinar will be sent out the day prior to the event.
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

For over twenty years, Ken Oldenburger has provided records management consulting services provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and First Nations governments. He has also worked with private corporations, universities and societies. His experience involves most aspects of records management, including: filing; archiving/disposition processing; developing policies and procedures; assessing, planning, managing and implementing records management programs; designing, reviewing and/or amending various and numerous Records Classification and Retention Schedules (RCRS); and giving training all of these aspects of records management.

Purchase tickets HERE


Ever wondered what Big Data is all about? What is it and how to go about managing it? If so this half day workshop is the perfect place to learn!

Information Managers, of all sorts, are still tasked with providing governance structures to traditional formats, such as paper and Microsoft Office records; however, a growing body of structured and semi-structured information resides in our enterprise applications that are primarily unmanaged.

RIM professionals are encountering the collection of big data at an unprecedented rate. While big data can contribute to the successful achievement of corporate goals, it can also cause many issues, such as dirty data (problematic for analytics), increased storage costs, and so forth.

This morning workshop will provide:

  • A detailed description of Big Data and how its accumulated
  • The opportunities and challenges surrounding Big Data
  • Options for managing the storage and life-cycle of Big Data

The workshop will conclude with case scenarios provided to small groups. The groups will discuss and determine a structured solution for managing the data throughout its lifecycle for peer feedback.

The workshop will be presented by three City of Edmonton experts in distinct fields that collaborate on managing Big Data in IT, Life-Cycle Management and Information Governance.

*A breakfast buffet and light snacks will be provided throughout the morning session. Please email any dietary restrictions to communications@armaedmonton.org.

When: Wednesday March 27, 2019
Where: The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton – Rowand Room
(10235 101 Street Northwest)
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Purchase tickets HERE


Have you ever wanted to explore the Provincial Archives? Interested in learning how to search their collection of records? The local chapters of the Association of Records Managers & Administrators (ARMA) and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) would like to invite you for an evening at the Archives. Join us for a fun night out to absorb the many sections of the Provincial Archives.

We’ll start off the evening with a tour of the Provincial Archives, taking a deeper look behind the scenes finding out who they are, how they acquire collections and how their preservation program works! Then we’ll break off into a separate room for a presentation from MacEwan University’s instructor Ruth Younie on project management objectives, appropriately titled “The Search for…”

Our chapters will be hosting two evenings at the Archives to allow both of our memberships the opportunity to participate. First tour will be held Wednesday February 20th followed by the second on Wednesday February 27th. If tickets are sold out for on please join us on the other date.

Tickets are limited for this event. Sign up early to avoid disappointment!

When: Wednesday February 20 & 27, 2019
Where: Provincial Archives of Alberta (8555 Roper Road Northwest)
Time: 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Who Should Attend:

  • ARMA or IIBA members
  • anyone interested in becoming a Business Analyst or learning more about Business Analysis
  • anyone interested in becoming a professional in or learning more about Records and Information Management
  • students
  • young professionals looking for a career change

Event Itinerary:

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Check in/Registration, Networking and Enjoying Refreshments!
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Tour of the Archives
7:00pm – 7:45pm: Presentation
7:45pm – 8:00pm: Q & A and Wrap up

Purchase tickets HERE


December 19, 2018 – Drop in between 5pm till 8pm

ARMA Holiday Social! 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 😊 and just in time for our next event. We’re hosting a fun holiday social on Wednesday, December 19th at the Continental Inn on the West end (16625 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton, AB T5P 4A8). We’ll be located downstairs in the Alberta Room. Signage should be up to direct you to the room location.

Join the chapter for a social drink, snacks and a little holiday cheer! Invite some colleagues and share with us what gets you excited about your membership. Have your say in what the 2019 programming looks like and have some fun getting to know other members.

**We know schedules around this time of year can be challenging so come and go as you please. Doors will be open at 5pm and will wrap up when the crowd dwindles.

Please register through Eventbrite. Looking forward to seeing everyone there!