Past Events

Upcoming Information Governance (IG) Presentation

As mentioned, there will be an Information Governance (IG) presentation at the upcoming AGM. Check out the overview below:

What is Information Governance (IG) Really?

Everyone is talking about Information Governance (IG), but not everyone knows where it came from originally and many versions exist today.

This speedy 15-minute presentation will cover the history of IG, the vision of what it was meant to be, where we are now, and how to get your IGP certification from ARMA. It will be presented by Rick Stirling of IMCanadaConnect.

Rick Stirling is the President of WesternIM and a recognized expert and pioneer in the Information Management (IM) community. From his over 50 years in the information technology (IT) field to his involvement in the delivery of the first content management and electronic records management software solutions ever created, Rick is one of Canada’s most respected authorities on Information Management.

Rick Stirling is the President of WesternIM and a recognized expert and pioneer in the Information Management (IM) community. From his over 50 years in the information technology (IT) field to his involvement in the delivery of the first content management and electronic records management software solutions ever created, Rick is one of Canada’s most respected authorities on Information Management.

Over the last two decades, Rick has specialized in the strategic and business development of the IM profession and implementation of electronic solutions in both the public and private sectors. Often called upon to provide workshops focusing on strategic planning and IG, Rick is a frequent speaker at events in both Canada and USA.

He has held many executive positions in ARMA International. These include member of the international board of directors, President of the Canadian Region, and member of ARMA Educational Foundation Board. He is a frequent speaker in both the United States and Canada. Rick was one of the original members of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principals Information Governance Professional Certification task forces and the ARMA IGP Governance Board.

Save the Date! 

We have scheduled our Annual General Meeting (AGM) for June 13th, 2023, at noon.  There will be an introduction to our new board and volunteers and a summary of the results of the Membership Needs Assessment survey.  There will also be an exciting Information Governance (IG) presentation and panel discussion. This will be led by Rick Stirling of IMCanadaConnect.

The AGM will be held virtually over Zoom.  We will send out the Zoom link in advance.

See you then!  

IMCanadaConnect – Digital Transformation Session

Let’s jump into Digital Transformation (or should we)?

Can Digital Transformation be complete without digitization of paper documents?

On Wednesday, May 24, join Raheem Ismail from Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd., as he brings insight and touches upon digitization industry standards. The learning objectives include understanding the five W’s of Digitization:

  • Who needs to digitize,
  • What needs to be digitized,
  • When is the right time to digitize,
  • Where should digitization be performed,
  • Why is digitization necessary.

The session is at 12:00 CST on Wednesday, May 24 (1100 BC/YT  1200 AB/NT/SK  1300 MB  1400 ON/QC  1500 NB/NS/PE  1530 NL)

Register today!

This session is brought to you by the ARMA Toronto Chapter.

About Raheem Ismail:

Raheem Ismail, Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) is National Team Lead Business Solutions Consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in Information Management across all types of industries and client sizes from SMB to Enterprise level.

Raheem advises clients on digital transformation through operational understanding to bridge today’s vision into tomorrow’s reality, involving transformation of business processes into intelligent automation with improved production, cost savings, and optimized business processes.

Raheem is Change Management Professional with Konica Minolta Busininess Solutions (Canada) Ltd.

Annual Reporting – What does Executive need to know about the RIM Program?
April 5 at 12:00 CST
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If the RIM Program does not have annual reporting, the Principle of Accountability is not being met. But what should we be reporting on?

Key Performance Indicators are the hottest buzzwords, but are they actually useful?
Join Stacie Barclay, Ken Oldenburger and David Young as each of us give a few minutes of our own thoughts on the topic. Followed by an open discussion with you, moderated by Rick Stirling. We will take notes and put together a sample report for all to use. Help us help you!

Register Now
Join the session at 12:00 CST on Wednesday, April 5
(1100 BC/YT 1200 AB/NT/SK 1300 MB 1400 ON/QC 1500 NB/NS/PE 1530 NL)
Some of you are on Daylight Savings Time, so note the time change. Bring your questions and comments to engage with this panel.

Stacie Barclay
Stacie has cultivated a 23-year career in records and information management (RIM) in provincial, municipal, and regional district settings, spanning BC and Alberta. What first started as a job to feed her passion for organization, quickly turned into a progressive career. Her experience is rooted in RIM program implementation; lifecycle management; organization wide training; records centre management; digitization program implementation; strategic planning; FOI and privacy; and the unexpected in between. Stacie has been a Certified Records Manager (CRM) through the Institute of Certified Records Managers since 2017.

Ken Oldenburger
Ken has provided records and information management (RIM) consulting services for over twenty-five years to provincial, territorial, regional, municipal and First Nations governments. He has also worked with societies, private corporations and universities. His experience involves essentially every aspect of RIM, including filing; disposition processing; developing policies and procedures; assessing, planning and implementing RIM programs; customizing RIM manuals, designing or amending records classification and retention schedules (RCRS); and providing RIM training at all levels. Ken is a founding member and current president of the award-winning Vancouver Island Chapter of ARMA International.

David Young
For the past 10 years Dave has been the (inaugural) Record Management Archivist for the University of Victoria, responsible for the records management program there. Prior to that, he was the Supreme Commander at David A. Young Consulting Services, providing consulting services in Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy and Records Management, his clients included provincial, municipal and first nations government organizations. Prior to that he was the Records Manager and FOI guy for the Ministry of Finance in the BC provincial government. He is past-president and current board member of ARMA Vancouver Island.

The Ethics of Data Privacy
April 19 at 12:00 CST Register Here
Is technology a threat? What are the ethical challenges? Let’s do the right thing!

Join the session at 12:00 CST on Wednesday, April 19
(1100 BC/YT 1200 AB/NT/SK 1300 MB 1400 ON/QC 1500 NB/NS/PE 1530 NL)

You still have time to Register Now and check out some learning objectives.

• Understand the concept of privacy.
• Recognize the influence of technology in processing personal information.
• Information professionals accept the implications of managing private data – do you agree?

Digital ethics describes the moral principles governing the behaviors and beliefs about how we use technology and data. Or, in short, doing the right thing with data. It’s distinct from data privacy, which relates to collecting and processing personal information in a manner that aligns with customer expectations for security and confidentiality. Gartner identified digital ethics as a top strategic technology trend in 2019. Now, there’s little doubt that this issue will become even more of a concern. Our personal data is constantly being collected in mass amounts, sifted through, and analyzed. And probably (definitely) being sold to a third-party along the way. At what point does this become a violation of our human rights?

Andrew Geider has extensive Records Management experience in both public and private sectors and shares his knowledge with my peers in the RIM Community. Andrew is currently serving on ARMA Vancouver Board and a mentor for ARMA Canada Young Professional Mentorship Program.

Andrew holds Master of Archival Studies from UBC and Certificate in Records Management (CRM), is a candidate for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Canadian Privacy Certificate, and has taught three levels of Records Management at Vancouver Community College and University of the Fraser Valley.

Having developed change management strategies for the planning and implementation of electronic records management systems and as the Freedom of Information Officer, interpreted the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, he can demonstrate that Records Management and Freedom of Information can complement each other.

IM Canada Connect in collaboration with ARMA Canadian Chapters welcome you to join their upcoming webinar titled Records Here, There, and Everywhere!

Records Here, There, Everywhere is expected to be an engaging and candid dive into the experiences of a panel of professionals who will share their experiences, knowledge and provide insight on some of the challenges faced in establishing records management programs or when taking on records management projects.

Presented by the ARMA Saskatchewan panel of Sandra Bates, Jennifer Leask and Rick Stirling

Register now. The session starts at 12:00 CST Wednesday, January 25
(1000 BC  1100 AB/YK/NWT  1200 SK  1200 MB  1300 ON  1400 NS  1430 NL)

We all engage in records inventory projects for a variety of reasons. The places and state you found physical records. Some records searches leave us wondering, “how does this happen?”. Where are you in your records inventory?

Speaking of normal – unmanaged records in many organizations.  Doing or considering a clean-up? What barriers can you expect to encounter? What is best action to take? With massive growth of digital content, what technology should you focus on? What is essential and what is just nice to have?  Need some pointers for evaluation and tips on where to start?

Join this exciting webinar to find answers to all of these questions and more!

The five Western chapte

rs of the ARMA Canada Region are jointly holding the ARMA Kelowna Conference, Oct. 5-7, 2022! Wine-ing About Records” is a repeat of the very successful conference held in 2010. Returning to the Coast Capri, we have a diverse agenda planned with quality content and networking opportunities.

Themed streams:

  • Records Management Fundamentals
  • Records Management in Indigenous Organizations
  • Special Topics​

Registration       (Open Dec. 15, 2021. Early Bird pricing until May 15, 2022.)

The ARMA Edmonton Board is pleased to invite you to an interactive demo of Microsoft Office 365 governance features lead by Jordan Uytterhagen from Cadence Solutions.

Join us on March 30 over the lunch hour for an opportunity to ask questions and engage with our industry peers who are interested in gaining a better understanding what records management looks like in SharePoint. This free event will cover records closure, controlled metadata, and how MS365 stacks up against other ECM systems.

Register through the Eventbrite page!

It is a new year, time for a new outlook towards records and information management!  

Join us virtually on Wednesday, January 26th at 12 p.m. MST for Jesse Wilkins’ interactive presentation “Harnessing Your Information to Create Business Value.” Jesse will discuss how organizations generally approach and frame records and information management as a means of compliance. A collective brainstorming session on changing this mindset into one focusing on generating business value will follow.

Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas!   Tickets are free for members and non-members. Register through Eventbrite.  

The impact of the past year on the information professional has been substantial. How we work, communicate our profession, and learn to work in the digital space has dramatically changed. In this presentation, we will hear from leaders in IM, Virtual Office, and Social Media to gain insight on how to virtualize our careers. As leaders in information, we must put ourselves ahead of the curve continually as professional digital transformation surfers.

10:00 – 10:30

Panel Discussion: Pandemic Impacts to How We Work

Angela Watt, CIP will guide our presenters through a few questions about the impact the pandemic has had on our profession, how we work, and trends they are seeing from their own subject areas of expertise.

10:30 – 11:00

Breakout mini-session 1Productivity from Home – Time Management from the Trenches

Lindy is the CEO of Rock Solid Administration, a company built to maximize efficiency and minimize the time entrepreneurs are spending in their businesses. Lindy worked from home long before it was cool and has figured out the best apps and tricks to stay on track.

Sarah is the Client Care Manager at Rock Solid Administration and she spends her time ensuring clients are supported, that expectations and Priorities are clear and aligned month over month to ensure value added service month over month. Sarah has worked from home since 2016, with multiple distractions to make things impossible through the years, and is happy to share the lessons she has learned

11:00 – 11:30

Breakout mini-session 2IM Employee to IM Consultant

Irene Gelyk has been an independent RIM/IG consultant since 2012. During the presentation she will talk about her experience in becoming a consultant and address common questions such as: should you incorporate? what it takes to run your own business (pros and cons)? and share lessons learned. She will discuss what would have been helpful to have known before starting out and how to build your network of placement agencies and other services/tools.

Ms. Gelyk is a seasoned professional within the records, information management & information governance (RIM) fields. Prior to becoming a RIM consultant and owner of 2plus2 Consulting Inc., she developed, implemented and project managed enterprise-wide records and information management programs within the private and public sectors

11:30 – 12:00

Breakout mini-session 3: Why LinkedIn ?

Debbie Wemyss, Founder of DW Consulting Solutions, will present an informative presentation titled Why LinkedIn? that will review the main reasons you should have a good presence on the site and what it means for product or service providers and professionals in transition. An overview of what a keyword optimized profile can do to improve your visibility on the site and strategies for effective engagement with your network will be presented. Reference documents will be provided

When: Tuesday March 16, 2021
Where: Online*
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

*This is a virtual event and Zoom information will be shared through your ticket confirmation.

Registration and tickets can be completed through our event page.

This event is eligible for 2 CEU for ARMA’s IGP and AIIM’s CIP

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!

Please join us over the lunch hour as we host a “Coffee Style” chat and networking event.

When: Wednesday November 25, 2020
Where: Online*
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
(we’ve allotted a little more time but will try to wrap up within the hour)

*This is a virtual event and Zoom information will be shared through your ticket confirmation.

Registration and tickets can be completed through our event page.

ARMA Edmonton’s Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Join the ARMA Edmonton Chapter for their Annual General Meeting

Topics of discussion will include:

  • An introduction of the new Board
  • An update on the Board’s Bylaw
  • Annual Board reports including a financial report

Plus much more! Check out the agenda for more information.

When: Tuesday September 29, 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.

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

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 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 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 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

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

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!