Past Events

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Seminar Mania – 4th Annual

ARMA Chapters from across the country have partnered to provide 16 virtual, educational sessions from April 11 to May 30, 2024. Participating chapters span from Washington state to Florida!

Grab your virtual passports and get ready to visit some spectacular destinations. Each time you attend a seminar, your virtual passport is stamped. The more passport stamps you get, the more chances you have to win door prizes during and at the end of the event.

Virtual Meetings

The Seminar Mania Finale is on May 30 and includes door prizes, trivia, and networking. You can register for the Seminar Mania Finale via the ARMA Milwaukee site.

Spring Seminar Mania 4: Extend Your Vacation

ARMA Madison’s portion of Seminar Mania is on April 24. You can register for “Best Practices for Long-Term File Preservation” with the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Krista Sorenson via the ARMA Madison site.

Best Practices For Long-Term File Preservation

ARMA Canada Information Conference 2024

We are excited to announce that registration is officially open for the ARMA Canada Information Conference 2024. Taking place in the dynamic city of Calgary, Alberta from May 12-14, 2024! Get ready to take a deep dive into the fast-paced world of information governance, with a special focus on issues and topics relevant to Canada. But we’re not just about Canada — we welcome IG professionals from around the globe to bring their unique perspectives! Get ready to boost your career with our educational sessions and networking opportunities.

Session starts Sunday, May 12th at 7:00 MT

Introducing IMCanadaConnect

Connecting Information and Records Management Professionals across Canada

Information is one of your organization’s biggest assets. Learning and sharing ideas is the way of the future!

The records and information management community has been through years of covid and working from home has made remote work a part of many hybrid work environments. This has made in-person collaboration with our colleagues and the conducting of typical ARMA Chapter business substantially more difficult.

With this in mind, the ARMA Chapters of Canada, including ARMA Edmonton, are participating in a community program providing sessions on important records and information management topics relevant to Canadian business operations to personnel responsible for managing corporate information. The Canadian Chapters and WesternIM are working together to build a source of Canadian content for both members and associates.

The plan is to have monthly virtual sessions on an ongoing basis.  The sessions are recorded and available for viewing in case you miss one.

Expect an email and web posting in advance of each hosted session.  The web location for past and future sessions of IMCanadaConnect as well as the WesternIM “Learn with Us” series is available on the WesternIM web site at Blog – WesternIM.

For more information about the IMCanadaConnect program, please email

InfoNEXT 2024

Get ready to redefine the game at #InfoNEXT2024, the conference that is set to revolutionize the Information Governance industry! We’re thrilled to announce that registration is OPEN for this landmark event. This is your chance to connect with top IG professionals, gain invaluable insights, and be at the forefront of industry trends. This is not just another conference — it’s a launchpad for the future of IG. Be part of the change. Be part of the NEXT. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your career and organization! Only 250 spots available.

Session starts Monday, April 8th at 7:00 PT

IMCanadaConnect – Data Privacy, Higher Education – Why Should We Care?

Today’s student attitudes toward data privacy will shape the policies and practices that govern the internet.

Society needs to better understand college student attitudes, expectations, and behaviors regarding data privacy, and take a more active role in shaping behaviors. As students have become more aware of this ongoing data collection and use, they have begun to express their concerns and desires to limit the use of their data to guide institutional decision making.

Recommendations will address the collection and use of personal data, and how to gain student trust in managing their private information.

Session starts Wednesday, February 28 at 12:00 CST 

ARMA InfoCon 2024 – Call for Proposals Now OPEN!

Step into the spotlight at InfoCon 2024! We’re excited to announce that we are now accepting speaker submissions for our upcoming conference. InfoCon 2024 is the premiere IG event of the year and you won’t want to miss it!

The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2024.

IMCanadaConnect and Learn with Us

What is Santa to do?

Join us to share some Holiday spirit (virtually)

To wish each other Happy Holidays and have a rousing discussion on AI applications specific to RIM.

AI has been a hot topic this year, and Santa has a problem.

Keeping track of gifts to every girl and boy in the world is hard enough.

It’s even harder when all your files are in a mess! 

Santa’s Polar file share is unstructured and disorganized. 

We look forward to your suggestions to help Santa.

Session starts Wednesday, December 20 at 12:00 CST



How does Cyber insurance relate to Information Governance (IG)?

Could your records and information management knowledge assist your organization in getting its cyber insurance coverage? 

Attend the presentation and hear how!

Session starts Wednesday, November 22 at 12:00 CST.

IMCanadaConnect – Does your Records Management Program Measure Up?

Compliance and Reporting is the Key!

As we establish our Records Management Program, we often overlook ways to showcase the value of our efforts through compliance and good reporting processes.

Do we have a clear vision of the desired outcome when we establish a Records Management Program?

Attend the presentation and hear why!

Join the session at 12:00 CST on Wednesday, September 27. The link to register is here.

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

We hope to see you there!

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.