Records Managers

AC 15.2011

October 5, 2011

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA at ARMA International

The annual meeting of ARMA International takes place this year October 17-19 in the Washington, D.C. area (Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center). We wanted to make our agency customers aware of NARA's presence at this meeting and of the sessions/events that are of particular interest to Federal employees.

There is a concentration of Federal events on Monday, October 17:

1. The Opening Plenary Session (8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) will feature a keynote presentation "Transforming Records Management" by the Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero.

2. The U.S. Federal Government Roundtable Discussion (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Potomac C meeting room) will be hosted by NARA's Office of the Chief Records Officer and the Federal Records Centers Program. The event will include informal presentations from the program offices; time to network with your peers from other agencies; and the opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists, FRC Account Managers, and other NARA staff. If you are not registered for the ARMA International meeting, and you'd like to join us at this event, please RSVP with your name, agency name, telephone, and email address to Tara McLoughlin (tara.mcloughlin@nara.gov 301-837-0467).

3. The ARMA International Expo Hall will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Agency staff can attend the three events above (plenary, roundtable, expo) FREE OF CHARGE. To take advantage of this, you will need to register in advance for an Expo badge by visiting http://www.arma.org/conference/2011/RegistrationLinks.aspx, selecting "Expo Visitor Only" and following the online prompts. Or, you can print out and fill out the registration form http://www.arma.org/conference/2011/2011_conf_regis_form_A1.pdf, select "Expo Only Registration", and fax the form to 800-422-2762. You must pick up your badge at registration the morning of Monday, October 17 to get into the plenary, roundtable, or expo hall. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

The afternoon educational sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. The sessions listed below are specifically geared to a Federal audience. Please note that in order to attend the afternoon sessions, you must register and pay for the ARMA International meeting (see links above to register).

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"The Electronic Records Archives: What's Next?"
Paul M. Wester, Jr., NARA, Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Federal Government

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Managing Electronic Records in a Federal Government Environment"
Kenneth Matthews, USAID

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
"Web 2.0: A Federal Case Study"
Charley Barth, Department of the Navy
Maryam Azini, SAIC
Jeannette Plante, Department of Justice

Driving directions to the Gaylord are available at http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/directions-transportation/index.html. Parking at the Gaylord is $28/day. Parking at the nearby National Harbor is $11/day (information on National Harbor parking is available at http://www.nationalharbor.com/consumer/parking.htm).

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer for the
U.S. Government

DAVID WEINBERG
Director, Federal Records Centers Program

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