Monday, 4 July 2011

ARMA International Announces Conference and Education Opportunities

NOW OPEN - Registration for 56th Annual Conference and Expo

ARMA International, the authority on records and information management, has opened registration for its 56th Annual Conference & Expo to be held October 17-19, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center, just minutes outside of Washington, D.C.

“In today’s business environment, information governance is crucial for business function and helps keep organizations competitive and compliant,” said Marilyn Bier, executive director at ARMA International. “ARMA 2011 puts the right resources and vendors at the fingertips of the professional community that is in need of their services.”

The conference will feature more than 80 education programs presented by experts in the legal, information tedchnology (IT), and information management professions, as well as an Expo Hall boasting more than 200 top-tier exhibitors showcasing the latest offerings from technology to data retention and storage.

“Conference attendees will be able to see the industry’s emerging technologies and understand how to implement them into their day-to-day business strategies,” said Bier. “Our primary goal is to answer the questions and pain points of today’s professional that touches information management and provide them with solutions and best practices to strategically address all of their organization’s information governance needs.”

The ARMA International conference & expo is the premier educational event for the records and information industry. This year at ARMA 2011 more than 4,000 information management professionals from around the world will come together for unparalleled education, networking, and to discover top-of-the-line products.

Recommended Attendees

  • Records managers
  • Records analysts
  • IT managers
  • IT developers
  • Industry consultants
  • Archivists
  • Attorneys
  • Legal assistants
  • In-house counsel
  • Chief information officers
Industries Represented:

  • Legal
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Financial services
  • Manufacturing
  • Contracting
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Education
  • Consulting
  • Insurance

For more information about ARMA International’s 56th Annual Conference & Expo and to register, visit!

About the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

The Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center is the site of ARMA International’s 56th Annual Conference & Expo. Located on the Potomac in Maryland just minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Gaylord National is the perfect place to enjoy the region's rich cultural and business appeal. Scenically located in the National Harbor in Prince George’s County, Gaylord National offers guests convenient shuttle service to Washington, D.C., and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and water taxi to various locations, including Old Town Alexandria.

National Harbor is a community unlike any other in the D.C. region, designed to take full advantage of the most historic river in the nation. Rising from the banks of the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, National Harbor is a 300-acre, mixed-used development with tree-lined promenades and scores of shops, restaurants, a marina, and much more.


Press passes are available for editors, writers, bloggers, and other interested media in the information management industry. For a pass, e-mail K.C. O’Rourke at with your credentials.

About ARMA International

ARMA International ( is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on information management and governance. Formed in 1955, ARMA International is the oldest and largest association for the records and information management profession with a current international membership of more than 10,000. It provides education, publications, and information on the efficient maintenance, retrieval, and preservation of vital information created in public and private organizations in all sectors of the economy. It also publishes the award-winning Information Management magazine.

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