Submission Guidelines

As you conceptualize your proposal, we encourage you to carefully review the submission guidelines, even if you've presented recently.

Session Format:  50-60 minute core content session

When submitting, please indicate your session topic focus area:
  • CORE CONCEPTS: Sessions focused on the fundamentals of Information Governance, including records management, information management, document management, content management, data management, data privacy, data security, eDiscovery, etc.
     
  • DELIVERING EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION GOVERNANCE: Sessions focused on the relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, the use and application of IG implementation models, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society.
     
  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI): Sessions focused on the rapidly advancing world of Generative AI, deep fakes, how AI can be used to benefit IG efforts, and AI and privacy considerations.
     
  • PRODUCTIVITY PLATFORMS & BUSINESS PROCESS SOLUTIONS: Sessions focused on best practices and case studies demonstrating successful use with various platforms, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Co-Pilot, Purview, Azure, and Google. Sessions focused on implementing proper governance with various platforms and cloud computing and cloud computing tools.
     
  • DATA & RECORDS MANAGEMENT: Sessions focused on the intersection of privacy and records management, data maps, data lakes, and the new lifecycle of records, Information Governance for structured data (e.g., Salesforce, SAP, etc.), archival and digital records and considerations for nontraditional records keeping and management. 
     
  • GROWING THE IG PROFESSION: Sessions focused on leadership, professional development and advancement for IG professionals and records management practitioners. 
     
  • LEGAL ISSUES IN IG:  Sessions focused on the increasingly complex legal and regulatory issues in the United States relating to cyber-security and data protection, and cross-border legal and regulatory issues.
     
  • ETHICS: Sessions focused on the relationship between the creation, organization, dissemination, and use of information, and the ethical standards and moral codes governing human conduct in society. 
     
  • DEI: Sessions focused on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Presenters will agree to the following stipulations during the submission process:
  • Presenters will not promote products or services. If presenters would like to be considered for a sponsored session, they may contact Jennifer.Millett@armaintl.org. 
  • Presenters will submit materials up to 12 weeks in advance of the conference kick-off.
  • Presenters may be asked to conduct a virtual run-through and/or recording.
  • Presenters may be asked to conduct interviews in advance of the event and/or participate in webinars or podcasts to promote the event.
  • Presenters are encouraged to stay for the full conference, and priority will be given to those presenters who are able to stay through the full event.
  • Priority will be given to proposals submitted by members of ARMA International.
  • ARMA International is committed to building a community that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Facilitators must not use harsh language or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group. 


Registration and Travel

Presenters will receive a free conference registration. For panel presentations with multiple presenters, two free registrations will be given; it will be the panel’s responsibility to determine who receives the two free registrations.
  • Presenters are limited to delivering two education sessions but may also serve as an expert on a panel or as a pre-conference facilitator. 
  • All presenters must cover their travel and living expenses.
  • Presenters are strongly encouraged to stay in the conference hotel block and remain onsite for the duration of the conference.


Proposal and Presenter Timeline

  • Call for proposals is open:  January 9 – February 20, 2024
  • Speakers can expect to be notified of proposal acceptance or rejection by the end of March 2024