The first year of the new millenium was another very successful year for DAMA International and its affiliated chapters. DAMA International is rapidly becoming the professional organization of choice for data management professionals and practitioners.

The DAMA International Conference in Anaheim, co-located with the Meta Data Conference, was our largest conference to date with 1,200 people exchanging ideas, concepts, problems and successes. The DAMA International Europe Conference in London, co-located with the Meta Data Conference and Information Quality Conference, doubled in size over last year. The annual conference in Australia was billed as the DAMA International Australia Conference and joins the other two Conferences in terms of success. DAMA International was involved again in the ER Conference in Yokohama. Plans are in progress to increase the scope and size of the three DAMA International Conferences in 2002 and to be involved with the ER Conference in Finland.

Another success last year was the acquisition of a Membership Management System to provide a central location for member information. This system will be brought online and populated early this year. With this system, chapters will be able to maintain current, accurate member information; and that information will be available for providing additional services to the members.

The DAMA International Web page continues to be expanded and enhanced. With the implementation of the Membership Management System, a members-only Web page will be created containing useful information such as standards pertaining to data management, education resources and member discounts for products and services. DAMA International is forming a variety of alliances with different organizations, including ICCP, that provide benefits for its members.

The Chapter Presidents, through their Presidents Council Liaison, provide input about the direction and activities for DAMA International. The DAMA International Advisors also provide insight into the direction of the data management discipline as well as the direction and activities for DAMA International. The tremendous exchange of ideas between the Chapter Presidents, DAMA International Board Members and the Advisors at the Presidents Council meeting in Anaheim last year resulted in an extremely successful meeting.

If you are interested in more information about DAMA International please check our Web page at or send me an e-mail at

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio Contact Andres Perez at The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Barbara Helmer,, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee,, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or e-mail
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts,, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Connie Cain,, for meeting schedule.
Central Ohio
Visit for meeting schedule or contact information..
Central Virginia Contact Ryan Slye, ryans@i-, for more information or visit www.goto/dama-cv/.
Chicago Visit for meeting schedule or contact information.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule or visit
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-894-3810 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama-
Germany http://www.informatik.tu-
Heart of Texas Contact Andres Perez at The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Houston Visit for more information.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit for chapter information.
Kentucky Tri-State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-774-7425, for more information.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin,, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Bill Harenburg,, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, , or or +61-3-9650-5100 for details.
Minnesota Visit for chapter information.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit for chapter information.
New York City Please see or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
Northeast Region
(New York)
E-mail or call 516- 221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann,, for more information.
Contact Mark Wysong,, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit or call 610-690- 1653 for more information.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486, or visit, for meeting schedule.
Portland Visit www.dama- for meeting schedule and chapter information.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Sue Bartleson,, for meeting schedule or visit
Sacramento Valley Call Judy Candlish, 916-227-3074,, for meeting schedule or visit, P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812- 0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Dan Weller, 510-272-8126, for details or see
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46- 8-80-22-40, or for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Visit for registration and meeting details.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold,, or +61-2-9211- 6200, for meeting details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, Canada (Information Resource Management Association of Canada) Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter,, or or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy,, for meeting details.
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site,, for information about our Member-at- Large program. Send updates for this listing to

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