As Vice President of Conference Services for DAMA International, my primary objective is to increase the size and scope of the annual DAMA International Symposium so that it becomes the world's premier conference in information management.

Over the past three years, attendance at the event has nearly tripled with more than 1,000 attendees in 2001 from 24 countries. The 14th Annual DAMA International Symposium and 6th Annual Wilshire Meta Data Conference will be held April 28 to May 2, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas. This year, the expanded program includes more than 100 speakers, six preconference workshops, eight full-day tutorials, six conference tracks, after-hours night school sessions and panels, user group sessions, and early morning special interest groups.

The conference features presentations on data integration, data quality, data architecture, data stewardship, XML, meta data management, business rules, data standards, data warehousing, CRM, business intelligence, business rules, enterprise architecture, new methodologies and technologies, and numerous presentations on data modeling. This year, there are also a record number of success stories from practitioners at Fannie Mae, Allstate Insurance, Delta Airlines, Johnson and Johnson, Agilent Technologies, Intel, Aera Energy, Rohm and Haas Company, Wells Fargo, CNA Insurance, Pepsi, Prudential Financial, MetLife, Hallmark Cards and more.

Keynote presenters include Ed Yourdon, Peter Aiken and Bill Inmon. Preconference workshops will be conducted by John Zachman, Alec Sharp, Len Silverston, Bob Seiner, Michael Scofield and Sridhar Iygengar. Full- day tutorials will be presented by Graeme Simsion and Graham Witt, Michael Brackett, Larry English, Ron Ross and Gladys Lam, Adrienne Tannenbaum, David Marco, Claudia Imhoff and David Plotkin.

DAMA members are eligible for a $250 discount on the full event. There is an additional early-bird discount of $100 if paid by March 15, 2002, and a team bonus for four or more registrants from the same organization. This is a conference you don't want to miss!

For conference information, visit www.wilshireconferences.co m /MD2002/ or call (310) 477-4475. For information about DAMA, please visit www.dama.org.

Editor's Note: The DAMA column in the December 2001 issue was authored by Lynn Tenney, past president. DM Review regrets that this column was incorrectly attributed to Rose Romero. Tenney can be reached at Past_President@DAMA.org.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
http://www.dama.org/
Austin/San Antonio Contact Andres Perez at andres.perez@usaa.com. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Atlanta Contact Barbara Helmer, BHelmer@DataArchitects.com, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee, Kris_Chatterjee@gillette.com, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or e-mail khop@vcn.bc.ca.
Canberra, Australia E-mail Rob Smith- Roberts, rsmithrob@oosw.com.au, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Connie Cain, cain.connie@burlington.com, for meeting schedule.
Central Ohio
(Columbus)
Visit www.DAMACOC.org for meeting schedule or contact information..
Central Virginia Contact Ryan Slye, ryans@i- b-s-i.com, for more information or visit www.goto/dama-cv/.
Chicago Visit www.DAMAChicago.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule or visit www.dfwdama.org.
Denver
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-894-3810 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama- rmc.org.
Germany http://www.informatik.tu- cottbus.de/~thalheim/DAMA/dama.html.
Heart of Texas
(HoT Chapter)
Contact Andres Perez at andres.perez@usaa.com. The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos.
Houston Visit http://www.damahouston.org for more information.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit www.dama.org/chapters/kc.htm for chapter information.
Kentucky Tri- State Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-774-7425, for more information.
London Chapter now forming! Contact Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for more information.
Los Angeles Contact Bill Harenburg, wharenburg@aol.com, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, danielm@staff.dis.unimelb.edu.au , or http://www.dama.org.au/ or +61-3-9650-5100 for details.
Michigan Visit www.dama-michigan.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Minnesota Visit www.dama-mn.org for chapter information.
Nashville Contact Bryan Jones, 615-748-1421, for meeting schedule.
New Jersey Visit www.dama-nj.org for chapter information.
New York City Please see www.dama-ny.com or call 212-439-0063 for meeting details.
Northeast Region
(New York)
E-mail registration@damane.org or call 516- 221-5560 for meeting details.
North Florida Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, stelzman@mail.irm.state.fl.us, for more information.
Ohio
(Southwest)
Visit http://www.dama- oh.org/ for chapter information.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit http://www.dama.org/chapters/philly.htm or call 610-690- 1653 for more information.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486, or visit www.dama-phx.org, for meeting schedule.
Portland Visit www.dama- pdx.org for meeting schedule and chapter information.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Sue Bartleson, sbartleson@paychex.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.damaruny.org.
Sacramento Valley Call Judy Candlish, 916-227-3074, candlij@hdcdojnet.state.ca.us, for meeting schedule or visit http://go.to./dama-sac, P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812- 0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Dan Weller, 510-272-8126, for details or see www.sfdama.org.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46- 8-80-22-40, or eskil.swende@irm.se for meeting schedule.
Seattle (DRMA) Visit www.drma-seattle.org for registration and meeting details.
St. Louis Please visit the DAMA-St. Louis Chapter Web site at www.damastlouis.org for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Sydney, Australia Contact Robert Arnold, damasydney@poboxes.com, 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 www.irmac.ca for information about upcoming meetings and events.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Contact Jim Carpenter, carpenterj@bls.gov, or www.dama-ncr.org or call DAMA- NCR headquarters at 703-442-8780.
Wisconsin Contact Cathy Stacy, cstacy@wpsic.com, for meeting details.
Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site, www.dama.org, for information about our Member-at- Large program. Send updates for this listing to vp_communications@dama.org.

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