The 2002 DAMA International (DAMA-I) Symposium and Wilshire Meta-Data Conference was a huge success with more than 900 attendees from 24 countries. Conference planners enhanced this year's event adding new conference features such as "Night School," 101-level sessions and SIGs (special interest groups).

The slowing economy will recover and should not hinder the growth and development of this valuable resource for data management professionals. This approach reflects DAMA-I growth strategies and is supported in other DAMA-I initiatives.

Under the direction of president Michael Brackett, DAMA-I has been is positioning to be the "Premier Organization for Data Management Professionals." To support this effort, the organization has grown cash assets approximately 200 percent since the beginning of 2000. This financial position will assure continued commitment to the advancement of data resource management as an acknowledged and valued discipline in the corporate environment.

At the 2002 strategy planning session, the DAMA-I Executive and Advisory boards identified six areas for strategic development: developing, documenting and promoting the DRM body of knowledge; improving public relations; increasing ties with academia; promoting DRM best practices through enhanced alliances; focusing on globalization to enhance benefits to members worldwide; and continuing to improve the annual symposium through DAMA-I conference services.

Tactical plans are still in development, but there are several specific initiatives already in progress: Guidelines to Implementing DRM, 4th edition, premiered at the DAMA-I Symposium; a membership database is in development and will launch later this year; DAMA Europe conference is entering its third year; and ICCP certification is being enhanced.

DAMA-I finances have been fabulously successful; but with the economic downturn, 2002 is expected to be different. However, DAMA-I plans to continue aggressive plans for becoming a truly world class professional organization.

While a net reduction of cash is planned for 2002, the DAMA-I Executive and Advisory boards believe this spending is moving DAMA-I in the right direction. DAMA-I will be a healthier organization with the ability to provide greater value to the membership and positioned to meet new challenges when the economy rebounds in 2003!

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
http://www.dama.org/
Austin/San Antonio The chapter meets the last Monday of January-May and August-October at 7:00 p.m. in San Marcos. For more information see www.main.org/hotdama.
Atlanta Contact Barbara Helmer, BHelmer@DataArchitects.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.dama-atl.org.
Boston E-mail Kris Chatterjee, dama-boston@yahoo.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.geocities.com/BostonDama.
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 Florida

Chapter now forming! Contact Susan E. Stelzmann, stelzman@mail.irm.state.fl.us for more information.

Central Ohio
(Columbus)
Visit www.DAMACOC.org for meeting schedule or contact information.
Central Virginia For more information visit www.go.to/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)
Visit www.dama-rmc.org for meeting schedule or contact Mark Dalton at Mark_Dalton@jdedwards.com or 303- 334-5881.
Germany http://www.informatik.tu- cottbus.de/~thalheim/DAMA/dama.html.
Heart of Texas
(HoT Chapter)
For more information see www.main.org/hotdama or contact Wayne Miller, presdient of HoT at gwmiller4445@earthlink.net.
Houston Call Ted Kowalski at 713-241-2030 or e-mail chapteradmin@damahouston.org.
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 (Central) Chapter meets quarterly. Visit http://www.damacoc.org for meeting details and membership 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 DAMA Day 2002 ­ – Meta Data featuring Michael Brackett, Len Silverston and Peter Aiken, August 13th, and an all-day Meta Data Tutorial on August 14th presented by Michael Brackett. For more information, please contact Linda Kresl at president@dama-pdx.org.
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 Capital 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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