DAMA International is proud to announce the DAMA International Boosters Program ­ an Internet Web-enabled bridge between Sponsors, Information Resource Management (IRM) and the data management community. As a DAMA International Booster, Sponsors can publicize support of DAMA International and promote their products and services. The community can locate vendors who offer data-related products and services. The Boosters Program replaces the Vendor Listing Services which will be phased out. The DAMA International Boosters Program will list DAMA International Sponsors and Discounters. Sponsor/Discounter organization name, point-of-contact information and a summary of data management related products and services will be provided. Discounter listings include a statement of discounts for each product or service offered. Sponsors may include their organizational logo. Optionally, Boosters may include hot links to their home page and/or point-of-contact e- mail address. When a Sponsor is also a Discounter, the Sponsor will be identified in both sections of the Boosters' listing, but will only pay the Sponsor listing fee. Counters will record number of hits on both Sponsor and Discounter listings of the DAMA International Boosters Program.

Sponsors may enjoy additional publicity as a brief overview of the Sponsor's data management related products and services and occasionally may be included in the DAMA International newsletter and proceedings of DAMA International co- sponsored symposia, conferences and other sponsored events. Depending on specific arrangements, Sponsors may be given discounts on booth space costs at individual DAMA International-sponsored events. Sponsors are provided three individual Member-at-Large memberships in DAMA International. Finally, Sponsors may make use of a special "Sponsor version" of the DAMA International logo, in accordance with DAMA International's guidelines for logo display. These guidelines provide for display of the special DAMA International sponsor logo on Web sites, advertising copy and official organizational letterhead in connection with the status as a DAMA International official Sponsor.

DAMA International is excited about its new Booster Program, which will provide an expanded and valuable service to DAMA members, vendors of products and services, and to the IRM and data management community at large.

For additional information, contact Twyla Courtot, vice president of Industry Services for DAMA International, at courtot@worldnet.att.net or (202) 484-8355.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Atlanta Call Carol Knight, 770-551- 9254, for meeting schedule.
Boston Call Kris Chatterjee, 718-716-1025, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, fendleyp@exchange.lands.qld.gov .au, for meeting schedule.
British Columbia, Canada Call Peter Kho, 604-666-3027, or Kel Bahi, 604-451-2700, for meeting schedule.
Canberra, Australia Call Peter Bickerton, +061-2-6244-7151, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry, Douglas-McCurry@belk.com, for meeting schedule.
Chicago Call Mike Frisch, 773-935-6175, for meeting schedule.
Connecticut Valley Call Marshall Dubaldo, 860-280-0633, for meeting schedule.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Ataur Rahman, 972-661-3292, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
May 13: Data Certification at USAA: Experience with New Data Management & Quality Methods, Andres Perez.
July 15: John Zachman.
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-758-3030, ext 209 for meeting schedule, or visit: www.dama-rmc.org.
Houston Contact Frank Pursel, 713-356-6264, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 1-3923-02-2533, for meeting schedule.
Kentucky Tri-State Chapter now forming. Contact Pat Lavigne, 502-560-4598, for meeting schedule.
Los Angeles Contact Jim Swenson, 818-814-7735, for meeting schedule.
Melbourne, Australia Contact Daniel Moody, +61-3-9650-5100 or dmoody@acm.org, for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651- 486-4626, for meeting schedule.
Nashville Contact Dr. John Wasileski, 615-434-7629, for more information.
New Jersey April 9: Enterprise Architecture, Bernie Boar.
April 19-22: DAMA International Symposium & Meta Data Conference.
See www.dama- nj.org for details.
New York Please see www.dama- ny.com, for registration details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
Call 516-221-5560 for meeting details.
Ohio April 13: Enterprise Data Management Strategies.
Call Dave Schoeff, 937-294-8570, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley April 7: "Information Systems Planning," Michael Gorman and "Building Business Value for Your Data Warehouse," Arvind Shah. E- mail Anne Marie Smith, asmith08@bellatlantic.net for details.
Phoenix Call Laura Kostyo, 602-766-5486 or visit www.dama-phx.org, for meeting schedule.
Portland Call Robin Stromholt, 503-321-8597, for meeting schedule.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact Toni Lynn Johnson, 716-383-0704, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Call Cortina Martinez, 916-654-9596, for meeting schedule.
San Francisco Bay Area April 7: Spring Fling! Full day of presentations!
Call Fred Turner, 415-434-4834, for details.
Scandinavia Contact Eskil Swende, +46-8-80-22-40, or eskil.swende@irm.se, for meeting schedule.
Seattle May 5-7: "Business Rules: The Competitive Edge. " Tutorials and Symposium. Visit www.halcyon.com/drma/brconf/brs.htm for details.
Call Scott Harris, 253-502-2321, for meeting schedule.
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 and event details.
Toronto, Canada
Please visit the Toronto IRMAC Web site at www.irmac.com for information about upcoming meeting and event details.
Washington, D.C.
(National Capitol Region)
Call Veena Bhatia, 202-708-9279, for meeting schedule.
Wisconsin Contact Jim Wisniewski, 608-267-7833, for details.

11th Annual DAMA International Symposium and Meta Data Conference

April 19-22, Atlantic City, NJ
$250 Discount for DAMA Members
Register at www.dama-nj.org for details.

Business Rules: The Competitive Edge Symposium

May 5-7, Seattle, WA
Register at www.halcyon.com/drma/brconf/brs.htm.

Can't find a chapter near you? Check out our Web site, www.dama.org, for information about our Member-at- Large program.

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