DAMA International's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information and data as a key enterprise asset. In support of this, DAMA produces an annual Symposium. The 12th Annual DAMA International Symposium and 4th Annual Meta Data Conference was held in March in Washington, D.C. The conference was our largest and most comprehensive event in DAMA history, with six conference tracks and over 60 quality sessions on nearly every topic of importance to information management professionals. Attendance doubled from last year's event with over 800 individuals representing 13 countries.

The event began with Sunday afternoon workshops on enterprise architecture and meta data. This was followed by full- day tutorials on data warehousing, XML, data quality, meta data, business rules and data modeling, and conference sessions. A trip report summarizing many of the sessions and conference highlights has been developed and can be downloaded from the Wilshire Conferences Web site, www.wilshireconferences.com.

The next annual DAMA International Symposium and Meta Data Conference will be held in Anaheim, California, March 4 - 8, 2001.

In addition to the annual symposium, DAMA International has developed DAMA Sessions for the industrial track at the 19th International Conceptual Modeling Conference that will be held from October 9 - 12, 2000, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Information regarding this conference can be found at http://www.er2000.byu.edu/.

Several DAMA chapters also produce their own conferences. DAMA New Jersey and Wilshire Conferences have produced EBIC, E-Business Intelligence Conference. This event will be held September 18 - 20, 2000, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There is a $100 discount for DAMA members. For information please visit www.dama-nj.org.

The Australian National DAMA 2000 Conference will be held in Sydney October 12 - 13, 2000. The conference will focus on emerging developments in information and knowledge management, e-commerce, corporate architectures and data warehousing. For information on this event, please visit www.knowledgeweb.com.a u/dama/conference.htm.

Many of the local chapters produce DAMA Days. A DAMA Day is a one-day event, generally at a hotel or corporate member site, featuring leading industry authorities. It is the major fund-raising event for the chapters. If you are interested in attending a DAMA Day, please contact your local DAMA chapter.

DAMA Chapter and Events Calendar
Austin/San Antonio Chapter now forming! Contact Attila Finta, afinta@earthlink.net, for more information.
Atlanta Contact Eileen Ponich, eponich@metlife.com, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee, Kris_Chatterjee@gillette.com, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley, paul.fendley@dnr.gld.gov.au, 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, robsr@acslink.net.au, for meeting details.
Carolina E-mail Doug McCurry, Douglas_McCurry@belk.com, for meeting schedule.
Chicago E-mail Brett Champlin, bchamplin@concentric.net, for meeting schedule, or visit http://www.damachicago.org/.
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-758-3030, ext. 209 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama- rmc.org.
Heart of Texas DAMA contact interim president Neal Woods, stykman@texas.net or 210-565-2871.
Houston Contact Sabrina York, 281-997-0613, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, ceck@comm2000.it or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Contact Kevin Phelps, Kevin_Phelps@americancentury.com< /A> for more 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, + 61-3-9650-5100, or danielm@staff.dis.unimelb.edu.au or http://www.dama.org.au/ for details.
Minnesota Call Dawn Michels, 651-486-4626, for meeting schedule.
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.
New York
(Northeast Region)
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.
Contact Mark Wysong, mwysong@kpmg.com, for meeting schedule.
Philadelphia/ Delaware Valley Chapter meets quarterly. Visit http://www.dama.org/chapters/philly.htmor call 610-690-1653 for more information.
Phoenix Contact Stephanie Dietzman, sldietzm@srpnet.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.dama-phx.org.
Portland Call Linda Kresl, lkresl@rocketmail.com or 360-212- 1179.
Rochester/ Upstate New York Contact David P. James, dpjames@us.ibm.com, for meeting schedule.
Sacramento Valley Call Nabil Fares, 916-657-6083, nfares@dmv.ca.gov, for meeting schedule or visit www.dama.room.net P.O. Box 996, Sacramento, CA 95812-0996.
San Francisco Bay Area Call Rose Romero, 510-304-1044, 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) Contact Corey Smith, csmith@kanbay.com, for meeting schedule or visit www.halcyon.com/drma/.
Spain Chapter now forming! Contact Jesus Luengo, jgluengo@at- systems.com, for more information.
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 Anthony Popple, damasydney@poboxes.com, or +61-2-9211- 6200 for meeting and event details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, 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.

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