As vice president of conference services for DAMA International, my main objective is to increase the size and scope of the DAMA International Symposium and the DAMA International Europe Conference to enable them to become the premier conferences for information management professionals. The 13th Annual DAMA International Symposium and the 5th Annual Meta Data Conference were held in March in Anaheim, California. This was the largest and most comprehensive symposium in the history of DAMA International and Wilshire Conferences.

Over the past three years, attendance at the annual symposium has nearly tripled. The March event was attended by nearly 1,000 information management professionals representing 24 countries. The program included four half-day workshops, eight full-day tutorials, two keynote presentations and 60 breakout sessions. The event facilitated the opportunity for extensive networking and sharing of experiences between attendees and leaders in the field. An 80-page trip report is available at

The 14th Annual DAMA International Symposium and 6th Annual Meta Data Conference will be held April 28 through May 2, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas. Information regarding the call for papers can be found at

Last November, the first DAMA International Europe Conference was held in London. The event was colocated with the Meta Data Europe Conference. The Second Annual DAMA International Europe Conference will take place from October 29 to October 31, 2001. This year the event will be colocated with two other conferences, the Meta Data Europe Conference and Information Quality Europe Conference. This is another exciting opportunity for DAMA International to exchange experiences with an international audience and to have a meeting of international DAMA members and potential DAMA members.

The theme of the DAMA Conference is "Challenges Facing Data Resource Management." The focus of this conference is the practical aspects of data resource management, lessons learned about managing the data resource and success stories. Due to the success of last year's event, the DAMA Conference has been expanded to two conference tracks.

Plans are being made for the first DAMA International Australia Conference. This conference will take place October 17 through October 19, 2001, in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the conference is "Data and Information Management: Where to Next?" For further information regarding this conference and DAMA International, please visit

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 Eileen Ponich,, for meeting schedule.
Boston Email Kris Chatterjee,, for meeting schedule.
Brisbane, Australia Contact Paul Fendley,, 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
Chapter now forming! For information contact Ralph Mohr,
The kick-off meeting will be September 5, 2001, at the Training and Conference Center at Polaris, Columbus, Ohio. Larry English will be the keynote speaker. To register contact Ralph Mohr.
Central Virginia Contact Ryan Slye, ryans@i-, for more information or visit www.goto/dama-cv/.
Chicago E-mail Brett Champlin,, for meeting schedule, or visit
Dallas/Fort Worth Call Rodney Cole, 972-693-1009, for meeting schedule.
(Rocky Mountain)
Contact Janet Schoen, 303-894-3810 for meeting schedule or visit www.dama-
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 Contact Sabrina York, 281-997-0613, for meeting schedule.
Italy Contact Paolo Cecchellero, or 3923 02 2533, for meeting schedule.
Kansas City Visit www.kc- 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. June 10, 2001 DAMA Day – Data Quality with Larry English and Mike Scofield. For further information, please contact
New York City Please see or call 212- 439-0063 for meeting details.
New York
(Northeast Region)
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.
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 Rose Romero, 510-304-1044, 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.
Spain Chapter now forming! Contact Jesus Luengo, jgluengo@at-, for more information.
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 and DAMA Australia Conference details.
Topeka Chapter now forming! Contact Dan Roehler, 785-291-3477, for more information.
Toronto, 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.

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