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AABC & ARMA Vancouver Conference

Archives Association of British Columbia & ARMA Vancouver Chapter present the joint conference:

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"Digital Directions" May 2-3, 2019

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Conference Agenda:

Venue: Deloitte - #2800, 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC

May 2, 2019 - Pre-conference Workshops & Vancouver Art Gallery Library & Archives Tour Event


AABC workshop "Records Management 101"

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the foundational concepts of records management, including business analysis, records inventorying, classification, and scheduling.  The course will also place records management in the wider information environment.  Participants will learn about international standards such as Generallly Accepted Recordkeeping Principles and ISO15489. 

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop registration: min 8; max 24

Registration fee: $150.00 members; $230.00 non-members

Please note that participants are responsible for their own lunch purchase for this workshop.


ARMA workshop "Writing Effective Administrative Policies"

Every organization needs administrative policies-e.g., HR, IT, Security, Finance-that govern employee behaviour. Too often, though, these policies are so long and confusing that no one reads them, and they may be written in a way that sounds like angry parents yelling at naughty children.

Getting compliance with your policies and directives under these conditions is an uphill battle. The challenge is especially acute for subject matter experts who have never been formally trained in policy writing. In this workshop, you will learn the secrets behind making your policy instruments clear, succinct, and respectful, so that they invite compliance rather than impede it. The Perfect Policies approach has been adopted by policy groups in organizations such as the RCMP, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and the Ontario Ministry of Archives.

Time:  9:00am - 12:30pm

Workshop registration: min 8; max 24

Registration fee: $250.00 members; $300.00 non-members

Event: Vancouver Art Gallery Library & Archives Tour 
The Vancouver Art Gallery Library is a non-circulating collection specializing in contemporary, modern and Canadian art. The Library holdings include more than 50,000 books and exhibition catalogues, 60 journal subscriptions, 5,000 artist files, sound recordings and auction catalogues that document painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, photography, video and emerging art forms. The Archives contain the official records of the Gallery since its founding in 1931 and some personal papers of local artists and writers.

Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm (meet in Art Gallery lobby at 3pm)

Event Registration: max 20 participants

Registration fee: FREE - pre-registration required

May 3, 2019 - Conference & AABC AGM 

8:30 - 9:00am  Registration  9:00 - 9:20am Welcoming remarks  9:20 - 9:50amI attended the ARMA NCR Conference, so you don't have to! 9:50 - 10:30am  Compliance in the Cloud10:30 - 10:45am  Coffee break10:45 - 12:00pmRecords and Archives Management in China12:00 - 1:00pmLunch1:00 - 2:00pmFrom Stories to Paper to Digital - Protecting the Indigenous Legacy  2:00 - 2:30pmImproving Buy-In to Information Management Policies2:30 - 2:45pmCoffee break2:45 - 3:45pmAccess and Privacy in First Nations: A Comparative Case Study3:45 - 4:00pmClosing remarks4:00 - 5:00pmAABC AGM

 Presentation abstracts and speak bios can be found HERE

Conference Registration Fees:

Registration includes coffee breaks(s) and lunch.

Workshop and conference registration deadline:  April 19, 2019

  • AABC / ARMA Member  $125.00 

  • Non-member $150.00

  • Student $50.00


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