The ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) Show is coming to San Francisco November 7-10 and should be excellent. Although I was not able to attend the show in Orlando last year, I attended the Las Vegas Show in 2008 and found the panel discussions and presentation to be very worthwhile. The highlight for me is that the speakers are often practitioners with a gift for educational presentations, and not just sales gurus and product marketers.
The guidelines for ARMA prohibit speakers from simply selling their services. The end result is that they offer more "real-world" examples of tackling and succeeding with Records Management, Litigation Preparedness and e-Discovery projects. I have participated in local ARMA chapter events in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Contra Costa County but will just blog about this event. The local and national organizations are a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about Records and Information Management, or DRED. For more information you may go to their website www.arma.org. See you at the show.