Seeking Information Awareness Month Speakers

Every May we celebrate Information Awareness Month and in 2012 the theme is “Information on Demand”

RIM Professionals has commenced preparations for Information Awareness Month (May 2012) events and we’re seeking expressions of interest from speakers as follows:

Local speakers to present in each state and territory in Australia, as well as Wellington, NZ.  Presentations should be an hour long and on a topic relevant to the theme of ‘Information on Demand’.  Dates are to be confirmed and at this stage we request you supply an abstract and your availability details (i.e. which state/territory you are in), as well as a few details about who you are to 

 We are also happy to consider sponsorship of these events.  If you are interested, please email  

In addition RIM Professionals Australasia and SNIA ANZ are holding a joint one day conference in Sydney on May 31st with the theme ‘Information on Demand’ and are seeking submissions for presentations of 40mins which are relevant to the theme but which are of interest to both Association’s members.  Your abstract and biography should be provided to no later than 14th February.

 A sponsorship and trade exhibition package for the conference will be released shortly.  If you are interested, please email

 While we are open to suggestions, examples of topics being sought are:

  1. New ways in a digital world – Discussing the changes in the way we all learn, work and play in a digital environment 
    • digital natives vs digital immigrants
    • leading change to think, work and play in a digital world
    • new technologies for the community and workplaces that are eating away at paper paradigms
    • connecting the information disciplines
    • changing learning and research environments
  2. Ways that digital natives (ie Gen Y & Z) create, capture, consume and process information – and how it affects data capture, storage and access in the short and long term.
  3. Ways to deal with the struggle of baby boomers to keep up with the new ways of connecting and information exchange.
  4. The ever increasing threat that our personal and professional information is exposed to potential misuse 
  5. Overcoming the disconnect between ICT and IM/CM/RM/KM
  6. Social networking: Connecting information people and workplaces – Exploring how social networking is increasingly being used to create, share and re-use information for:
    • personal use
    • family history
    • learning and research
    • community knowledge and events, including in times of disaster
    • workplaces and professional communities of practice

 There is also room in the program for an 80 minute workshop or roundtable if a relevant topic is identified.


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