Your role is changing.
Our profession is changing.

How the world uses records and data to make informed decisions and shape policy is changing.

Join ARMA International and hundreds of your peers to learn more about how you can lead the change and move your careers, your organizations, and the world forward.



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Please join us at the Orlando World Center Marriott for three days of conference activities, October 15 – 17. The Designation Academy is October 13-14 onsite.

The hotel address is 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida, 32821.

Transportation and Recommended Travel Dates

Our Saturday Night Party kicks off the conference on October 14; we encourage you to arrive in time for the festivities, which begin at 8:30 p.m. Our conference closes with our popular Industry Roundtables, which conclude at 5 p.m. on October 17.
The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is 17 miles from the Orlando World Center Marriott. Taxi service is estimated at $55 each way. Mears Shuttle Service and SuperShuttle offer shared ride shuttle services for less than $40 per round trip.

Maps and Local Area

This site provides valuable information about the hotel area and things to do in Orlando.

Events Schedule

Click here to download a schedule of events.

Education and Events Search

Click here.

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Welcome to ARMA Live!

This year we are shaking things up at ARMA Live!, both in our education and networking activities, to enrich your skills and your professional connections.


We’re beginning a multi-year transition of our conference education so that it becomes more of an experiential learning program.

You will have opportunities to participate in a “flipped learning” virtual pre-conference with follow-up workshops.

And, you can take part in “learning labs” where you get actively involved in solving problems and finding solutions; and in “featured” sessions with hand-picked facilitators who will guide you into the future of information.

Next Level Lite Information Governance Assessment

This streamlined tool is made available when you register. The assessment will help you plan your conference sessions to best address any gaps the tool identifies.

Career Resource Center

ARMA Live! Career Resource Center links job seekers with employers and industry recruiters!

The fast-paced information management profession is changing every day – with no slow down in sight. So much transition among people and organizations can make it more difficult for members and employers to connect.

ARMA is committed to helping our members advance their careers more than ever. Our commitment plays out in the tools and resources we provide and now at ARMA Live! In fact, this year at ARMA Live! we are bringing together job seekers, industry recruiters and employers at the ARMA Career Resource Center.

For attendees seeking to advance their careers:

If you plan to advance your career through continuing education credits or by finding a new job, come to ARMA Live! Experts in the profession and prospective employers will be available to review your resume, give you sage advice, or perhaps even offer you a new role in their company


A great benefit of attending ARMA Live! is getting the chance to meet and mingle with peers from around the world and to reconnect with old friends.

Saturday Night Party

This signature reception on Saturday night will feature games, prizes, opportunities for networking, and a sneak peek of a conference highlight – the Expo Hall. ARMA will provide light snacks and a cash bar. Admittance is free.

Industry-Specific Networking

You don’t have to wait to find your industry peers at the Industry Roundtables on Tuesday; you can begin networking as soon as you check in at registration! You’ll be given a colored wrist-band specific to your industry. Just wear it throughout conference. Every time you see someone with the same color as you, it’s an opportunity to network and get the most of your conference experience!

First-Time Participants

You’ll see lots of name badges throughout conference. Anytime you see a red badge-holder, be sure to extend a warm welcome because he or she is a first-time conference participant! If you’re wearing one of those red badge-holders, introduce yourself to those around you and make the most of your first time at ARMA Live! And remember to stop by the First-Time reception on Saturday afternoon to get the party started early!

A Message from the CEO

Jocelyn Gunter, CEO, introduces ARMA LIVE! 2017. Click here.

Who should attend?

If you have responsibility for or manage your company’s information assets, you will benefit from attending ARMA Live! in 2017.

These gatekeeping roles sit in a variety of departments and entities, including:

Board of Directors
Corporate Secretary
Executive Branch
Human Resources
Information Security
Information Technology
Individual Line of Business
Internal Audit

Regardless of your title or where you sit in an organization, ARMA Live! will provide you with new solutions and resources to help you secure your company’s information assets and grow your careers in this exciting profession!

What's In It For Me?

ARMA Live! is more than an event; it is a movement that must be experienced in person!

What's in it for you?

  • Industry-leading speakers and facilitators sharing their expertise with this fast-growing and ever-changing profession
  • One-of-a-kind networking opportunities with your peers from across the country and the world
  • Educational sessions to help grow your career
  • And for non-members, a free one-year membership to ARMA International

These are just some of the many reasons to join your fellow professionals at ARMA Live! this year.

And, if you need to convince your leader why you – and your team – should attend, clear here for a brief message from ARMA’s CEO.

Reasons for Attending

The world of information management is evolving, as are the roles and responsibilities of those who manage information and data assets for organizations. Staying ahead of business trends, technologies, threats, and opportunities and continuing your career education are the reasons hundreds of professionals attend ARMA Live! each year.

Whether you’re looking to improve the skills of those who manage your company’s information assets, or if you’re an information manager looking to grow your career, you don’t want to miss ARMA Live! this year!

Need another reason? If you're a non-member, how about a free one-year membership to ARMA International! That’s right! By attending this year’s conference in Orlando on October 15-17, you’ll receive a free membership that escorts you into a world of information management tools and resources.

In fact, look at some of the benefits that accompany an ARMA International membership:

  • Enhanced knowledge and skills. You’ll have anytime access to hundreds of hours of free web seminars facilitated by RIM and IG thought-leaders around the globe; and access to dozens of discounted online courses and certificate programs, all of them on-demand as well.

  • Mentoring and networking opportunities. Our new Mentorship Program is an ongoing initiative that helps the less-seasoned professionals learn informally and “just-in-time” from those who’ve been through the RIM/IG trenches. It makes simple sense to have your less-experienced people avoid the workplace mistakes that others have made. By the way, the mentors love the program too. They find it engaging, fulfilling, and a lot of fun.

  • Discounted rates for the profession’s premiere annual conference. Our annual conference and expo is the profession’s single “must-attend” event. The networking opportunities alone are worth the discounted price. But there’s also the terrific education and speakers, the fun social events, and the expo hall that’s brimming with the latest technologies and solutions.

  • Free digital bi-monthly magazine. ARMA’s Information Management magazine is where the profession’s thought-leaders assemble six times a year. Each issue provides a wealth of best practices and cutting-edge ideas that will keep your team informed and up-to-date.

  • Access to chapters and regions. Professional members are eligible to join their local and regional chapters, where they’ll enjoy even more networking opportunities and have access to professional development opportunities.

Indeed, it makes great sense to be at ARMA Live! this year and to join ARMA as a member.

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ARMA Flipped! Sessions

The flipped sessions consist of four practical web seminars with live text chat, SMEs, and solution providers in a virtual exhibit hall. Part one provides the content instruction in an online virtual conference on August 29, which you can attend from your home or office. Part two provides hands-on application of the online instruction in a follow-up, face-to-face workshop at the ARMA Live! 2017 conference. You must take part in the online virtual conference if you wish to participate in the ARMA Flipped! onsite workshops.

Anyone with a full conference registration is automatically registered for ARMA Flipped!

For more information click here

Crowdsourcing and Digital Engagement Opportunities

You voted and we listened. Here is how you helped shape this year’s conference!

Get a "sneak peek" of some of the education sessions at conference this year and “like” the YouTube video that most excites you. The "sneak peek" with the most "likes" on YouTube by the end of September wins!

Designation Academy
You chose these pre-conference sessions:

  • Implementing IG: The Ins, Outs, Ups, and Downs of Program Development

  • Unvexing the Challenges of Shared Drives

  • Automating Electronic Records Management with Rules-Based Recordkeeping

Save a Session
Your votes have been tallied! The following sessions received the highest number of votes and will be added to the education program:

  • Getting Unstuck: Keeping Your Plans Moving Forward

  • Metadata Matters: Make it Work for You

  • Metrics: How the IG Professional Demonstrates Value

  • Social Media: Uses and Issues in a Business Environment

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When and where is the event?

The conference is October 15 – 17 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida:

Marriott World Center
8701 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821

How do I register?

All registration must be done through the ARMA Live! 2017 conference website. If you need assistance, please call 1.800.422.2762.

What are the expo hours?

Sunday, Oct. 15, 10:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For information on exhibiting or sponsoring, contact Paula Banes at 913-217-6023 or

What hotels are affiliated with the conference?

Rooms are conveniently located in the Marriot World Center at the ARMA reduced rate of $248 single/double, $268 triple, and $288 quad (plus taxes and fees). Reservations can be made during the registration process. To change a reservation that’s been completed, e-mail

What are the registration fees?

For full conference participants, if you register before August 25:
$1,349.00 Regular
$1,099.00 Professional Member

For full conference participants, if you register after August 24:
$1,549.00 Regular
$1,299.00 Professional Member

For full conference participants, if you register before August 25:
$1,349.00 Regular
$1,099.00 Professional Member

For full conference participants, if you register after August 24:
$1,549.00 Regular
$1,299.00 Professional Member

You can save an additional $200 on conference registration by reserving your hotel room during registration!

What is included with a full conference registration?

  • Access to three days of education sessions

  • Voucher for lunch in the exhibit hall on Sunday

  • Attendance to the opening general session, day two general session, day three Lunch and Learn, Saturday Night Party, and Region Reception

  • Exhibit hall entry

  • Pre-approval for CRM and IGP credits

  • FREE 60-day viewing period for session recordings after the conference

  • FREE registration to the August ARMA Flipped! Virtual Conference

Are partial registrations an option?

One-Day Plans. You can choose to attend any one of the three days for a set daily rate of $600 Regular or $500 Professional Member. You’ll get full access to anything a full registrant has on that chosen day. Lunch is not included with one-day plans.

Expo Only. These registrations are FREE. They include a pass to the opening general session and the exhibit hall, where you can attend sessions and take part in the beverage breaks, the Pub Crawl, the Saturday Night Party and the Region Reception.

What are my payment options?

You are encouraged to provide a credit card during registration that will be securely processed via PayPal. Checks and wire transfers are accepted as well.

Paying by check? Simply check the box within the registration payment screen and you will receive an electronic confirmation within three business days. Checks are payable to: ARMA International, 11880 College Blvd., Suite 450, Overland Park, KS 66210

All checks received must be paid in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. bank.

Do I get a payment receipt?

Yes. To access the receipt, follow these steps:

  • Go to

  • MyARMA.
  • Log in with your e-mail address and password.

  • Click Order History.

  • Click the event title link in the Invoices section.

Why am I not getting the correct pricing?

Did you renew your membership recently or become an ARMA Professional Member? It can take 48 hours for the change to take effect. If after two days you are still receiving incorrect pricing, please e-mail us at

Where can I find the education schedule and the session descriptions and handouts?

The Education and Events Search features education session details, handouts, and information on all events at ARMA Live! You can also use the conference app (available in the summer) to create your own conference schedule and download session handouts. It is best to download session handouts because there will be limited copies in the session rooms, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I get credit for attending conference and pre-conference certificate training courses?

Attending the full conference will earn you 11.5 general IGP recertification credits and 20 CRM maintenance credits (this is the most we’ve ever had).

What is the dress code and the likely weather?

Business casual is the recommended dress code. Session rooms can sometimes be too cool for some participants, so consider bringing a light jacket or sweater. The October weather in Orlando is typically warm and sunny, with temperatures in the 75 to 84 degree range.

Can I bring a guest?

Have a guest register for an expo-hall pass, and he or she can join you on the show floor and also at the Saturday Night Party, the Region Reception, and the Opening General Sessions. The guest passes are free.

When do I get my name badge?

Name badges will be available for pickup when you check in at the registration desk.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Written cancellations received by August 23 will be subject to a penalty of 20% of all registration fees. Written cancellations received after August 23 and before September 22 will be subject to a penalty of 50% of all registration fees. There will be no refund to registrants who do not cancel before September 22 and are considered “no shows” at conference. We do permit—and encourage—substitutions.

Are there disability accommodations (ADA)?

Please complete this question during the registration process or contact ARMA staff at to discuss accommodation needs.

Where will ARMA Live! Conference be in 2018?

In October 2018 we will convene in Anaheim, Calif.

Who is the ARMA media contact?

You can contact Tom Schad at

If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact our team at

What Can I Expect at Conference?

If you’re new to the conference, welcome! You can contact us at any time with questions:

When you register, you can also reserve your hotel if you wish.

In June, details of the education sessions and other pending events will be released. You’ll be able to view the details online or download them to our mobile app and create your own customized schedule.

In August our Flipped Virtual Conference is a starting point for the education you’ll receive onsite. If you’re a full conference registrant, you’re automatically eligible for the Flipped sessions.

Keep a watch for conference-related e-mails in September. They’ll help prepare you for the event with helpful tips and news.

Onsite, please stop by the registration desk as soon as you can. Early check-ins will help keep the lines shorter. Pick up your badge and conference guide when you check in.

The party begins on Saturday night; it includes a late-night sneak peek of the exhibit hall.

The general session starts on Sunday morning, kicking off three days packed with education, networking opportunities, and fun events.

Keynote Speakers

Our keynote speakers are agents of change. They help shape the ways that data is used to help shape the world.


See how easy it is to register for the conference and book your hotel.


ARMA staff and your industry peers have gone the extra mile to choose and vet this year’s lineup of sessions and facilitators.


The conference provides the ideal opportunity to learn from your peers, share your knowledge, and have some fun along the way.

Saturday Night Party

Please help us kick off the conference right! The party includes games, prizes, networking with peers, and a sneak peek of the expo hall. Your attendance is included with all registration options. Join us on October 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Hall of Regions Reception

Come help us celebrate the successes of our regions and chapters! We’ll showcase their actions, awards, and accomplishments from the past year. The reception is October 15 from 5 to 6 p.m., and is free to all participants.

Pub Crawl

It’s your final chance to enjoy all the expo hall has to offer. Participating exhibitors will supply the food and drinks. Plus, the grand prize giveaway winners will be announced! It’s October 16 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Disney Springs Shuttle

Now that you’ve absorbed all the great education and networking, take a little time to relax and enjoy Orlando. You’re invited to use a complimentary shuttle service to Disney Springs from 5 to 10 p.m. on October 17. Check out the great shops and restaurants at Disney Springs here: Disney Springs..

Industry-Specific Networking

You don’t have to wait to find your industry peers at the Industry Roundtables on Tuesday; you can begin networking as soon as you check in at registration! You’ll be given a colored wrist-band specific to your industry. Just wear it throughout conference. Every time you see someone with the same color as you, it’s an opportunity to network and get the most of your conference experience!


Visit the expo floor to see the latest cutting-edge solutions and to network with our business partners and industry peers.


Our business partners make the conference possible!

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Send us an email, or give us a call.

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