2017 NIRMA Conference - Invitation to Attend

Please see below for information regarding the 2017 NIRMA Conference:

Greetings,

I am pleased to extend an invitation to the ARMA Chapter membership to attend the 2017 Nuclear Information and Records Management (NIRMA) Conference being held August 6-9, 2017 in Summerlin, Nevada.  Please spread the word about the upcoming NIRMA Conference to your peers and constituents.  NIRMA is recognized as the community of practice for Information Management in the Nuclear Industry. 

The 2017 NIRMA Conference will include topics such as Industry Best Practices and Benchmarking – Operating Experiences, Government RM Requirements, Information Governance, Cyber Security, Records Management, Document Control Fundamentals, Electronic Records Workshop, Digitization of Radiographs, Configuration Management, Cloud Computing and Social Media, , New Plant Information Management, Change Management, Long-Term Records Management – Challenges and Solutions, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Transfer,  litigation and e-Discovery.

Pre-Conference Training Offerings:Training available by AIIM (Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Practitioner Course) and ICRM (CRM Exam Preparation) on Saturday, August 5.

Post-Conference Development Opportunities:Information Governance, Electronic Management & Big Data – Get Your Organization Ready! Given by Robin Woolen, MBA, IGP on Wednesday, August 9th.

30 + Dynamic Technical Sessions: Presentations by leading industry experts in three tracks Sunday, August 6th through Wednesday, August 9th.

Top Industry Exhibits:  Leading industry providers demonstrate the latest technology and services to meet all of your information management challenges.

Daily Networking Events:  Valuable nuclear networking opportunities among peers from utilities, government, industry organizations and vendors.

Please see the attached for additional information about NIRMA.

For additional information or questions, please contact Sheila Pearcy, Marketing and Membership Business Unit Director (575) 234-7523 or [email protected] or Denise Pickett, Director of Infrastructure, NIRMA Board [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Sincerely,

Rebecca Wessman
President, NIRMA

ABOUT NIRMA...
Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA) is the nuclear industry’s leader in information and records management. Since 1976, NIRMA has been uniquely qualified to provide guidance to commercial and Department of Energy facilities in the areas of quality records programs, regulatory compliance activities, electronic records initiatives, document management technologies, and knowledge management issues.
NIRMA is a Not-For-Profit Corporation governed by a Board of Directors, and has members from the U.S. as well as international communities. NIRMA provides information to its members through newsletters, bi-annual business unit meetings, our NIRMA website and the annual conference.
Vision
To be the internationally recognized authority for Information and Records Management Professionals among regulated industries or agencies and their regulators.
Mission
To support regulated nuclear and selected industries, agencies, and their regulators in the development, implementation and administration of documents, records and information management processes to facilitate cost-effective operations and regulatory compliance.
Values
To promote professionalism, continuing education, accountability, teamwork, integrity, respect and excellence in all endeavors.
Professional Forum
NIRMA provides individuals and their organizations with real and timely opportunities to:
· Influence industry direction and regulatory policy
· Collaborate with industry peers on industry best practices
· Contribute to resolution of emerging industry issues
· Develop ANSI Standards and other technical and management guidance documents that address evolving challenges in today’s energy environment
· Develop and train Information Management Staff in Records Management, Document Control, and Information Management basics.
In addition, individuals can assume leadership roles that support personal growth and development goals as well as provide direct benefit to their respective organizations.
Interfaces
NIRMA has developed advantageous interfaces with several other professional organizations - in both the Nuclear and Information Management Industries. A few examples of these relationships are listed below.
AIIM - Association of Information and Image Management
AFFIRM - Association for Federal Information Resources Management Association
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ARMA - International Association of Records Managers and Administration
CMBG - Configuration Management Benchmarking Group
EPRI - Electric Power Research Institute
IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
ICRM - Institute of Certified Records Managers
NEI - Nuclear Energy Institute
NITSL - Nuclear Information Technology Strategic Leadership
NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission


Industry Role
Supporting regulated nuclear and selected energy-related industries, agencies, and their regulators in development, implementation and administration of documents, records, and information management processes to facilitate cost-effective operations and regulatory compliance.
NIRMA is providing the guidance basis for electronic record keeping for supporting Generic Letter 88-18 and the soon-to-be-released supplement. NIRMA is, in fact, a standards-based organization under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is currently in process of establishing an ANSI-based standard for the configuration management of nuclear facilities. Other topics that NIRMA is engaged in include: Electronic Information Exchange (EIE), risk-informed regulations, data management, the "living documents" process, decommissioning, and license renewal.


Professional Certification
NIRMA has a professional alliance with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) where advanced certification and recognition of Nuclear Information and Records Specialist (NS) is conferred for Certified Records Managers (CRM) who meet the NS qualifications.


Membership
As a NIRMA member, you are entitled to access the full array of our products and services, which includes: access to our website, technical guidelines, and position papers, proceedings from prior Conferences and access to our website’s Q&A section.
Membership is granted by either registering at our annual conference or by filling out the membership application that can be found below. Annual individual membership in NIRMA is $250. Corporate Memberships are available at two levels - Gold and Silver.