IAM 2021 Events

IAM 2021 Events Summary Booklet

This booklet provides collaborative group members a summation of the discussions that occurred at each of the round tables with ideas to follow up in the ensuing years.

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Monday, 3 May 2021 – Tuesday 4 May 2021

IAM 2021 Opening & Round Table


IAM 2021 LAUNCH – Online Event
11am AEST
IAM 2021 Launch by David Fricker, Director General NAA, and Stephen Clarke Chief Archivist – Kaipupuri Matua New Zealand


IAM Organisation Representatives
L-R Dr Chris Colwell InfoGovANZ , Jason Macguire NAA, Vladimir Videnovic IIM, Anne Cornish RIMPA, Trish Hepworth ALIA, Nicola Laurent ASA and David Fricker NAA

IAM Round Table Discussions Live streaming
Start Date 03 May 2021
End Date   04 May 2021
Start Time 1.00pm AEST
End Time   4.00pm AEST

More information & Registrations IAM Roundtables (Livestream Access)

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IAM Seminar

The Seminar will provide results and outcomes of the round table discussions by each round table lead.
Agenda (All times AEST)
09:45  Welcome and Opening
10:00  Information Governance ANZ
10:25  Australian Library and Information Association
10:50  Australian Society of Archivists 
11:15  RIMPA
11:35  Break
12:15  Institute for Information Management 
12:35  Data Management Association
13:00  Close
Registrations IAM Seminar (In Person or Virtual)

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Monday 3 May 2021 – Sunday 9 May 2021

Privacy Awareness Week

Privacy Awareness Week is an annual event that highlights the importance of protecting personal information and helps organisations, agencies and the public navigate the privacy landscape.

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Friday 7 May 2021

Privacy Update: Current Trends and Developments
1:00 PM -2:00 PM (AEST) – Online

In this one hour online session Cassie Findlay will provide an update on current developments in the regulatory landscape affecting privacy, including the review of the Commonwealth Privacy Act, and new laws facilitating data sharing. She will also look at the tsunami of technological and societal change that we are undergoing now, and the privacy implications of trends like the rise of AI, smart cities and more. Lastly, she will reflect on how the skills and understandings of recordkeeping professionals can be used to effectively manage privacy risks in this dynamic and evolving environment.
Registrations are required.
Event link: https://www.archivists.org.au/events/event/privacy-update-current-trends-and-developments

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Data literacy, Data Proficiency, Data Acumen, Data Governance
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Start Time: 08:30AEST End Time 09:30
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Thursday, 13 May 2021

Information Governance Industry Report 2021
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12 noon AEST

In this roundtable, our panel will dissect the findings of the Information Governance Survey 2021 findings; analyse changes reflected in the survey data over the past 5 years; and highlight future trends as information risks and opportunities continue to rapidly evolve around the world.


Tuesday 18 May 2021

Role of governance in data initiatives, privacy & information sharing: COVID & beyond
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1pm AEST

NSW pioneered the charge for a consistent push towards the Government organising, integrating, sharing and utilising data-led innovation to advance citizen outcomes and government policies.
The COVID pandemic expedited data sharing across government departments and the Commonwealth, and it is now timely to discuss the role of governance in data initiatives, privacy and information sharing.  Join us for a virtual discussion in celebration of Open Government week.


Wednesday 19th May 2021

Vic/Tas Branch: Governance – The Great Divide – Strengthening Our Approach to Managing Information Assets

This event will deliver to our RM/IM community with an array of thought-provoking speakers who actively engage in creating systems or work practices that connect data, records and information management.

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Thursday, 20 May 2021

‘Importance of Information Management for a Successful Digital Transformation’ – An Information Awareness Month Online Panel Discussion
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Time: 17:30 – 19:30 AEST

As part of the IAM 2021, the Institute for Information Management will host the Round Table discussing ‘Importance of Information Management for a Successful Digital Transformation’.  

The discipline of Information Management has evolved in-line with changes in technology and business needs.  As organisations step into the post-COVID era, they need to find a balance between what worked before and what needs to happen to succeed.  To survive, organisations will need to be agile to transform their information environment, reconfigure digital strategy, structure, processes, people and technology toward value-creating and value-protecting opportunities.

This panel discussion will explore the experience in the digital transformation journey of several organisations, with invited experts discussing their approach, measure of success and guiding principles they utilise for digitalisation of their workplace.




Thursday, 20 May 2021


National Archives Building Trust Policy
1:00 PM -2:00 PM (AEST) – Online

Join David Fricker, Director of the National Archives of Australia (NAA), will give a short presentation on the NAA Building Trust Policy, before Julia Mant will lead a conversation on the Policy. There will be opportunity for participants to ask questions and provide feedback on the Policy.
Event link: https://www.archivists.org.au/events/event/national-archives-building-trust-policy-save-the-date

Friday 21 May 2021


Vic/Tas Branch: Solving the Mystery – How Does Data Management & Information Management Align?

This second IAM event focuses on alignment, not only between Data Management and Records and Information Management, but alignment with decision making, risk management, governance and compliance.

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Monday 24 May 2021

Building Trust in the Care and Protection System: Records, accountability and identity
Monday 24 May 2021, 12:30 – 1:30
Public Meeting Room
Level 1, Canberra Museum and Gallery
176 London Circuit Canberra

Narelle Rivers PSM is a Darug woman and is currently a Senior Director in the ACT Government’s Child and Youth Protection Services. She is also a member of the Territory Records Advisory Council. In 2019 Narelle led the Our Booris, Our Way project. The Our Booris, Our Way report analyses the experiences of over 300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved with the child protection system. This work has helped in developing a deep understanding of these children’s experience, from consultations with the community and emerging data from case file reviews.

Bring your sandwiches to this lunch-time talk and hear Narelle talk about the importance of records in this work, and its significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other children now and into the future.

This event is hosted by the ACT Government’s Territory Records Office. Tickets are free, but bookings are essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/building-trust-in-care-and-protection-systems-tickets-153759632199

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

ACT Branch: Skills for the IM Professional Workplace – Reflect, Plan, Succeed and Transfer

Learn about the relevant capabilities and skills for the evolving RM and IM professional workplace from a variety of perspectives. Reflect on your current capabilities and skills and develop an action plan to embrace opportunities and further your career.

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Wednesday 26 May 2021 – Friday 28 May 2021

Qld Branch – Building Trust in Townsville

Join us as we travel to Townsville for an insightful conference covering topics such as building a governance framework, the future of R&IM (AI etc) & disaster management/recovery. In addition to this we will have some great presenters to help with your future professional development who will provide some ideas on career advancement and ways to get the best out of your resources.

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Wednesday 26th May 2021

Understanding capabilities and skills to enable professionalism
Start Time: 9.30am (AEST)-5.00pm
Venue: Mercure Canberra

Learn about the relevant capabilities and skills for the evolving RM and IM professional workplace from a variety of perspectives. Reflect on your current capabilities and skills and develop an action plan to embrace opportunities and further your career.
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Friday 28th May 2021

SA/NT/WA Event: Adapt, Inspire, Unite…REFRESH!


A fast paced and engaging event to showcase how our profession has Adapted (especially in 2020), hear stories that Inspire and Unite us as a profession….and maybe most importantly to Refresh our strategies / thoughts / minds and bodies

Find out more and register here!