New and powerful technologies are changing the way we communicate, conduct business, and record our history. We are rapidly progressing beyond more than just a paper to electronic transition into a more visual, multimedia world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, to reach out to our customers, colleagues, customers, and community. As a result, the Records and Information Management profession is experiencing a major transformation from traditional records management to a broader paradigm of comprehensive governance of all organizational information and content. The ARMA Metropolitan Maryland Chapter is embracing this new world with our program theme this year, “Managing the Winds of Change.” 

Carrying out this theme, we are exploring “Information Governance in a Brave New Digital World” in our 17th Annual Spring Seminar on April 22, 2015, at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville MD.

Join us for a day of presentations, discussions and networking where we will explore the challenges of establishing comprehensive information governance over digital records, learn about issues surrounding ownership and access to information, and discuss solutions for analyzing and preserving record content.

Our prestigious program lineup includes presentations from:

  • Lisa Welchman – President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards, and author of “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design” (Rosenfeld Media, February 2015)
  • Ken Withers and Judge Ron Hedges – The Sedona Conference
  • James Willson-Quayle – Department of the Navy



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Universities at Shady Grove, Building 2, Room II-1422, Germantown Section
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Registration begins at 8:00 am.
Program begins at 8:45 am and will conclude at 4:00 pm.

Regular Registration
$75 for ARMA Members
$90 for non-ARMA Members

Special rate for students – contact Carol Agayoff at

Late Registration (after April 20): Non-ARMA rate; Walk-ins Admitted

To register, visit 2015 Seminar Registration.

For more information about our chapter, visit, email, or contact Deborah Armentrout, CRM, Chapter President, at:

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President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards, author of “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design” (Rosenfeld Media, February 2015)

In a 20-year career, Lisa Welchman has paved the way in the discipline of digital governance, helping organizations stabilize their complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations. Lisa’s focus centers on understanding and interpreting how the advent and prolific growth of digital impacts organizations, as well as the maturation of digital as a distinct vocational discipline in the enterprise.

Currently President of Digital Governance Solutions at ActiveStandards, Lisa began her career in digital in Silicon Valley in 1995 coding Web pages for Netscape, and was a program manager for Web publishing at Cisco Systems before establishing WelchmanPierpoint – a consultancy focused on large website management – in 1999. At WelchmanPierpoint, Lisa conducted early governance projects and established the first structured methodology for assessing digital governance maturity for clients including governmental agencies, NGOs, higher education institutions and large multi-national businesses. WelchmanPierpoint was acquired by ActiveStandards in 2014. Lisa speaks globally on issues related to digital governance, the rise of the Information Age and the role of the information worker. Her book, “Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design” (Rosenfeld Media) was released in February 2015.

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Ken is the Deputy Executive Director of The Sedona Conference, an Arizona-based nonprofit law and policy think tank which has been on the forefront of issues involving complex litigation, intellectual property, and antitrust law. Since 1989, he has published several widely-distributed papers on electronic discovery, hosted a popular website on electronic discovery and electronic records management issues, and given presentations at more than 300 conferences and workshops for legal, records management, and industry audiences. His most recent publications are “Ephemeral Data and the Duty to Preserve Discoverable Electronically Stored Information” in the University of Baltimore Law Review (2008); “Living Daily with Weekley Homes” in the Texas State Bar Advocate (Summer 2010); and “Risk Aversion, Risk Management, and the Overpreservation Problem in Electronic Discovery” in the South Carolina Law Review (2013). From 1999 through 2005, he was a Senior Education Attorney at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C., where he developed Internet-based distance learning programs for the federal judiciary concentrating on issues of technology and the administration of justice. Ken also contributed to several well-known FJC publications, including the Manual for Complex Litigation, Fourth Edition (2004), Effective Use of Courtroom Technology (2001), and the Civil Litigation Management Manual (2001).


Ronald J. Hedges is the principal of Ronald J. Hedges LLC. He has extensive experience in e-discovery and in the management of complex litigation and has served as a special master, arbitrator and mediator. He also consults on management and discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”).

Mr. Hedges was a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1986 to 2007. While a magistrate judge, he was the Compliance Judge for the Court Mediation Program, a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee, and both a member of, and reporter for, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a member of the Advisory Group of Magistrate Judges.

Mr. Hedges was an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University Law School, where he taught mediation skills. He was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and remains an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law—Newark. He taught courses on electronic discovery and evidence at both these schools. He was a Fellow at the Center for Information Technology of Princeton University for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Mr. Hedges is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Hedges is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York and Texas. He is also admitted to the bars of various federal courts.

Among other professional activities, Mr. Hedges is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He is a member of the Historical Society and the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Hedges is a member of The Sedona Conference Judicial Advisory Board, The Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality, and Public Access, and The Sedona Conference Working Group on Best Practices for Electronic Document Retention & Production. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Advanced E-Discovery Institute of Georgetown University Law Center.


James Willson-Quayle is the Director of Directives, Records Management, and Declassification at the Department of the Navy. In this capacity he leads one of the largest records and information dissemination programs in the country, if not the world.  He has presented testimony before a congressionally-appointed committee on Records Management processes in the U.S. Government and briefed agency senior leaders on Records Management issues for their testimony on Capitol Hill. He is frequently called upon to advise Federal agencies – as well as numerous DoD agencies – on Records Management policies, procedures, and IT implementation strategies. More recently, he represented the DoD at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters in Brussels where he assisted in drafting NATO’s Records Management policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from The London School of Economics and Political Science.”   Prior to his job at the Department of the Navy, he worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as several other federal agencies, and prior to that he served as Director of “Politics and Values” – an interdisciplinary honors-level program  in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University.

Vendor Exhibits – During breaks, be sure to visit the vendor exhibits for information, demonstrations, and free giveaways. You will find vendors who can help you with your traditional paper and electronic recordkeeping needs.
Awards – Awards, including vendor door prizes and ARMA bookstore gift certificates, will be given away.


If interested in sponsorship for this event, please contact John Milligan at 202-557-6703 or

To register as a Sponsor visit Vendor Registration.

Several seminar sponsorship levels are available:

Cobalt Level $500 (only 2 available – first come, first served)
Includes booth, one attendee, Ten Vendor of the Year points awarded, and advertising (web site logo/link on the seminar page as well as the home page, email mention, poster at the site of the morning/afternoon break, company logo in seminar handout).

Platinum Level $250 (only 12 available)
Includes booth, one attendee, Five Vendor of the Year points awarded, and all seminar advertising (web site logo/link, email mention, poster, company logo in seminar handout).

Gold Level $150 (Unlimited number available)
Includes all seminar advertising (web site logo/link, email mention, poster, company logo in seminar handout), and Three Vendor of the Year points awarded.

DIRECTIONS: From I-270 take Exit 8. Go west on Shady Grove Road for 1.5 miles and turn right on Gudelsky Way, then left on Gudelsky Drive to Building II. Free Parking! (See UMSG Map for a map of the campus.)

Sheraton Rockville, Hilton Garden Inn Rockville/Gaithersburg, Homewood Suites Rockville/Gaithersburg, Springhill Suites by Marriott, Red Roof Inn, and Comfort Inn Shady Grove are all close to the seminar location.

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