RIMPA Live 2021 Convention, Canberra 11- 14 October | Save the Date      

"Keeping P.A.C.E: A modern and holistic approach"                                                                                                                      

The 37th RIMPA Live annual convention, hosted by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia will be held in the city of Canberra in ACT from October 11-14, 2021. 

The RIMPA Live Convention has established itself as the premier industry and professional convention since 1984 and provides an international forum for the presentation of original research results, as well as the exchange and dissemination of innovative thought provoking and practical development experiences. Living in today’s unprecedented times, the world has brought us significant challenges and triumphs, along with the need to gain new perspectives and strategies.

This convention will shift your thoughts towards a modern and holistic approach to all facets of information management, a way forward by ‘Keeping P.A.C.E’ with the profession.
Covering all facets of information and records management including compliance, privacy, data management, records management, digital preservation, education, leadership, and information management. Industry experts will gather and join us from all around the world to share their P.A.C.E with us.

Don’t miss THE event of 2021, a chance to rese, reconnect and teignite your relationships with old and new colleagues, field specialists and the RIMPA community.

  • Practical *Hands on sessions, panels & workshops

  • Anecdotal *Case studies

  • Cultural *Non-traditional facets

  • Eventual *Future trends

*Registrations NOW open *

The RIMPA Live Committee is now welcoming submissions of abstracts 

RIMPA Live 2021 – Call for Papers 11-14 October Canberra

The RIMPA Live Convention has a reputation for being innovative and thought-provoking as well as friendly and inclusive – so whatever you want to talk about, we’d like to hear it! 

While a variety of topics are desired, we encourage you to consider how your topic may fit into one of the following tracks: (please use these tracks as a guide, you do not need to present on these exact topic points) 

"Keeping P.A.C.E: A modern and holistic approach"     

Practical  *Hands on sessions, panels & workshops*
  • Creating an Information asset register

  • Establishing an enterprise IM strategy

  • Data management & RM the link

  • Business continuity in the digital workplace

  • Data management fundamentals

  • Harmony – working with your IT colleagues

  • The good & the bad with managing records remotely

  • Developing a privacy compliance program

  • Panel Discussions

  • Panel – uncovering non-traditional RM roles, who & what are they

  • Panel – what IM/RM means to management

Cultural  *Non-traditional facets*
  • Building your RM reputation

  • Selling the value of RM

  • Training challenges

  • Developing modern policy & process structuresR

  • The modern leader

  • The future of IM education opportunities

  • Passion & thirst, are these words RM’s can use to describe themselves

  • Setting up a digital footprint for your team

  • Build a winning IM team in a multi-generational workplace

  • Tools and mules, addressing how to handle dissenters to your initiatives

  • Mentoring - benefits

Anecdotal  *Case studies* 
  • Bad news story

  • Office 365 is our RM system

  • Balance between achieving compliance and practicality

  • How data has supported evidence-based practice

  • Sustainable Microsoft Teams adoption

  • Practical guide to digital preservation, what is it and the tools to do it

  • Greater Wellington Council, effective RM is as important as water

  • Disaster records and information recovery: a toolkit to survival

  • Privacy and risk: lessons learned

Eventual *Future trends*
  • Tech debt – how to determine info debt

  • Data never sleeps

  • Office 365 – friend or foe

  • How important is metadata in our new world?

  • How important is metadata in our new world?

  • Proactive data strategies now and beyond

  • A science fiction guide to info gov

  • How to leverage your historical assets to create current value

  • Assisting technology do we need to know to remain inclusive

  • Monetizing big data

  • Sharing and reusing public sector data

  • Cyber security

  • Doing business in 2030 – futuristic approach to technology and processes 

The RIMPA Live 2021 program welcomes proposals for: 
  • 30-35-minute presentations 

  • 60-minute panel discussions

  • 80-minute workshop

  • 110-minute workshop

  • 120-minute workshops

Proposal Information:


  • Must be submitted as an abstract of 300 words

  • Workshops and Case Studies 

  • Must be submitted as an abstract of 300 words

  • Must include information about coordinator and format.

  • Must include details about expected outcomes. 

Panel Discussions

  • Must be submitted as an abstract of 300 words

  • Must include information on panel set up (moderators and contributors)

  • Must include details about the topic of discussion, how panelists will contribute to the discussion, how the audience will be included in the discussion, and some anticipated outcome of the discussion


Please submit your presentation proposal via the portal link for consideration by the convention program committee. Speakers will be advised by late March 2021 whether they have been accepted or not and confirmation or rejection email will be sent. Please note all presentations must be educational and informative with no product/service sales pitch.

All selected speakers will receive a convention pass for the day of their talk, and will also be able to take advantage of a preferential rate for the whole convention and/or our evening social events 
(NB: For a maximum of 2 speakers per organisation per session). 

COVID Event Update:

As restrictions remain, in light of COVID-19, we wanted to re-iterate the precautions that RIMPA will have in place at the RIMPA Live 2021 Convention to ensure the health and safety of our face to face delegates. 

Before completing your registration we encourage you to check the ACT website for the current public health advice in relation to locations where people who visited are required to self-isolate.

The Hyatt have a Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment which builds on their existing rigorous safety and cleanliness protocols, with additional measures put in place to ensure the safety of all guests entering the venue. Please see here for a full list of safety measures put in place for hotel guests at The Hyatt.

In addition to the venue protocols we will be conducting a regular risk assessment to ensure that we are implementing the best industry safe practice in relation to the guidelines provided by the government and health organisations.

Precautions that will be in place include:

  • Social distancing measures in all RIMPA live event spaces

  • Temperature checks upon entry to the convention rooms on arrival

  • No handshaking policy 

  • Face coverings

  • Implement new seating configurations where delegates will be seated 1.5 metres apart in the convention sessions 

  • Designated one-way systems (entry and exit) into the trade expo and convention breakout rooms 

  • Number of people allowed on site will be monitored and restrictions of number of people allowed within each specific event space

  • Hand sanitisation stations will be set up around the convention plenary and breakout rooms

  • Food and beverage service will be delivered as per guidelines. No buffet/catering stations but delegates will either be given individual lunch boxes or will be seated in the restaurant with table service offered.

  • Staggered timings of food and beverage service and entry to each event space, to help control the flow of delegates

  • Rigorous cleaning of trade exhibition space daily

Convention Venue Hyatt Safety Measure