Call for Papers 2021

The RIMPA Live 2021 Convention Committee is now welcoming submissions of abstracts 

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! This year's convention is centred around "Keeping P.A.C.E: A modern and holistic approach to records, information and data management"


Presenting at the RIMPA Live Convention is an opportunity to share your knowledge, skills and experience with a unique audience of records, information and data practitioners and influencers. You will be helping to build the capabilities within many of Australia’s largest organisations. You will also strengthen your networks and build your personal and your organisation’s brand and profile as an industry leader and influencer.


We’re looking for original presentations that: 

  • Offer practical takeaways and learnings for attendees (rather than focused on promoting your organisation’s work)

  • Showcase highly successful, innovative, or unique practices, frameworks, methodologies, processes or tools.

  • Preferably be original content.


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) 

We are seeking submissions relevant to records, information, archivists, digital transformation, and data professionals, centred around the following topics:

Practical  *Hands on sessions, panels & workshops*

  • Creating an Information asset register

  • Establishing an enterprise Information Management strategy

  • Data Management & Records Management; 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 Records Management roles, who & what are they?

  • Panel – what Information Management /Records Management means to management

Cultural  *Non-traditional facets*
  • Building your Records Management reputation

  • Selling the value of Records Management

  • Training challenges

  • Developing modern policy & process structures

  • The modern leader

  • The future of Information Management education opportunities

  • Passion & thirst, are these words Records Management can use to describe themselves?

  • Setting up a digital footprint for your team

  • Build a winning Information Management 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 Records Management 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 Records Management 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?

  • 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

  • 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 a 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).