The Greater Washington, DC ARMA International Chapter ( is soliciting sponsors for the annual seminar to occur on April 2, 2001.  The seminar will be presented by Don Avedon.  The title is “Electronic Imaging from A-Z.”  The expected audience is 60 people from leading business institutions primarily located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.  We also expect some of the audience will be students from leading United States East Coast colleges.  However, student attendance will not comprise a significant level of expected attendees.

Seminar Information: This is information that is being sent to potential seminar attendees.
Electronic Imaging from A-Z

Don M. Avedon

This seminar considers automating the storage, retrieval, and dissemination of documents. Discover the technology and concepts involved in electronic image management. Mr. Avedon examines the difference between data and documents focusing on the media, hardware, telecommunications, and software used in electronic imaging. He discusses the varying points of view on hot topics such as legality, standards, systems integration, and workflow. The presentation provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the technologies and concepts involved in electronic imaging, and looks toward future trends.

This seminar provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the technologies and concepts involved in electronic imaging. The seminar will address these categories:

Defining the differences between data and documents

° Magnetic media vs. optical media
° ASCII coding compared to bit-mapping/raster scanning
° Digital vs. analog image storage
° Examples of data and document applications

Storage Media

° Types: CD-ROM, CD-R, WORM, Rewritable, DVD, RAID
° Capacities and resolution
° Compression techniques
° Data life projections

Components of a System

° Controller
° Scanners
° Drives
° Jukeboxes (robotic libraries)
° Monitors/displays/workstations
° Printers


° Analog vs. digital
° Resolution vs. speed vs. bandwidth vs. cost
° Networks
° Internet/intranet

Special Issues

° Backfile conversion
° Software
° Integration (data and image processing)
° Indexing
° Legality
° Standards

Putting a System Together

° Semiautomatic systems
° Enterprise-wide automatic systems

How to Get Started

° Forming a task force
° Systems analysis
° Developing a plan
° Conducting a pilot system
° Implementation

Future Trends

Speaker Information:

DON AVEDON is a well known consultant and speaker in the information and document management field where he specializes in records management, micrographic, electronic imaging and office automation systems. Mr. Avedon was Technical Director of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM). In this capacity he organized and managed the development and publishing of national and international recommended practices and standards. These publications have become the management guidelines for the entire micrographics field. While at AIIM he also had the responsibility for publishing their journal, newsletter, monographs and audio visual programs. He conceived and implemented their Resource Center.

Mr. Avedon is a Fellow of both AIIM and IMC and a former member of the AIIM Board of Directors and Chair of the AIIM Standards Board. In 1985 he received the Emmett Leahy Award from the Institute of Certified Records Managers for his outstanding contribution to the Information and Records Management profession and in 1987 AIIM's Award of Merit, the highest award the Association gives. In 1998 Mr. Avedon received AIIMs Lifetime Achievement award. He is author of several books including Introduction to Electronic Imaging, Quality Control of Electronic Images, Telecommunications in Document Management and the Glossary of Document Technologies.

Mr. Avedon holds the designation MIT (Master of Information Technology) with a double Laureate in Electronic Document Image Management and Micrographics. He is a Certified Standards Engineer.  Mr. Avedon has presented numerous talks in the United States and internationally and is the author of over two hundred papers in the areas of office automation, micrographics, electronic imaging, standards and engineering documentation.

Seminar Location:

Almas Temple
1315 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

The Almas Temple is located at 1315 K Street, NW with convenient parking on 13th street (One Franklin Square) and within easy walking distance of the 14th street exit of the  McPherson Square Metro Station.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own:

There are two restaurants that are nearby –

Crown Plaza
Restaurant: Franklin Square
1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 682-0111
(800) 227-6963

DC Coast Restaurant
1401 K Street NW
Washington, DC
(202) 216-5988


Location for overnight lodging:

Crown Plaza
1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005
(202) 682-0111
(800) 227-6963


The Greater Washington, DC ARMA International Chapter is offering an assortment of sponsorship packages that can fit your advertisement budget.

Advertisement Methods:

e-mail – The chapter is going to take any and all opportunities to advertise its seminar in all major list services and on every monthly meeting advertisement via the meeting announcements.  The chapter mails out over 250 e-mail announcements each month.

Monthly Newsletter – The ARMAWorks, the chapter newsletter will carry the chapter seminar announcement each month from December 2000 until March 2001.  The mailing list, like the e-mail list, has over 250 names.

Seminar Brochure & web site – A brochure has been prepared to mail seminar information to every ARMA member in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The list comprises over 1500 names.  A brochure will be mailed one time.  Brochures are tentatively scheduled for a December 8, 2000 mailing.  With a listing on the chapter web site, your company logo will appear with a hyperlink to your company’s web page.  I f no company web site exists, or if preferred, a hyperlink to an e-mail message will be created.

Display Booth – The Seminar Committee has dedicated four display booth locations within the same room where the seminar will be delivered.  As a part of this sponsorship, each of the four companies that secure this advertisement service will be able to address the attendees once during the seminar.  The order will be determined by the order of the companies to reserve their Platinum sponsorship designation.

Sponsorship Fees & Level:

$250.00 Platinum - entitles you to:

1. Listed in all e-mail Advertisements
2. Listed in Newsletter Advertisements
3. Listed in Seminar Brochures and web site
4. Display Booth at Seminar

$150.00 Gold - entitles you to:

1. Listed in all e-mail Advertisements
2. Listed in Newsletter Advertisements
3. Listed in Seminar Brochures and web site

$75.00  Silver - entitles you to:

1. Listed in all e-mail Advertisements
2. Listed in Newsletter Advertisements

$25.00  Bronze - entitles you to:

1. Listed in all e-mail Advertisements

For further information please contact Juan Lacey – Seminar Chairperson at (202) 728-6009 or at [log in to unmask] Greater Washington, DC ARMA (

Contributions or gifts to ARMA International, Inc. are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible as ordinary and necessary businesses expenses.

Plan to attend the GWDC ARMA Chapter's annual seminar
featuring Don Avedon on April 2, 2001.  The seminar is
entitled "Electronic Imaging: A to Z"

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