Pity about the change in dates for the ARMA Conference in the past few years.... as I remember, it used to be held closer to the middle of September than it is now.... Many organizations have their fiscal year beginning on October 1, which makes later September- early October dates difficult for these individuals to get funded and/or approved for travel! Also, and I fully appreciate that ARMA *IS* an International organization, it's not easy for some firms to get approval for what is considered "foreign travel"... while it's not easy for some of us in the US to think of Canada as a foreign country, well..... by definition, it still is. I realize that holding Conferences is similar to Real Estate, the first rule is Location, (followed closely by Location and Location) and likely that is why the date comes second in determining to hold the conference, but it might be "food for thought" for future conferences, say starting with 2002, which likely hasn't had it's date set yet.... but I'm sure locations are being scouted out! Just out of curiosity.... HOW MANY of you are affected by this?? Larry ....oh, and if you don't want to clog up the List with responses, you can send them to me and I'll collect a list of names OR you can post them to the USENET Newsgroup misc.business.records-mgmt... this unfortunately is a HIGHLY under used venue!!