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Fellow Members of the Records Management List,


IMPORTANT - Today is the last day... 


If you are planning to attend the 2008 National Conference on Managing
Electronic Records (MER '08), TODAY is the last day to make your hotel
reservations at the special conference discounted price. 

For full information about the remaining MER hotel rooms, go to:
http://www.merconference.com/hotel.html. 

You also need to register promptly for the MER Conference
http://www.merconference.com/ Space is limited and every year the MER
sells out.   Don't be disappointed, make your reservation today. 

Excellent hotel rooms are still available. See hotel information below. 

I look forward to personally welcoming you to the MER Conference in
Chicago - in just four weeks. 

Regards, 

Bob Williams 
Co-Chair 
MER'08 Conference 

  

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is at: 
http://www.merconference.com/mermail/mer08_03.html 


MER Podcasts Now Online


In this brand new feature on the MER Conference web site, you can now
listen to what is being featured at the MER by the world-class
technology vendors exhibiting at the conference. 

Find out what the exhibitors have in store for you at the conference.
Listen now <http://www.merconference.com/exhibitor_podcasts.html> . 


MER Appointment Scheduling System


This popular feature that enables you to book face-to-face appointments
with any of the MER Conference vendors has been enhanced this year. 

In addition to booking blocks of time with the vendors, you are also now
able to cancel or reschedule appoints through the online scheduling
system. 

Be sure to use the Appointment Scheduling System
<http://www.merconference.com/vss/>  to manage your time at the
conference and make the most of your MER. 


Registrations Rapidly Rolling In 


The MER is a very popular conference, and this year is no exception.
Registrations <http://www.merconference.com/register/>  to date for the
2008 National Conference on Managing Electronic Records (MER '08) are
rolling in at a sell-out rate. If you have not already registered, don't
wait until it's too late. This registration rate reflects the MER's
long-standing reputation for an outstanding learning experience -
outstanding program content, great networking with peers and a highly
productive format to meet with solution providers.

This is the 15th Annual MER conference sponsored, organized and run by
Cohasset Associates, Inc.

DATE: May 19 - 21, 2008 for the conference, May 18th for the
pre-conference tutorials. 

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel 

With its unique location, the MER conference offers participants easy
access to an extraordinary selection of restaurants and outstanding
specialty stores as well as nearby cultural centers for music, art and
theater.


Special Features of MER '08


OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Myth or Fact - The Legal Need To "Preserve In Place" 

*	Kenneth J. Withers (The Sedona Conference(r)) 
*	Hon. James M. Rosenbaum (Chief Judge , US District Court). 

This session will provide a unique opportunity to hear a judicial
perspective: discussing, commenting and clarifying the intent of the
preservation language of the FRCP Committee Notes and thereby bringing a
new reality to those who are taking the "preserve-in-place" language
very literally - maybe overly so. 

CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS <http://www.merconference.com/session33.html> 

Integrating Records Management into Operations and Culture - Going
Mainstream 

*	Debra Sabatini Hennelly, Esq. (Compliance and Ethics Solutions
LLC) 
*	Janice Anderson (Access Sciences Corporation) 
*	Jim Coulson (Huron Consulting Group) 
*	Hon. Ronald Hedges (Nixon Peabody LLP) 
*	Robert F. Williams (Cohasset Associates, Inc.). 

This session will feature a pioneering compliance risk management
business model: what it is, how it works and why it has been successful.
It will provide specific guidance regarding how easily and naturally it
lends itself to ERM. 

This session will walk you through a "road map" for driving your RM
program's sustainability.


CASE STUDIES


Learn from the experiences of the industry leaders: 

*	Data Mapping and the FRCP - 18 Months Into the New Rules
<http://www.merconference.com/session27.html> 
*	Proof of Concept - A Key Tool in Implementing Successful
Solutions <http://www.merconference.com/session29.html> 
*	The New Communications World
<http://www.merconference.com/session26.html> 
*	Managed Email - Finally, An Enterprise Reality
<http://www.merconference.com/session30.html> 
*	Managing Legal Holds? The Neglected Component of Your ERM
Program <http://www.merconference.com/session32.html> 
*	Cleaning Up Shared Drives - The Easiest Way to Find a Needle is
to Get Rid of the Haystack <http://www.merconference.com/session31.html>

*	RIM Change Management - ERM Challenges and Opportunities -
Experiences of Change Leaders
<http://www.merconference.com/session31.html> 


CONFERENCE PROGRAM


The MER '08 Conference program will also include: 

*	41 outstanding speakers
<http://www.merconference.com/speakers.html> 
*	26 informative sessions
<http://www.merconference.com/sessions.html> 
*	17 leading solution providers
<http://www.merconference.com/exhibitors.html> 
*	3 in-depth all day pre-conference tutorials
<http://www.merconference.com/tutorials.html>  


NETWORKING


There will be three of the MER's highly successful Networking
Receptions: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 


FREE AUDIO CDs OF EVERY SESSION


In addition to their conference notebook, every registrant will receive
a complimentary audio CD of all the sessions - so every attendee will
benefit from all the information provided in every session. 


SPECIAL PRE-CONFERENCE TUTORIALS


Three outstanding 6-hour tutorials, conducted by renowned experts, will
be held on May 18th: 

*	E-Mail Management - Today's Legal, Operational, Technical
Challenges and Opportunities
<http://www.merconference.com/session20.html> 
*	Successful "Enterprise" Content and Records Management Programs
<http://www.merconference.com/tutorial16.html>  
*	Applying Business Analysis To Define Your ERM Systems
<http://www.merconference.com/tutorial25.html> 


EXHIBITORS 


In addition to the conference program, MER attendees will have an
opportunity to meet with the 17 Select Solution Providers
<http://www.merconference.com/exhibitors.html>  who will be exhibiting
in suites at the conference hotel.

*         Access Sciences

*         CA, Inc.

*	EMC
*	IBM
*	Gimmal Group
*	Integro
*	Interse
*	Interwoven
*	Iron Mountain 

*         Meridio

*         Metalincs

*         NextPage

*         Open Text 

*         Oracle

*         Orchestria

*         Robbins Gioia 

*         Tower Software 

*         Zasio Enterprises


HOTEL SPACE AVAILABLE 


Although some MER hotels are now sold out, excellent additional hotel
space IS STILL AVAILABLE. 

As of April 3 a block of additional hotel rooms have been secured and
are available at the Hotel Burnham. More hotels will be announced
Monday, April 7.

For the latest information regarding hotel availability, please check
http://www.merconference.com/hotel.html
<http://www.merconference.com/hotel.html>  or call Chris Glatz, the MER
Conference Coordinator, at (800) 200-7667 for immediate assistance in
obtaining a hotel room. 


COMPLETE CONFERENCE INFORMATION 


Full details about the MER '08 conference program are available on the
web site <http://www.merconference.com/> . 

You can also download a PDF of the MER '08 Brochure
<http://www.merconference.com/brochure.html> . 


EASY REGISTRATION 


There are three ways to conveniently register now for the MER '08
conference: 

*	Directly online <http://www.merconference.com/register/>  (Visa,
MasterCard, American Express accepted)
*	Download a registration form
<http://www.merconference.com/includes/registration.pdf>  from the MER
website
*	Use the registration form in the color brochure
<http://www.merconference.com/includes/mer08_brochure.pdf>  

The MER is a limited registration conference that has been sold out
every year. 

A record number have already registered, and early registration is
strongly advised. 


MER: RENOWNED FOR QUALITY 


The MER's success is the result of Cohasset Associates' ongoing
commitment to having the MER be a truly exceptional professional
experience where: 

*	Consistent quality can be assured in the content of its formal
presentations 
*	Real personalization is guaranteed due to the conference's
limited size and special networking opportunities 
*	Problem-solving answers are provided by the select exhibitors
that participate, colleagues you meet, and the many distinguished
speakers you will hear 

Setting the quality standard: examine the registrants' MER Conference
evaluations and comments
<http://www.merconference.com/history_quotes.html>  on the MER
Conference web site. 


QUESTIONS? 


If you have any questions about MER please go to the MER FAQ
<http://www.merconference.com/faq.html>  on the web site. 

For further information, please contact MER Conference Administrator
Chris Glatz at 1.800.200.7667 or email Chris at: [log in to unmask]

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Bob

Robert F. Williams

President

 

Cohasset Associates, Inc.

3806 Lake Point Tower

505 North Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

 

T: (312) 527-1551

T: (312) 527-1552

 

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