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Forms Talk - The BFMA Newsletter

JUNE 2010 


From the President

Program Council
Master Series: Best Practices in Forms Management

Forms & Technology Conference
Sept. 13 - 15

Become An Event Speaker

Bookmark Forms Talk For Future Reference

Calendar of Events

Membership Council 
Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Sign Up For Industry Group Meetings

Association News
Members Only Website Tutorial

Visit BFMA on Facebook

CFSP Study Group Now Forming

Get Details on the CFSP Program




Adobe Systems, Inc.


Amgraf Incorporated

Avoka Technologies  


Easel Solutions (Formerly TechEd)

Essociates Group, Inc.

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BFMA on Facebook

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Forms Professionals: Increasing Automation

Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

A while back I wrote that forms professionals are advocates for customers and for efficiency within our organizations. This positions us well to be advocates for increasing automation, as well, as voiced by the keynote speaker at symposium, John Knightly, the VP Enterprise Marketing for Adobe. I’d like to use this article to recap some of his comments. We’ve all witnessed the overall trend to move from paper toward digital. It is a continuum. 

eForms are Becoming Mainstream



Master Series:  Best Practices in Forms Management

Mike Ash
Member Columnist

Every organization has a forms management function. Regardless of the size and structure of your organization this function may be formal and managed, or informal and mismanaged, but it certainly exists. How do you ensure that your forms management function is adhering to recommended best practices for the industry? You begin by registering for the latest master series on the subject presented by Ray Killam.

Sign Up Today - Sessions Start June 10

Fall Event: Forms and Technology Conference

So you couldn't find the way to San Jose? Well, how about getting to Chicago? Symposium is over and BFMA has more forms education for you, this time in the Windy City. BFMA has co-located its Forms and Technology Conference with DOCUMENT Strategy Forum for the second year.

Register For the Forms and Technology Conference in Chicago

Ever Considered Being a Speaker?

The Program Council wants you to be a part of the educational opportunities. Yes, you can attend but have you ever considered being a presenter? By presenting to your peers, you will contribute to the forms profession, establish your expertise in your field and increase your visibility and credibility. Persons selected to present at Symposium receive a complementary registration (excluding the meals and events package.) Similar freebies are available to presentations at other events such as Institutes, Master Series webinars and Forms and Technology Conference. Complete details are found on the Presentation Application. We need to hear from you by August, so get thinking so you can start speaking!

Share Your Knowledge by Becoming a Presenter



Save Yourself a Minute

Have you ever wondered how to find previous issues of Forms Talk? You don't have to save them all on your system. Isn't that good news? All you need to do is save this link.

Bookmark Forms Talk For Future Reference 


Master Series: Best
Practices in Forms Management
6/10/2010 - 7/15/2010

BFMA Website Training

CFSP Exam Period
06/05/2010 - 06/19/2010

CFSP Study Group
8/4/2010 - 11/3/2010

Forms & Technology Conference
9/13/2010 - 9/15/2010

CFSP Exam Application Deadline

Canadian Forms Institute - Ottawa



Membership Corner

Oliver Wischmeyer
VP, Member/Chapter Relations

It's summer and things are heating up with our membership, chapters, and regions! Time for a quick spin to see what's happening!

Upcoming Chapter Meetings

BFMA Industry Group Meetings for June/July

Oliver Wischmeyer
VP, Member/Chapter Relations

BFMA Industry Groups have some great programs planned for June and July.

Join in on an Industry Group Meeting



Members Only Website Tutorial

BFMA's new website was launched at the beginning of the year. Did you know our new site offers a Career Center, Forums, Blogs, Industry and Special Interest Group pages, Chat Rooms and more?

Limited Space is Available!

Facebook for BFMA

BFMA now has a Facebook page! You can link to Facebook from BFMA's home page via the FB logo at the very bottom. You can connect with BFMA members present and past. Also, there are photos of the 2010 Symposium San Jose and other photos from 1997 and 2001. Have a look!

Visit Us on Facebook



CFSP Study Group Starts Soon

Margaret Tassin
Director of Education

The Certified Form Systems Professional (CFSP) study group will start on Wednesday, August 4. Join the study group as we learn about forms in general and prepare for the CFSP exam.

13-Week Study Group Now Forming

Excitement in CFSP

Bill Hill, CFC, CFSP
FSCB Chair

There was excitement, in fact the most excitement I had seen at the CFSP table during the Symposium sponsor show and luncheon for years. Attendees were enthusiastic in learning about the exam and the process to obtain a CFSP certification.

Get Your Copy of the CFSP Booklet and Application

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