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Symposium 2011 Dates and Information Coming Soon

Who Attends?
Anyone whose job involves improving business processes and their forms.
The variation of job titles can be overwhelming. In general, your fellow attendees are forms designers, forms managers, business process analysts, usability professionals, application designers, workflow analysts, and IT support from large organizations or governmental bodies. Attendees hail primarily from industries considered to have "heavy paperwork” loads such as government, military, healthcare, insurance, finance, energy, law, and major manufacturing.

The Format
This is not a typical tradeshow.
Think of Symposium as a college crash course on forms and business processes. On most days, there are also product tutorials featuring software and services from the leading industry providers. This is high-intensity education.

Curriculum Topics
All facets of forms and business process management are covered.
Educational courses cover everything from basic forms design and analysis, forms management, and workflow analysis to courses on usability testing, best practices, and data management systems. There are classes addressing all levels, from beginning to advanced.

Peer-to-Peer Learning
Both organized and informal chances to digest what you’ve learned with your peers.
Networking opportunities are interwoven throughout the schedule. Attendees from similar industries exchange solutions to their specific problems in the Industry Groups. And, of course, the meal events offer attendees a chance to connect in a relaxed setting that invariably leads to ties that last well beyond the boundaries of the conference.

Talking with Sponsors
Our schedule offers you the time to focus on your project needs.
Symposium is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sit down with representatives from a full spectrum of industry products to discuss your specific project needs. No where else will you receive such focused, personalized attention with plenty of time to go back and cross-check offerings when new issues arise as you are gathering data.

To accomplish the setting for such focused research, Symposium begins with a product tabletop luncheon where you can gather literature from each sponsor and determine which companies you would like to explore further. After this luncheon you can sign up for one-on-one meetings with your chosen providers during the remainder of the week. You can also attend the company’s product tutorial session to gain perspective from your fellow attendees.

Who is BFMA International?
We are the association for forms and business process professionals.
For 50 years, BFMA International, the Association for Forms and Business Process Professionals, has been providing education on theory and technology for the forms and business processes industry. This Symposium is created by volunteer BFMA members for the education and betterment of themselves and their industry peers.

Why Attend?
For in-depth forms and business processes training, Symposium is the ONLY source. Consider all the benefits you and your company will gain from just one short week in the company of industry’s top experts.

Streamline Your Business and Improve ROI
Symposium offers the kind of business skills and education that can save companies millions of dollars in the long-term, while simultaneously ensuring that its employees are the kind of value-added assets the enterprise needs to be successful.

Compare Products and Use New Technology!
The form’s industry’s leading technology providers and manufacturers will be in attendance at Symposium San Jose. 2010 to offer demonstrations of the latest products and technologies that are shaping the profession. Sponsor representatives will be available throughout the conference to discuss details of their products and programs and give you a personalized picture of how their products can suit your company’s needs.

Collect Critical Problem Solving Resources
At Symposium, attendees will connect with fellow form system professionals who can help solve their form and document problems quickly. You will gain knowledge for a lifetime in a few short days, and the contacts you make will become critical resources throughout your career.

Mapping a Better Path for Business Processes
Forms and business process developers are business consultants for their companies. They provide the enterprise with an individual map to the business process. Attendees will receive education on how to effectively use forms and documents to better manage those processes for their companies, presenting management with new opportunities for improved efficiencies as business operations accelerate in the digital age.

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