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APRIL 2011 


From the President

Association News
Canvas - BFMA's Newest Bronze Level Sponsor

Put Symposium in Your Budget

New BFMA Board Members Announced

Program Council
Get Registered for Symposium

New SharePoint Certificate Course

DSF Call For Speakers Due by 04/15/2011

Master Series Events Scheduled

Calendar of Events

Industry News
Report on NRO Forms Forum

See The Great Forms Collection

All Members Meeting 04/20/2011

Welcome BFMA's Newest Members

Spotlight & Awards
BFMA Thanks Its Sponsors

Where is Your eForms Program?

Chapter Events
Online Chapter Meetings




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Appreciating The Village

Lisa Lee, CEBS, FLMI

Symposium is next month! I’m excited, because it’s my favorite BFMA event. I’m looking forward to the educational sessions and talking ‘shop’ with colleagues in our field. (Hope you can be there!) Symposium also marks the beginning of a new board year and the end of my term as president of the association. You know that saying that it takes a village to raise a child? Well, it’s the same with a professional association. It takes a village. As we prepare for the transition, I find I am filled with gratitude for the people who have been active contributors.

Thanks Go Out To...



Welcome Our Newest Sponsor, Canvas!

BFMA would like to welcome our newest Bronze Sponsor, Canvas. James Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of Canvas is an award winning mobile and wireless solution executive with a deep background in wireless start-up ventures. Chris Morrisette is Canvas's VP of Web Development, ultimately guiding the development of our unique web based environment. Both Jim and Chris will be attending Symposium 2011 in Baltimore. Be sure and introduce yourself to Jim and Chris at one of the vendor events.

Welcome Canvas as a New BFMA Bronze Sponsor

Time to "Budget” Symposium!

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC
President Emeritus

The Federal budget crisis has been averted and we can all breathe a little easier. As you probably know, BFMA geared Symposium 2011 around the government. Symposium is in Baltimore, which is convenient to many centers of government activity. We have instituted a government track to run on Tuesday, May 17 that features several interesting presentations from the US Department of State. Attend this track and benefit from the US Department of State's knowledge and experience with implementing their eforms program. This special dedicated government forms track entitled the Evolution of the Department of State Electronic Forms Program focuses on various aspects of eforms program implementation and will be presented by US Department of State forms professionals.

See You In Baltimore

New Board Members Announced

At the General Business Meeting held at the Symposiumin Baltimore, a new slate of BFMA officers will be installed. There are no uncontested races for positions on the 2011 - 2012 Board of Directors. According to the bylaws, if only one candidate per office exists, no ballot is required. Officer installation will be held on Wednesday, May 18.

Meet Your New Board of Directors



It Is Just Around The Corner… What is?  Symposium 2011 Baltimore!

Symposium Baltimore 2011 offers internationally renowned instructors covering intensive curriculum, facilitated venues for networking and problem solving, and one-on-one access to the experts from the industry's most influential product providers. Click here to see the currently scheduled sessions and speakers.

Now is the Time to Register

New SharePoint Practitioner Certificate Course

Ray Killam, CFSP, CFC
President Emeritus

At the Document Strategy Forum this October 24-26, AIIM will sponsor a new two-day SharePoint Conference Track. In addition, the Forum will host AIIM's SharePoint Practitioner Certificate Course as a pre-conference all-day session.

Get Detailed Information Here

Due April 15, 2011... Call For Speakers – 2011 Chicago Document Strategy Forum

If you are interested in presenting and sharing your knowledge with professional colleagues, then we need YOU.

Submit Details Online

Education for You... Right at Your Desk

This is a trouble-free way to invest in your education, and no additional travel expenses need to be approved.

See the Upcoming Schedule


Govt. Industry Forum April Phone Conf. Call

NW Chapter Meeting - InfoPath 2007: Create Apps with Real-Life Value in Very Small Time and Effort

All Member Chapter Meeting

Master Series-E-Forms Management in Cloud Computing

Master Series-Strategic Alignment: Getting Management Buy-In

Symposium - Baltimore
05/16/2011 - 05/19/2011

BFMA Forms & Technology Conference 2011
10/24/2011 - 10/26/2011



NRO Forms Forum Report

The Forms Management Program at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) hosted the 3rd Forms Forum on Wednesday, 06 April 2011 in Chantilly, VA. The day began with the NRO CIO Jill Tummler Singer as a Guest Speaker, talking about the need to have forms programs collaborate with IT, modernize their technology and terminology, and market ourselves as business process facilitators so that we can make real strides in the changing world of forms and entering into the cloud.

Interested in Future Events?



Forms Showcase Now Open!

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

The collection of "great forms" is now available on the BFMA website!  Click here to have a look at the ideas submitted by other BFMA members in the members only area called "Forms Showcase."

See Our Survey Results

All Members Meeting April 20

Margaret Tassin, CFSP, CDC
VP Membership

Mark your schedule now for the membership meeting for all BFMA members on Wednesday, April 20 at 3:00 CT.

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Member Recognition

Nicole Taylor
Associate Executive Director

The following individuals are new members to BFMA. Congratulations to these individuals and their companies for making the decision to seek the networking and professionalism offered by BFMA.

Welcome Our Newest BFMA Members



Thank You To Our Sponsors!

BFMA and its members wish to extend our sincere appreciation to the corporations that are generously sponsoring our educational efforts throughout the year. Our sponsors support enables us to develop our programs and add a crucial educational component through the demonstration and display of their products and expertise. Below are brief descriptions about our 2011 Bronze sponsors’ offerings. Visit their websites for further information about their products and services!

Visit Our Sponsor Websites



Where Are We Today???

Bill Hill, CFC, CFSP, 
Chair FSCB

I have been going to BFMA Symposium continuously since 1992. That first year, the call from all corners of the hall rang out, "Electronic forms, Electronic forms, Electronic forms.” Electronic forms are the future. I went back to the office and said we should get started on Electronic forms and received universal blank stares. Well for starters, I had no computer and IT didn’t understand laptops…yet.

Where Are Your eForms?



Chapter Meeting Online - Members Only

Want to learn about InfoPath from a BFMA member who uses it every day? Kerrie Nason of Weyerhaeuser will discuss her company's use of this product. Kerrie's presentation is at the Northwest Washington Chapter meeting on Thursday, April 14. If you do not live in the area, you can hear this presentation live and online by registering with BFMA. Members only, please. For online registration, click here.

Free Online Meeting For Members

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