Information Awareness Month 2023

IAM Information awareness month May 2023 The next wave

The theme for Information Awareness Month is:

The Next Wave: empowering information professionals for the future

The Next Wave urges information professionals to embrace the dynamic and evolving nature of the industry and position us for success in the future. By acknowledging our past and the foundation it has provided, we can adapt to the rapidly advancing technologies and growing accessibility of information. This theme emphasizes the importance of continuously developing new skills and staying current with industry trends. With these actions, we can empower ourselves to drive innovation and lead our organizations to success.

Upcoming IAM events

IAM Symposium – The Next Wave: empowering information professionals for the future

Date: Monday 29 May
Location: Public Record Office of Victoria
Event time: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Cost: $50 Members, $100 Non-members

Symposium will be live streamed.

Experts from across various sectors of information management will present on the next wave of industry trends impacting professionals within the information management space.

  • Working and supporting with First Nations information: best practices and considerations

  • Protecting your data: strategies for ensuring information and data integrity

  • Future-proofing your career: essential skills for information managers in a changing landscape

  • AI vs. machine learning: understanding the differences, challenges, and benefits

  • The future of data: insights and predictions from a data futurist

  • The anatomy of a cyber security breach: a story of issues, perspectives, and learnings

  • The next wave – insights and strategies for navigating into the future: a panel discussion.

Join our industry leaders and be a part of the 'Next Wave'.

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Hosted by:

Sponsor logos for Information Awareness Month: Australian Library and Information Association, Australian Society of Archivists, DAMA Australia, InfoGovANZ, National Archives of Australia and RIMPA Global.

Australian Library and Information Association; Australian Society of Archivists; DAMA Australia; InfoGovANZ; National Archives of Australia; RIMPA Global.

IAM Official Launch and Trends in Information Governance

IAM 2023 Official launch with Simon Froude, Susan Bennett and Dr Peter Chapman.

Hear the Director-General of the National Archives of Australia, Simon Froude, officially launch IAM 2023 and discuss this year's theme – The Next Wave: Empowering Information Professionals for the Future. The latest trends revealed in the Information Governance Industry Report 2023 are discussed by Susan Bennett, Founder and Executive Director, InfoGovANZ, and Dr Peter Chapman, Partner, Korda Mentha and InfoGovANZ International Council member. This discussion covers a range of areas including:

  • the state of information governance maturity
  • key information governance priorities
  • the impact of privacy law developments on information governance programs; and
  • the impact of high profile data breaches on information lifecycle management initiatives

Watch the event recording at

Privacy Awareness Week panel discussion

The Privacy Commissioners' Panel for #PAW2023 Back to Basics with Australian Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner, Angelene Falk, Victorian Information Commissioner Sven Bluemmel, NSW Privacy Commissioner Samantha Gavel, and Queensland Privacy Commissioner, Paxton Booth. The discussion was facilitated by Susan Bennett, InfoGovANZ that covered a wide range of important areas and developments including:

•    the Commonwealth Privacy Act Review Report
•    recent data breaches
•    the over-collection and over-retention of personal information
•    NSW's new mandatory data breach notification scheme, and
•    Qld's Coaldrake report.

A recording of the discussion is available on Vimeo

Thanks to the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner for hosting and making the recording available.

RIMPA Global Symposium Imagining the IM Future Beyond Tomorrow

Event date: 10 to 11 May
Venue: Rydges Canberra
Register now.
Hosted by RIMPA

Public libraries conference

Event date: 11 to 12 May
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Find out more: Public libraries conference
Hosted by ALIA

RIMPA Global Sydney Roadshow

Event date: 16 May
Venue: Sydney Masonic Centre
Registrations open soon.
Hosted by RIMPA

Information online

Event date: 17 to 18 May
Virtual event
Find out more:  Information online
Hosted by ALIA

The ALIA Career starter kit 2023

Event date: 16 May
Webinar series
Free for members
Hosted by ALIA

May 2022 Canberra GAIN Forum

Event date: 24 May
Live and online streamed forum open to Australian Government personnel.
Find out more: GAIN Australia
Hosted by National Archives of Australia