Here in the Washington, DC area, it's the second day of summer and the temperature is 100 degrees. I don't know about the rest of you, but we haven't even closed Q2 of 2012. So it may seem like a strange time to be thinking about plans for 2013. But it's not too early.
The REAL AIIM Conference will be March 20-22, 2013 in New Orleans (#AIIM13). The awesome keynotes already confirmed include Seth Godin, David Pogue, David Weinberger, Connie Moore, John Underkoffler, and Thornton May. The theme? Extreme Information: Volume, Variety, Devices.
The reason I say the "real" AIIM Conference is that a lot of people still confuse the AIIM Conference with the Info360 event. This past year -- for the first time in a decade -- we launched a brand new AIIM Conference in San Francisco. The intention was to create a new kind of event -- decidedly NOT a trade show, but an intimate event designed around networking, world class content, the best keynotes we could find, the edges of technology, and most importantly -- drumroll, please -- it was designed around the needs of the actual paying attendees of the event. The event was an overwhelming success -- we sold out both the sponsorships and registration weeks before the event. My favorite comment summarizing everything we were trying to do in our launch was a post-event tweet from an attendee who said he had been to both South by Southwest and the AIIM Conference, and AIIM was way cooler.
Hence the comment about the "real" AIIM conference, and also the need to make advance planning. We don't want to leave anyone out.
A couple of links that may be useful in your planning...
The AIIM Conference 2013 web page is now live – www.aiimconference.com
There is a call for Papers - http://www.aiimconference.com/Call-For-Papers/Call-for-Papers-Guidelines (There’s a link to the form on this page)
A PDF outlining sponsoring opportunities is available - http://pages2.aiim.org/AIIM_2013_Sponsor_Inquiry.html
If you'd like to get notified when the program information is ready and online registration is available, you can get on the list here - http://pages2.aiim.org/AIIM_2013_Get_Notified.html
See you in Nawlins!