< 2015 DAMA Chicago Charter >


  • The Data Management Association (DAMA), Chicago Chapter is a non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of data asset management concepts.
  • DAMA Chicago’s mission is to engage in activities that promote data asset management concepts and to broaden the skills of professionals who work in this field.


  • To promote and develop data asset management concepts and practices.
  • To be a focal point for issues relating to data asset management practices.
  • To further the professional development of data asset management professionals.
  • To enhance Corporate Management’s understanding of how data asset management affects the bottom line.


  • DAMA Chicago was founded in the Fall of 1986 with the first meeting in December of that year.


  • DAMA Chicago holds six bimonthly meetings annually on topics pursuant to DAMA’s goals. These meetings include informal round-table discussions, featured presenters, invaluable sharing through association with professionals in our field, two Special Interest Groups, and much more. The Chicago Chapter has attained broad appeal in the Midwest as a resource for Information Resource Management.
  • Meetings are generally free to all Corporate and Individual members and for first-time attendees (unless a meal or other costs are involved).

Membership Benefits

  • Gain exposure to current data asset management techniques.
  • Exchange information with other DAMA professionals about current activities and experiences.
  • Participate in informal educational forums.
  • Check out books, tapes and other materials from our lending library of data management resources.
  • Members receive meeting announcements, an annual membership directory, the Charter for the Chapter, discounts on Data Resource Management product offerings, and much more. Membership also entitles you to membership in DAMA International at no additional fee. This means reduced rates for national and regional conferences and other services.