Upcoming Events


Best Practices 2018 Conference
September 10-12, 2018  Seattle, Washington

RIDE Conference
September 26, 2018 Ottawa, Ontario

CMS/DITA Europe Conference
November 5-6, 2018
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The IDEAS Winter Online Conference will be held January 22-23, 2018. Call for Speakers is now open!

CMS/DITA North America Conference
April 15-17, 2019
Durham, North Carolina

Past Conferences


The IDEAS Summer Online Conference – Judicious Editing was held July 24-25, 2018.


How Intelligent Content and a unified Content Strategy can drive your Customer Experience Strategy
August 14, 2018
12 pm ET

Connecting a chatbot to your technical content, beyond the demo. Myth and reality.
September 19, 2018
12 pm ET

and more..

Past Webinars

Following the Trends: 2018

September 6-7, 2018
Seattle, Washington

DITA Basics
Tuesday, September 18 – October 23, 2018

and more..

Center for Information-Development Management


Do you need information development help from a group of industry professionals with years of experience in industry best practices? Are you looking for a new way to network with other information developers?

The Center for Information-Development Management (CIDM) brings together the most highly skilled and talented managers in the field of information development from across the US and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about current trends, best practices, and developments within the industry, from information development to training and support.

Founded by Dr. JoAnn Hackos and now led by Dawn Stevens, an international expert and leader in the management of design, development, and dissemination of information to customers and employees, CIDM

  • conducts benchmark studies among member organizations and others in the information development industry
  • sponsors information-development and management research
  • circulates industry best practices, studies, and other resources through the Best Practices newsletter, the CIDM website, Information Management News, online seminars, annual conferences, and research white papers
  • holds three annual conferences to promote networking, best practices, education, and development

Welcome New CIDM Member—Precision Content

Precision Content Authoring Solutions Inc. is a full-service solution provider to medium- and large-scale organizations around the globe seeking help to better understand and solve their content challenges. Our core services involve designing and implementing innovative, scalable, and sustainable solutions for authoring, managing, and publishing high-value content.

Learn more about CIDM (Center for Information-Development Management).

LinkedInCIDM’s LinkedIn Group is growing exponentially! Join more than 3,300 members today to take part in informative discussions about our industry.

In the News

Subscribe to be notified of CIDM events and other news.

Monthly CIDM eNews – August


Our next managers’ round table will be Wednesday, October 10th at 12pm EST. To sign-up, contact us.

Dawn Stevens will be presenting at LavaCon 2018!

DCL News – June 2018

DevLearn 2018

Adobe Summit 2019

More announcements.


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